Ecto Bodysurfing Handplanes Materials - Glass or Wood?
3 key differences between the Ecto Bodysurfing Handplanes Glass 11" & Wood 11"
All Ecto Handplanes perform equally well for all ages and abilities, however they do offer different feelings and advantages in the water.
The Ecto Glass is made from an ultra light PU and fibreglass, just like a performance surfboard. The construction makes the handplane more buoyant than than the neutral density of wood which giving you more lift out of the water which helps you slide or ‘plane’ with more speed. Extra float also help you slide further when bodysurfing in average conditions but still performs in large hollow waves as well.
The Ecto Wood is handcrafted from a lightweight sustainable Australian grown plantation Paulownia timber. The super thin construction is very durable making them very easy to paddle.
The Ecto Glass has rolled rail edges that give you hold when bodysurfing and are generally more versatile in all conditions.
The Ecto Wood has sharper rail edges that offer you some extra hold when bodysurfing in critical conditions.
3. GOPRO MOUNT:
The Ecto Glass has a solid built-in GoPro nose plug mount and that provides a safe and easy way to attach an action camera to the handplane.
The Ecto Wood is designed slightly thinner so there is not built-in GoPro nose plug mount.
Overall, they are constructed in different ways so you really need to have fun and try them out for yourself!