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Modern Surfboards

Blackbird X1 Surfboard

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FEATURES
The Modern Blackbird range offers a flowing ride for the savviest of surfer, and our X1 construction offers the strength, flex and performance advantages of epoxy at a very affordable price.

OUTLINE: Classified as a fun shape, the outline is full and generous from nose to tail providing maximum stability on small to medium size waves. The rounded nose keeps the area up front and allows the rider to comfortably shift their weight forward. The slight taper through the tail lets you manoeuvre the board with ease.

ROCKER: Low-to-moderate rocker makes this board paddle onto waves really well, accelerate from the take off with minimal effort, and make flowing turns on the face of the wave.

CONTOURS: Vee-to-double concave bottom makes for easy rail-to-rail transitions, and offers control when driving off the tail.

FOIL: Designed with plenty of volume in the nose and tail, and out towards the rails, which provides added stability and makes this board simple to ride regardless of your skill level.

FINS: The 7’0 and 7’6 models are set up as a thruster to really maximize manoeuvrability, while the larger sizes, 8’0 and 9’1 come with a single box fin setup plus two side FCS fins for a more controlled feel.

The Blackbird has a bigger ‘sweet spot’ compared to other fun boards on the market. This is a reliable board that will remain in your quiver for years.

Fins supplied with board

CONSTRUCTION: X-1 Epoxy is a simple and effective construction using epoxy resin, woven fiberglass and a lightweight EPS core. The EPS core is cut directly from the shapers files, and once custom shaped, is glassed in the traditional hand layup method with multiple layers of woven fiberglass imported form the USA. This versatile construction is lightweight, affordable, and is particularly suited to manufacturing SUP’s. X-1 Epoxy boards are most popular for their subtle flex and memory recall properties, which translates into a board that feels light and responsive, and offers reliable performance regardless of the conditions.

Length Width Thick Volume Fins (Supplied With Board) Approx Weight Range
(Based On Novice To Intermediate Skill Level)
7'0'' 21 1/2'' 2 3/4'' 47 ltr FCSII Performer 80kg / 176lb or less
7'6'' 21 5/8'' 2 7/8'' 53 ltr FCSII Performer 85kg / 187lb
8'0'' 22'' 3'' 61 ltr FCSII Performer 90kg / 198lb

 

ABOUT MODERN SURFBOARDS
The Modern brand welcomes all surfers and encourages participation and fun. To put it simply, We Love Surfing®. Each model in the Modern range represents a different way to surf, and focuses on novice-to-intermediate surfers wanting an affordable board that’ll not only progress their skills, but maximise their stoke time.