Mark Richards and the iconic MR logo join the softboard party, with a little help from Ocean & Earth. This is the stiffer and more performance-oriented version aka Epoxy/Soft construction, as distinguished from the Ezi-Rider construction (more of a standard softboard).
The MR Epoxy Soft looks like a softboard, rides like a real board!
- Construction: Epoxy/Soft – EPS double-stringer core, PU textured deck skin, 1mm HDPE bottom plate
- Outline: The classic MR twin fin – more pointy than a traditional keel fish, with signature bump in the outline
- Tail: Winged swallow
- Rocker: Moderate-low
- Bottom Shape: Concave to vee to channel
- Fin Set-Up: 2+1 (3 fin boxes)
- Fin System: Futures compatible
- Fins included: PU Twin Fin Set (Classic MR template)
- Suitable Conditions: 1–5ft
- Rider Ability: Beginner to advanced
We love a good collaboration, and this is a very, very good collaboration. On one side of the aisle, we have Ocean & Earth, a much-loved Australian hardware brand now making highly successful inroads into the softboard market. On the other side, the much-loved surfer-shaper Mark Richards. Four-times world-champion, pioneer of the high-performance twin fin in the early ‘80s, also known as the “Wounded Gull”, etc. etc.
Last surfer to win a world title on boards he shaped himself? Only surfer ever to win a world title on a twinny? Yep... MR.
The template is pretty much identical to his original world-title winning design, which he still considers his best: fullish nose but still a bit pointy, winged swallow tail, little channel between the fins. The Epoxy/Soft construction is a step up from your standard foamy in terms of performance, kind of half way between a softboard and a hard-shell.
It comes with FCS II fin boxes in a thruster set-up (current images show an earlier sample version) – you'll be surfing it either as a twin fin or as a 2+1, with a little stabiliser fin in the rear slot for some extra forward drive.
Available in 5’6” through to 7'0", and in red or blue. Our prediction: these are gonna fly (off the shelves, and down the line too. Either way, quick!)
|5'6"||20 3/4"||2 5/8"||37.0|
|5'9"||20 7/8"||2 5/8"||40.0|
|6'4"||21 1/4"||2 5'8"||44.0|
|6'8"||21 1/2"||2 3/4"||46.0|
|7'0||21 3/4"||2 7/8"||48.0|