The new NMD and VS bodyboards 2015 ISS stringer system is here! The interchangeable stringer system or ISS is exclusive to NMD & VS bodyboards. There are four different flex calibrated stringers available, each one varying in stiffness. For the UK and northern Europe boards will be supplied with the base mid flex stringer. The idea of this new feature is the ability to change the flex of your board before your session. Conditions change day to day and session to session so thie ISS system allows you to tweak the board for the conditions. If its a bit more choppy put the softer stringer in, if its super clean or high summer just stick a slightly stiffer stringer in and off you go. ISS stringers available are as follows: Soft Flex - 20% FS / 80% Directional fibreglass Mid Flex - 20% Carbon / 80% Fibreglass spiral Stiff Flex - 60% Carbon / 40% Fibreglass spral Carbon Fibre - 100% 3K Carbon fibre The stringers fit into a snug fitting watertight tube and are held into place using a special key that screws into the end of the stringer creating a watertight seal [gallery link="file" columns="4" ids="4028,4029,4030,4031,4032,4033,4034,4035,4036,4037,4038,4039,4040,4041,4042,4043,4044"] NMD's Nick Mesritz tells us about the new ISS stringer system. The ISS® - Interchangeable Stringer System™ revolutionises bodyboarding by giving the rider the freedom to fine tune the flex of their board to better suit the wave and water conditions. Using patented 'load and lock' technology, ISS® stringers are inserted and removed with the turn of a key. The ISS® range of stringers utilise the latest in composite construction and manufacturing technology to create a quiver of shafts that covers virtually the full spectrum of a riders flex requirement. ISS® StiffFlex™ Carbon Fibre100% aerospace grade 3K Carbon Fibre weave featuring DRC™ - Dynamic Recoil Calibrated Technology. DRC™ Technology positions the weave patterns to optimise the performance characteristics of the Carbon Fibre, creating a lightweight stringer with superior impact strength. Perfect for an Indo adventure or riders that like a stiffer board for drawing classic lines. ISS® StiffFlex+™The stiffest stringer in the ISS® range is constructed from a DRC™ composite consisting of 60% Carbon interwoven with 40% Fibreglass to create an innovative stringer flex profile for outstanding torsional shaft stiffness. The 'go to' stringer for the tropics and riders who like to surf on rail. ISS® MidFlex™DRC™ inspired construction combines 20% Carbon with 80% Fibreglass spiral weave to deliver a stringer with exceptional feel and a smooth flex action. The workhorse of the ISS® range, the MidFlex™ stringer is designed to perform in mild water temps and is an essential component of any serious ISS® quiver. ISS® SoftFlex™The ISS® SoftFlex™ stringer incorporates a DRC™ lay-up of 20% Fibreglass spiral weave integrated with 80% unidirectional Fibreglass strands to deliver a stringer with high directional strength combined with a soft flex action. Designed for cold climates and riders who like a more flexible board for deep scoops. The boards will come in two different core configurations. The standard stiffer 1.9lb PCF Kinetic PP core or the slimmer ProRide core with parabolic base. The ProRide is a thinner board for those who love lots of speed and a bit more flex more suited to cooler water temperatures. The boards will be available early 2015, pre order yours here now!
- November 09, 2014