From having Tasmania’s Shipsterns as his local break, to extensive missions into the South Australian desert, to spending a year living in his van chasing swells in Western Australia’s South West, Samuel Thomas has made a name for himself as one of Australia’s premier big wave riders, and his new Nomad Pro D12 model has been tested in the harshest of environments.
Logos designed and drawn by Sam Thomas.
Core - 1.2pcf Premium D12 PP
Stringer - 2 x Carbon Fibre Stringer
Rails - 55/45 Chine Double Rails
Channels - Slotted Channels
Slick - DuPont™ Surlyn® SLICK SKIN
Deck - Cellu-Cushion® 8lb PE
Tail - Clipped Crescent Tail
Additional Features - NV Mesh, Two Piece Tail, Nose Grips, Nose and Tail Buffers. Sam Thomas Designed "Web of Lies" Print
Core: D12 (D12 PP is a lightweight durable Polypropylene offering the rider more flex and recoil. Manufactured as a 1.2LB density, the 100% waterproof core is ideal for the rider looking for a high performance bodyboard with additional flex. D12 is also ideal for colder waters)
Deck: Cellu-cushion 8lb PE Deck (8lb Polyethylene is the most superior form of deck skin for any bodyboard offering sufficient strength to ensure a longer lasting board. The strength of the 8lb Polyethylene reduces the chances of deck creases and damage).
Stringer: 2 x Carbon Fibre Stringer (A bodyboard with 2 x Carbon Fibre Stringer utilises two Carbon Fibre rods running parallel to add extra strength and longevity by improving stiffness and recoil while also greatly increasing the ability for projection. The use of Carbon Fibre ensures no additional weight is added to the board.)
Rails: 55/45 Chine Double Rails (A rail design enabling a comfortable grip for holding the rails of the board when riding).
Channels: Yes (2 channels on the bottom of the board located at the tail to ensure stability and control on the face of the wave)
Slick: DuPont Surlyn Slick (A Surlyn Slick is your only choice for slick if you demand the greatest amount of response and durability from your board. This high performance slick is the finest grade Surlyn made only by DuPont. Featuring an elastic-like quality to reduce the chance of creasing and damaging without minimising projection).
Mesh: NV Mesh (Mesh layer added beneath the slick to further strengthen the hull of the bodyboard. NV Mesh reduces the chance of creasing and damaging).
Tail: Clipped Crescent Tail (Provides superior control and hold on the wave face while also allowing for ease of rail to rail transitions and release from carves and spins.)
Additional Features: Nose Grips (Small bulbs on the underside of the nose of the board that enhance grip and control), Nose and Tail Buffers (An additional layer of padding on the nose and tail of the board that enhances longevity and durability), Two Piece Tail (An additional layer of 8lb PE Decking on the tail of the board to offer further support to the tail and visually look appealing).