We have a size run of the JS Industries Monsta Box HyFi on our racks at Zak Surfboards!!! Topped up last week, the JS Monsta Box has been one of our best selling shortboards in store since its release. Initially conceived to combine the best features of two of JS’s best selling models into one board (The Monsta & The Blak Box II) The end result was a new model that worked for a broader range of surfers and in a much wider range of conditions.
This Monsta Box model has less rocker than the Monsta but a touch more curve than the Blak Box II. The outline is more generous than the Monsta, but not as broad as the Black Box II. The tail block also sits somewhere in between these two models with a nice hip drawing back into a rounded square tail. A sweet single to double concave will give you plenty of lift to help you get up and running in quickly.
Advanced surfers will find this board a great choice for smaller, weaker, flat faced waves. The extra paddle power and speed you will get from this model compared to most performance shortboards will keep a smile on your face in more marginal conditions. A board that works well in the mush but can be surfed in decent waves as well – if needed.
Less skilled (or less regular) surfers will probably find this board a great choice as an all rounder. One of those designs that does an excellent job of combining forgiving and performance elements.
The relatively new HYFI construction technology has been developed by JS Industries over the past 2-3 years. Through a rigorous RND process, JS have come up with a patent pending Hybrid Fiber Diamond EPS construction (or HYFI for short). It is a multi-layer construction that apparently feels completely unique underfoot – like nothing else out there. The glassing process that they use essentially creates an exoskeleton that makes this surfboard construction lighter and significantly stronger than ever before, while creating the perfect flex to maximize performance…