This is Isabel. She's a 200/70 G-Mat Ubercat built for Paul Lorello over in New Jersey.
Paul is an experienced mat surfer and got on the waiting list after getting hold of a 5 Star General from UK Mat Surfers.
Isabel has been built with a free rocker. Paul surfs hollow, fast breaking beach breaks (well, he is in NJ after all!) so free rocker seemed the best bet to get down the line whilst still benefitting from the Ubercat's hold.
The deck is 200d in royal blue and the bottom 70d navy. The grip is Puraflex 40 and covers the front corners. The livery looks yellow in these pics but that's down to some kind of interaction with the blue I think. The logo is actually green, as you can see from the bag.
Paul has gone for a free breather to add a little more zip and a standard deck valve placement.
As for the name. Isabel is named after Paul's new Granddaughter.
So off she goes. I reckon Isabel is going to be the perfect companion for Paul's 5SG. Looking forward to hearing back. Have fun Paul!
Word from Paul:
"Isabel arrived yesterday and I lucked out because the wind turned offshore and the 2-3 ft closeouts I’ve been riding the past few weeks turned into glass, with some punch.
Mat rode great and I was able to get a feel for how good it will be when the size bumps up, which should be soon.
Can’t say enough about the excellent quality and really appreciate the fact that these are handmade…kind of a rarity these robotic days.