The Creative Army Jive SLX (Epoxy) is derived from the original performance based Jive model. It’s still a sleek-lined trimming machine, and by all accounts should be considered a responsive longboard. With the updated additions we’ve taken many of the original Jive features and added a tad more volume for broader usability.
OUTLINE: The sleek outline has a slightly pulled in tail for better drive and acceleration from the taken off, and tighter arching turns on the face. The slightly straighter outline forward of centre increases the width up front to create that speed and long nose riding capabilities.
ROCKER: With an emphasis on being an “All Rounder”, the Creative Army Jive SLX has a medium rocker with a flat panel through the mid section. This makes the board paddle with ease and flow through those dead sections with minimal effort. A slight lift in the nose makes late take-offs easier and also helps with extended nose riding. The slight increase in tail curve gives opportunity for tighter arcs when jamming harder off your back foot.
CONTOURS: Subtle yet effective, the slight concave in the nose creates lift while hanging those toes over. Its flatter midsection creates speed and trim stability, and the subtle rolled vee through the back half makes for silky smooth rail-to-rail transitions.
PERFORMANCE: An ‘All-Rounder’ that’s very user friendly and accomodating to a range of demographics. The Jive+ paddles amazing, trims with a bunch of speed, and will turn whenever and wherever you want it to go. With its improvements in the front half, we’ve made it really enjoyable to ride up front, yet still super responsive when banking a nice turn. From flat to double overhead, this is one of the funnest longboards your ever ride. Enjoy!
The Creative Army Jive SLX comes with a 2 + 1 fin setup with custom CA single fin template. Simply add side bites to enhance control and manoeuvrability.
NOTE: Rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level
|LENGTH||WIDTH||THICK||VOLUME||FINS||APPROX WEIGHT RANGE|
|9’1||22 7/8||3||67||8″ CA Custom Fin (supplied) w/ FCSII Performer sides (rcmd)||90kg|
|9’6||23 3/8||3 1/4||78||8″ CA Custom Fin (supplied) w/ FCSII Performer sides (rcmd)||90kg +|
|Construction||SLX Epoxy SLX construction produces a controlled flex pattern by combining the versatility of epoxy materials with the added advantage of reduced weight. All SLX boards have an EPS core with a high-grade timber stringer, which is laminated by hand using epoxy resign, biaxial fiberglass and a specialized construction process. Featuring a high strength-to-weigh ratio, and designs CNC milled directly from the shapers files. SLX boards feel light, responsive and are very sensitive under your feet. These boards are extremely versatile, easy to ride, and can be used in wide variety of conditions.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard construction page.
|Board Contours||Single Flat|
|Surfer Skill Level||Beginner – Advanced|
About Creative Army:
Born and bred on the Points of Noosa Heads, Australia, Josh Constable has been surfing all his life and competing for the past 20 years. To date he has a World Title, 6 Australian Titles and some 51 career titles under his belt.
Having worked along side some of the best shapers in the industry, Josh’s Brand, Creative Army, is a kaleidoscope of all his experiences, waves and relationships – a voice for his story through Creative Army’s designs, lines and shapes.
Creative Army reflects Josh’s belief in keeping it pure and to the highest standard. All boards are inspired by traditional templates, but made with the modern surfer in mind. With a contemporary fashion palette, they are made to make the beginner surf better and the most advance push themselves to their limit.