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.
Since Coleborn’s addition to the family, we have been dialling his “everyday shortboard”, and after nearly 18 months of development, his first M/SF/T signature model is here ~ FUNGZETTI.
This board is high-end European luxury supercar energy in surfboard form. The plan-shape inspiration came from our previous team favoured shorty & performance workhorse, the BULL DOVE. Where this board differs is in design qualities that Mitch has fine-tuned over his career. Most notably the distribution or disguising of foam. Mitch wanted the board to maintain volume, but without a full or boxy rail. So, we blended the volume that modern surfers are accustomed to with sensitive or hyper responsive rails, which resulted in a more domed deck than any of our shortboards. That thickness along the stringer means retained volume for paddle power and a more forgiving ride, but the rails are medium to low for sensitivity and reactive rail feel.
The other notable update from the bull dove, and one that Mitch has become synonymous for, is shortboards with slightly wider outlines. And we need to stress, it’s only slight, this board is amped up performance machinery. So, let’s refer to this width as “curve”, which is continuous from nose to tail, with slightly more width up front, which aids in paddle and forward momentum. This is then blended into what is our proven team mainstay round square tail.
To the bottom, and no surprises, this baby is a single concave from nose to tail cause she is all about wearing speedos. This concave is accented between the feet, which works to flatten the rocker for more controlled drive. Fin placements are also adjusted to offset drive and lift, enabling incredible release and projection out the tail.
The last but all-important design feature is the rocker, which is a medium to continuous rocker with the apex close to the fin area for early and fast acceleration, which is great for generating speed quickly as well as improved carry over fatter sections.
This is a board that has been designed by one of the best free surfers of our generation, but it transitions perfectly and accommodates your everyday surfer. She’s a beautifully balanced board, offset in all the right areas to give maximum performance and forgiveness.
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.
We ask that you carefully consider any purchase or order, and we invite you to take up an
appointment with our experienced sales team to help you decide on your next board.
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