For many wave warriors, surfing waves is nirvana. Head high or knee high. Strapped or strapless. It doesn’t really matter as long as they are on one. Nice, clean, steep or mellow, tight or spaced, tubed or tubeless, reef or wind generated waves. But not all waves are created equal. Some are messy, chaotic, and hard to handle. For this reason, Core created the allrounder Ripper 2. A classic, glassed shortboard that will perform in all conditions. A board that leverages a decade’s worth of R&D from CORE’s sister company, Carved.de, a leader in custom board building.
The Ripper 2 is not your average vacuum bagged, EPS (styrofoam) surfboard made in the same factory as every other board. Core deliberately rejected sandwich construction methods for more durable PU, carbon fiber and glass.
CORE goes back to the future with the Ripper 2!
THE CLASSIC WAVEBOARD
Classic all-round shape to handle just about anything mother nature throws at you. For pure strapped or strapless wave mastery. With the right amount of width and concave to smooth out “in between” wave chop. And a good amount of rocker to make it super fun off the lip and deep in the wave. Go back to the future with the carbon fiber and glass Ripper 2 and find your inner wave ninja. Now, for the cool stuff added to this beauty:
Multi-layered, specialized fiberglass and hi-tech resin form the top coat. Trust glass for precisely tuned rails and the original surf feel.
The board’s distinctive rocker and classic shortboard design works equally well in chaotic wind driven waves or butter smooth reef waves. Its’ medium width smoothes out the chop and cuts through rough shore break. The moderate tail rocker and slightly increased volume in both the nose and tail give the Ripper 2 its speed which it holds through the lulls. The rails are soft in the middle and sharp at the tail for hard cutbacks, slashy turns, and big whoo hoos.
A laminated wood stringer is inlaid along the length of the board to longitudinally manage flex and give the Ripper 2 its signature feel. A second visible wood stringer is inlaid horizontally also along the length of the board to accept strap inserts. The stringer is molded into the fiberglass, carbon fiber and resin to form the tough top.
You can see the black carbon fiber reinforced kick plate area which is designed to take a beating that only kitesurfing can give. Go ahead and shred those waves, this board is designed to hold up.
ACTIVE FOAM CORE
Closed cell PU or polyurethane foam is the only choice for custom board builders. Its surf properties and water resistance are far superior to EPS or Expandable Polystyrene, the foam used in most sandwich boards. Unlike EPS, PU will not absorb water, has superior dynamic flex and can be finely shaped. And together with double wood stringers our Active Foam Core makes a flexible yet durable platform for butter smooth turns.