Having already owned an original plastic POD board for nearly fifteen years, (still going strong) and then recently purchasing the Woo as I wanted something a bit shorter, I then saw the gorgeous little Ego, so purchased it for my girlfriend, after a few goes and a newcomer to handboarding, Rachel absolutely loves it, easy to paddle with due to its smaller size, but gets up on the plane with ease, just a great user friendly board and a usable work of art, its stunning. Great work Shane and great customer service. Keep up the good work Jason Timberlake
EGO 225mm 9inch Wood POD Handboards - Bodysurfing Handplanes
The Little EGO 225mm 9inch Cedar Walnut POD® Handboards 100% Custom Built for Bodysurfing
There’s nothing quite like our beautifully crafted POD handboards shapes, our 225mm/9inch solid Cedar and Walnut Hand Body Soul® bodysurfing handplanes are crafted like no other.
Little EGO POD Handboard perfectly fits in the palm of your hand and in some cases just past your figure tips.
EGO was not only intended for single use, but also purposely designed to bodysurf with one on either hand, increasing your lifting force, balance and double your swimming stroke, the little Ego is sure to boost any bodysurfer’s self-confidence.
The new POD handboard range, we now offer all three-size body surfing hand boards in two wood species joined together walnut centre and cedar sides.
Also, for the very first time, Shane has designed ergonomic palm hold and support on the handboard deck surface, between the new purposely custom-built 50mm/2inch hand strap retainer inserts to suit 50mm/2inch webbing strap.
Not like other bodysurfing handplanes use of a small 25mm/1inch surfboard plug and a thin handboard strap causing discomfort over the hand.
The palm support relieves the arm muscles from stress, typically from handplanes with flat decks and most of all holds your hand in place, prevents your hand from slipping out from under the double padded neoprene strap.
Now you have three POD body surfing handplanes to choose from
- "EGO" = Length 225mm/9inch x Width 200mm/7.87inches x D 41mm/1.61inches
- "WOO" = Length 300mm/12inch x Width 210mm/8.25inches x D 43mm/1.69inches
- "FLO" = Length 375mm/15inch x Width 218mm/8.25inches x D 45mm/1.77inches
With two new wood species cedar and walnut, three bodysurfing POD handboard sizes are a "body surfing game-changer" CAD computer-aided design, precision CNC machining, laser engravings, hand-finished and hand-assembled.
The natural wood grain variations, Cedar and Walnut contrasting colours, Sic Cut® shape and timber density make each handboard one-of-a-kind.
Without any doubt, the new Sustainable EGO Cedar and Walnut Neutral Buoyant POD handboard ensures improved performance in any surf condition, from casuals to the elite dedicated bodysurfer looking for a brag-worthy unique product with outstanding performance, whilst offering natural swimming and paddling freedom, improved bodysurfing performance wave after wave, we highly recommend any of the POD Solid Wooden Handboards.
EGO Body Surfing Handboard Features
- Volume = 485cm^3 or 485millilitres/0.1281 US Liquid gallon
- Lifting Force = up to 70kg/154.324lb
- Size = L 225mm/9inch x W 200mm/7.87inches x D 41mm/1.61inches
- Weight = 250 to 280grams or 0.551156 to 0.617294pounds (this will vary due to grain density)
- Deck = Convex with Palm Hold and Support
- Bottom = Deep 16mm Concave with Keel Fin
- The hand is strapped into the natural swimming position, directly above the board’s pivot point and keel fin
- 50mm/2inch Custom POD Designed Hand Strap Retainer (not a 25mm/1inch surfboard plug)
- 65mm/2.5inches Double Padded Neoprene (not 35mm/1.3inches strap)
- 50mm/2inch Adjustable Webbing Hand Strap
- Adjustable Wrist Leash, left-handed users can change the wrist cord to the left side
- Laser Engravings
- Satin Finish
*Note: We highly recommend adjusting the hand strap snug once over your hand. With further use just slide your hand in between the strap and the deck palm support. This will ensure the Velcro remains attached and lasts for many years.
Protective Handboard Case and Hemp Drawstring Cover
Protect your bodysurfing POD handboard investment with a new environmentally friendly reusable packaging foam that can be repeatedly recycled, the environmental protection industry describes it as a never-recession material with so many advantages, including good impact resistance, moisture-proof and waterproof.
Therefore, with the proper care, your premium wood handboard will last years of quality bodysurfing, that you can then pass down from generation to generation.
Hemp Cover and Protective Case Features
- Environmentally Friendly Heavy Weight 320gsm Hemp Cover
- Impact Resistance Protective Case
- Reusable Packaging
All Timber POD handboards decks are Convex with Palm Support = Comfort in the palm of your hand
The bottom surface is Concave with a Keel Fin = Optimum Lift, Speed, and Control in the surf
The concave bottom and keel fin surface area are explicitly engineered for Rapid Lift versus Force in association with the mixture of air and water provides instant Lifting Force, Speed and Control; this will assist in your body surfing and handboarding wave-holding skills without your board sliding sideways.
- What is the correct size bodysurfing handboard that will best suit the individual? Available on the following link, www.podware.com.au/blog/how-to-choose-a-bodysurfing-handboard.
- POD Handboard Tips are available on the following link, www.podware.com.au/handboard-tips.
I haven't used one of these, just had a play at the Pod warehouse. They are cute as and beautiful, kind of reminded me of looking at the wooden souvenirs at the markets down in Tazi - looks so good it'd almost be a shame to use...