Suplove Mach 1 9'4" x 29 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Mach 1 - Suplove Performance range. We also feature a 8'10" and 9'10" board of very similar design. We want to provide a board that is right at home and performs well on the surf break. Conversely, we also designed this board to glide well and be light so it appeals specifically to female paddlers everywhere who want a short, light and visually stunning board for flatwater, social and recreational paddling.
The Mach 1 is hand shaped from solid blocks of foam - we don't even use blanks. This hand shaping process adds to every board's character and causes it to emanate a warmth and "soul" that you just cant feel in a moulded board. It also allows us room for constant innovation.We are not tied to a mould. The end result is a useable and durable piece of art that weighs in at about 23 lbs.
An EPS foam core, keeping it light, with full length poplar stringer for added strength and rigidity. All fin boxes are reinforced so if you accidentally hit something, you break fins rather than pull out boxes. These solid foundations are complemented by an epoxy-glass-bamboo finish, that is applied using out Compression Cell Technology (CCT) to ensure that the resin evenly permeates the fibers and that the excess resin is removed from the layup, making the boards light and super strong. That’s real bamboo, not decals - adding strength, rigidity and durability.
Swallow tail, narrower than some of the block style swallow tails featured on other boards.
Provides just the right amount of lift when getting onto the wave and releases water well.
A moderate and progressive rocker throughout the board. It is always a balance providing enough rocker to handle wave entries, but keeping enough board on the water line to facilitate clean, straight paddling and easy glide.
The deck appears flat, but has a very, very slight taper from the centre to the rails. It is easy to stand on and makes you feel sure-footed. We use a custom Suplove-Versatraction deck grip on our performance range.
Pulled in and pointed to make it easier to get you out through the break and to give you some room to move on the steeper waves.
Bottom: Hand shaped, tri-palne perfection. Single concave toward to nose, transitioning into double concave towards the rear and finally V in the tail to efficiently disperse and release the water.
Five fin boxes (four FCS boxes) are standard on the Mach 1 and the rest of the Suplove performance series. Allowing you the flexibility to run this board in a single fin, a thruster or a quad fin set up.
Fuller rails to provide stability and buoyancy in the surf and flat water, depending on your use. Soft rails in the front, transitioning into a hard edge towards the rear, giving the rails bite on the face of a wave and making the Mach 1 easy to turn.