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Here Are The World’s Most Sought After Performance Boards

 An ace up your sleeve: introducing Mayhem’s Pro-Formance series

hardware // Sep 6, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

For professional surfers, Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos’ handshapes are amongst the most sought after in the world. While Mayhem has kept his fair market share of the weekend warrior crowd, his heart will forever be in the boards put under the feet of riders like Taj Burrow, Kolohe Andino, Yago Dora, Tyler Wright and Carissa Moore. Not to mention the most exciting surfers out of a jersey—Mason Ho, Ian Crane and Luke Davis.


Inside the ‘Mayhem’ factory

Whilst retro-”inspired” dogs and user-friendly models crowd the racks, Mayhem is doubling down on pure performance. His private, top-shelf offerings are now publicly available: The Pro-Formance Collection is your opportunity to own competition foam.

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‘Mayhem’ laying cloth over a Pro-Formance Driver

For the Pro-formance series, Mayhem tossed the cartoon’s for a sleeker look, switched out model logo’s and arranged specific placements, added linear-fade, fused carbon tail patches engineered for impact resistance, precisely where maximum pressure and compression occurs. Simplified, Formula-1 inspired boards. An ace up your sleeve.


Simplified, Formula-1 inspired boards

Mayhem shaped this series from exact size, weight, and dimensions current tour riders are donning. Kolohe Andino’s Sub-Driver, Mason Ho’s Pocket Rocket, or the Driver Mick Fanning used at Trestles 2011. These contest sticks are topped with an S-Glass cloth on deck, and standard weight blanks have been integrated with triple-ply, dyed-black, bass wood stringers. Boards scale between 19 and 39 litres, no cardio required. For competitive-grade foam, head here.


Mayhem tossed the cartoon’s for a sleeker look


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