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Empire Botha PP+ 3/2 Bodyboard 

  • 1.9 lb PP Ultra Kinetic Core™ (K19) delivers amazing projection and response as a result of high pressure cell-fusion created during the blank manufacturing process. 
  • 3/2 = 5 Concave System-  3 Extra Deep Concave channels to optimize speed and control & 2 interior concave channels for maximum responsiveness and engagement on the wave face.    Empire has worked tirelessly over the last few years to develop a functional channel system to perform in all conditions. Concaves One, Three, and Five all have increased depth, width, and length to serve as hulls to produce more hydrodynamic lift which results in maximum speed and drive. The two inner concaves are designed to optimize stabilization and engagement on the wave face to produce maximum hydrodynamic flow resulting in the most proficient channel system ever created by Empire.This unique channel system permits for a quick and responsive feel for line adjustments while trimming and driving down the line. This board is designed with two things in mind: Speed + Control.
  • SURLYN® Slick  - Surlyn is a unique, rubber like combination of ethylene resins and other copolymers invented and manufactured by the chemical geniuses at DuPont. Unlike rigid plastics, Surlyn has amazing flexural stiffness that allows a board to conform and contort to the curve of the wave when controlled by applied pressure from the rider. When the torque is released, the dynamic memory properties of the Surlyn deliver instant recoil, projecting the board onto the next section. Surlyn is so strong that it is used as the cover for golf balls due to its unique abilities to resist cutting and abrasions from golf club impact. Surlyn is the slick of choice for high end bodyboards.
    • REACT MESH- Diamond shaped mesh weave fused between the boards core and slick bottom skin for enhanced stiffness and recoil. 
    • Empire Ergonomic Deck Contours
    • Nose Bulbs
    • CRESCENT TAIL- Classic 45 degree angle on a 385 degree radius cut. Lose and responsive, Crescent Tails are the preferred tail shape of the Pro Team's. CNC cut for maximum precision.
    • XFL Crosslink Bumpers
    • 55/45 Rails    A great all around design for the most type of waves and riding styles.     The rails are the side edges of the board. There are two parts, the rail which is the lower proportion of the edge and the chine which is the part that wraps around onto the deck. 

    Manufactured in Indonesia at Broady Indonesia, home of the best shapers in the world and the leader of Bodyboard Quality and Technology.

    Andre Botha has proved himself to not only be one of the best competitive riders in the world, winning back to back World Titles at ages 17, and 18, he is also known as one of the heaviest chargers in the world. His relaxed surfing style paired with his ability to ride the craziest waves in the world has made him into one of the most dynamic riders the sport has ever seen. His template is designed with one thing in mind, pulling into the biggest barrels possible. Check it out for yourself on his instagram page! @andre_botha_662 


    And be sure to follow Empire Instagram- @empireboards

    40” Botha PP 3/2

    41” Botha PP 3/2

    42” Botha PP 3/2 

    43” Botha PP 3/2

    Nose- 11 1/8”

    Nose- 11 3/8”

    Nose- 11 ¾”

    Nose- 12”

    Width- 20”

    Width- 20 5/8”

    Width- 21 1/8”

    Width- 21 ½”

    Nose to Wide Part- 17 5/8”

    Nose to Wide Part- 18 1/8”

    Nose to Wide Part- 18 5/8”

    Nose to Wide Part- 19”

    Tail- 17 1/8”

    Tail- 17 5/8”

    Tail- 18”

    Tail- 18 ½”

    Finished Thickness-

     2 1/16” (53mm)

    Finished Thickness-

     2 1/8” (54mm)

    Finished Thickness-

     2 3/16” (55mm)

    Finished Thickness-

     2 ¼” (56mm)

    Care Instructions

    *Like sunburnt skin, foam boards blister and bubble when left exposed and unprotected in the sun. Keep your board covered in a cool shady place when not being ridden and avoid a "baking" car on any hot, sunny day.

    *Rinse your board off with cool, fresh water after every use to avoid salt water corrosion.

    *Don't skim or sand slide on your board unless it's a skim board.

    *(If applies) Plug your board in the recommended location. We mark with a sticker where our stringers are while in the packaging so be sure to plug it about an inch from that. We are happy to pre-plug your new board, just ask us to!

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