Length: 9' 5”
Nose Width: 16 1/2“
Overall Width: 23 1/8”
Wide Point: 6” Back
Tail Width: 14 1/2”
Thickness: 2 7/8” - 3 3/8”
Tail Shape: Rounded Pintail
Fin Layout: Quad
Bottom Design: strong concave - bowled double-concave - vee
Design Date: March 2014
This design is the next logical progression for the Dreamliner design and follows a similar trend with our gun designs. The wide point has been pushed back to the extreme, and coupled with an increase in width to really spring the curve through the tail. The nose is in turn narrowed to further enhance the curve.
This board is designed to turn on a dime!
By creating a really well defined and compact cockpit the board does not require a lot of moving around to get the maximum performance out of it. With the volume well back on the board it catches waves effortlessly. It is a well known characteristic of boards with the wide point back that when a wave swells up behind them it tends to want to push the board into the wave. This has definitely proven to be the case with this design, it is a wave catching machine.
Additionally, with the main area and volume of the board being under the torso it paddles very efficiently!
The narrower nose also allows the board to be more easily maneuvered as there is slightly less weight upfront! While the design is geared towards performance this board still is an excellent nose rider.
The outline of the tail follows a very similar trend to many of our previous longboard designs, where the shape has been optimized for the quad layout. On this design, with the wider overall width, the whole quad fin cluster has been moved further forward on the board to further enhance the turning characteristics. This board can be shaped in a wide range of thicknesses to match the desired paddling requirements.
The bottom design features a a single concave running all the way through the nose and center of the board, into a very strong bowled double concave below the back foot, and finally into vee through the tail. Rocker features a slightly elevated nose kick, then into a flatter curve through the middle of the board to enhance paddling power, with accelerated rocker through the tail!
As with all of our current longboard designs this board is setup as a quad for increased speed, looseness, and performance on the face of the wave.
Construction is a hybrid with polyurethane foam and polyester, with a bamboo deck patch applied with epoxy, finished in polyester.