BRT, Bennett Racing Technology, has three 10’6 Racing Mal options –the BRT Robustlite Mal in three sizes.
The Robustlite Racing Mals have the superior strength of the robustlite construction at an extremely affordable price for a brand new board. They come in three sizes – S (recommended for up to 65kg), M (suits up to 75kg) and L (suits up to 85-90kg). They come in five colours – red with yellow tips, green with yellow tips, blue with red tips, white with orange tips and orange with green tips.
These are excellent boards and perfect for Clubs, as Club boards, and Members alike as the added strength reduces the damage and therefore ongoing costs of constant repairs. They perform extremely well off the beach, through the break and coming back to shore and are also really good boards for catching and riding waves.
RRP only $1195* for a brand new high quality Racing Mal (ex Sydney)
More information on the Robustlite Construction
The Robustlite range of boards are made using a construction method previously developed for the Aerospace industry. This hi tech construction consisting of a complex blend of exotic materials, uses technology and manufacturing systems not widely accessible within Australia which gives the owner / user a much stronger, lighter product, giving improved performance to their happy owners.
Our goal for many years now has been to create a more durable, superior performing race board and we believe by introducing this new type of construction into our production we have achieved this. There has been a considerable amount of research and development go into the Robustlite range of boards – ten years to be exact. Board paddlers worldwide have been longing for a race board that has increased durability without a sacrifice in performance and this is exactly what this new range of boards deliver.
We at Bennett Surfboards have sat back and watched at least one of our competitors attempt a more primitive form of construction several years ago. Although that product was quite good it was still not perfected. So we waited – now it’s been perfected and we believe it is well and truly a recognized technology ready to launch in co-existence with our company.
Bennett Surfboards can now offer consistent increased performance achieved through perfect shape reproduction. Our “Robustlite” range of boards are born out of a pre tested race winning design, then cloning that same board again. By doing this we can furnish the paddler with a board that is truly going to perform to his / her highest expectations. A better and consistent proven shape, lighter board, more resilient to damage, with less flexing than our previous hand laminated epoxy system.
“Robustlite” construction boards, although possessing superior strength and durability levels not seen before in epoxy race boards are still dingable and breakable if subjected to extreme elements of Mother Nature or a collision with rocks or another board etc.
Our new range has been re-engineered and improved on previous composite technology systems to give the paddler maximum performance with minimum fuss over dents, dings and the oh so common epoxy / polystyrene delamination problem which all race board builders have encountered for many a year. To further eliminate the delamination problem we stay one step ahead of our rivals with our unique and exclusive use of Bennett “vent”.
How is this superior structural durability achieved?
Our shaped E.P.S. blank is actually the lightest shapeable foam on earth. Since the 1960’s it has been highly further developed for high impact resistance. It is highly resilient to bumps and knocks featuring a “memory” so as it is hit, it soaks up the shock springing back to shape. This tends to minimize pressure dents. A combination of the lighter grade blank, combined with a thicker more durable hi-tech sandwich skin – results being a proven winner! “Goodbye stone age technology”
Our Robustlite construction requires highly sophisticated tooling, precision laminating and resin dispersion. The lamination bonds to the blank by means of heat and pressure. Each board is totally cured before it leaves the production facility. At the centre of the sandwich is a 4mm high tech, high-density PVC sheet foam – a very expensive, heat resistant and impact tolerant material. Once fibreglass is bonded to both sides of the sheet foam and totally wrapped around the softer EPS core, we achieve a tough exterior skin over a lightweight core.
This creates the ultimate race board construction, light, strong and ultra rigid – less flex meaning less resistance through the water resulting in a quicker surfcraft.
The foam sandwich construction of the Robustlite range of boards will only flex minimally with substantial effort. As opposed to the standard fibreglass laminate which tends to flex much easily. The improved structural strength of the Robustlite boards can be credited to the high –density foam.
Squeezing your board can easily simulate the flex test. The Bennett Robustlite range of boards will have minimal, if any flex. This is due to the strength of the foam sandwich. Whereas a Standard Epoxy Board will take the full force of a collision at the point of impact.
Advantages of a fin box
A fin laminated onto a board is more likely to encounter damage if the board is dropped or hits the sand when entering the beach. A fin box helps to eliminate this type of accident from occurring. Please see below for a comparison on the two.