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Performance Boardshorts – What You Need To Know

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 16 March, 2010 : - - Huntington Beach, California -- We have done some extensive research to bring you this 5 part series on Performance Boardshorts. It seems like long ago when O’Neill introduced a breakthrough for the surf industry: the Superfreaks. 

The Oneill Superfreaks were comfortable, lightweight, stretchy, and most importantly incredible to surf in.  Superfreaks quickly became the best selling boardshorts on the market and went on to win the 2004 SIMA Image Award for Product Innovation of the Year.

Flash to the present (6 years later) and the Surf Industry and Boardshorts have completely changed. Core Surf Companies like Billabong, Hurley, Quiksilver, & Volcom make a plethora of Performance Boardshorts. O’Neill still sells Superfreaks as well as many other Freaks like the Jordy Freak, the Lopez Freak, the HyperFreak, and the Hyperfreak 2.0.  

SIMA now has an award designated just for Boardshorts. It’s safe to say boardshorts have completely changed for the better, and If you surf, Performance Boardshorts are a must have.

Over the next couple of days we will be covering the ins and outs of Performance Boardshorts for 2010. We will try and breakdown all the adjectives and technologies into a simple guide to help you find the perfect boardies to fit your surfing needs. Below is a brief outline of the performance boardshorts and features we will be covering. Stay tuned!!!

 


 

Billabong

BILLABONG PX1 BOARDSHORTS

Retail Price: $99.50
Features:
- 21″ Zero Gravity Stretch
- Plaitnum X Quad Stretch
- PX Infinite Seam Technology
- H2 Repel
- 80% nylon / 20% spandex

BILLABONG PX DOMINATOR BOARDSHORTS

Retail Price: $89.50
Features:
- 21″ Zero Gravity Stretch
- Platinum X Quad Stretch
- Premium Japanese 4-way stretch fabric
- 79% PET polyester / 21% lycra

Hurley

Hurley Puerto Rico Phantom 60 Boardshorts

Retail Price: $59.00
Features:
- exclusive p60 Phantom fabric
- signature Puerto Rico gradiant plaid print and foil branding
- icon waistband embroidery
- patented ez fly closure
- one piece gusset
- icon pocket drainhole

Hurley P140 Nike Flywire Boardshorts

Retail Price: $199.99
Features:
- Ultra Lightweight
- 140% stretch
- EZ Fly velcro-less closure
- NO inseam
- Water Repellent

 


 

O’Neill

O’Neill Hyperfreak 2.0 Boardshorts

Retail Price: $84.50
Features:
- Hyperfreak stretch
- Welded hyerprene panels
- Superfly 2.0 closure
- Welt zip pocket
- Screened, embroidered and appliqued logos

O’Neill Hyperfreak Boardshorts

Retail Price: $69.50
Features:
- Ultra stretchy hyperstretch fabric
- curved seam fit
- No-inseam
- Lycra lined superfly
- Locking drawcord

 


 

Quiksilver

Quiksilver Cypher Massive Boardshorts

Retail Price: $85.00
Features:
- 100% polyester Diamond Dobby Deluxe(tm)
- Double tie with patented Neoprene fly utilizing Quiksilver wetsuit technology
- 4-Way Stretch Panels
- Double-Up Closure
- Lycra Hem

Quiksilver Cypher Reflex Boardshorts

Retail Price: $65.00
Features:
- 100% polyester Diamond Dobby Deluxe(tm)
- 4-Way Stretch Panels
- Welded Inseam
- Double-Up Closure
- Lycra Hem

Volcom

Volcom 3D Mod Boardshorts

Retail Price: $58.00
Features:
- New Grid Dry
- 2-way stretch nylon
- locking zip fly
- 92% nylon, 8% spandex 2-way stretch

www.oneil.com
www.hurley.com
www.volcom.com
http://hsssurf.com
www.billabong.com
www.quiksilver.com

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