Roberts came up with the Black Punt design by morphing the Black Diamond nose to the standard shortboard squash tail out the back. The result is a board with great paddling and wave catching ability combined with insane performance on waves thigh high and bigger. The Black Punt is the choice stick for Roberts Team riders Torrey Meister, Dallas Tolson and Brad Harrell, and makes the perfect one up compliment to the Roberts White Diamond or similar style board.
Black Punt Tech Specs:
• Fuller high performance nose with flatter entry rocker
• Single to double concave bottom shape
• Powerful squash tail
What we like:
The Black Punt is a high performance shortboard built for fun and better conditions rather than just the epic days. With so much emphasis on hybrids and grovelers over the past three years, it’s nice to get back on a high performance shortboard that’s nearly as easy to surf but with way more performance potential. The good surfers start ripping on this board in thigh high surf and the average guys will love it waist high and bigger. Dallas Tolson is an absolute nut on this thing in almost anything and it’s a blast watching him on what he calls “his favorite board of all time”. Even big guys like Robert Weiner himself keep a Black Punt in their quiver for when his White Diamond maxes out and he needs something to fit into more curve and punch. Single to double concave give this board solid speed plus quick release off the top.
What we don’t like:
The stock dims are a little lean for the bigger guys, even in the longer lengths. The longer lengths seem to work really well for the tall and lean to moderate weight surfers (up to 190lbs or so) but above that custom order is the call. Since Robert rides one of these himself (and rocks out at 220lbs), no problem sizing it correctly with the custom route.
Why you want a Black Punt:
You want to up your game in fun and better surf. This board PERFORMS in waves thigh high to 1-2’ overhead.
Hydroflex 3D rooted vacuum bag tchnology infuses the fiberglass INTO the blank. This creates an ultra-strong bond between the two reducing the chances of delams that eventually lead to buckles. Made in the USA.
Natural construction starts with a hand shaped, PU blank with a stringer. This produces a familiar PU feel that's significantly lighter and stronger than standard PU/Poly Boards.
Lasts 2x longer than standard PU/Poly boards.
Hydroflex boards with "The Natural" surfboard design have excellent flex characteristics. They are glassed with epoxy, so they give you a more natural and lively feel compared to a surfboard glassed with poly. Boards with "The Natural" surfboard design have Hydroflex "Set flex" and don't require air. Stringer P/U blanks and epoxy resin components keep the boards extremely light weight. We use the Hydroflex patented 3-dimensional bonding structure.
• Natural feeling through epoxy glassing
• Great performance
• Extremely light weight
• Great flex characteristics comparable to the "SuperCharger"
• Hydroflex 3D glassing for stronger Surfboards compared to standard P/U
• More affordable than a SuperCharger
• Completely customizable shapes and glassing
This board has become a favorite with our team riders. It's the perfect board for high performance surfing in everyday, average surf. We have taken our Punter model and given it a Black Diamond nose we also pushed the wide point up slightly and made some subtle changes to the rocker.
Moderate rocker with slight flip in nose and subtle rocker excelleration in tail.
Medium full size rails through center tapered through nose and medium thin through tail.
Comes standard as a tri-fin But can be ordered as a five fin convertible.
Flat in the nose with deep single in center with double concave through fins and out the back.
1 to 6 feet. Mushy to punchy and hollow.