✓ Custom finish
✓ Secure-cell EPS Core
✓ 6 + 6 oz + 6 + 6 oz
✓ Carbon-reinforced tail patch for exceptional flex control
✓ Exceptional value
✓ UV-stable resin
✓ Comes with new FTU boxes, fully compatible with Futures® Fins
The Protech Tinder-D8 never lets you down, whether you swipe right, left or even up! Designed by Marcie O’Neill, the Protech Tinder-D8 is your perfect match if you’re looking for a high-performance, allround shortboard that’s great in all conditions.
Wave type: All conditions
Ideal Waves: 1-6ft
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
The Protech Tinder-D8, with a rounded square tail and quad- or thruster fin set-up, a single concave from the mid-section through to a double out the fins, combined with a flatter rocker, gets you down the line fast, keeps you in the pocket and enhances your manoeuvres.
Protech performance custom lamination provides the sweet spot between custom shaping and high-end manufactured boards. This layup combines a 36g secure cell EPS core, laminated with full 6 + 4oz deck and 6 + 4oz fin patch, carbon fiber-reinforced tail patches to distribute power to the fins, with a UV-stable resin tint and satin rub finish.
The tint lamination process provides each board with its own unique, artsy and custom-like finish. A visually appealing board!
The Protech Tinder-D8 has 3 FTU boxes (all compatible with Futures® Fins) and comes out of the box with 3 MFC-designed fins
|Length||Width||Thickness||Volume||Weight +/- 5%|
|6'0"||20 ¹/²"||2 ⁷/¹⁶"||33.3 L||2.68 Kg|
|6'2"||20 ³/⁴"||2 ⁹/¹⁶"||36.7 L||2.82 Kg|
|6'4"||21"||2 ¹¹/¹⁶"||38.3 L||2.95 Kg|
|6'6"||21 ³/⁸"||2 ¹³/¹⁶"||42.2 L||3.15 Kg|
NSP was born in 2001 from the vision of Bruce "Buzz" Hansen, a life-long surfer, skater and allround waterman. Buzz had an epiphany for producing affordable, versatile, durable and great performing surfboards. Buzz realized there were everyday surfers that needed an affordable board that performed in Hawaii, yet they didn’t require “custom” or specialized competition or extreme surf boards. His dream was a utilitarian surfboard that could ride in the back of the pick-up truck to the beach, be left in the sun all-day or loaned to a friend without fear of damage - of course it had to surf good enough to give to his long-time surfing buddies, neighbours and friends and save face.
The code name while in development was “New Surf Project”. Somehow the name stuck and “NSP” was established. The word “New” reflected the brands identity, using new technologies that were new to the market and a new way of thinking about the surf industry.
NSP began selling in Hawaii and Australia in 2002 with immediate success making surfing more accessible. In 2007 NSP was one of the first brands to produce SUPs based on the brand’s original concept of performance and value. Today NSP has become one of the world’s largest brands in recreational surfing and stand-up paddleboards, introducing new participants, young and old, who in turn have introduced their friends and family to the joy and freedom of the sport and brand.
Over 16 years hundreds of thousands of boards have passed, yet our core values haven’t changed. NSP remains true to the original vision of the great performing, affordable, durable surf or paddleboard that allows everyone to surf.