Inflate this surfboard like a bike tire to optimize its ride.
By Mark Anders
Posted 04.12.2010 at 12:15 pm 0 Comments
Shred more waves with a surfboard that morphs to suit the day’s conditions. Using an ordinary bicycle pump and valve, you can add or remove air from the Lost Rocket’s foam core, varying its flex. For instance, pumping it to a stiff 9 psi of pressure lets it speed over big, glassy waves; a pliable 1 psi lets it glide smoothly through choppy surf.
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