Who’s the Chopstix for
Compared to the CSE Tinder-D8, which is another high-performance shortboard in the NSP line-up, the Chopstix is the uncompromised shape of the two. Designed for hard surfing in critical conditions, the Chopstix does away with excess volume and offers its riders a rapid build-up in speed and the tools to slash away at anything from one foot to triple overheads monsters.
We decided to build the Chopstix in Shaper’s Union CSE (Custom Surf Epoxy) construction, which is our most premium construction method, and usually reserved for specific design and their unique glassing schedules.
Established to bring a new energy and high-performance to the surf line-up, Shapers Union is NSP’s way to showcase the incredible skill and talent of some of the most accomplished shapers in the world.
What’s unusual about this design is that it wasn’t created by one single shaper. Instead, the team tried and refined an existing shape as a collective and with the performance requirements we had in mind for the Chopstix we simply couldn’t choose any other construction than Shapers Union.
CSE Chopstix construction
We build these with a high-performance custom surf epoxy lay-up, with a UV-stable resin and satin rub finish. Combined with a CNC-cut EPS core, hand shaped to detail, with wet lamination of full 220g (8oz) biax glass + 4oz deck and 4oz bottom + 4oz fin patch and fiber-reinforced tail patches, this lightweight, shortboard offers plenty of flex giving you a board that generates speed like no other.
“To me man this is what it’s always been about. To get people stoked on what they are riding. Goes back to my snow days and I just get stoked on people finding things that work outside of their normal thinking/routine. Especially in surf.”
“NSP boards have made huge steps in producing ripping boards, that work! I’m back on the 6.2 Chopstix. That board rips man.”
Monty Roach, Surftech and NSP Sales Rep, California
“The Chopstix is one of the best boards I’ve ever had. The ability of this board to adapt to the type of waves is incredible. The combination of the control and the speed is amazing and the rail of this board allows us to connect maneuvers with flow. It is a super versatile board, I can use my 5’10 from one- to two meters and when the waves get bigger I get my 6’0.
This is my favorite board for rail maneuvers, progressive maneuvers and for barrels.”
Tomás Lacerda. NSP Team Rider Portugal