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Rich x Surftech

9'6" Checkmate + NEW

9'6" Checkmate + NEW

Regular price $1,197.00
Regular price Sale price $1,197.00
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Brand: Rich x Surftech

Shaper: Wayne Rich

Model: Checkmate

Construction: Epoxy x FLAX NFT (see below)

9'6"23"3 1/8" 


Single fin

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From Surftech:

Game over; this board wins! The Checkmate is a take-no-prisoners, no-holds-barred, capture-your-king kind of longboard, so get ready to surf at the top of your abilities. Designed by Wayne Rich in the 80s as a contest board for Donald Takayama and Dewey Weber’s visionary resurgence of longboard competition, the Checkmate is quick off the bottom, nimble rail to rail, and powerful off the tail, the Checkmate is every bit a performance longboard. Fast wrapping turning in the pocket and hard down-the-line bottom turns are standard maneuvers for this modern gal. At the same time, a soulful outline meets a timeless bottom contour that rolls into a classic 60/40 longboard rail, resulting in a board that noserides, trims, and glides as lovely as any traditional log on the market. The Checkmate's traditional features remind us to “Never forget.” While we can’t divulge all the Checkmate’s secrets, we can share that a hard edge is snuck into the board’s tail to deliver a controlled drive when cranking tight turns and a lite concave in the nose blends through the front third of the board allowing for lift and acceleration when hangin’ the piggies. We suggest the Checkmate for all surfers looking to expand their repertoire of maneuvers on a longboard. Originally designed for the Santa Barbara points, the Checkmate works best in long, drawn-out walls head high and below but can be ridden up to a few feet overhead and at your local reef or beach break. If you are an old-at-heart-dog looking to learn a few new tricks, the Checkmate is for you.


Natural Fiber Technology is not only made with natural composite reinforcements but its got an amazingly natural feel. Half of the reinforcement by volume on these boards is made from naturally derived fibers. The other half is composed of E glass and the whole lot is layered up and vacuum bagged under pressure to maximize the bond and minimize any excess resin, allowing for an incredible strength to weight ratio. The natural fiber not only replaces a good chunk of what would otherwise be fiberglass but also improves dampening for a predictable, natural response. There is an elegance to the simple aesthetic to the layup that is matched only by its ride.


// Fused cell EPS core provides more response + flotation


// Epoxy resin with high thermo-mechanical performances


// E-glass is the industry standard reinforcement as it has the most reliable strength and performance of all surf glass variations.

// Renewable, reliable, resilient, and real smooth.

All surfboard sales final:  This board is available to purchase online, but we highly encourage you to come to the shop and put it under your arm first.  While pictures are great to see the overall condition of a board you cannot see how it really looks without looking at it in person.

If you decide to buy it online, there are no refunds, exchanges or returns on surfboards.  So make sure you are 100% before you click that mouse.

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