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Torpedo

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The TORPEDO is a small wave groveller that will allow you to ride almost non-existing waves all the way up to pretty good size. It's a very versatile board and in that it can catch almost anything, but does not appear bulky or heavy at all. In contrary, the board always feels super loose and fun. 

It basically just goes when you don't ever believe it should or still could. 

THE TORPEDO IS A ROCKET

One of the most versatile small wave boards in the SUNOVA range.. 

The TORPEDO is a board that allows many different styles of surfing in one board.. It is designed to be super skaty and sit on top of the water, so with the right fin setup you can really blow the tail and have a super fun loose board.. But it you add a lager center you can get a lot of drive and hold really nice bottom turns and clean carves without disengaging the rail..  

surf board detail

About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A fast, positive feeling board for down the line small waves...

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Most softer wave types, down the line and open waves..  ||| from just under waist high up to head and a half...

Maneuvers it does best

Power carves and cutbacks…

Skill level it's best for

Novice to Pro...

Paddle power

Well above average

What you thought of when you designed it?

The Goal was the shortest functional board possible that could fly down the line, with maximum tail area you would expect it to slide around, yet the large center fin feels solid and positive, so it has maximum hold and drive, but the shortness offsets it so you can still do really tight snaps and lay into power turns…

What is possibly compromises on then?

Doesn’t like shifty short fetch beach breaks that require a quick get away, has loads of drive out of the bottom turn from the larger center fin, which in turn makes it difficult to get instant top end speed from the first pump if the wave is closing out, so take off to close out reo is a hard ask…

Shape details summary | Design info

Outline

Full mini mal style nose, widest point forward, rounded swallow…

With fuller nose, it helps the board climb on top of the water a little easier with the first few strokes, the center outline is a bit more parallel, but it has considerable tail area, normally when a board is this short and wide, it feels difficult to draw and carve turns, the Torpedo carves, carries and drives through turns really well, it feels positive under your feet as opposed to a slippery hovercraft...

Rails

Slightly fuller with hard bottom edges…

The fuller rails offer a little more forgiveness, super thin rails are sensitive but you also need to surf with precision to avoid making mistakes, the front rail bottom edge is very beveled and the entire rail has more hard edge, meaning rather than water wrapping the rail, pulling the board into the wave face, it releases clean off the bottom edge, riding high on the water, having a fast skaty feel, but not a slippery out of control skatyness, its fast in a forward direction..  

Rocker

The flattest shortboard we make…

For its size it’s a paddling machine, it carries into waves really well, more rocker and you need to pump for speed, but the Torpedo carries by itself, maximum glide, so you have plenty of time to get your footing correct it also carries really well over fat sections and keeps speed through turns..

Bottom

Flat Bottom..

As the board is designed for softer waves the goal is maximum speed, Sunova’s unique flexy bottom adds another level of performance so the boards are not as dependent on bottom contours anyway..

Deck

Standard

Deck is a fairly standard profile, with the overall board being a little thicker, this carries volume out to the rails in proportion, as well as into the nose and tail.. This volume in general offer a level of comfort when paddling and catching waves, the first few strokes are not spent climbing out of the water..

Fins

2 plus 1

The larger tail fin offers so much hold, drive and direction its crazy, coupled with a shortboard that would normally feel the opposite the combination of smaller board with larger fin works really well, recently I watched the board being surfed as a twin fin, with large raked side fins and was surprised at how well it went, the goal with this board is to over fin it to offset the skatyness and drifty feeling a wide tail normally gives...

Final Statement

A fun board for down the line waves, you will be surprised at how much ground on the face you can cover..

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT IN KG
5'0"
16 9/16"
18 7/8"
15 5/8"
2 3/8"
25.2
2.0
5'2"
16 15/16"
19 1/2"
16"
2 1/2"
27.8
2.1
5'4"
17 5/16"
20 1/8"
16 3/8"
2 9/16"
30.6
2.2
5'6"
17 11/16"
20 13/16"
16 3/4"
2 5/8"
33.5
2.4
5'8"
18 1/16"
21 7/16"
17 1/16"
2 11/16"
36.7
2.6
5'10"
18 7/16"
22 1/16"
17 7/16"
2 13/16"
40
2.8
6'0"
18 3/4"
22 11/16"
17 13/16"
2 7/8"
43.5
3.0
6'2"
19 1/8"
23 5/16"
18 3/16"
2 15/16"
47.3
3.2
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
5'0"
47
53
57
62
104
116
126
137
5'2"
52
57
62
68
114
126
137
149
5'4"
56
62
68
74
124
137
149
162
5'6"
61
68
74
80
134
149
162
176
5'8"
66
74
80
87
146
162
176
191
5'10"
72
80
87
94
158
175
190
207
6'0"
78
86
94
102
171
189
206
224
6'2"
84
93
101
110
184
205
223
242
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
5'0"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
64
N/A
MAKO 7"
5'2"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
64
N/A
MAKO 7"
5'4"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
74
N/A
MAKO 7"
5'6"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
74
N/A
MAKO 7"
5'8"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
74
N/A
MAKO 7"
5'10"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
83
N/A
MAKO 7"
6'0"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
83
N/A
MAKO 7"
6'2"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
83
N/A
MAKO 7"
#
DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
FULL MINI MAL STYLE NOSE, WIDEST POINT FORWARD, ROUNDED SWALLOW
BOTTOM
FLAT
ROCKER
FLATTER
RAILS
SLIGHTLY FULLER WITH HARD BOTTOM EDGES
FINS
2 PLUS 1
GOAL
FAST POSITIVE FEELING BOARD FOR DOWN THE LINE SMALL WAVES
WAVE
WAIST HIGH TO 1.5 TIMES OVERHEAD
RIDER
NOVICE TO PRO

VIDEOS

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