Official Press Release
Introducing the Found Torsion
Posted on: 18 Sep, 2012
Found TorsionTM Innovation
Foundboards introduces the innovative Found TorsionTM Stringer, a revolutionary design in the progression of the modern bodyboard.
Foundboards Factory, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia (Tuesday 18th September)
Using the advanced technologies of Precision Stringer InsertionTM (PSI) exclusive to Foundboards, we have developed a new concept in bodyboard design. This new design, with its revolutionary stringer shape brings with it diagonal flex line characteristics resulting in a more fluid ride with spring loaded responses, allowing the rider more control and ultimately more speed.
This year, along with the 2012/13 range, Foundboards also brings you the new and unique Found TorsionTM Stringer. The concept of the Found TorsionTM was to create a higher performance stringer and using the process of elimination, Mitch wanted to remove the weak points of stringer design that didn’t work so well and add what was needed to improve the functionality of the board. With performance always being the central goal, Foundbards came up with the Found TorsionTM, a board that is more durable without added stiffness, like with more common stringer configurations.
The Found TorsionTM stringer works with the board, the rider and the wave with more efficiency thus adding more performance, which leads to better riding. The main advantage the Found TorsionTM has over other more common stringer configurations is the ability it has to work more seamlessly with the core’s structure, while supplying flexible tension and equalizing the distribution of flex throughout the board.
“I knew during my first surf testing out the Found TorsionTM that I would never revert to a traditional stringer configuration. The new found flex and speed allowed me to spring out of moves faster and further explore my own capabilities. This has me enjoying my own surfing even more, which is what its all about.” Mitch Rawlins, Foundboards.
The Found TorsionTM Stringer is newly available in the current Mitch Rawlins Signature Series and throughout the Found Absolute custom division, headed by world-renowned Foundboards shaper Jarrod Gibson.
In 2010 after many years in competitive bodyboarding Mitch Rawlins founded his own bodyboard brand, Foundboards. Foundboards aim is always to keep innovation and inspiration alive in this sport whether it is through innovative bodyboard designs or team rider performances.
Head to www.foundboards.com to view the full range of 2012/13 boards and for more information about the new Found Torsion Stringer.
Riding a Foundboard is a life well ridden.