Stab Magazine | A Softboard VS Cape Solander

A Softboard VS Cape Solander

You’ve never seen a flaccid craft hold rail like this! Kipp Caddy taking softies to a whole ‘nother level. 

cinema // Aug 10, 2018
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Remember when softboards were purpose built for the German backpacker? Those days are long behind us now, as you know. 

The evolution of the softboard is bewildering. Earlier this year it was full-rotes into the flats and now they’re taking on most of the heaviest, shallow and unpredictable waves on Australia’s East Coast.

Meet Modom’s Deadly Mondo. 

A softboard which evidently doesn’t fit the typical flaccid craft criteria. 

It’s got a double concave, Futures fin box (5 of ’em) so you can ditch the stock plastic rudders, and has Modom deck grip lining its entirety so there’s never any need to wax the thing. 

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No need to wax it, we swear! The ‘Croc-top’ is a genius invention. Zero mess in the car.



Shinya, our creative brain, stole the office Deadly Mondo and refuses to give it back. 

“I’m not very smart so I always forget wax,” Shin may or may not have told me, “I also forget my leash a lot too, so it’s a lot safer when this foamy propels onto the shore instead of a fibreglass missile.”

Mikey, our number one key-tapper, recently added a Deadly Mondo to his quiver too and swears by it when he’s not feeling a fibreglass. And if you don’t believe me, just wait until his video review lands on Stab in a few weeks time.

In the mean time though, you’ll just have to take Kipp Caddy’s Solander efforts as proof of how performance capable this soft-top is.

If you’re keen, you can pick one up in a 5’2″, 5’5″ or a 5’8″ over at the Modom store. And if you purchase one and aren’t backing it, then ship it to our Bondi office and I’ll gladly take it off you hands! 

The Deadly Mondo is available in select retailers and online in Australia, and currently online only in the USA.

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For when you’re psyched to surf, but not quite fully aroused.




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