EVOLUTION OF THE 80/20 DESIGN 2007 - 2018
GH 80/20 JM 80/20 50/50 CAPSULE #2 CAPSULE #1
The evolution of the 80/20 started in late 2007 with the first Capsule design . The Capsule is a small board that is the closest design to a skateboard that I have ever designed to date so far . The Capsule was influenced by Channel Island Surfboards / Ci / release of the biscuit designed by Rob Machado which was the winner of the SIMA best surfboard of the year 2008 . This design was really the starting point for a whole new movement in shortboard design that in my personal opinion revolutionized modern high performance surfboard design like never before .
The Capsule is a design like the biscuit that incorporates old design concepts with new one's making a perfect fusion . Riding a really small board gives you a new experience in wave riding because the board is so small everything is reduced to the essentials , making you feel like your almost barefoot surfing .
Riding the Capsule design exclusively for one year I started to feel the need to get back on a regular shortboard but i wanted to bring what I leaned from the Capsule with me on my design journey forward . Next came the 50/50 model , 50% Capsule , 50% high performance shortboard . This model still held on tightly to the Capsule concepts of being small , skateboard like , but more like an everyday high performance shape . The 50/50 is really a great blend of the two shapes and is a good all around rider .
Still after riding the 50/50 I wanted to go even further forward bringing both boards with me to design the next one . Next in line came the 80/20 , 80% high performance shortboard , 20% Capsule , which is still a standard in 2018 . The JM 80/20 is my personal board that I made in polyurethane / PU / , it is really a balanced shape because of its neutral feel , not too extreme in any design features . The bottom rocker profile is more relaxed with more width forward in the outline .
The new 2018 GH 80/20 is once again moving forward in its ongoing evolution to make it better than ever before . The 2018 model has got a new different construction added . This one has got an 2.0 EPS stringer-less density core with a carbon rail wrap . It also incorporates grip rails on the deck to add strength and better hand grip when pushing up . Please contact us for further details , follow this design as the evolution continues . Thank you ! james
GH 80/20 MODEL / NEW 2018
K58 DESIGN NOTES
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