Torq ACT surfboards are the world’s first EPS/Epoxy Pre-Preg surfboards. The technological advantages are immense, but the most significant advantage is 100% controlled process with ZERO surplus resin.
On any surfboard the resin’s function is to hold the fibre in place. It offers little structural integrity of its own, little flex and little impact strength. As a material without the fibre it is heavy and brittle. Any surplus resin is dead weight – resisting flex, adding weight.
With Pre-Preg process the perfect amount of resin is added to the cloth by machine, before the shaped blank is laid up – zero surplus, zero dead weight.
WHAT IS PRE-PREG?
Pre-Preg means the glass fibre weave is pre-impregnated with resin and hardener (kept cold to prevent curing). The fibre resin material is called a Pre-Preg matrix which is cured under high pressure and high temperature in a fully controlled environment.
This ‘baking process’ results in the strongest form of laminate.
Greatest strength to weight ratio. Typically, strong boards are heavy and light boards are weak (or stron and light boards are very expensive). Torq ACT boards have a super strong 6oz+4oz lay up on deck and bottom with an extra 6oz deck patch but they weigh around the same as a light glassed PU board.
Most importantly, they respond better. The feel of these boards is like no other surfboard – they are incredibly responsive. The unhindered flex and zero dead weight means all of the energy that you put through your feet is delivered into the turn with none of the ‘deadening’ effect from the resin.
FLEX / RE-FLEX
The idea of flex in surfboard performance is really only half of the picture. Flex is easy to achieve and represents the loss of energy rather than the return of it. The important aspect of flex is re-flex; the ability of a material to return to its shape; releasing the energy stored when flexed.
6'2 Torq Comp 2 ACT - FCS II - 3 Fin - Brushed Black RailsThe standard shortboard pro-models have a tendency to be too rockered and lack buoyancy; they are designed for very specific surfing in very specific waves. For the original Comp we developed a board that bucked the trend by offering a true shortboard that performs in a much wider range of conditions, aboard that that generates speed with ease, fast acceleration and quick rail to rail transitions. The Comp 2 is continues this progression. With increased volume in the larger sizes we’ve improved the speed generation though floatation and planing speed. To make use of the extra speed generation we adjusted the rocker for easier direction changes – ie. more power, more critical turns. The Comp 2 comes with 3 fin boxes for a thruster setup.
|5’10 x 18 5/8” x 2 3/8"||27.2 ltr|
|6’0 x 19 1/8” x 2 1/2"||29.9 ltr|
|6’2 x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8”||32.4 ltr|
|6’4 x 19 7/8” x 2 3/4"||35.3 ltr|