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Boss

AU$ 1,155.00

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The BOSS was designed as board for the average surfer in average conditions. With healthy volume, paddle power based on volume and area rather than a flatter rocker and lots of tail area, so you can cut back on soft sections. The board continues to carry as the power backs off, yet with outline curve through the tail and advanced rocker, so it's still loose to pump for speed and will fit in the pocket for a decent reo if required…

Whats the BOSS all about

When we designed the BOSS we wanted it to suit the largest number of conditions in the widest range of conditions.

The BOSS is a board for everyone for everyday.. In this day and age, not everyone has the luxury of having a huge quiver to suit the ever changing conditions that they surf everyday.. However the BOSS alleviates this issue by being designed for the largest possible range, built into one board.. It really is the Swiss army knife of surfboards.. 

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About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A everyday smaller wave board that paddles well yet still performs to a high level...

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Most softer wave types, excluding fast, heavy down the line waves..  ||| From just under waist high up to double overhead.

Maneuvers it does best

Clean round house cut backs, Floaters…

Skill level it's best for

Novice to Pro ...

Paddle power

Above average

What you thought of when you designed it?

I wanted to design a board for your average surfer in average conditions, healthy volume, paddle power based on volume and area rather than a flatter rocker, lots of tail area, so you can cut back on soft sections and the board continues to carry as the power backs off, yet with outline curve through the tail and advanced rocker, so its still loose to pump for speed and will fit in the pocket for a decent reo if required…

What is possibly compromises on then?

With the amount of tail area, full rails and harder edges, it doesn’t like really fast powerful waves, will tend to get slippery and out of control at high speeds and harder to get rail to rail, would not work at the Bluff West Oz, J bay or Teahupoo…

Shape details summary |
Design info

Outline

Slightly fuller nose, clean outline, area rounded pin..

With fuller nose, it helps the board climb on top of the water a little easier with the first few strokes, the center outline runs an identical arc to a high performance short board, but it has considerable tail area, finished off with a round tail, this tail area is instrumental in getting away quickly, the wave is able to pick up that area and propel it as opposed to a narrow tail that sinks deeper into the lip.. As you jump to your feet, that subtle squirt with the knees on the tail gives a little nudge in early.. The round tail allows you to keep tightening up a rail carve as your weight transitions onto the back foot more, so for a wide tail, it can surf amazingly tight off the back foot (Think McCoy Laser Zap). Also has great carry in the cut backs..

Rails

Full and boxy with harder bottom edges…

The fuller rails offer a different way to get speed on the take off, if the waves are softer, you bury the inside rail on the first pump, as the rail pops out, you can use this momentum to get the other rail in and continue with a rhythmic pumping action.. The harder edges have good release, so the board really wants to skate along fast on top of the water.. The boxiness of the rail allows really aggressive driving front foot cutbacks with very little chance of bogging the rail..

Rocker

Full performance rocker…

With this amount of rocker, the board stays nice and loose and still fits the pocket even tho its wide with a chunkier rail, the combination of outline curve, concave and rocker work together to offset width and thickness, offering a sense of overall balance in the design..

Bottom

Single concave..

One problem with really wide tails and boards, its harder to get them on the rail,  issue with a wide tail is the slippery feeling on the rail to rail transition, this is where you can go into an uncontrollable drift when turning under the lip at speed, one rail is engaged, then there is a brief moment where the board is flat before you can get the other rail in..

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

5 fins

For top to bottom surfing the thruster will be the better option, as the waves get a little steeper and faster switch out to the quad to hold a higher more direct line, or if the waves are flatter and more open with little chance of top to bottom surfing, the quad is also an option…

Final Statement

A good all round board if you live on the East Coast of Oz , or softer locations that have similar power to Southern California, I have personally had great waves on the Boss in Thailand, Malaysia, Bali, soft summer waves in West Oz and Sri Lanka, keep in mind that a Sri Lankan double overhead wave is considerably softer than waves further south in the Indian Ocean, so while the board can still handle some size, it still needs to softer size..

SPECS

Here is the summary of all details of this board
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT (KG)
5'8"
13 1/16"
18 13/16"
14 15/16"
2 1/2"
27.8
2.0
5'9"
13 3/16"
19 1/16"
15 1/16"
2 9/16"
29
2.0
5'10"
13 1/4"
19 5/16"
15 3/16"
2 5/8"
30.3
2.1
5'11"
13 3/8"
19 5/8"
15 5/16"
2 5/8"
31.6
2.2
6'0"
13 7/16"
19 7/8"
15 1/2"
2 11/16"
33
2.2
6'2"
13 5/8"
20 7/16"
15 3/4"
2 5/8"
34
2.3
6'4"
13 13/16"
21"
16"
2 11/16"
36.8
2.4
6'6"
13 15/16"
21 9/16"
16 1/4"
2 3/4"
39.8
2.5
6'8"
14 1/8"
22 1/8"
16 1/2"
2 13/16"
42.9
2.6
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
5'8"
52
58
63
69
115
128
139
151
5'9"
54
61
66
71
120
133
145
157
5'10"
57
63
68
74
125
138
151
164
5'11"
59
65
71
77
130
144
156
170
6'0"
61
68
74
80
135
150
163
177
6'2"
66
73
80
86
145
161
175
190
6'4"
71
79
86
93
156
174
189
205
6'6"
77
85
92
100
168
187
203
221
6'8"
82
92
100
108
181
201
219
238
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
5'8"
5 Fins
83
74
74
5'9"
5 Fins
83
74
74
5'10"
5 Fins
83
74
74
5'11"
5 Fins
94
83
83
6'0"
5 Fins
94
83
83
6'2"
5 Fins
94
83
83
6'4"
5 Fins
94
83
83
6'6"
5 Fins
105
94
94
6'8"
5 Fins
105
94
94
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DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
FULLER OUTLINE WITH AN AREA ROUND TAIL
BOTTOM
SINGLE CONCAVE
ROCKER
FULL PERFORMANCE ROCKER
RAILS
FULLER BOXY RAILS
FINS
5 FINS
GOAL
COMFORTABLE FORGIVING PERFORMANCE BOARD
WAVE
SMALL TO MEDIUM SOFTER WAVES JUST UNDER WAIST HIGH TO ALMOST 2 X OVERHEAD
RIDER
NOVICE TO PRO

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