PU Slot Machine

Created on the North Shore, Slot Machines are the culmination of 45 years of designing, shaping and building boards by Carl Schaper. Tested in various contests by Team Riders, Slot Machines are well-balanced shortboards that excel in the most demanding of conditions. Available in seven sizes ranging from 5’6″ to 6’5″, Slot Machines are built for the big stuff.


Rail: Full
Bottom: Single to V
Ideal waves: 2-6ft
Level: Expert


PU Slot Machine Design:

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 allow you to ride hard and launch yourself from grunty waves.

About Carl Schaper
With decades of experience in the shaping bay, Carl Schaper belongs to the higher echelon of shaper royalty on Oahu. Knowing a thing or two about high-performance surfing, Carl builds boards for some of the very best surfers out there, including longboard 2x World Champion (Bonga Perkins), pipeline charger and industry legend Garrett McNamara (Guiness Book of record for biggest wave ever ridden).


Fins

Available with FTU fin boxes and compatible with Futures® Fins (fins not included), Slot Machines are pure thrusters.

 



 

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Size Chart

Length Width Thickness Volume Weight +/- 5%
5'6"18 ³/⁸"2 ¹/⁴"23.9 LitersTBA
5'8"18 ¹/²"2 ¹/⁴"24.8 LitersTBA
5'10"18 ³/⁴2 ⁵/¹⁶"26.6 LitersTBA
6'0"18 ⁷/⁸2 ³/⁸"28.3 LitersTBA
6'1"19"2 ⁷/¹⁹"29.6 LitersTBA
6'2"19 ¹/⁴"2 ¹/²"31.1 LitersTBA
6'5"19 ¹/²"2 ⁹/¹⁶"33.6 LitersTBA

Description

Why does the table say TBA/ “To Be Announced” under “Weight”?

Weight is an all-important spec of your boards and to make sure our products meet your expectations, we take the average weight of a production run instead of singling out a single board. Once we have a good sample size of production boards,  we add the average weights to these dimension charts.

Who’s the PU Slot Machine 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 allow you to ride hard and launch yourself from grunty waves.

PU Construction

PU 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.

For more PU boards with a more classic look and feel, check out the NSP Fighting Fish, Hooligan, the Dream RiderSleep Walker, King Fish, or Endless.

Available in clear PU coat only, PU Slot Machines come with smooth entry rockers, well-defined single concaves going into slight V.

2022 Surf PU Mid-Length construction

These have long been the standard for most brands and is the most widely and affordable option still out there. Due to the core’s density, a PU 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 3 FTU fin boxes and is compatible with Futures® Fins (fins not included)

Slot Machine profile

PU Slot Machine

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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

PU Slot Machine Features

Bag details

Bag Name Dimensions Designed for
Board sock 6'6"6'6 x stretchyFits all Slot Machines
Surf day bag 6'0" 4mm 191 x 62 cm 5'6", 5'8", 5'10" and 6'0"
Surf day bag 7'0" 4mm 218 x 64 cm 6'1", 6'2" and 6'5"
Surf travel bag 6'0" 4mm 191 x 62 cm 5'6", 5'8", 5'10" and 6'0"
Surf travel bag 7'0" 4mm 218 x 64 cm 6'1", 6'2" and 6'5"

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