The NSP Pro-9 is designed by Carl Schaper as a performance longboard, and it is Bonga Perkins’ favourite all-around board. For over 20 years now, former 2-time World Champion Bonga has been riding slight variations of this shape. The most significant improvement is in the Pro-9’s nose riding capability.
The NSP Pro-9 is a longboard with as much shortboard crammed into it as possible. Carl Schaper will often point out the back-third of the board, as it fits almost perfectly on his 6’2 step up, with the same thickness, tail dimensions and rails. The bottom has a soft roll to V in the middle, running into V with a double concave in the tail.
The NSP Pro-9, designed as a single fin or quad fin set-up, is a low-volume, extremely high-performance longboard, capable of doing it all with tons of manoeuvring and solid nose-riding!
Built with custom surf epoxy lay-up with a clear UV-stable resin and satin rub finish and combined with a CNC-cut EPS core, laminated with full 6+4oz deck and 6oz bottom, a 4oz patch, a 6mm wood stringer, bottom carbon stringer and carbon-reinforced tail, giving you a durable longboard with great flex and performance, that feels light and responsive.
6 mm wood stringer
4 x FTU fin boxes
Surf 10 center fin box
“Got that board under my feet finally today. A couple of things…
Paddles really well and sits nicely in the water under my 100kg frame. The first wave a paddled for I missed. Was a little further back than I should have been. But the second wave it glided in really nicely. It felt like it rolled from rail to rail really easy and I feel in a Punchy beach break, it would work nicely.
The speed out of the bottom turns was very clean and didn’t feel to sluggish driving back down from the top of the wave. On rail through tight turns is really leans over and does not feel like it going to bog down. I didn’t get near the nose on it. The waves were more of a race-down-the-line on to an open face kind of style. “
Kieran Plim from SUP Gear Australia
The Pro-9 comes in a 4+1 fin configuration enabling you to be creative in your setup as a quad or thruster. NSP positioned the Surf 10 fin box slightly further back, to make it available for a thruster set-up.
The Pro-9 comes with FTU fin boxes, making it compatible with Futures® Fins
(fins not included).
|Length||Width||Thickness||Volume||Weight +/- 5%||9'1"||22"||2.75"||62.9 L||TBA|
|Bag Name||Dimensions||Designed for||Surf Day 9'6||298 x 70 cm||9'1" Pro-9|