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Placid

AU$ 2,310.00

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The PLACID is something a little different;

Do you have a quiet or shy brother who is a complete mad dog when you get to know him. I do. This board is the Acids maddog brother. To look at it looks kinda tame with it’s wider nose. But look closer, get to know it. It has a quite a lot of rocker, fine rails, performance bottom contours. The placid is just it’s name. Not it’s character.  

(((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

High performance board made for a wide range of conditions packed into a stable outline

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Small to well over head. Just swap to a bigger rear fin in bigger hollow waves.

Maneuvers it does best

Everything you like to do on your performance sup.

Skill level it's best for

Novice to Advanced, Just choose size according to level.

Paddle power

SPEED: Average. 

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL: Yaw expected in surf sups. Always size dependent.

OVER WHITE WATER: Excellent..

WAVE CATCHING ABILITY: Pretty standard. Wider front half give a little more glide but this board has a  performance oriented rocker which slows glide a little bit makes later drops possible

What you thought of when you designed it?

I wanted a stable board that didn’t compromise on performance. I got the stability from the wider nose. The tail is fairly narrow and plenty of outline curve combined with a lot of rocker and thin rails makes tight performance turns in the pocket easy. The extra rocker in the tail helps to ride out of critical turns in the pocket without catching the wider nose by shifting weight over the tail. Bigger sides and smaller rear give it a little more pivot in smaller surf. If you want to use this board in bigger waves then just replace rear with bigger fin for more hold and drive.

What it possibly compromises on then?

Wider nose takes some adjusting to. Can be harder to ride out of in critical turns off the lip until you get used to really weighting the tail. 

Shape details summary |
Design info

Outline

Wider outline in the nose working its way to a very pulled in performance tail. The wider nose gives the added stability which may help you ride this board slightly shorter than other boards. The pulled in rounded tail gives you more hold and confidence as the waves get bigger than you’d expect from a board of this design. Plenty of outline curve in this board helps with turning tight and hard.

Rails

Up front the rails are fairly tucked to make a little more forgiving due to the nose width. Through the middle the rails are thin and low and help give that bite when this wide curvy board is on rail and also reduces volume so preventing skip out mid hard bottom turn. The tail rails are very hard and thin and give good release and plenty to push hard against and combined with the thin, low sides you’ll never feel like you need to nurse the board through hard turns. 

Rocker

This board has quite a lot of rocker. Has a little flip in the nose to help that wider outline in late drops or critical turns into and off the lip. Fairly similar rocker to the acid through the middle of the board and a little extra through the tail. Helping with tight turns and keeping the nose from pearling after late turns off the lip or tight hacks in the pocket. 

Bottom

Concave front engages the rail quickly on the drop, hooks you into to turns faster and gets you up to speed effortlessly. The double to vee help with rail to rail transitions and keeping the tail nice and locked in at speed.

Deck

Fairly rolled deck. The main goal being thin performance rails. The bonus with this is chio doesn’t “hit” the rails when you're paddling around the line up. It rolls over the board making it more predictable and therefore stable. 

Fins

This board comes with very different fins to our other models. It has quite a large set of sides and a smaller rear. Not quite a twin+1 setup. We kept a slightly bigger rear than your typical twin+1 to keep a little more drive. Also supplied with quad fins if that’s your thing. If you're going to use bigger waves just upsize your rear.

 

Final Statement

The Placid really is an interesting board in a wide range of conditions, get on one today and get the fun factor back.

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME (L)
WEIGHT (KG)
7'3"
19"
27"
17 1/16"
3 3/4"
79.4
7.5
7'7"
19 5/16"
28"
17 3/8"
3 15/16"
90.3
7.8
7'11"
19 15/16"
29 1/2"
17 15/16"
4 1/16"
102.8
8.5
8'3"
20 1/4"
30 1/2"
18 3/16"
4 1/8"
112.5
8.8
8'7"
20 1/2"
31 1/2"
18 1/2"
4 1/4"
125.1
9.2
8'10"
20 11/16"
32 1/4"
18 11/16"
4 3/8"
135.3
9.5
9'1"
20 15/16"
33"
18 7/8"
4 1/2"
146.8
10
9'4"
20 15/16"
33 1/2"
18 15/16"
4 9/16"
155.1
10.5
9'7"
21"
34"
19 1/16"
4 13/16"
170.3
11
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
7'3"
5 Fins
105
83
64
7'7"
5 Fins
105
83
64
7'11"
5 Fins
105
83
64
8'3"
5 Fins
105
83
64
8'7"
5 Fins
105
83
64
8'10"
5 Fins
105
83
64
9'1"
5 Fins
105
83
64
9'4"
5 Fins
105
83
64
9'7"
5 Fins
105
83
64
#
DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
WIDER OUTLINE IN THE NOSE WORKING ITS WAY TO A VERY PULLED IN PERFORMANCE TAIL
BOTTOM
SINGLE TO DOUBLE CONCAVE TO VEE
ROCKER
PERFORMANCE ROCKER
RAILS
LOW, KNIFEY, TUCKED
FINS
5 FINS
GOAL
A HIGH PERFORMANCE BOARD PACKED INTO A STABLE OUTLINE
WAVE
ALL CONDITIONS, KNEE TO OVERHEAD
RIDER
NOVICE TO ADVANCED

VIDEOS

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