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The Test Tube is a Deluxe Version of our top-selling Softlite Chop Stick series. It uses the same mould as the Chop Stick (Mini Mal Template), with the additional features of Parabolic Rolled Rails & Mesh slick. 

These extra features help to improve performance and durability of the board, while also making it extremely use-friendly to ride. 

We recommend the 8'0 for beginner riders up to 95kg, but would be suitable for advanced surfers of all sizes.

Dimensions - 8'0" X 22 5/8" X 3 3/8" (80L)

*Thruster Fin Set Included



100% Waterproof Moulded EPS Core

This core provide unhindered strength and enhanced durability while retaining light weigh characteristics.

Softlite Boards are created from exclusively owned moulds. These have been created and refined through a collaboration of renowned surfboard shapers and team riders. 

Using moulded cores allows for a tougher core and ensures all boards are consistently high quality with no imperfections.


This was originally designed to increase performance our shorter boards, but we've found it to make the bigger boards a bit more user friendly to ride also. 

Each board contains 4 crosslink rails. These rails are then hand shaped, allowing softer rails near the nose tapering down to a sharp, harder edged rail at the tail. Similar to regular fibreglass surfboards, it allows if to be forgiving and not catch rails up front, but gives it a bit more bite making it easier to turn off the tail.

Similarly, to a stringer it also provides extra stiffness in the board, and generally helps to increase the durability of the board. 

10lb PE Deck skin

Each Softlite is encapsulated in a 10lb PE Deck skin for extra strength, durability and traction.

Xtra Duralinx Slick

A super High Density PE Slick Bottom for protection, speed and durability.

In the Test tube Models, we have re-enforced & *infused the HD Slick with Mesh

This provides a frame of strength, which not only improves stiffness but also recoil, so making it easier to pump from rail to rail with the right amount of tension.

Bamboo X Epoxy Stringer System

Each Pop Stick Board Contains 2 x Stringers. Each Bamboo Stringer is re-enforced with Fibreglass Taping & Epoxy Resin to provide maximum strength.

Exoskeletal Strength Membrane

The ESM is a unique layer fused between the EPS Core and PE Deckskin. It increases durability and impact absorption, while also providing a high strength lamination between these two materials.

Tail Buffers

We use an extra layer of PE for increased impact absorption in heavy use areas. 

Bones & Shanks Fin System

This fin system allows quick and easy fin installation and removal. It is compatible with other fin types so you can change fins to suit conditions or alter board performance.

It also allows a deck with no visible fin screws.


Dimensions  Size Recomendations
Test Tube 6'0 6'0" X 20 5/8" X 3" (45L) Beginner Riders up to 40kg, Advanced Surfers up to 90kg
Test Tube 7'0 7'0" X 21 7/8" X 3" (57L) Beginner Riders up to 70kg, Advanced Surfers of all sizes
Test Tube 8'0 8'0" X 22 5/8" X 3 3/8" (80L) Beginner Riders up to 95kg, Advanced Surfers of all size


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