5’8 Misfit Dope Machine – Primitek – Futures – 5 Fin
Unrivaled, unprecedented, and pure fun; the ‘DOPE MACHINE’ is the first of our collaboration series with long-time ‘MAD MINDS’ Advocate George Henderson of ‘A DEAD COFFIN CLUB’.
Fundamentally, it is a combination of a classic high wide point funboard, almost reminiscent of a 70’s single fin spawned with a modern fish or hybrid. The signature diamond tail gives the board a shorter rail line, so the water breaks earlier which creates an early pivot point for a wildly responsive, tighter turning board that also allows for positioning in more critical parts of a wave.
The rail volume is reduced slightly, the rocker is increased and the bottom concave is charged up for damn a lively ride. True to the name, the “DOPE MACHINE” is one TUFF customer. It’s a little-known fact that before the invention of transparent, high-impact polycarbonate, the L.A.P.D. used DOPE MACHINEs as riot shields during the ‘big bruise up of ‘88’.
|5’4 x 20 1/8” x 2 3/8”||30.1 ltr|
|5’6 x 20 3/8” x 2 1/2″||32.9 ltr|
|5’8 x 20 5/8” x 2 5/8”||35.9 ltr|
|5’10 x 20 7/8” x 2 11/16”||38.5 ltr|
|6’0 x 21” x 2 3/4″||40.6 ltr|
Primitek by Misfit
Whether you’re a primitivist á la Gauguin or a minimalist like Mies Van der Rohe we know you believe the essence of a thing is its true value and that kitsch accouterment is for the birds. You know that real creative expression happens on the wave and what you need are a great design and purist performance.
Bienvenu à Primitek. By keeping the construction simple we’ve found our boards built in Primatek perform as an extension of surfers’ instincts. Intuitively connecting your imagination and ability in a creative collision of a primal past and an ethereal future, Primitek is the blank slate and firm foundation for you to build your masterpiece.
- HIGH DENSITY EPS CORE // Lively response that distributes vibration equally for predictability
- CLEAR HD-EPOXY RESIN // Epoxy resin system with high thermo-mechanical performances
- 1 X LAYER OF E-GLASS // Strong and resistant to denting
- 1 X LAYER OF BIAX GLASS // Gives multi-direction strength while maintaining a lively feel.
Misfit Shapes represents an authentic response to an era of change, a ‘surf’ stemmed movement that allows art, design, and individuality to co-exist within a realm more commonly dominated by conformity and observation. We are not bound by a single leader or manifesto, but rather a bold commitment to pushing the limits of this well-oiled machinery of surf. The result is a rare collective of mildly deranged but high-powered misfits, potentially dangerous cultural agitators, and just about every other kind of MAD MIND.