EPS STRINGERLESS BLACK KNIGHT
The new Black Knight has finally polished up his ageing armour. In view of the ever increasing popularity of this type of design it was time to add a few bells and whistles. The major change is the inclusion of quad trailors to add to its versatility and wave range. The other micro changes have been purely to facilitate its new duplicity.
The new purpose of the modified Black Knight is to have a board that albeit quite short can paddle into sizable waves with ease and not slide out when in quad mode. In smaller peaky waves will also be quite at home as a thruster since it is so short and has its pivot back.
The 2020 BK has fundamentally the same outline only that it has a slightly wider back half as a trade off to the extra rail cling of quads. To counter this a subtle single flyer has been added forward of the front fins in order to give the rail added release and to reduce the area in the last 12” of the tail promoting more grip for a centre fin when in thruster mode.
LATERAL BOTTOM SHAPE
The BK has a deepish single concave through the guts which eases back into a 3mm vee behind the front fins and out the tail. This adds more rail curve through the rail rocker from the middle to the tail and also alleviates pressure around the centre tail fin at speeds which allows it to sit down and not slide out. As a quad it will never slide out but the reducing pressure of the vee can advantage a quad that yearns for more vert.
The nose entry is quite low by high performance design standards, but the tail rocker has considerable more lift than the flat running tail rockers seen in the retro fish market. This is an important attribute particularly in thruster mode where you are also up against a fuller nose that needs some leverage. The added tail lift and the release of the flyer will certainly accommodate this requirement.
The EPS core is laminated with the latest epoxy resins on the market. The bottom is laminated with one layer of 6 oz cloth reinforced with an 8 mm carbon strip. The fin boxes are also reinforced with an exta 4 oz.
The deck has 2 diagonal 8 mm carbon strips running from the nose to a point on the rail where the flyer and front of the front fins are located. Overlaying this is a full length 3 ½ oz biaxle ineggra insert covered and wrapped with a layer of 4 oz. The theme is retain the twang but keep the grunt.
If fins are required with this order please go to our selection in Accessories and add to the cart.
5.10 X 20 1/8 X 2 9/16 = 33.2 LTS
6.0 X 20 3/8 X 2 5/8 = 35.3 LTS
6.2 X 20 5/8 X 2 11/16 = 37.4 LTS
6.4 X 20 7/8 X 2 12/16= 40 LTS
6.6 X 21 1/8 X 2 13/16 = 42.4 LTS
6.8 X 21 3/8 X 1 15/16 = 46.0
just thought I'd let you know how the black knight is going..... Awesome!! So much fun! I have the 5'10, and have ridden it in dribble to double overhead dee why point and curly! I have the big fins in as you suggested and even though I thought it would slide out in the bigger stuff, it just hangs in! It has such a large sweet spot and holds a rail in super fast turns. The most amazing thing is how well it paddles!! Picks up waves super early and you catch so many more waves! It's so easy to throw around and gets going super fast! Just thought I'd let you know that this board is SICK!! Thanks Muzz,
see you soon! Brent