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Skate

AU$ 2,099.00

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THE SKATE stands for fun all the way. If there are no waves or big ones this board goes and it goes fast and easy. It’s super stable and incredibly easy to turn. You will be amazed how it just happens. 

If you want fun and you are not sure of the waves, this board is the board. Just a classic Fish - style board.

THE SKATE

This board existed as a surfboard very successfully for a long time.

Bert basically exactly scaled the Skate up from his famous Moonfish design. It's been loved by many surfers for many years. The idea being that you get a more agile Fish shape than your standard fish shape. 

It's a shortboarders fish.

surf board detail
surf board detail

About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A fast stable board for small waves...

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Most softer wave types, down the line and open waves..  ||| From just over knee high up to over head as long as its soft...

Maneuvers it does best

Down the line speed and cutbacks on nothing…

Skill level it's best for

Novice to Advanced..

Paddle power

SPEED: Excellent..

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL: Excellent..

OVER WHITE WATER: Excellent..

WAVE CATCHING ABILITY: Excellent..

What you thought of when you designed it?

The Goal was to get novice paddlers into the surf, on a surf style board, to be able to catch really small waves and have the board still function, offer good stability and paddle power..

What is possibly compromises on then?

Doesn’t like sucky waves of any description unless they are very down the line and fast, no chance of doing any turns in the pocket…

Shape details summary |
Design info

Outline

Full nose, clean straighter outline into a wide moon tail…

The wider nose, straighter mid section and wide tail all add to stability while stationary, the full nose helps get the board going quickly and into waves and over white water, the straighter mid section holds really good speed and the wider tail will drive off the softest sections and connect easily down the line, the moon offers slightly more hold than if it was just a wide square…

Rails

Slightly fuller medium volume with hard bottom edges…

The rails are not super thick, even tho we were chasing maximum stability, being a wider board it needed less rail volume to help it turn, it has a distinct hard edge, tucked in the nose and super hard in the tail, this is the primary feature why it’s called the Skate as it just skates along right on top as the water releases clean from the bottom edge without wrapping the rail and pulling it further down into the water..

Rocker

The flattest surf SUP we make…

The Flatter rocker has loads of glide and carry when catching waves and also adds to the overall speed the board carries down the line and through turns..

Bottom

Flat Bottom..

Fast, fast, fast..

Deck

Standard

Comfortable standing area, not too rolled…

Fins

Thruster…

Standard reliable performance thruster..

 

Final Statement

An easy wave catching, stable fun small wave board, easily makes sections and powers a cutback on the softest parts of the wave.. Also surprisingly fast down the line… 

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT (KG)
8'0"
18 3/8"
28 15/16"
21 1/2"
4"
104.8
8.0
8'3"
18 11/16"
29 13/16"
22"
4 1/8"
113.1
8.1
8'6"
18 15/16"
30 3/4"
22 7/16"
4 1/4"
124
8.5
8'10"
19 5/16"
32"
23 1/8"
4 1/2"
141.6
8.8
9'2"
18 15/16"
32"
22 7/8"
4 1/2"
148
9.1
10'0"
21 1/16"
34"
24 9/16"
4 3/4"
188
10.2
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
8'0"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
8'3"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
8'6"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
8'10"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
9'2"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
10'0"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
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DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
FULL NOSE, CLEAN STRAIGHTER OUTLINE INTO A WIDE MOON TAIL
BOTTOM
FLAT
ROCKER
THE FLATTEST SURF SUP WE MAKE
RAILS
FULLER, MEDIUM VOLUME, HARD EDGES
FINS
THRUSTER
GOAL
A FAST STABLE BOARD FOR SMALL WAVES
WAVE
SOFT WAVES, KNEE TO HEAD HIGH
RIDER
NOVICE TO ADVANCED