Some of the more recent longboard designs that we have produced, more to come.

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9’ 5” Longboard - “The Highliner”

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.

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9’ 1” Asymmetrical Longboard - “The Asymmilator”

Length: 9' 1"
Nose Width: 17"
Overall Width: 22 3/4"
Wide Point: 3" Back
Tail Width: 14"
Thickness: 2 5/8" (plus 1/2" foam bump deck)
Tail Shape: Asymmetrical - swallowtail forehand & pintail backhand
Fin Layout: Quad - Asymmetrical
Bottom Design: strong concave - bowled double-concave - vee
Design Date: November 2012

This is a brand new design for an asymmetrical longboard! We have long held a deep fascination for asymmetrical boards and this one represents the latest iteration. This board also uses a very unusual construction technique.

When shaping longboards there are often conflicting design requirements that tend to result in compromises in the final design. Typically, for a performance longboard it is optimal to have the board be relatively tin in order to get more responsive rails, but this tends to sacrifice paddling power, which also highly desirable in a longboard.

This design tries to address these two requirements in an unusual manner. First the board is shaped to purely performance requirements, so in this case it is 2 5/8" thick giving nice responsive rails. Then in order to restore some of the paddling power which is directly related to the amount of foam in the board, an extra 1/2" of foam is vacuum bagged to the deck of the board in the main surfing and paddling area. This foam is kept back from the rails in order to not interfere with water flow on the rails, but not so far that it also can serve to reduce the rail penetration that can be a problem with thin railed boards!

In order to additionally strengthen the deck against foot dents a high density CoreCell foam is used that is extremely hard without adding a lot of additional weight. This will dramatically improve the durability of the most heavily trafficked area of the board.

This design is also asymmetrical so that it has a swallowtail on the forehand rail, and a pintail on the backhand rail. The forehand rail is slightly straighter than the backhand rail which has a lot of curve in the tail in order to really help with cutbacks and when surfing backside.

The board is also setup with an asymmetrical quad layout with the backhand fins 1" further forward on the board than the forehand fins.

Like most of our more recent longboard designs this board also features the wide point well back of the center of the board for increased turning performance.

There is also a lot of tail and nose rocker in the board to fit with the performance characteristics of the design. This is a very finely tuned board that handles a wide range of surf without batting an eyelid. Of course this particular example has been designed for a regular surfer, for a goofy footer the outline would be reversed.
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9’ 6” Longboard - “The Magic Carpet”

Length: 9' 6"
Nose Width: 16 3/4"
Overall Width: 23"
Wide Point: 3" Back
Tail Width: 14 1/4"
Thickness: 3 1/8"
Tail Shape: Rounded Pintail
Fin Layout: Quad
Bottom Design: single concave - bowled double-concave - vee
Design Date: October 2011

This design takes our current Dreamliner design and pushes it into a longer board with a narrower nose. All of the design elements of the Dreamliner are still present in this design.

The width is a little wider than the Dreamliner, while the nose is considerably narrower relative to the overall width. As with the design it is based on the wide point well behind the center of the board.

Having the wide point well behind center gives the board a very distinctive cockpit, when coupled with the pintail it also puts a lot of curve in the tail. This greatly enhances the turning capabilities of the board and allows it to surf a lot shorter than its length!

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 due to the increased length, 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.
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9’ 1” Longboard - “The Flyer”

Length: 9' 1"
Nose Width: 16 3/4"
Overall Width: 22"
Wide Point: 3" Forward
Tail Width: 14"
Thickness: 2 7/8" - 3""
Tail Shape: Squaretail
Fin Layout: 2+1 or Quad
Bottom Design: single concave - bowled double-concave - vee
Design Date: July 2011

This design is the latest evolution of our standard squaretail design that has been around for many years and seen continual improvements and changes over the years. For this revision the design was computerized and while the overall dimensions from the previous design remain the same, the wide point has been moved back by 1" and the flow of the outline has been changed to move performance more towards the turning ability without sacrificing speed!

The previous version of the design featured a more pointed nose a straighter lines through the tail, with this update the curve was given a more natural flow while adding curve in the tail a slightly pinching the nose forward of the wide point!

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 flipped nose kick, then into a flatter curve through the middle of the board to enhance paddling power, with accelerated rocker through the tail!

This board was initially designed with a 2+1 setup but could also be setup as a quad.

Construction is a hybrid with polyurethane foam and polyester, with a bamboo deck patch applied with epoxy, finished in polyester.

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.
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9’ 1” Longboard - “The Dreamliner”

Length: 9' 1"
Nose Width: 17 1/2"
Overall Width: 22 3/4"
Wide Point: 3" Back
Tail Width: 14"
Thickness: 3" - 3 1/8"
Tail Shape: Rounded Pintail
Fin Layout: ProBox Quad
Bottom Design: single concave - bowled double-concave - vee
Design Date: November 2010

This design is by far our most popular longboard design and represents the pinnacle of the refinement this design has undergone of the intervening years. The next step beyond this design will need to be something even more radical in order to have as much impact. In 2015 we still continue to make this design as it is so versatile and works exceptionally well for a wide range of surfers, truly a universal modern longboard!

This design represents the latest iteration of our original Pinpoint design. The Pinpoint featured the wide point behind the center of the board, with this design the wide point has been pushed further back to 3" behind center. This designs goes back to a slightly narrower width in both the nose and the wide point. Additionally, there were numerous other refinements to the outline curve.

Having the wide point well behind center gives the board a very distinctive cockpit, when coupled with the pintail it also puts a lot of curve in the tail. This greatly enhances the turning capabilities of the board and allows it to surf a lot shorter than its length! The design of the tail outline also greatly enhances the functionality of the quad layout, by allowing the back fins to be optimal placed closed to the rail on the tail without interfering with the front fin. While still working in tandem with it.

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 gradual 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.
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9’ 1” Longboard - “The Pinpoint”

Length: 9' 1"
Nose Width: 18 3/4"
Overall Width: 23"
Wide Point: 2" Back
Tail Width: 14"
Thickness: 3" - 3 1/8"
Tail Shape: Rounded Pintail
Fin Layout: ProBox Quad
Bottom Design: single concave - bowled double-concave - vee
Design Date: January 2010

This design is a modification of the original Quadmatic longboard design. The original design featured the wide point behind the center of the board, this design retains that feature but moves to a wider design with a fuller nose.

Having the wide point well behind center gives the board a very distinctive cockpit, when coupled with the pintail it also puts a lot of curve in the tail. This greatly enhances the turning capabilities of the board and allows it to surf a lot shorter than its length!

The bottom design features a a single concave running all the way through the nose and center of the board, into a slightly bowled double concave below the back foot, and finally into vee through the tail. Rocker features a gradual nose kick, then into a flatter curve through the middle of the board to enhance paddling power, with slightly increased rocker through the tail!

This board is setup as a quad for a definite improvement in performance, but it has also been built with a 2+1 setup.

Construction is a standard polyurethane foam and polyester, but can also be done in the V-Lam construction method especially on the deck.


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