Step Up Rounded Pin Surfboard

Step Up Rounded Pin Surfboard

The Lightning Bolt Step Up Rounded Pin is the model in the range that will deal with biggest waves that most day-to-day surfers will tackle.

The top length is 7’0″ and the bottom length is 6’4″. Any length out of these sizes will need to be customised.

Wave Type

Wave Type: 5' - 10'

Rocker

Rocker: Full Rocker

Rail

Rail: Low Pinched

Fins

Fins: 3 Future Fins

Tail Shape

Tail Shape: Rounded Pin

Dimensions

Dimensions: 6'4" - 7'0"

Step Up Rounded Pin SurfboardTraditionally most Hawaiian guns are predominantly pintails and this is no exception.

Perhaps more of a rounded pintail to give it a little more scope in slightly smaller waves, this model however still has a tail shape pulled in enough to handle double and a half overhead.

Nose widths have grown out the last decade which gives this model better paddle and more drive through turns.

Step Up Rounded Pin SurfboardThe Step Up Rounded Pin has a very modern bottom rocker that consists of a lowish nose entry for early penetration offset by more than average tail rocker allowing the surfer to lift the nose by weighting down on the tail during a late drop.

The extra tail rocker also gives the board more freedom at speed enabling it to be placed in and out of very tight positions comfortably.

Step Up Rounded Pin SurfboardThe Step up sports a 4mm concave through the guts running out to a 3mm vee exiting the tail in order to reduce water pressure on the fins resulting in better hold through turns at speed.

Besides the extra speed generated with the concave though the centre the rail line has more curve as a result and this rail line curve creates more forgiveness in the centre rail through turns.

A great benefit for front foot surfers hungry for drive.

Step Up Rounded Pin SurfboardThe added flexibility of epoxy leaves for dead the rigid feel of the polyesters.

Since all Lightning Bolt models are for real waves the glassing will certainly keep this in mind, particularly the Step Up model.

The deck is a double 4oz diagonal as well as the bottom creating the even sandwich principal and this combined delivers 50% more lateral strength than standard glassing techniques without any real noticeable extra weight.
For heavy foot stompers the Bolts sports an inegra toe patch that hardens the F*** up with the use of epoxy resins.

Step Up Rounded Pin Surfboard6’4” x 18 5/8 x 2 9/16 = 30.7 LTS
6’6” x 18 ¾ x 2 5/8 = 32.3 LTS
6’8” x 18 7/8 x 2 11/16 = 34.4 LTS
6’10” x 19 x 2 ¾ = 36.4 LTS
7’0” x 19 1/8 x 2 13/16 = 38.2 LTS

Any length out of these sizes will need to be customised.

MODERN LAMINATING TECHNIQUES

As a point of difference and, more importantly, for superior strength and durability, the new Lightning Bolt surfboard range boasts a very different direction with laminating to the norm, which is already proving to tick all the boxes for what is required in today's need for the correct strength-to-weight ratios.

Epoxy PUFirst and foremost, all boards will be laminated with the latest superior epoxy resins that have a lot more nose to tail flexibility than the more brittle polyesters. Indeed, epoxy resins are mostly used on polystyrene foam since polyesters resin dissolve polystyrene or EPS which is the common name for it these days.

Not many people know that epoxy resins are quite at home with polyurethane foam as they are with polystyrene and we have found that, for reasons still unexplained, our polyurethane blanks are coming up a whisper lighter than those glassed in polyester.

The ability to absorb shock much better than the brittle polyesters is proving to be a game changer with this combination.

LaminatesThe shock factor is the well know culprit for boards snapping. Another technique exclusive to the new Lightning Bolt range is the diagonal weave process.

With all laminates laid diagonally the snap line that is usually directly rail to rail has to negotiate double weave rather than breaking in between the east west strands and only across the north south strands in a standard layup.

This whole combination of diagonal weaves and more flexible epoxy resins not only breathes life into the feel of the Bolts, but also adds to their life span.

Another feature we have stumbled upon is the noticeable difference in weight between the Pu and Epoxy laminates. We are still working on a theory for this, but it certainly exists.

Toe Patches & FinsAll boards will have inegra toe patches in order to structure up the rail edges in that last critical 12 inches of the tail.

All boards will use future fin boxes exclusively, simply because they are the strongest when it comes to fin base roll under pressure and there should be no shortage of this pressure if these boards are surfed in the type of waves they are meant for.

ArtworkAgain out of respect for the early Bolts the new stock models will be just as colourful and trimmed with a traditional pin line.

Surfboard Price Guide

All prices are ‘Starting From’ and include base spray and pin line, double diagonal laminates,
3 future fin boxes, air freight within Australia, and GST.

Board Size

Approx Guide Only:

Up to 6.8
6.9 – 7.5
7.6 – 8.6
8.7 – 9.6
8.0 Heritage

PU – Polyester with Polish

Starts From:

$1095
$1170
$1265
$1375
$2000

PU – Epoxy Sanded Finish

Starts From:

$1080
$1190
$1290
$1550

PU – Polyester with Polish

Starts From:

Up to 6.8 – $1095
6.9 – 7.5 – $1170
7.6 – 8.6 – $1265
8.7 – 9.6 – $1375
8.0 Heritage – $2000

PU – Epoxy Sanded Finish

Starts From:

Up to 6.8 – $1080
6.9 – 7.5 – $1190
7.6 – 8.6 – $1290
8.7 – 9.6 – $1550

What Our Customers Say

Thanks to Murray Bourton – satisfying a perfectionist isn’t easy…it’s fantastic!

Lightning Bolt Australia Surfboards
Jonathan Joseph Coote
Custom 7'2" Pin Tail Surfboard

Yay awesome guys! So so stoked 🤙 Thank you so much Lighting Bolt Australia.

Lightning Bolt Australia Surfboards
Andy Yeates
Contest Winner - 6'2" Twin Fin Surfboard

Surfboard Enquiry

Lightning Bolt surfboards do not have stock on hand. All boards have to be made on request. Stock sizes in our first 4 introductory designs are a guideline at best. Dialogue with official Lightning Bolt Australia designer/shaper Murray Bourton is encouraged, indeed as it was in the heady days when the Bolt brand was synonymous with the best waves and the best surfers in the world. To encourage this endeavour there is no extra charge to nut it out personally with Muzz.

Lightning Bolt Australia offers 2 choices of finishes. All of the new 2020 range is PU foam laminated in the newest of epoxy resins. The Heritage range is Pu- Polyester with full pigment and polished finishes.

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