Sunova - 8Ball - Morphlex - Surfboard
The 8 Ball
The Sunova 8 Ball is a performance longer board that you can hook turns deep in the pocket. The 8 Ball, driven by the needs of surfers who want serious paddle power, but still wanna rip tight turns off the tail.
Sunova took some of the characteristics of long time favorite performance shortboards and put a longer board front end on. The result is a board that can catch waves like a longboard but surf off the tail like a shortboard.
Sunova then took the nose entry and flattened it for solid paddle power, and took enough area out of the nose to keep the rails from catching on late drops. As you step onto the tail the curvy outline and performance rocker of the shortboard kick in and you are away, having a ball.
Morphlex is Sunova's premium performance construction. Developed over the last 5 years, from the persistent pursuit of perfect performance. It is the primary construction for all surfboards under 8’ by Sunova.
Morphlex is designed to have more spring and return in shorter boards than its Balsa Flex predecessor, giving you a positive “more flexible” flex pattern as the board is loaded and unloaded through sections. “Morphing” and bending right into the pocket and rebounding predictably these boards fly out of sections with so much speed and life. A lightweight EPS core is coupled with a ½” parabolic balsa/composite rail that is then sandwiched between balsa skins top and bottom offering a product with unmatched spring and return.
The bottom is a 1.5mm balsa/fiberglass sandwich that is not completely rigid. This softer area on the bottom cushions the ride of the board, making it amazingly unaffected by chatter, giving you a smooth ride even when conditions are bumpy and average. The deck is a 2mm balsa/fiberglass sandwich with highlighted mini I beams that connect the glass under the wood, with the glass over. This creates a very rigid strong sandwich structure that is incredibly resistant to compressions, creating a strong and responsive feeling underfoot.
Finished off with solid balsa/composite nose and tail blocks for additional resistance to dings, these boards look even better than they perform. Fitted with a self-regulating air vent that utilizes a slightly permeable Goretex membrane encased in a special aluminum vent designed and engineered by TBF, Morphlex boards are functional and forward-thinking.