1920 Goodyear Ave Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003
proctorsurf.com / americansurfboardfactory.com
Shaper: Todd Proctor
Year Started Shaping: 1992
Boards Shaped: 20,000+
What technologies are you integrating into your shapes?
Our latest handmade composite technology, the "Titanium II" utilizes polymer engineered stringers on the perimeter of the board or down the center; this material is made of a shatter-resistant matrix that is stronger than wood, and capable of flexing back on itself without breaking. It provides an unparalleled positive torque to the board while at the same time increasing break strength. A hybrid carbon/kevlar mesh acts as a support underneath the glass. The mesh allows for the use of single layers of glass laminate to each side of the board; equal layers of glass to the deck and bottom panels creates a whole new torsion of synergy in the boardâ€™s flex characteristic. With a balanced lamination there is an increased ability to rebound more efficiently as each side plays off of the other. This lets you blast through maneuvers with more drive and responsiveness. The curved mesh panels that flare out in the nose and tail areas of the board create a strategic flex pattern; with the middle being stiffer and the ends flexing more as you get further toward the nose and tail. Like how a snowboard or ski will warp and flex more on the ends, but instead of snow, we are applying the concept to hydrodynamic flex. This means more drive on bottom turns and whippier fins and tails in the lip. The epoxy core of the boards is specifically fabricated to yield higher compression strength, memory, and less water absorption than typical EPS. The finished boards are very light and responsive, three- to five-times stronger than a standard Poly board, and they keep their life much longer than the Polys.