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Clone

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The CLONE...

A tried and tested high performance shape falling within spec of many of today’s professional surfers.

Extra tail rocker combined with a wider plan-shape and bump squash tail, allows for surfing close to the pocket with the ability to quickly pull a new line in a tight spot. This board is the next generation of high performance surfing. Matching a well tested shape combined with Sunova’s unique composite construction.

Taking spring and projection to the next level.

The CLONE – Taking surfing from the past to the future.

The CLONE background...

The CLONE has always been based on what the pro's were riding..

The CLONE originated from the demand of people wanting to ride what the guys on the world tour were, it's a timeless shape based on the highest level of performance surfing..

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About the board

General goal | theme of the board

A high performance, small wave short board that resembles what most modern pros are riding as a step down...

Wave type ||| size it's working best

Good quality small waves.. ||| From just under waist high up to head and a half.

Maneuvers it does best

Tight round houses in the top 1/3rd of the wave and tail wafts, general high performance surfing…

Skill level it's best for

Advanced to Pro..

Paddle power

Average

What you thought of when you designed it?

This model is based on the original Clone, which was basically a copy of one of Taj’s favorites and resembled what most pro surfers were riding at the time, over the last 10 years board lengths have come down, so we wanted a board that reflected the latest fashion in board design but also didn’t compromise on performance, the board is low volume for its area, but also carries the volume it does have to the rails, so for its width it still sticks to the face well on late drops because of the softer rounder bottom edge up front and the tuck in the tail…

What is possibly compromises on then?

LOL, no compromises, great performance small wave board, if anything the volume is set up to be the bare minimum, this was a tactic so people who choose boards based on volume alone, could not possibly choose a board that was too small, the recommended rider weights are calculated on surface area and the ability to plane in low speed waves along with pumping, so if you choose the right board for your size, then the volume would be about what your average pro is riding compared to their body weight…

Shape details summary |
Design info

Outline

Clean arc squash tail…

A look at the overall plan shape and you see an outline that has a relatively tight arc nose to tail, so from either the first pump or the first bottom turn the board has great sensitivity and initiates turns instantly, has a very free easy pump action and goes top to bottom effortlessly, the squash,having a slightly straighter outline from the fins back will want to crack into a drift slightly earlier than the Nitro for example, so the board offers great top to bottom performance with tight clean lines, finishing off tight reos with a subtle waft to complete the move..

Rails

Low volume but boxy…

A lower volume rail offers good sensitivity as you initiate a turn, but bladey rails often mean being forced to run a tight radius tuck in the bottom edge, the Clone has quite a full round bottom rail, combined with the apex running closer to the deck, then the tail bottom edge is quite tucked, this combo offers nice hold on the face into a late sucky drop or high speed attack, the tucked edge in the tail has great control while drifting slideways and backwards, being less prone to catching a rail and the board flipping underneath you..

Rocker

Full performance tail rocker, with a slightly flatter nose entry…

With this amount of rocker, the board stays nice and loose, super sensitive and fits into tight pockets, allowing you to attack sections at speed, the slightly flatter nose carries onto small waves better without pushing water..

Bottom

Single concave..

No bullshit about redirecting water into the tail or generating  lift, blah blah, the concave helps the inside rail engage earlier, initiating turns faster, while also directing water off the outside rail in a downward direction, applying Newtons 3rd law of physics..

Deck

Flatter than standard..

Deck is a fairly flat, due to the low volume and fuller boxier rail, this offers a level of comfort as well as a slightly faster reaction time into turns...

Fins

Thruster

For top to bottom surfing the thruster will always be the better option..

Final Statement

A good high performance small wave board for advanced surfers that will not disappoint, as a word of caution, we do recommend this board for Advanced to Pro, if you can not generate your own speed by pumping your board, this is not the right board..

Data Table

Summary of the shape
LENGTH
NOSE WIDTH
WIDTH
TAIL WIDTH
THICKNESS
VOLUME
WEIGHT (KG)
5'6"
12 1/4"
17 11/16"
13 5/8"
2 1/8"
20.4
2.0
5'7"
12 5/16"
17 15/16"
13 3/4"
2 1/8"
21.3
2.1
5'8"
12 3/8"
18 3/16"
13 7(7"
2 3/16"
22.3
2.2
5'9"
12 7/16"
18 1/2"
14"
2 3/16"
23.3
2.3
5'10"
12 9/16"
18 3/4"
14 1/8"
2 1/4"
24.3
2.4
5'11"
12 5/8"
19"
14 1/4"
2 1/4"
25.4
2.5
6'0"
12 11/16"
19 5/16"
14 3/8"
2 5/16"
26.4
2.6
6'1"
12 3/4"
19 9/16"
14 1/2"
2 5/16"
27.6
2.7
6'2"
12 7/8"
19 13/16"
14 5/8"
2 3/8"
28.7
2.8
6'3"
12 15/16"
20 1/16"
14 3/4"
2 3/8"
29.9
2.9
6'4"
13"
20 3/8"
14 7/8"
2 7/16"
31.1
3.0
6'5"
13 1/16"
20 5/8"
14 15/16"
2 7/16"
32.3
3.1
6'6"
13 1/8"
20 7/8"
15 1/16"
2 1/2"
33.6
3.2
6'8"
13 1/4"
21 7/16"
15 5/16"
2 9/16"
36.3
3.3
6'10"
13 3/8"
21 15/16"
15 1/2"
2 5/8"
39.1
3.4
LENGTH
NOVICE (KG)
INTER (KG)
ADVANCED (KG)
PRO (KG)
NOVICE (LBS)
INTER (LBS)
ADVANCED (LBS)
PRO (LBS)
5'6"
47
52
56
61
102
114
124
134
5'7"
48
54
58
64
107
118
129
140
5'8"
50
56
61
66
111
123
134
146
5'9"
52
58
63
69
115
128
139
151
5'10"
55
61
66
72
120
133
145
158
5'11"
57
63
69
74
125
139
151
164
6'0"
59
66
71
77
130
144
157
170
6'1"
61
68
74
80
135
150
163
177
6'2"
64
71
77
84
140
156
169
184
6'3"
66
73
80
87
146
162
176
191
6'4"
69
76
83
90
151
168
183
198
6'5"
71
79
86
94
157
174
189
206
6'6"
74
82
89
97
163
181
197
214
6'8"
80
89
96
105
175
195
212
230
6'10"
86
95
104
113
189
210
228
248
LENGTH
FIN SET UP
FRONT FIN
REAR FIN
CENTRE FIN
5'6"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
74
N/A
74
5'7"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
74
N/A
74
5'8"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
74
N/A
74
5'9"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
74
N/A
74
5'10"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
5'11"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'0"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'1"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'2"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
83
N/A
83
6'3"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'4"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'5"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'6"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
94
N/A
94
6'8"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
6'10"
3 FINS (THRUSTER)
105
N/A
105
#
DESCRIPTION
OUTLINE
CLEAN ARC SQUASH TAIL
BOTTOM
CONCAVE
ROCKER
SLIGHTLY FLATTER NOSE ENTRY, PERFORMANCE TAIL
RAILS
LOW VOLUME BUT BOXY
FINS
THRUSTER
GOAL
A HIGH PERFORMANCE SMALL WAVE STEP DOWN
WAVE
WAIST HIGH TO 1.5 TIMES OVER HEAD
RIDER
ADVANCED TO PRO

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