The Surfbent Windsurf Board Nose Protector

The Surfbent is a new accessory for windsurfing, deflecting your rig away from the nose. In an uncontrolled fall, the rig will hit the protector first. In this contact, the resulting energy is degraded by deformation of the Surfbent, which is made with an elastomer material. This will better protect the entire board.

 

READ OUR DETAILED REVIEW OF THE SURBENT HERE

 

The Surfbent windsurf nose protector is also ideal for windfoil beginners as the most common mistake when learning how to windfoil is to “over-foil”: The foil gets too high and breaks the water’s surface, following an immediate loss of control as the nose of the board dives into the water. It often results in a catapult with physical consequences, breaking the nose of your board.

 

The Surfbent looks like a piece of plastic, but is actually made of an “elastomer” material, which is a polymer with viscoelasticity. Such materials can be deformed when a load is applied, and then comes back to its original form. So, when you fall forward, the rig hits the Surfbent protector first, and the resulting energy is dissipated by the deformation of the Surfbent. Your nose is safe, and the contact and shock between the mast and the Surfbent is absorbed by the material, preserving your mast and mast track from breaking as well.

An optimized, geometric design and computer simulation of the design structure saved material, reduced weight and at the same time achieved the required strength and function.

 

Here is a small video showing how the Surfbent stops the mast from crashing your board

 

FEATURES:

- The round and low shape takes very little place on the deck, and doesn’t hamper manoeuvers, when either tacking or freestyling.

- Its weight (250 g) is not an issue either as it’s very light and placed at the center of gravity of the board (under the mast).

- At the mast foot, the friction disc is replaced by the protector and mounted as usual, and the complete trim area of the mast rail can be used.

- The water start is facilitated by the shape of the protector and the resulting lift-up effect (lifting the sail towards the start position). The handling in the water is hardly affected by the slim shape.

- The Surfbent has a neat and slim design, and comes in different colours to match your own equipment, which makes it discrete on your board.

- All common mast base up to 110mm diameter can be mounted on the protector.

(Maximum mast foot width is 110mm. 80% of the mast foot are within this limit, but some are slightly larger and will not fit: Neilpryde MXT, UXT and Chinook for example. Make sure your mastfoot is smaller than 11 cm wide before ordering!)

 

Other important info:

- The Surfbent do not fit boards with a concave / recessed deck, like old Starboard formula boards for example.

- Note from the producer: The Surfbent is a good safety gear, but not a guarantee that you will not damage your board. In case of a very hard fall, there is still a possibility that the mast hits the nose of the board. But at least the shock will be obviously smaller than without the Surfbent.

It is also recommended to use a tendon mast foot (which is somehow stiffer than a boge mast foot) and replace the tendon once a year to keep maximum stiffness.

 

 

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SURFBENT - WINDSURF BOARD PROTECTOR

€59.00Price
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  • Ask your friends to join your order!

    We offer free shipping when you order 3 Surfbents !

  • PROS:

    • Easy to set-up

    • Good shock absorption

    • Limited influence on the riding

    • Nice design and multiple colors to choose from

     

    CONS:

    • Maximum mast foot width is 110mm. Make sure your mastfoot fits.
    • The Surfbent do not fit boards with a concave / recessed deck, like old Starboard formula boards for example.

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