Our Hybrid Shape is our most popular and best-selling shape. The wider nose and shorter overall length of these boards is more forgiving, making them the best choice for beginner and intermediate riders, as well as advanced riders who prefer the responsiveness and easy-to-use style of this shape. Excellent for ANY skim conditions. This is the preferred shape of World Champions Austin Keen and Blair Conklin as well as other elite Exile team riders.
52.50" x 20.60" - 160 - 205 lbs.
EX1 Softy Construction
The EX1 Softy combines tradtional hard skimboard construction (E-Glass, Epoxy, and a Foam Core) with a soft EVA outer shell that creates a soft deck and rails. It's one of the most unique skimboards at its price on the market. It comes with extra reinforcement built in to sustain moderate conditions. This board is the perfect step up for riders looking to start riding waves and progressing in the sport yet want a slightly safer* board for learning to skim. Boards created with EX1 Softy construction are available in 3 sizes of our World Championship-winning Hybrid shape sizes. If you want more shape, size, and thickness options, you should choose to bump up to one of our higher end construction options.
Key Features of the EX1 Softy Model:
- E-Glass Epoxy Construction
- Soft EVA Foam Deck and Rails
- Hard Fiberglass Bottom and Inner Deck
- Built-in Traction (Traction Pads Will Adhere to the Deck).
- 3 Sizes to fit Most Riders
3/4" Tapered to 5/8" Thickness
3/4" Tapered to 5/8" thickness means that the center of the core is 3/4" thick and thins out to 5/8" (roughly) in the nose and tail. This creates added buoyancy while keeping the board maneuverable, just not quite as responsive as the 5/8". This thickness is typically more ideal for slight below average to slightly above average wave height and strength.
The Hybrid Rocker is what we put on 90% of the boards we produce, and is the most versatile skimboard rocker for skimming anything from the Gulf Coast of Florida to Cabo. It clocks in roughly at 2.25" in the nose and about .125" in the tail with a fairly good size flat spot in the middle of the board. This allows the board to transition from sand to water easily, be super fast, and turn on a dime. If you aren't sure, this would be our pick!
EVA Foam Deck and Rails
The EVA Foam that covers the deck and rails is the same material that most traction pads are made of. This creates a board that's slightly softer overall, while providing built-in traction (although traditional traction pads will still stick to the deck).
*While we do feel these boards offer a safer option for riders, skimboarding is still a dangerous sport and the board still has the ability to cause bodily injury. Caution should be used anytime you are skimboarding.