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Hangman

AU$ 1,700.00

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The HANGMAN evolved from Bert's personal experience as a surfer.. Growing up as a shortboarder and transitioning to a competitive longboarder, he needed all the help he could to get up to the nose and hang toes.. The HANGMAN was the board that got him there..  

THE HANGMAN PERFORMS

The HANGMAN is a board with an emphasis on nose riding, but still performs of the tail to a high level..  

Bert designed this board with his own personal needs in mind, a performance longboard, that gives you all the possible help it can to get you up there and hang some toes.. Experienced surfers will have a blast, with a big stable nose riding platform and adequate nose and tail rocker this is really an all round machine.. 

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About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A refined high performance longboard that has a bit more focus on nose riding...

Wave type ||| size it's working best

All waves..  ||| From just under waist high up to 1.5 over head...

Maneuvers it does best

All round performance it also goes vert really well yet still nose rides…

Skill level it's best for

Intermediate to Pro..

Paddle power

Average

What you thought of when you designed it?

Originally designed as the go to competition Longboard, it had to perform to a high standard as well as nose ride in all conditions, similar to the Pro, it dates back to the 90's , this design was my personal choice at the time, growing up mainly on shortboards, I needed a little more help getting to and staying on the nose…

What is possibly compromises on then?

It really does perform well all round, but if compared to the Pro, doesn’t quite surf as tight, but the trade off is better nose riding…

Shape details summary | Design info

Outline

Square nose riding platform, traditional clean longboard outline flyer rounded pin…

At 23 3/8" wide, there is plenty of board to both carry into waves as well as walk around on, center outline is relatively clean, so it holds a good line, but the flyer into pin allow the board to surf relatively tight off the tail, so it can go vert and snap tight in the pocket, the square nose, straightens the outline in the front 12”, so when you're perched it holds a solid clean line as the straight section of rail engages with the face and the area allows it to plane on the nose even as the speed drops off..

Rails

Low profile, short board style…

The really low rails do a few different jobs, fat rails are harder to bury, especially at speed, so the low rails make the board super sensitive, responsive into turns and slice through the water nicely. The low rail is more submerged when walking and nose riding, so the board is nice and stable to walk with water flowing over the rails holding them down, lastly, the bottom edge through the nose actually goes back to a hard edge with a defined bevel, so as the nose comes right down to the water line, the first 6” of nose resists water wrapping onto the deck and pearling, but rather it starts to skim on top as the water, releases and squirts off, you really notice this when you really think its all over coz you have hung on the nose too long, it just doesn’t want to go under, and you can come out of some impossible nose rides..

Rocker

Full high performance rocker…

The amount of rocker fits nicely into tighter parts of the wave, yet it is still flat enough to carry without needing to be pumped, but can be  pumped for speed with ease.. The curve is an even curve all the way out the tail, so it still carries speed even if you are standing right on the tail.. The board has a nice squirt or acceleration if you stomp your back foot, as opposed to a tail flip which is like hitting the brakes..

Bottom

Flat Bottom ..

The idea is to keep the board going fast, it already has plenty of features to keep the board loose and sensitive, no need for added contours as the overall design is not dependent on bottom contours for control, also the general Sunova construction with the flexible bottom adds another dimension, so reduces the need for contours..

Deck

Standard deck roll..

The nose and tail are quite refined, so it does take advantage of flex really well off the back foot, but the outstanding feature is how thin the nose is, its actually designed to flex when on the nose and flatten out, this helps it carry really well at lower speeds and has less of a tendency to push water and fall off the back of the wave ..

Fins

Thruster..

For sure the best performance option, I personally like to run a slightly smaller tail fin, as this frees the tail up a little better in tight under the lip style turns and snaps in general, also comes as 2 plus 1 in the 9'6" and 3” thick version…

Final Statement

A good high performance longboard for most wave types, with comfortable nose riding..

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT (KG)
9'2"
18 7/8"
23 3/8"
14 1/4"
2 11/16"
60.5
5.0
9'6"
19 7/16"
23 3/4"
13 15/16"
2 7/8"
68.6
5.5
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
9'2"
79
87
95
103
173
192
209
227
9'6"
86
96
104
113
189
210
228
248
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
9'2"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
94
9'6"
SINGLE FIN WITH SIDES
74
N/A
MAKO 8"
#
DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
NOSE RIDING PLATFORM, CLEAN OUTLINE, SUBTLE FLYER, ROUNDED PIN
BOTTOM
FLAT
ROCKER
PERFORMANCE LONGBOARD
RAILS
LOW, SHORTBOARD PERFORMANCE STYLE
FINS
THRUSTER, 2+1
GOAL
HIGH PERFORMANCE LONGBOARD WITH GOOD NOSERIDING ABILITY
WAVE
SMALL TO MEDIUM, WAIST HIGH TO 1.5 X OVERHEAD
RIDER
INTERMEDIATE TO PRO

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