The Glider is a new Model for 2022 and features Softlite's new Hybrid Construction.
Like name suggests, Softlite combined the favourable elements from both a Performance Fibreglass Boards & and Entry Level Softboard to create a selection of board that stays true to our core values of Quality, Performance and Safety.
About the Glider
The Glider uses a Mini Mal Template. This shape is super popular as it is ideal for surfers of most levels.
It features some extra width and thickness to bump up the volume and ensure it has plenty of paddle power.
The template is nice and straight, helping to easily generate down-the-line speed, while the rounded nose provides extra stability and ensure the board can plane nice and easily.
It's got a relatively low, continuous rocker. This allows the board to glide at speed, while still allowing turns and helping to prevent nose-dives.
Softlite opted to use a Rounded Square tail to create the perfect mix of looseness, release and hold. They made it a touch wider on this model, providing a bit of extra lift and acceleration from the smallest of waves.
Softlite also did their best to solve the #1 problem of softboards - the rails! The Hybrid Range features an updated version of their Parabolic Rolled Rail Technology. These are then hand shaped, allowing softer rails near the nose tapering down to a sharp, harder edged rail at the tail. Similar to regular fibreglass surfboards, it allows if to be forgiving and not catch rails up front, but gives it a bit more bite making it easier to turn off the tail.
Similarly, to a stringer, these rails also provides extra stiffness in the board, and generally helps to increase the durability of the board.
Board features a Thruster Fin Set up using Futures Fin Boxes.