Who’s the Slot Machine PU for
The Slot Machine is best compared to the Pit Cruiser, Carl Schaper’s other high-performance shape in the NSP line-up.
With an uncompromised shape, the Slot Machine is built for competition-style riding. The Slot Machine is a thinner, lower-volume version of the Pit Cruiser with a slightly more pulled nose and tail outline. Fins are positioned close to the tails and a squashed tail allows you to ride hard and launch yourself from grunty waves.
Slot Machine PU Construction
Slot Machine construction diagram
A high-performance, handmade board using proven construction techniques with a satin rub for a custom board finish.
– Traditional custom-shaped polyurethane (PU) core.
– 3.6mm Wood stringer for strength and rigidity.
– Glassing: 4oz + 4oz deck and 4oz bottom with fiber-reinforced tail patches.
Available in clear PU coat only, PU Slot Machines come with smooth entry rockers, and well-defined single concaves going into a slight V.
Carl talks Slot Machine vs. Pit Cruiser
These have long been the standard for most brands and are the most widely and affordable option still out there. Due to the core’s density, a Slot Machine will sit a little lower in the water. High-performance riders appreciate this feel as it allows you to keep your rail under and gives that slicy or “knifey” ride. CSE, Protech- or Elements boards have an EPS core with different characteristics.
Being a touch heavier also helps PU boards to handle choppy conditions better and are less prone to being bounced around. Sitting lower in the water also has its benefits to barrel riding, providing more hold in hollow waves.
Squashed tail & fins positioned close to the tail
Designed as a pure thruster, a PU Slot Machine comes with FTU fin boxes and is compatible with Futures® Fins (fins not included).
Slot Machine profile
Slot Machine testimonials
“Honestly the best thing ever. Every time I surf it it seems to get better and better.
It is making me feel super confident for the comps coming up!”
Izzie Caldow, NSP Team Rider