Pukas Surfboard - Black Dart - THE LINK by Matt Biolos - 5’11” x 20 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 33,25L - BD16866
HE LINK by Matt Biolos
5’11” x 20 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 33,25L
Pukas THE LINK by Matt Biolos
After almost 20 years of traveling the Basque Country, and shaping at PUKAS, we finally made our link official and have designed this collaboration model…. The Link.
We thought it would be fun to make this link official and do a special little project…a special board. Specifically for the small punchy beach breaks in this area. Super fun and skatey, but high performance as well. Not a cruiser, or flat glider, but a board with some rocker and some concave, a board that a good surfer can throw around and up into the lip and surf kind of radical, but in a small, fun, beach break kind of way.
From the start I have always sorta been known for pushing the idea of wider shorter boards, but always trying to do it with performance in mind, not just fashion or retro.
BLACK DART Technology
BlackDart surfboard construction is a trademarked surfboard manufacturing technology. Developed by Florida based, epoxy composite mastermind, Drew Bagget of Inspired surfboards. …Lost Surfboards worked with Drew to fine tune and then license the technology. Similar to C3-Tech, the BlackDarts are built with a virgin 1.5b, stringer-less eps core. The most striking feature is a full deck wrapped with our custom woven, Carbon/S-glass hybrid “BlackDart” material. All of the carbon fibers run uni-directional, only nose to tail, with S-Glass fibers running, cross wise (rail to rail). Unlike traditional bi-driectional Carbon weaves, this material (and thus board) that is far less stiff, much more forgiving, and even less prone to snapping and buckling, than boards built with traditional bi-directional Carbon fiber fabrics. The boards still maintain the quick reaction, highly responsible, memory benefits of Carbon Fiber, with out the issues associated with Bi-Driectional carbon weaves.. A second benefit to the hybrid cloth, is the ability to net beautiful color combinations using tints and pigments, which reacted well with the S-Glass fibers and contrast with the Carbon.
The Carbon covers the entire deck and fully wraps around the rail, but not out onto the bottom. this also keeps the boards from becoming too stiff, and only a light 4oz cover cloth wraps out onto the bottom deck. The bottom of the boards feature two full layers of 4oz cloth , to keep the board strong and day to day dent resistant.