DOPE MACHINE - PRIMITEK
Whether you’re a primitivist like 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 accoutrement is for the birds. You know that real creative expression happens on the wave, and what you need is great design and purist performance. Bienvenu à (Welcome to) PRIMITEK.
For nearly 2 years M/SF/T have been developing an EPS/ Epoxy construction with the product engineers at SURFTECH in California. The construction possesses all the great benefits of highly technical eps/ epoxy construction (strength, flex, lightness, liveliness) but in a stripped back minimal aesthetic, with the normal graphic expression you'd come to expect from M/SF/T.
"We wanted the pinnacle of technical eps/ epoxy construction, but we didn't want the taping, inlays, laps, carbon fibre busyness that usually comes with construction in this space. So Primitek is stripped right back, but no expense has been spared on the foam, cloth and resin we have used to make the boards perform and last." - Dave Howell, founder/ shaper.
By keeping the construction simple we’ve found our boards built in Primitek 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 FUSED CELL 2.4lbs EPS CORE - lively response that distributes vibration equally for predictability.
*CLEAR HD-EPOXY RESIN - a resin system with high thermo-mechanical performances.
*DECK: 1 x 4oz E-GLASS + 1 x 220gm layer of BIAX GLASS - provides multi-direction strength while maintaining a lively feel.
*BOTTOM: 1 x 6oz E-GLASS - strong and resistant to denting.
'PRIMITEK' is a ready-to-ride stock program, available across 5 favoured M/SF/T models, in a multiple of sizes, in both standard clear and Art Series sprayed finish.
Unrivalled, unprecedented, 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 fun-board, almost reminiscent of a 70’s single fin spawned with a modern proggy 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, rocker increased and bottom concave charged up for damn a lively ride. True to 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 MACHINE’s as riot shields during the ‘big bruise up of ‘88’.
Free domestic (AU) freight is offered on all full priced board purchases incl. stock or custom orders.
A capped “EXPRESS” option can be added at a fee of $50 AUD.
All discounted, factory second, or preloved boards will be subject to standard freighting costs, with quotes available upon request. In most instances, freight does not exceed $100 AUD within mainland Australia.
We have recently overhauled our returns policies on surfboards to make purchasing a surfboard
as close to a risk-free as possible.
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appointment with our experienced sales team to help you decide on your next board.
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