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July 17, 2017

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Batman

The original Batman passed away the other day and the Boss of Los Skull is massive fan of Adam West . Hence the Tribute to Batman on his step up custom . We designed the artwork in -house , and its a full board decal or "print" ....

Dimensions are 5'10 by 19 1/4 by 2 5/16 , 26.50 litres in brief it's based of the Blend Model ,then Custom made into a mini step up board . 

Still being a relatively short board, with plenty of foam hidden thru the plan shape and especially under the chest that will allow this board to paddle really well into solid waves. Allowing the surfer to push it in solid waves but still surf tight in the pocket with  that short board feeling .

Time Out

Our main man Eden , who heads up all the logistics and customer queries, will be out of town from 23rd June till End of July. He is bound for the Banyaks and Mentawais to some dream waves in the northern part of the Indonesian archipelago ... (lucky for some).

 Time to get some tubes and test some new shooters for this guy !

The factory will still be open making boards, but all orders after 20th June you will be expecting delivery late July / Early August .

Eden's phone / email will still be working and he will do his best to answer all your queries and get back to you with updates from the factory about any boards in progress .

Sorry for the production times but quality sometimes takes a little time ... And Indonesia has been pumping and most of the workers are heading to Indo over the July period , so time to down tools and get shacked for the Formula Energy Crew !

Thinking about a new custom shooter in the near future, give us a call or email . Currently some of the performance models have been coming out 'The best ever" in performance and quality  ...

Here is few little waves of Eden on last trip in the Telos Islands..

 

May 04, 2017

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Board Comparison

Hybrid Fishes or small wave surfboards are all the rage at the moment  . Lets compare two of our most popular models . The Fuzz Nutz and the evergreen revamped Alien .

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Left to Right Fuzz Nutz in Black and the Alien  

The Fuzz Nutz firstly has an old school Twin fin placement which is actually how originally quads came into existence. Back in the day ! It gives you option of riding as a quad or twin fin , depending on conditions .

The Fuzz Nutz has a lot of drive , a real lot , its extremely fast.
The deck is flat with a chime rail or bevelled . The flat deck line makes this board user friendly with a lot of hidden foam , then with the exaggerated rail shape still allows you to bury it !
Being a small wave board it has a flat rocker especially under the front foot ... The bottom shape single into double with a spiral V.


Fuzz Nutz fun in the Mentawais.photo by Fede @liquidbarrel


The Alien is designed in a five fin cluster , based of a conventional thruster fin placement with the added quad option . You can ride as a quad or a thruster again depending on conditions . The deck is slightly domed into a medium volume rail .
Flat entry rocker with the wide point forward allow you to ride this board short but paddle into waves easy and with confidence . The bottom shape is single into double concave giving the most consistent performance to suit all round conditions . This board is a real hybrid as some guys ride it as a groveller and other surfers swear buy it as travel board , perfect in small clean waves !

Tony locked and loaded on his Alien, Maldive gem . Photo by Ford Fotography 

One way understand the difference if we take the same dimensions 5'10 by 19 3/4 by 2 1/2 , The Alien litres are 29.17 , then the Fuzz Nutz same dimensions 31.31 over an extra litre . Of course you have to take into consideration all the other characteristic like plan-shape, rocker design , nose and tail widths and rail volumes ,  of each model but you definitely have are two super fun hybrid surfboards !

Eco Bubble Wrap

Packing surfboards, shipping all over the world , involves expert packing skills using custom cardboard boxes, bubble wrap and extra cardboard protection for nose , tails and rails ..Surfboards are fragile awkward products that need special attention .

But with these by-products you create a fair bit of waste and filling the rubbish bin with no biodegradable is not a good thing as we all know .

Now we have sourced an eco friendly version of Bubble Wrap. The Bubble Wrap is made in factory which has ISO support , acknowledged worldwide.

Every little bit helps !  At Formula Energy we also raid the "dumpster" bin for discarded cardboard when packing our surfboards .. Essential recycling rubbish destined for the "tip" .

Try hang onto the Bubble Wrap for your next surf travel and re-use it, its light weight , great for protecting noses and tails , and you always have one mate who loves popping the little air cells !

Bubble Wrap makes sure you get to places like this with your board intact !  

 Brent Savage in the tropics.

Wet Season

Lets go to Bali ! Why , because it's Bali , wet season or dry season , the waves ,  ...and everything else in between getting to the surf !

Could be time to update the quiver and head over to those epic right handers Bali offers !

Brent "Savy" Savage making the most of Balinese hospitality .

Need a good fast responsive surfboard for good waves then check out this slick shooter .

Bellissimo Maldives

Alessandro our Italian friend ,sent through a few photos taken by  Richard Kotch surfing in the tropical wonderland called the Maldives.

Alessandro Formula Energy Maldives

Board : USC Savage , location Hudhuranfushi Maldives.

Fish designs, alternate and wider nose surfboards like the Alien or hybrid Fuzz Nutz ,we all know are super fun to ride and for that reason everyones got a couple in the quiver these days.

If you chasing perfect waves then you still can't go past a modern day performance short board . The USC Savage is designed for those days that you dream about. Heading to the tropics , don't forget to pack a performance shooter !

Alessandro wrote:

I always follow you on Instagram your boards are simply amazing, my best compliments to you all at formula energy!!

Need to wait a little longer, but very soon I will place the order we have discussed on our last emails....meanwhile please find attached some pics of my beautiful Savage, I really love this magic board!! hope you like it!

Best regards!

>Alessandro

Sounds like Alessandro is digging his USC Savage model !

Green Machine

 

Custom foam spray on the deck of this USC Performance Plus built for Jason.

Dimensions are 5'11 by 19 by 2 5/16 , litres 26.83. Instead of the standard pin tail or rounded pin , Jason ordered a swallow tail set up . Which allows a little more area in the tail pod , equals more hold and bite at higher speeds and two distinct pivot points with the swallow design .

Designed for good  to really good waves , well when it's pumping ! Kind of like Indonesia this week , get over there !

Mentawais Surf Tax

Our good mate Harry updated the quiver and headed over to the Mentawais in early August . Trying to get in before the all new Mentawai Surf Tax takes effect . Yes SURF TAX, you can read all about this new tax here at Surfline website.  But basically every visiting surfer will pay from $76 US upwards to surf the Mentawais Region , depending on the length of your stay . Hit the link above or go to the Jakarta Post for the original  breaking story .

Staying near playgrounds area at the Mentawai Surf Retreat  ,he managed to score a variety of waves from fun little setups like Pit Stops

Where he rode his USC TP1 model, perfect for those smaller days in tropics.

Then when conditions turned on he headed round the corner to a much intense set up called Bank Vaults . Its a fast , shallow barreling wave with a heavy inside section .

 

Formula Energy surfer Mike Harris Harry

This type of wave Harry jumped on his USC Hi Performance model . Locked and loaded and looking for some travel time !

Special Alienator

Special custom Premium Alienator for Paul to add to the quiver.

Paul rides a 5'10 by 19 1/4 by 2 1/2 , 29 litre Alienator and wanted a step up "transition" surfboard for some "mysto" left in the Northern Philippines.

When the typhoon season hits this secret spot can turn on !

His "step up" Alienator is 6'1 by 19 1/4 by 2 1/2, 30.20 litres.

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