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.
‘YANDINA SPEEDWAY’, the long-awaited, and first signature model of OG M/SF/T family JAKE VINCENT, and who would expect a shape and name anything less representative of the “Vin”.
This is QLD, engine culture and hellman spirit all packaged in a model for those that desire to surf like Vin; animated, untamed, progressive and unpredictable. The model bears a lot of similarity to Vin’s previous chariots of choice, the DD2 and DINGO, with a similar wide nose and tail that draw the rail line out making it more parallel to create maximum speed + drive. Lismore levels of speed + lift are also achieved from our proven quad channel bottom developed through our ‘Diamond Dancer’ series, which project out the tail in a similar way to the DD. The tail also harnesses another previously proven element, the domed swallow from the MERMAID KILLER, which in short, promotes speed and release, while maintaining control, especially in a reversed position.
Got it yet? Well we’re not even nearly done…. Almost all of this board’s big Vin energy is in its deck and rails. The deck is fully flat, in fact it goes beyond into a subtle concave, which creates a more sensitive surfing feel; as one’s feet are almost closer to the water and fin area. Toward the tail this then moves into a slight double concave for comfort and grip while shuvving and revving. This is all finished off with chimed rails to propel water off the deck and create shapely rails that penetrate the wall of the wav without biting.
The last element, which is oh so important, is the 13 hand-drawn decals by the iconic Australian punk artist BEN BROWN that are guaranteed to make this board un-noticeable to none. As one can see she is wild beyond belief, but on a technical level this board is the evolution and next generation of the MK/ DD series, which has been years of design and research in planning hulls, channels, parallel outlines, water displacement and timeless surfboard design.
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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