MISFIT SHAPES Softworks 5'6 Dope Machine
M/SF/T ‘SOFT WORKS’ ~ premium, performance “soft” boards. Constructed from hand finished EPS blanks, glassed in EPOXY resin with 2 x layers of 6oz fibreglass on the deck, and 1 x layer of 6oz fibreglass on the bottom. Reinforced with a vertical fiberglass flex column down the centre of the board, then moulded in a high density IXPE foam deck + HDPE slick bottom. Models are fitted with FUTURES fin system, and include a composite 5 fin set with purchase.
Unrivalled, unprecedented, pure fun; the ‘DOPE MACHINE’ was the first of our collaboration series with long time ‘MAD MINDS’ Advocate George Henderson. Fundamentally, it is a combination of a classic high wide point fun-board, almost reminiscent of a 70’s single fin spawned with a modern proggy fish or hybrid.
The signature diamond tail gives the board a shorter rail line, so the water breaks earlier which creates an early pivot point for a wildly responsive, tighter turning board that also allows for positioning in more critical parts of a wave. The rail volume is reduced slightly, rocker increased and bottom concave charged up for damn a lively ride. True to name, the “DOPE MACHINE” is one TUFF customer. It’s a little known fact that before the invention of transparent, high-impact polycarbonate, the L.A.P.D used DOPE MACHINE’s as riot shields.