Core: Kinetic Core PP (EPP 1.9lb)
Deck: Wavecushion Air 8lb PE (NXLPE)
Stringer: S10 Stringer
Reinforcement: Slick Mesh
Rails: 55/45 Double Rails
Channels: AKU Shaped CNC Parallel Channels
Tail: Crescent Tail w/ Tail Piece
Contours: Full Deck Contours inc. Nose Bulbs & Thumb Bar
Black Deck / White Rails / Electric Blue Slick
White Deck / Midnight Rails / White Slick
Aqua Deck / Midnight Rails / Fluro Yellow Slick
The Lip Reader is Nick Gornall and Stealth Bodyboards newest collaboration.
So, why the Lip Reader? Well aside from Gornall's obsession with Lipstick, he's also pretty handy above, on, or behind the lip when he's in the water. As the name suggests, the Lip Reader should give you a little extra foresight whether you're looking to boost big airs or tuck into some slabbing barrels.
This board uses the same template as Nicks' previous Bearded Lady Model. This template was designed in conjunction with Nick to promote his technical pocket surfing and aerial ability.
Aside from the obvious Logo and colour changes, the main addition to the Lip Reader is the "Hand to Hip" deck contours. We've kept the hand contours along the nose and rails, but added a Hip Groove contour through the tail. This provides a little extra comfort and helps to lock your hips into place.
Removing a small bit of volume from the tail, also creates a bit of a "flex tail" effect. This helps generate propulsion, drive and acceleration out of turns (or just your bottom turn). As tail is allowed to bend a touch more than usual, this energy is stored and released in a bit of a slingshot effect.
The Kinetic core is what Nick usually rides when home on the Goldy through summer, or globetrotting to exotic tropical locations. The Kinetic core is the ultimate option for durability and speed.
Nick Rides this board in 41.5" and is 5'10 & 70 kgs