Nomad Bodyboards is today proud to announce the launch of its new purpose built bodyboard core, D12™ PP.
Nomad Co-Manager Shane Britten explains more about their latest core technology:
Can you tell us more about D12™ PP?
The name D12™ PP is derived from our new cores specifications – Density 1.2pcf PolyPropylene – D12 PP.
This density differs from our Premium Polypro Core specification which is 1.9pcf, an industry standard for high performance PP cores.
In the development of D12™ PP over the last 3 years, our initial aim was to provide a quality core product at a reasonable mid range price. But it is fair to say that, through testing and re-evaluating, the characteristics we have been able to engineer into D12™ PP far exceeded our expectations.
Can you explain some of these characteristics?
D12™ PP core is a low density polypropylene.
By reducing D12™ PP’s density it has allowed us to tweak the materials composition, and then dial in characteristics such as flex, recoil and projection. We have been able to achieve this all while retaining durability and memory.
D12™ PP is also light weight and waterproof. The boards will be produced using A-grade carbon fibre stringer set ups, which are a standard in high performance boards. Most importantly, our core does not rely on gluing 2 different grades of core together and then calling it something else. It is a one piece core, ensuring its structural integrity and durability.
D12™ PP will play a key part in Nomad Bodyboard’s 2012/13 range and will be available in the Nomad FSD team rider boards Matt Lackey, Chris James, Alex Halsey and for the first time Damien Martin’s model.