PPP body surfing Hand boards and hand planes delivers uniquely designed, top quality handboards & handplanes for bodysurfers….. Our quality results from testing our products and comparing them previous versions of that product. At PPP Handboards for bodysurfing we are constantly striving to improve our products through evolution and rigorous testing.
If you look closely at the handboard in Marcus' hand it is the first prototype for the green EdgeMX handboard and the following pics demonstrate how the chunky clinker became the streamlined EdgeMX .
The PPP bodysurfing Handboards designs are based on power boat configuration. For bodysurfers, it is important to have the design based on semi-displacement hulls so that the body surfing hand boards would plane out easily and bank over in a turn easily. So the essential ingredients in designing the body surfing hand boards were a mildly kicked nose, flat tail rocker, a “high-in-the-nose-to-lower-in-the-tail” rail line and “neutral handling”.
This semi-displacement aspect of George’s boards, as Paul writes, can be better described as “linear planing” boards:
“The straight, back half of the rocker line allows the tail of the board to rise up onto a plane at low speeds, like a power boat getting under way. But no matter how fast the board eventually gets going, it doesn’t want to plane-out laterally…because of the convex hull. The bulk of the lift is generated length-wise, nose to tail. The lateral, rail-to-rail lift is negligible. This gives his boards tremendous straight line speed without building up side-to-side pressure…which limits banking over into a turn at high speed.”
Boards, regardless of their shape, work best when they fit the curve of the wave. Flat rockered, convex hull boards want to run down the line. PPP bodysurfing Handboards do just that…