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5’ 10” Shortboard - “The Hyperlink”

Length: 5' 10"
Nose Width: 12 1/4"
Overall Width: 19"
Wide Point: 2" Back
Tail Width: 14 3/4"
Thickness: 2 3/8”
Tail Shape: rounded pintail
Fin Layout: five fin layout
Bottom Design: single concave - deep bowled double concave - vee
Design Date: March 2015


This design takes our longer Hyperlink designs and pushes it down into a short punter!

This design is fairly wide to give the board a lot of curve so that it turns on a dime and is easy to move around. The outline is still a little pinched in the tail to enhance the fin layout and to allow the board to handle a wide range of conditions.

The board is relatively thin in order to give it thin sensitive rails, but the volume has been evenly spread throughout the board to ensure that there is still sufficient volume for good paddling ability!

The bottom features a strong single concave through the center of the board, into a deep bowled double barrel concave, which runs in a a vee in the tail.

Bottom rocker is strong in the nose, relatively flat through the center of the board for speed and good paddling ability, but has a fair bit of kick in the tail to loosen it up.

Fin setup is a five fin, but it is primarily going to be ridden as a quad so the layout has been optimized for that purpose. The fin cluster is slightly further forward than normal to keep everything loose and flowing!

This will be a fun all around board that will handle a wide range of conditions making it a versatile design.
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6’ 9” Shortboard - “The Hyperlink”

Length: 6’ 9”
Nose Width: 11 3/4”
Overall Width: 20 1/2“
Wide Point: 3 1/2” Back
Tail Width: 14 3/4"
Thickness: 2 3/8” to 2 3/4”
Tail Shape: rounded pintail
Fin Layout: quad layout
Bottom Design: single concave - deep bowled double concave - vee
Design Date: June 2014


This design is another shorter version of our Hyperlink design that started from the Stiletto gun design concept. The general idea behind the Hyperlink is to create a board with a very well defined cockpit that features a lot of curve in the outline to enhance the turning abilities of the board. The nose is kept as narrow as possible to keep it out of the way. Tail is kept pinched to enhance the quad layout.

For a board this length it is fairly wide, this was done in order to put more spring in the outline. When viewed with the pulled nose and tail the board looks normal and balanced for its length.

The bottom designs features our standard bottom with a single concave through the center of the board, going into a deep bowled double concave, into a vee out the tail. This type of bottom lends the board a lot of squirt and is a great compliment to the quad layout for the fins as it helps channel water flow to the fins.

Rocker is very strong in the tip area of the nose and then again in the tail, while the rocker through the center of the board is a little flatter to enhance speed and give the board good paddling power.

Fin setup is our standard quad layout close to the rail and slightly further forward than normal.

The construction is either polyurethane/polyester, some versions have also featured our V-Lam bamboo deck patch.


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5’ 10” Shortboard - “The Squidtail”

Length: 5’ 10”
Nose Width: 12 1/4"
Overall Width: 19"
Wide Point: 2" Back
Tail Width: 14 3/4" / 16 3/8"
Thickness: 2 3/16"
Tail Shape: squash swallowtail
Fin Layout: five fin layout
Bottom Design: single concave - deep bowled double concave - vee
Design Date: April 2013


This design takes our Squidtail kneeboard design and applies it to a shortboard.

Overall the whole board is a lot narrower than the kneeboard version, it is built around a basic slightly wider shortboard with the addition of the squidtail. The general outline has a little more curve than the typical shortboard in order to enhance the turning characteristics.

The most prominent and radical feature of this design is the squidtail, this features a reverse wing that is shaped out of the rail on the deck and bevelled up 20º on the bottom, this wing is designed to only become engaged when the board is on it's rail. On the bottom the transition from the bevelled rail to the rest of the bottom is through a hard chine. This keeps the rail out of action till the board is on an edge, helping to keep the speed up by reducing drag.

Once the board is on the rail the reverse wing acts like a fin on the rail helping to direct the board through the turn. The bottom is heavily rockered in order to have a good curve through the wing. The wing is shaped out on the deck such that it is fairly thin near the front and gradually tapering away to nothing at the tail. The leading edge is fairly blunt with a hard down edge on the bottom for drive and release.

On this design the reverse wing is a little narrower than what is featured on our kneeboards, and the tail is much more pinched at the tip. Also on this particular design the throat of the fish is a lot shallower as the board was setup as a five fin design. This board was also a similar thickness to a regular shortboard this size.

The construction on this version was strictly polyurethane/polyester.

Rocker is very strong in the tip area of the nose and then again in the tail, with it generally carrying a little more rocker through the nose area. Bottom design features a flat nose flowing into a strong single concave, then into a very deep bowled double concave, through to a string vee out through the tail area.

Fin setup is a five placed in the normal position for a quad this size, the front fin is placed relative to the leading edge of the reverse wing so that the two can work together, the fins are also slightly further inboard than our normal quad placement.

This board has been surfed all over the Gold Coast and Byron Bay area of Australia and has turned out to be an exceptional performer, with a huge turn of speed and great turning ability!


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