Modern Highline ES
$549.00 – $599.00
Modern Highline ES
Now available in our Epoxy Soft construction for more fun. With the Modern Highline we wanted to design a board that would give novice-to-intermediate surfers as much assistance as possible.
To become a better surfer and build your confidence, you need to catch as many waves as possible. There aren’t any shortcuts but we think we can help shorten the learning curve. So we designed this board to be very buoyant (easy to paddle), stable (easy to get to your feet), and easy to control (smooth turns and go where you want on a wave).
Essentially, we built this board to re-define the first steps in surfing so people develop their skills quicker, build confidence and maximise the enjoyment they get from riding waves.
OUTLINE: The outline is the key to the Highline’s amazing stability. We basically took the middle section of a longboard, then tapered the nose to a semi-point and added a nice curved square tail, and by reducing the overall board length you maintain easier side-to-side turning.
ROCKER: Considered flat, the low, fish style rocker means this board paddles very quickly onto waves, and will maintain its speed once you’re up and riding. In this case flat equals flow, and less effort required from the rider to get the board up and going.
CONTOURS: Forward concave helps channel water efficiently across the flatter rocker, particularly when paddling and taking off. The back half of the board has a raised vee with double concave to offset the width, and allow for easier transitions from one rail to the other when performing turns.
FOIL: There’s lots of volume along the full length of the foil, but enough taper through the nose to avoid that ‘boat-like’ feel. The rails are full, but still soft which makes them forgiving as you glide across the face and connect your turns together.
PERFORMANCE: This model can be ridden shorter due to the extra width and higher volumes, which is a big advantage for beginner and intermediate surfers developing their turning skills. For better surfers, gear down into cruise mode before riding the Highline. It has a large sweet spot and offers a very fluid ride, especially in smaller, soft running beach and point waves.
|LENGTH||WIDTH||THICK||VOLUME||SUPPLIED FINS||APPROX WEIGHT RANGE|
|5’8″||21″||2 1/2″||35ltr||FCSII Tri Performer||60kg or less|
|6’0″||21 3/4″||2 3/4″||42ltr||FCSII Tri Performer||75kg or less|
|6’4″||22 1/2″||2 7/8″||48.1ltr||FCSII Tri Performer||90kg or less|
|6’8″||22 7/8″||3″||54ltr||FCSII Tri Performer||95kg or less|
|Construction||Epoxy Soft – ESThe Epoxy Soft Construction is a real game changer in the soft surfboard market. When you break it down it’s a multi layer construction that comprises of a PE deck skin that is supported by a thin wood veneer layer that is housing a epoxy resin and fibreglass wrapped machine shaped EPS core. The bottom layer is a High Density PE skin. When you add it all up it gives a high level of performance with a fun soft board feel.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard construction page.
|Board Contours||Single Double Vee|
|Surfer Skill Level||Beginner – Intermediate|