Jack Buckingham Reviews The Predator Surfboard !!

Jack Buckingham Reviews The Predator Surfboard !!

JACKS REVIEW
Our Team Rider Jack Buckingham has been surfing The SBS Predator model for over a year now, he’s surfed it in small waves, big waves, pumping waves and mushy waves. So we thought who would be better to give you the lowdown, on how the predator stands up after a year of surfing.  Jack’s review gives you an idea of just how particular we are and how much testing we put our boards through, to make sure they not only surf incredibly well, but they last the test of time too!

 

 

Jack Buckingham

This is without a doubt the best small wave surfboard I have ever ridden

Jack is an SBS Boards Team rider and sponsored surfer who creates daily vlogs about his surf adventures around the UK coast line. Jack regularly surfs for hours a day, creating some great in depth and raw videos that showcase whats it’s like to be a surfer living in the UK. Jack shares the trials and tribulations of surfing in the winter, those daily struggles with cold water, usually pretty windy and rubbish conditions, all in his endeavour to search for those perfect waves. 

The Predator  

The Predator is one of our favourite all-rounders and one of our best-selling surfboard. It’s designed with the perfect balance of high-performance features and modern comfort.

For Jack’s style of surfing, he needed a board that was fast, loose and able to take on almost any waves. The board had to be responsive and adaptable enough to be surfed well in small waves, but really hold well in bigger surf, that’s where the Predator comes in with its hybrid outline, that is shorter, wider and thicker than your average surfboard. It’s got plenty of volume and width upfront under your chest, which is then pulled back into a more refined, rounded pin tail, giving the board a really unique riding style.

The volume up-front gives it that ease of use when paddling and pumping down the line, whilst the pulled in tail keeps it smooth, fast and responsive allowing you to be more agile in tighter sections of bigger waves.

It’s got a super flat rocker throughout, with a little more lift in the nose to help take on the bigger drops, whilst the added extra foam under the chest area really improves paddling speed and catching waves.

ABOUT THE SHAPE

Its widest point is a little further up the board than most conventional shortboards,  allowing for a wider nose and width that is carried through the entire board, giving great speed on any size wave.

It’s gradually pinched down into a foiled rounded pintail, giving less volume in the tail, so you retain that instant rail to rail response of a performance shortboard. It has been slightly tapered in the tail and the nose, giving it a balanced and stable feeling, with a tone of forgiveness in turns. The board’s graduating single concave forces water towards the fins to help generate speed and drive, giving incredible grip in your turns, especially in bigger waves.

The Predator is a really fun, fast and light all-around board that’s going to give you the confidence and speed in bigger waves, as well as the paddle power and wave count in smaller surf. ideal for intermediate – expert surfers.

After 1 year of surfing our Predator surfboard, jack’s board is still in great condition and ready for another year of intense surfing. if you want to check out some of Jacks most recent videos, check out his channel in the link below.  

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!!! BEST Small Wave Surfboard !!!

!!! BEST Small Wave Surfboard !!!

!!!The BEST Small Wave Surfboard !!!

Team rider Jack has been putting the predator surfboard through its paces last few months and this is his verdict.

 

Our Team Rider Jack Atlantic is back at it again with another Vlog about what he’s been up to surfing in the UK winter.

This episode jack shows off his predator board that he has been frothing on since he got it in 2017. It’s been his go to in the smaller waves because of its versatility of higher volume upfront but high performance in the tail, just watch jack surfing some little gems in a quiet beach and you might just have to agree with him.

 

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Our Brand New Smoking Gun has been redesigned and updated with New construction to make this one of the most fun small wave boards on the market. The Brand New smoking gun shortboard is so fast in small waves it will surprise you with the speed it can create, we guarantee you will love the changes we made. Lighter stronger with quicker rail transfer between turns means this board is going to be dangerous on any wave exploding the lip and creating incredible speed for airs on the smallest of surf. We have instantly fallen in love with this board and you will too.

1 Packed Full Of Volume

 

2 Its Wide & Super Stable 

 

3 Flat Rocker

 

STANDARD

Using our Superfused closed cell foam in combination with a bamboo wooden stringer this will be a familiar feel for many surfers duel lamination on the deck and bottom, for a great strength impact to weight ratio and with an impact resistant foam this means far fewer delaminations and better spring longterm in the lifetime of the board, compared to a standard 4x4 lamination our boards come with 10oz of cloth on the deck to resist the pressure and denting you commonly get on other boards.

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STANDARD

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It’s Versatile 

It comes as standard with our hybrid carbon technology consisting of a carbon fibre and fibreglass EPOXY sandwich construction for the perfect ratio of lightweight ease of use, to great strength and durability. We have combined its precision shaped CNC cut EPS core with extra reinforcement under the deck nose & tail to ensure the board has incredible impact resistance & strength giving it rigidity and durability for when the surf gets rough. This board comes as standard with a fully grooved EVA Deck pad with an integrated Ledged handle.

Design 

The design of the War Bird is set up for experienced riders who want to surf in the pocket and on the open face. It’s outline design and bottom contours allow for a smooth entry into the wave, whilst its performance rocker gives an instantaneous response to rail transitions with no lag, giving you a responsive feeling and connection to the wave. It has a thinned-out nose & tail to minimise swing weight and improve control. Its tail has been thinned out and foiled to give you the maximum control when turning even in the most critical part of the wave

 

Surf Sup Performance 

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1 Design

It’s thinned out nose and tail give it a lighter high-performance feel, whilst the wider width and lower rocker line help generate a lot of speed, enabling the rider to make smooth, controlled, rail-to-rail transitions with minimal effort. It’s so reactive you will forget you’re on a sup. The foiled out tail adds manoeuvrability in the turns, combined with an increase in stability when riding waves from the wider tail template, giving you the float needed to catch waves without sacrificing performance.

2 Construction 

The board has been given extra volume and width for great stability and forgiveness when turning this is helped by the single concave throughout its entire length that helps maximise the stability, complemented by the amplified outline allows it to catch waves with ease. This board is so much fun you’re not going to be able to hold back your smile.

EPS core bonded to a wood veneer outer shell using fibreglass and the finest epoxy resins. Resulting in stand up paddle boards with amazing strength to weight ratio and excellent flex and rebound characteristics.

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Fast & loose and so much fun this board is going to be great for novice’s, child stand up paddlers or intermediate to advanced wave riders, we guarantee you’ll take to it quickly and easily. This board is going to perform great in small to medium-sized waves and really excel in more powerful waves. A great wave rider for anyone looking to get the most out of the waves they get.

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