New in 2017, this sub-specie of the BW Signature model has evolved to suit big, fast waves, strong wind and works best with a kite. It comes with a rounded pintail for faster, smoother turning in critical sections and is constructed with the highest density foam and reinforced with additional glass for extra weight to give you maximum stability and strength. You’ll find this board used most in conditions call for a smaller, denser and faster board.
We added this board to the line for bigger waves or stronger wind from east coast hurricane swells to the heavy swells in pacific north west. It comes as a 5 fin option so you can make it even faster by using the quad option. Its the same template as the Ben Wilson Signature, but with a rounded pin tail design and a little more glass. In terms of which size to take it all depends on whether you will surf it or not? For example for surfing and kiting Ben rides the 6’2, but for kiting only uses the 5’8.
“Darren Handley works with the best surfers in the world so he’s always at the cutting edge of design in terms of rockers, outlines and construction. It makes designing a board pretty easy for me. His boards are alive and you’ll feel this as soon as you ride one.” – Ben Wilson
Shaper: Shaped by Darren Handley of DHD Surf and Ben Wilson
Foam: Highest density PU Arctic Foam
Tail Shape: pin
Glass: Hexcel Fiberglass Cloth, 2 x 4oz crossed on the deck and 1 x 6oz on the bottom
Carbon tail patches: Carbon tail patches will strengthen the tail of the board for when you are landing hard from big moves.
Stringer: 4mm poplar ply stringer in black
Fins: 5 fin setup FCSII
5’4” 18 ½ x 2 3/16 22.5lt
5’6” 18 5/8 x 2 ¼ 24.5lt
5’8” 18 ¾ x 1 5/16 26lt
5’10” 19” x 2 3/8” 27.5lt
6’2” x 19 x 2 3/8 29lt