NSP CSE Pro-9
The all-new CSE Pro-9 is designed by Carl Schaper as a performance longboard, and it is Bonga Perkins’ favorite all-around board. For over 20 years now, former 2-time World Champion Bonga has been riding slight variations of this shape. The most significant improvement is in the Pro-9’s nose riding capability.
NSP CSE Pro-9 Size Chart
|9’1″||22″||2 ³/⁴”||62.9 L||5.29 Kg|
Bottom: Soft roll to mid-V to V to double concave
Rider: Intermediate – pro
Wave Type: All conditions
The Pro-9 is a longboard with as much shortboard crammed into it as possible. Carl Schaper will often point out the back-third of the board, as it fits almost perfectly on his 6’2 step up, with the same thickness, tail dimensions, and rails. The bottom has a soft roll to V in the middle, running into V with a double concave in the tail.
Designed as a single fin or quad fin set-up, the Pro-9 is a low-volume, extremely high-performance longboard, capable of doing it all with tons of maneuvering and solid nose-riding!
NSP CSE Pro-9 fin set-up
The CSE Pro-9 comes in a 4+1 fin configuration enabling you to be creative in your setup as a quad or thruster. NSP positioned the Surf 10 fin box slightly further back, to make it available for a thruster setup. The Pro-9 comes with FTU fin boxes, making it compatible with Futures® Fins (fins not included).
CSE Pro-9 Construction
Built with custom surf epoxy lay-up with a clear UV-stable resin and satin rub finish and combined with a CNC-cut EPS core, laminated with full 6+4oz deck and 6oz bottom, a 4oz patch, a 6mm wood stringer, bottom carbon stringer, and carbon-reinforced tail, giving you a durable longboard with great flex and performance, that feels light and responsive.
“Got that board under my feet finally today. A couple of things… Paddles really well and sits nicely in the water under my 100kg frame. The first wave a paddled for I missed. Was a little further back than I should have been. But the second wave it glided in really nicely. It felt like it rolled from rail to rail really easy and I feel in a Punchy beach break, it would work nicely.”
“The speed out of the bottom turns was very clean and didn’t feel to sluggish driving back down from the top of the wave. On rail through tight turns is really leans over and does not feel like it going to bog down. I didn’t get near the nose on it. The waves were more of a race-down-the-line on to an open face kind of style.“
“Honestly, I’ve grown up with foam and fiberglass boards forever. Friends have sponsors and are using Epoxy boards – (I was) very hesitant when Jonesy removed his Pro-9 from the cover. The board was his personal board. I quizzed him if it was going to float a 115kg bloke. I was reassured it would and go up and beyond.”
“I continued and on my first wave I knew it was a special board. The speed the board allowed me to paddle up and out of the water was amazing. The ability to stall and weave them when I wanted to generate instant speed across the face was like a missile.”
“The ability to stand on the tail of the board and really pivot to a vertical backhand snap in the most critical part of the wave, and ride out of it to the next critical turn – felt like I was riding my 6’1 shortboard. It was awesome.”
“Next was the ability to be able to nose ride the board like a Malibu. Stand so close to the tip of the nose with 5 or 10 toes and be able to walk back with ease was great.”
“In the end, I sold my current foam/fiberglass board to a local shortboarder and purchased the Pro-9 from Jonesy’s hands.”