Chilli BV2 ‘Black Vulture 2’ Twin Tech Surfboard
The BV2 is made for summer. This is a new model developed from the popular Black Vulture. The BV2 sits in the Summer board category and is designed with more speed, more performance than the original. With smaller, weaker waves in mind when designing this board, we’ve blended features from the original Black Vulture to create a speed generating board with a generous sweet spot. Lets break it down:
OUTLINE: The outline has a full nose for paddle power and speed in flat/fat surf. The middle section is curvey (nice rail line to turn from) with the wide point slightly more forward than a regular board. Through the tail, we removed the semi flyer from the original Black Vulture and in doing so, added a straighter rail line into the swallow that gives this board hold and control through turns.
ROCKER: The board has a flat-medium entry and a flat-medium tail exit. It has slightly less rocker in the tail than the original Black Vulture which has given the BV2 a speed generating bottom.
CONTOURS: Bottom contour is single concave from the nose down to the bottom 1/3 of the board. It then goes into a very slight double concave that runs out through the tail behind the fins. A balanced and forgiving bottom.
PERFORMANCE: Through the R & D of this model, the Black Vulture already had great attributes. Performance matched with a friendly forgiving outline. The BV2 is no- ticeably faster. To handle that speed we removed the semi flyer which gives that tail the hold and drive that is necessary. When testing with the team it was popular when surfed with a Twin + stabiliser setup. The tail having a straighter outline into a swallow complements the 2 + 1 fin template giving it unmatched control and release when needed. A regular thruster fin setup also works great giv- ing you more hold through turns and allowing you to get vertical in the pocket.
About this board:
Construction: Epoxy (Twin Tech)
Glassing: Standard (4+4 deck, 4 bottom)
Fin Boxes: FCS2 x 3 (Choose option above – Fins not included)
Tail shape: Swallow Tail
Dimensions/Litres: See size graph above
About Twin Tech Construction:
Twin Tech is Chilli’s latest construction consisting of a stringer-less 36 gram EPS core and Chilli’s own designed ‘Twin Carbon’ fibre tape. Bottom: Single layer of 4oz fibreglass (featuring Chilli’s signature line by Colan Australia), Twin Carbon tape plus individual FCS II plug patches. Deck: 1 x layer of 4oz fiberglass, 1 x layer of 220 gram biaxial cloth, Twin Carbon tape plus a V-Tail patch.Twin Tech offers a performance orientated flex pattern that’s designed to simulate a traditional stringer surfboard but with an Epoxy/EPS ‘new board feeling’ every surf. Most of the strength comes from the ‘Twin Carbon’ strategically running up the centre of the deck and bottom. This creates a strong flex pattern that accentuates speed and produces that ‘pop and liveliness’ but with an underlying feeling of predictability. Tried and tested with Chilli’s team of all ages and sizes, this construction feels lightweight, balanced and perfect to ride.
About Chilli Surfboards:
The founding owner of Chilli Surfboards, Jamie Cheal, did his first top turn on a surfboard at the Gold Coast’s Greenmount aged 13, and he’s been surfing most days since.
In his late teens, Cheal moved to Sydney and started working at a surfboard factory, sanding and sweeping for next to nothing. In 1995, aged 22, Cheal shaped his first board. When he eventually took his creation to water he was more than a little surprised; It actually worked! “It was a total fluke,” he laughs. “I shaped about 20 more after that first one and they all went like wet towels.” Cheal knew it wouldn’t be a walk in the park, but with that first gem in mind, he persevered with shaping and not long afterwards, it started to pay off. Two years later, Chilli Surfboards was born in a small factory in Brookvale.
In the years that followed, demand for Cheal’s boards grew and each week he produced more. Soon, demand was high and some of Australia’s best surfers were riding Chilli Surfboards to victory. It wasn’t long before World Tour surfers started asking Cheal for boards, too. In 2004, the dearly missed Andy Irons rode Chilli Surfboards in his successful campaign to claim a third world title.
Cheal loves seeing the best surfers in the world ride his boards but would take just as much pride in seeing one under your feet. That’s why he’s worked hard to create a model range that has something for everyone. Check them out on this site and find your next dream board.
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