Harley Ingleby 9’2 Diamond Drive Brushed Carbon – Blue and Matte
This surfboard has a three stage rocker developed for the small waves with long wall that we all love to ride longboards on – up to the front for noseriding – in the middle of trimming – down the back for turning. The nose area has a very slight blended concave within a light convex bottom, which transitions into a spiral V with double concaves and a flat tail behind the fins. Designed with Thunderbolt Technology, the Harley Ingleby Diamond Drive is the perfect small wave performance board to compliment the HIHP. Shaped by Billy Tolhurst.
|9’1” x 22 1/4″ x 2 7/8”||67.1 ltr|
|9’2” x 22 1/2″ x 3”||69.2 ltr|
|9’4” x 23” x 3 1/16”||76.0 ltr|
Recommended Fins – NOT included
FCS II XL Tri Set for the 9’1” and 9’2”
FCS II XL Thruster or Up size centre to Harley 5.5”
The primary performance difference between Thunderbolt Black (CARBON) or Thunderbolt Red (FIBERGLASS) is in the flexural characteristics of each material.Fiberglass is “stretchier” than carbon fiber, so boards laminated with fiberglass are easier to flex and have a rebound rate that is smooth and consistent. Carbon fibers take more energy to flex but once flexed, the rebound rate is very fast, making the boards accelerate out of turns with added projection.
Lighter surfers will often prefer the fiberglass exterior lamination as they can create more flex and let the internal flex control components of the Thunderbolt blanks come into full play. Heavier surfers who have more ability to flex the carbon fiber boards can get even more power from the carbon fiber rebound.
With that being said, surfers of all sizes and weights can surf the fiberglass laminations and experience the Thunderbolt projection. Generally, save the carbon fiber boards for larger (175+ pounds) or for chasing barrels.
Brushed Carbon models have micro-cell spheres and sanded finish to minimize weight.
Harley Ingleby Surfboard Technology
The Harley Ingleby Series shaped by Billy Tolhurst is designed with Thunderbolt Technologies, utilizing advanced materials and technology in surfboard design that decreases weight while taking performance, flex, and control to the next level.
These lightweight epoxy constructions are 100% hand layups, and begin with an EPS foam core with multi-component carbon fiber stringer system, for high performance flex and twist. Proprietary designs employing internal carbon fiber components are arrayed in the deck and rails for precise flex control and strength.
The core shield PVC shell provides flexible protection to increase the longevity of the boards without compromising flex and twist characteristics. With a substantial amount of carbon fiber and fiberglass in the deck, bottom, and rails, surfboards in the Harley Ingleby Series will outperform and outlast traditionally constructed polyester comp boards.