The Owen Pro is a high-performance board that is basically the board Owen surfs in most WCT competitions. Over the past 3 years, this board has been developed and refined by Owen himself and is the same shape he won the Quicksilver Pro New York event on.
Ultraflx is a really unique construction. Essentially it is an EPS composite epoxy construction that blends the lightweight spring of PU/poly with the durability and longevity of epoxy sandwich. In addition these boards use a higher density foam in the rails to protect the board from dings and give it really lively response in the turns.
Ultraflx actually does have a lot of the same performance attributes as PU/POLY surfboards in terms of the way it feels while surfing. The main difference though is that Ultraflex is lighter and will last longer than a regular PU/Poly board. Because these boards use more materials and take more technical steps than glassing a regular board - they are usually a little more expensive.
About Owen Wright and Byrne Surfboards
“Working with Surftech on these boards and hopefully things in the future is something that I’ve wanted to do.” said Owen when asked about his and Byrne Surfboard’s collaboration with Surftech. “I like to be progressive with materials and boards… Surftech opens us up to all these different materials… it really expands your mind to what a board can be made of, different flex patterns… working with Surftech now is like a dream come true for us [Owen & Byrne Surfboards].”