Torq ACT Big Boy 23 Surfboard
Torq ACT Big Boy 23 Surfboard
This is a wolf in sheep's clothing. This is a funboard on steroids: on paper, it's a funboard and if you're looking to catch green waves and do some turns, the width, volume, and length means this board will do it all day long - it's perfect for you. But in the hands of a seasoned surfer, it'll come alive.
Think of its as shortboard with a little extra width in the nose but all the performance features to surf hard and fast. One customer genuinely told us "I was smiling so much I got sunburnt teeth!"
Torq ACT surfboards are the world's most significant advantage is 100% controlled process with zero surplus resin. On any surfboard, the resin's function is to hold the fiber in place. It offers little structural integrity of its own, little flex, and little impact strength. As a material without the fiber, it is heavy and brittle. Any surplus resin is dead weight - resisting flex, adding weight.
With the Pre-Preg process, the perfect amount of resin is added to the cloth by machine before the shaped blank is laid up - zero surplus, zero dead weight.
'Pre preg' means the glass fiber weave is pre-impregnated with resin and hardener (kept cold to prevent curing). This fiber resin material is called a Pre-Preg 'matrix' which is cured under high pressure and high temperature in a fully controlled environment. This 'baking' process results in the strongest form of laminate.
As well as controlling the lamination and curing process, Pre-Preg means the resin content can be 100% controlled - the perfect amount of resin is in the fiber on applications
It is the most controlled, most accurate composite fiberglass process, with minimal wastage.
Typically strong boards are heavy and light boards are weak. Torq ACT boards have a super-strong 6oz+4oz lay up on deck and bottom with an extra 6oz deck patch but they weight around the same as a light glasses PU board.
Most importantly, they respond better. The feel of these boards is like no other surfboard - they are incredibly responsive. The unhindered flex and zero deadweight means all of the energy that you put through your feet is delivered into the turn with none of the 'deadening' effect from the resin.
Flex vs. Reflex
The idea fo flex in surfboard performance is really only half of the picture. Flex is easy to achieve and represents the loss of energy rather than the return of it. The important aspect of flex is reflex; the ability of a material to return to its shape; releasing the stored energy. Torq ACT's have a naturally unhindered flex due to the Pre-Preg materials which ensure no surplus resin, so the laminated fiber is able to perform the projects and generates speed.
We have enhanced the reflex with strips of uni-directional, non-woven carbon fiber, the strongest form of carbon fiber, which has a much higher reflex rate. The board feel pwerful underfoot and re-bound out of turns - lively and lightning-fast.
Torq ACT Big Boy 23 Surfboard - At a Glance
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