SHAKA TECH SPECS
Core: Fusion EPS
Slick: HD - Graphic
Features: 2 X Handles, Graduated Channels, Graphic Slick, Fuse Moulded Shape, Nylon Leash and Plug
EPS is an extra lightweight core offering great flotation making it perfect for beginner riders. It is 100% Waterproof and ideal for all climates.
This a high density, closed cell thermoplastic found on the bottom of the board. It increases performance, while also greatly increasing durability by protecting the core of the board.
2 X Handles
2 X Handles to make the early stages of bodyboarding as easy as possible. Perfect for kids just getting started
IXLPE is a crosslinked polyethylene foam and is a very smooth skin decking. Durable but protects against rash and abrasion.
The most popular bodyboard tail. The clipped crescent tail provides the perfect mix of hold, drive and responsiveness when you need it, in all types of conditions
These are contours found on the slick side of the board, near the tail and close to the rails. They are designed to give you rail control and making the board less likely to side-slip.
The Shaka features a single 50/50 Rail. This leaves a touch less rail in the water providing the perfect mix of control and speed for most conditions.
This model comes Pre-Plugged with nylon tether. For more serious use, we suggest upgrading to Basic Wrist or Basic Bicep Leash.
As a general guide, a bodyboard should go to the rider's belly button. apart from that, there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing the correct size board. Generally bigger boards are faster, but not as easy to control, and generally suited to smaller waves and beginners. On the other hand smaller boards are a bit harder to generate speed, however, have greater control and are ideal for bigger waves and more advanced riders.
As a guide, please refer to the table below. If you're a beginner, you are probably best suited to a size in which you fall in the lower end of the weight range. ie. 40kg beginner woudl be best suited to 38", not 36".
My son tested out his new Stealth bodyboard over the holidays down the south coast and passed with flying colours. Very happy with the fact it has handles to improve grip. Considering he’s on the cautious side, the handles definitely helped with his confidence and security in the water. Cheers.
Sorry unable to review as the purchase is a Christmas present
Great board, competitive price.