Premium Bodysurfing Tools - Wood Handboard PF1s Socks Savers
Bodysurfing Tools - Hand Body Soul POD Handboard, POD Fins PF1- Swim Fins, Neoprene Fin Socks, Fin Savers and Heel Protectors
To celebrate over 25years of handboard manufacturing, Shane Vassallo has now designed the new Hand Body Soul® Max 5 plywood hand board range. Also, fabricated a new 316 stainless steel webbing hand-strap bridge.
Now you can ride a POD handboard either way - Versatile bodysurfing experience!
Just like the POD logo ambigram (can be turned 180 degrees still reads the same), now for the very first time in bodysurfing! Shane has also designed this new versatile Hand Body Soul® bodysurfing handboards that can be ridden either way!
Long Handboard Position
Have the nose (longest section of the board) in front of your hand for the extra planing surface for full waves.
Short Handboard Position
You make a choice it is in your hands – The decision is in your Bodysurfing – Naturally
Turn the board (180 degrees) the other way and have the tail (short section) in front of your hand for barrelling waves.
Also, the new ultra-light Max 5 cottonwood hand board shape, "maximises" the board's planing surface area. In conjunction with the concave, provides the optimum lift, speed, and control in the surf.
Remarkably, this hand surfer is the exact length and width with less weight compare to the classic solid plastic model, with the extra advantage maximising the surface area, providing better planing abilities when bodysurfing across the wall of the wave.
So, if you’re looking for the extra lift, speed, and control body surfing across the wall of the Wave? Then our new hand finished Max 5 wooden POD Handboards should be on the top of your list!
The concave bottom is specifically engineered for rapid lift versus force, this will assist in your body surfing and wave-holding skills without your board sliding downwards!
While our Hand Body Soul® wooden range keeps your hand in the natural swimming position. Also, the double padded hand board strap and palm deck grip makes them comfortable to use.
A bodysurfing hand board or hand plane should have neutral buoyancy, they are easier to swim with when cutting into the surface of the water with no extra load to your swimming stroke, also its easier to stroke the board to the middle of your body maintaining excellent balance.
Body-surfing hand-boards that are over buoyant make it difficult to cut into the surface of the water whilst swimming, it also adds extra load to your hand, wrist and arm, furthermore twisting your body to one side when swimming.
Hand Body Soul® Bodysurfing Handboard Features
- Precise CNC machining and hand finished
- Laser cut registered trademarks
- 5 ply cottonwood laminate construction is lightweight, flexible, durable and neutral buoyancy
- Hand is strapped in the natural swimming position, directly above the board’s pivot point
- Extra comfort 65mm wide double-padded neoprene hand strap, includes under palm deck grip and wrist leash
- Wrist cord can be changed for left-handed users
- Concave bottom ensures rapid elevation "lift force" and increased wave-holding capability
*Note: We highly recommends adjusting your hand strap once over your hand. So with further use just slide your hand in between the strap and the deck grip. As a result, this will ensure the Velcro remains attached and lasts for many years.
POD Handboard Tips are available at the following link, www.podware.com.au/handboard-tips.
Body surfing hand boards; also known as hand planes or hand surfers.
POD Fins PF1
The streamlined, high-tech design of our POD Fins 1 – PF1s makes them ideal for entry level bodysurfing and bodyboarding. They are also excellent for ocean swimming or for use as training swim fins.
Our patented laminating technique is used to combine layers of rubber that results in a strong construction that is second to none.
Other special features include an extra comfortable rubber lining, unique splay rails® for speed, thrust and control as well as water draining and sand release features.
The POD Fins 1 – PF1s are thoughtfully designed to meet your highest expectations!
POD Fins PF1 Features
- Manufactured with Malaysian highest quality natural buoyant rubber compounds
- POD patented lamination technique for super strong construction
- Soft rubber lined extended foot pocket is extremely comfortable
- Unique Splay Rails® combined with symmetric blade provide excellent balance, thrust, speed and control
- Drainage design ensures quick water and sand release from the foot pocket
POD Fins PF1 Sizes
- Small: 6-7 = Length 23cm and Width 8.5cm
- Small/Medium: 7-8 = Length 24cm and Width 9cm
- Medium: 8-9 = Length 25cm and Width 9.5cm
- Medium/Large: 9-10 = Length 26cm and Width 10cm
- Large: 10-11 = Length 27cm and Width 10.5cm
- Extra Large: 11-12 = Length 27cm and Width 11cm
*Note: Please use the foot size chart below for all models of POD fins. If you have any doubts whatsoever, please visit your local stockist.
If the length of your foot is slightly longer but matches the same width in the foot size chart, there is still plenty of toe room because the foot pocket itself has been extended for versatile fittings and to ensure a comfortable fit.
POD Fins are not engineered for fittings below the mentioned sizes (more than one foot sizes), this will alter the intended foot size to blade length ratio versus body weight.
This will compromise the swim fin structural strength, due to overweight or overstretching, is not covered under warranty.
Furthermore, POD swim fins are made from quality natural rubber intended for bodyboarding, bodysurfing, kneeboarding, swimming and other related water sports activities.
They are not intended for walking or running (they are not joggers nor shoes).
Bending the blade beyond 35° in any direction from walking, running and/or excess load on the blade or sole will cause the sole or blade to tear/crack voids warranty.
POD Fins Size Chart is now located in to the left hand side in product images
POD Neoprene Fin Socks
We set out to improve on traditional fin/flipper socks and are extremely proud of the results! POD Fin Sock’s registered design innovation includes a stitch-free interior that allows the sock to hug or contour to the arch of your foot (as shown in image 4). Put them on and you will immediately feel the difference whether you are bodysurfing, bodyboarding or swimming with or without swim fins/flippers. Our fin socks help to provide a snug fit when worn with rubber flippers and will keep the rubber from irritating your feet or ankles. With POD Fin Socks you get it all: a customised fit, smart design and durable product you’ll feel great in!
Fin Sock Features
- Lycra binding.
- Stitch-free interior.
- Left and Right fitting.
- Quality 3mm neoprene.
- Strong flat lock stitching.
- Black/Lime lining & white stitching.
- Small = 6-7
- Medium = 8-9
- Large = 9-10
- Extra Large = 10-12
Fin Savers and Heel Protectors
Introducing our top-of-the-line POD Swim Fins Savers and Heel Protectors, unlike any other product on the market.
Our unique design has "ONE" webbing strap connection between the padded ankle strap and the padded rubber swim fin strap, intentionally constructed to reduce any cumbersome drag when swimming, with no plastic parts in your way.
Quick and easy fitting, once you have wrapped the padded neoprene around the fin straps they are there to last the distance, offering peace of mind your swim fin/flipper investment is not going to be lost in the surf.
Fin and Heel Savers registered design provides you with all the comfort around your ankle preventing the rubber fin strap chafing your ankles or heels.
Fin Savers and Heel Protectors Features
- Unique "ONE" strap connection.
- Padded fin strap will retro fit most brand swim fins.
- Quick and easy fitting.
- Peace of mind in the surf.