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Insane

AU$ 2,200.00

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THE INSANE is for when it’s big! A performance step-up shape with an outline and rocker to handle whichever big waves the ocean throws your way. This board comes into its own past head and a half and will hold on for as you can, how insane are you?

This is the exact same board our team is riding in competition when it’s huge. 

(((All prices shown are for TR3 tec.  All boards are also available in XXX tec from 15% more)))

About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A step up for surfing solid overhead waves.

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Juicy heavy waves. From head and a half to 4 times overhead. ||| Head and a half plus..

Maneuvers it does best

Power carves and high-speed hacks.;

Skill level it's best for

Advanced to Pro.

Paddle power

SPEED: Below average due to the healthy rocker.

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL: Good, low rails and narrowness keep it tracking straight.

OVER WHITE WATER: Also below average due to narrower nose.

WAVE CATCHING ABILITY: Most drops will be late, but every aspect is designed so you stick it (no point getting in earlier only to come unstuck on the way down). 

What you thought of when you designed it?

The Goal was a board for solid waves, firstly from team guys in Hawaii and South West Australia, then advanced customers from there and different parts of the world. James Casey has been invaluable in taking this model and refining it to the next level for radical surfing at Sunset.…

What it possibly compromises on then?

No compromises, it just needs to be ridden in the right conditions.…

Shape details summary |
Design info

Outline

Sleek clean outline, flyer, pintail. In juicy waves, the biggest priority is firstly making the drop. Having a narrower nose in certain cases means less paddle power, however having less nose area does not catch the wind, so there’s less chance of digging a rail at the bottom. The narrower nose blends into a straighter clean curve which carries speed well while the rail is engaged or you're drawing a line around a section. The flyer helps to break that drawn outline and allow you to tighten up a turn, square off and pull into a tighter part of the wave or snap under the lip at speed. As you step back onto the pin you can either wash off speed for a stall or attack sections with confidence, knowing the tail will bite and hold.

Rails

Low rail with a distinctly tucked under edge that carries past the flyer. A low rail is just so much more sensitive when surfing. When you initiate a turn, the first thing you do is bury one rail, if that rail is thick and boxy, you're trying to fight it into the water, the faster you go, the harder it is to bury a thick rail because you’re working against both buoyancy and the flow of oncoming water. The bottom edge is really tucked under, with less hard edge than you would find on most other boards in the tail. This helps with really late drops, the type where you're almost falling out of the lip. A hard edge, in this case, has more release, so at the point on the face where the board wants to engage and stick, it doesn’t, it will drift a little, potentially placing you under a falling lip. But the tucked under edge, holds the face really well (like an old school log), if it’s a free fall, it will grab the face at the very point you land, letting you ease in while holding a higher line and keeping you out of trouble. Only in the last 6” of the tail does the edge finally get hard and refined, but also with the apex at the bottom edge, with the tail rail being so fine it slices through the water with ease at high speed.

Rocker

Full performance rocker. A clean even curve all the way through. Feed it power and you have control even in the tightest parts of the wave. It loves to stick the latest drops, attack sections tight at speed and it feels really comfortable in the bowl.

Bottom

Flat upfront blending into a single concave through the middle, to a double concave into the back foot and subtle V on the exit. The concave upfront helps initiate a turn earlier, keeps the board responsive, as your rail will engage the second your mind decides to. We have purposely kept the concave out of the nose, this is to reduce over sensitivity and keep the front rail higher out of the water. At speed, if your front rail engages when you don’t want it to, it can throw you off or into a spin. The double concave then creates a spine where the stringer would be but also allows the transition into the subtle V to be smoother. This subtle V kicks in when you are right on the back foot, when somewhere critical it offers that bit more hold and control helping to bed the tail in. 

Deck

It's relatively rolled on this board, the goal being a low rail. At paddling speed, the water rushes over the rail, as the rail is submerged below the waterline, this creates more stability because the board can't bob around without having to lift the water with it. While stationary it's not so effective.

Fins

5 Fins. Thruster all day long for top to bottom surfing, throw in the Quads when the drops are late and it's more down the line, or you’re wanting to hold the high line with more speed.

Final Statement

A high performance SUP suited to juicy overhead waves with punch, for Advanced to Pro riders.

DATA TABLE

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME (L)
WEIGHT (KG)
7'11"
13 1/4"
23 5/8"
14 3/4"
3 7/8"
73.9
6
8'5"
13 9/16"
25 1/8"
15 1/4"
4"
86.0
6.8
8'8"
13 3/4"
25 7/8"
15 1/2"
4 1/8"
93.5
7.2
8'11"
13 7/8"
26 5/8"
15 3/4"
4 1/4"
102.5
7.8
9'2"
14"
27 3/8"
16"
4 3/8"
111.5
8.2
9'5"
14 1/8"
28 1/8"
16 1/4"
4 1/2"
119.3
8.8
9'11"
14 3/8"
29 5/8"
16 11/16"
4 3/4"
140.4
9.2
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
7'11"
FCS (5 FIN)
83
74
83
8'5"
FCS (5 FIN)
83
74
83
8'8"
FCS (5 FIN)
94
83
94
8'11"
FCS (5 FIN)
94
83
94
9'2"
FCS (5 FIN)
94
83
94
9'5"
FCS (5 FIN)
94
83
94
9'11"
FCS (5 FIN)
105
94
105
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DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
SLEEK CLEAN OUTLINE, FLYER, PINTAIL
BOTTOM
FLAT, SINGLE TO DOUBLE TO V
ROCKER
FULL PERFORMANCE ROCKER
RAILS
VERY LOW, SUPER REFINED IN THE TAIL
FINS
5 FINS
GOAL
A STEP UP FOR SURFING SOLID OVERHEAD WAVES
WAVE
HEAD AND A HALF TO 4X OVERHEAD
RIDER
ADVANCED TO PRO

VIDEOS

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