This “Exploder” was designed for our friends that ride short boards and has proven itself in a wide range of condition. The idea for the “Exploder” was to create a board with a shape that easily paddles into waves but with a performance oriented outline and rocker profile for precise short board surfing. The prototype “Exploder” has become the “go to” board for its owner!
We built the “Exploder” prototype with the same lightweight materials we use on all of our boards. The “fishbone” framework is cnc cut from 4mm BS 1088 marine plywood with all frame material not required for the structure removed during the cnc machining process. The strip material is paulownia wood. The paulownia strips we used for the “Exploder” are ¼” thick and the board is glassed with one layer of 4oz cloth and epoxy resin. The fin set up on the “Exploder” is thruster style and the finished weight of the board with the fins in place is eight pounds.
Are you interested in a Full Kit?
There are two ways to purchase the component parts to get started building your own Clearwood paddle or surfboard. You can buy the “fishbone” framekit from Clearwood Paddleboard and then buy the rest of the products you need in your local area or we can provide you with “full kit” pricing on request. For international customer we can only ship the framekit so full kits are not available due to shipping and customs restrictions.