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XERO GRAVITY CARBOTUNE

XERO GRAVITY CARBOTUNE

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Carbotune

6 YEARS IN THE MAKING.

After six years of research and development, JS's brand new carbon construction is released to the world. They’ve tested dozens of different layups from wave pools to the ocean, and have settled on the unanimous favourite from JS and the Traktor Team in all conditions. The aim was always for endurance and performance unlike anything seen before in surfboard construction, and now we’re here. 

THE BALANCE OF WEIGHT AND DURABILITY TO EQUAL THE PERFORMANCE WE WANT.

The benchmark after making Formula 1 style surfboards for 25 years is all about getting the balance of weight and durability into a board that will perform better than ever. JS are using all of that documented data on what is the optimal weight for each number of litres, for each surfer, and the type of surfing that they do. All of that has gone into making sure these CarboTune boards come out at those ideal specs. It’s a finely tuned balance for weight and durability to equal the performance we want. What the construction comes back to is a relatively simple formula: Weight & Durability = Performance. That’s why it’s taken 6 years – these elements have finally come together with the ideal balance for any surfboard made in CarboTune to both perform and last.

USING CARBON FIBRE IN SURFBOARDS.

Carbon maximizes the weight to stiffness ratio of a surfboard, and provide you with a craft that efficiently turns power into speed. Translated for surfers and shapers - carbon provides an instant transfer of energy. So everything you put into it, CarboTune will give you back. Response will be immediate to any power directed to the board from the surfer or wave. This means that both angles and weight of carbon layups play a huge role in the R&D process and decision making on the boards’ construction. The weight of our actual carbon fibre cloth used is lighter than all other carbon we tested throughout R&D. It’s also lighter than the carbon fibre cloth used in most other surfboard constructions available around the world.

JS decided on this exact weight for better flex, while the finished overall weight of the board is still optimised for maximum momentum and projection. They found that this ideal overall weight is close to our pro level team weight in a PU board. For example, a 5’10” / 28.6L CarboTune Xero Gravity is 2.4kg / 5.3lbs, and a PU pro team board at the same dimensions & volume is usually 2.5kg / 5.5lbs.

HOW ARE CARBOTUNE BOARDS CONSTRUCTED?

1. It begins with an EPS core. No stringer.

2. Carbon fibre cloth is assembled to wrap the entire exterior, precision engineered using the exact same angle and weight in each layer that we settled on throughout R&D as the ideal combination for durability and flex.

3. Carbon fibre cloth is applied with a vacuum-bagging production technique to ensure consistency in lamination. This technique is something we have developed & refined throughout the manufacturing of our HYFI construction boards since 2015.

4. A new generation clear epoxy resin is used throughout lamination, chosen for its excellent bonding characteristics with carbon fibre. Epoxy adheres to the carbon fibres to improve the composite materials’ strength, durability, and chemical resistance. It also provides high resistance to UV light, preventing discolouration.

5. An automotive clear coat is used to finish each CarboTune board, sealing everything to ensure the cleanest possible watertight surface.

What’s the difference between CarboTune and HYFI or PU?

More than any other board and construction we’ve ever used, this will give you everything

in return. If you surf hard, you’ll get everything straight back with no energy
lost. 

The other main point of difference with CarboTune is the longevity of performance.
CarboTune will maintain its ideal flex and durability much longer than epoxies,
and even longer still than regular fibreglass boards. 

 How do I look after my CarboTune board?

Poor board care can lead to delamination or discolouration. The below points are recommended for longevity of your Carbotune surfboard.

1. Don't leave in direct sunlight.
2. Don't expose to heat for extended periods of time.
3. Dry board before putting into a bag.

Do I ride the same volume as my HYFI & PU board?

Yes, JS have specifically engineered each dimension to equate seamlessly across all constructions.

Xero Gravity

Demo Surfboards Available:

HyFi 2.0 - 5'10 28.6L, 5'11 30.2L, 5'11 31.0L, 6'0 32.0L, 6'0 32.7L & 6'1 34.5L

PU - 5'10 28.6L, 5'11 30.2L, 6'0 32.0L, 6'2 35.4L

Check out Tim's full written review here

Xero Gravity is the next in line of our favourite fusions ever. Ridden the same dimensions as your Monsta Box, with the same magic rocker, this will be your all-rounder even more geared to high performance surfing than the updated Xero, which in comparison has the slightly flatter Blak Box rocker and a fuller outline. Xero Gravity also features a similar foil to the previous Xero, with foam hidden in the deck, but a slightly pulled down rail that’s fine tuned for manoeuvrability & quick response.

We’ve streamlined the range while keeping all the nuance and specialised qualities you want to have a board model for every type of wave. Want a super groveller? That’s the Sub Xero. A more performance-oriented option to handle flatter conditions? That’s the new Xero, now even closer to your original Blak Box. And for a performance all-rounder – that’s right here, the Xero Gravity.

It’s our direct update on the board that won QS and CT events in the type of conditions we all surf every day. And it was voted the Australian board of the year back-to-back, due to overdelivering in countless sessions for regular surfers in average to pumping waves. If the Monsta Box made you enjoy surfing more, Xero Gravity will send you to the moon.

WAVE TYPE

2-6ft, or waist high to well overhead. Great in many conditions from crumbly, flatter wave faces to good quality surf with hollow sections. The rocker has been proven over time to be the most versatile in the x-series. 

FEATURES

Rocker

Medium low entry and exit rocker, with a large sweet spot under front foot.

Fin setup

The Xero Gravity comes stock as a thruster. Alternative setups are available with custom orders.

Rail Type

The Xero Gravity has medium full rails, the same as the Monsta Box. This forgiving performance based rail shape allows for precision when the right section stands up, yet has enough volume to get you through fat sections or avoid catch in chop.

CONCAVE

Slightly deeper concave than the Monsta Box giving a greater sweet spot, deep throughout for greater lift, suiting smaller / less powerful conditions. Single concave under front foot moves to double concave between the fins. Based on team favourites, JS chose to go back to his “reverse concave” which is deeper under front foot and shallower at each end of the board. We found this to be the fastest of them all, as it creates maximum water flow.

JS TEAM RIDER REFERENCE

Ryan Callinan // Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // Weight: 80 kg - 176 lbs
Rides 5'10” x 19 1/4” x 2 3/8” x 28.6L

Julian Wilson // Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // Weight: 80 kg - 176 lbs
Rides 5'10” x 19 1/4” x 2 3/8” x 28.6L

Mikey Wright // Height: 6’0 (182 cm) // Weight: 75 kg - 165 lbs
Rides 5'9” x 19 ” x 2 5/16” x 27.0L

Conner Coffin // Height: 5’8” (172 cm) // Weight: 75 kg - 165 lbs
Rides 5'9” x 19 ” x 2 5/16” x 27.0L

Jeremy Flores // Height: 5’9” (175 cm) // Weight: 70 kg - 154 lbs
Rides 5'8” x 18 3/4 ” x 2 1/4” x 25.6L
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