After giving our new RetroFish™ shape a solid go, Blair Conklin wanted to make some modifications he felt would make the board a little more high performance and better suited to his riding style. So he sat down with us and we created the Blairacuda... A board that's narrower than the Retrofish through the nose and middle section of the board for better maneuverability, and features a less drastic swallow tail that Blair says, 'Works almost like a fin". While the board performs well in straight waves and when doing front side turns, he believes a majority of the added benefit from the fish shape is felt when riding backside on either 1ft liners or 6ft wedges. One of the most difficult things to do on any finless board is to hold a line when you are going fast on your heel edge. He's a strong believer that this shape will help you with doing exactly that, while being extremely rippable and versatile for many different conditions. Not to mention this thing side slips like a bat out of hell. Click the link below and go get your Blairacuda on!
(51.75" x 20.15") <170 lbs
What is the G.O.A.T Construction™? In the sports world G.O.A.T is a common acronym for 'Greatest of All Time', and we think there's a strong argument to be made that our skimboards built with this construction are just that, and here's why: These boards are built with 3 layers of Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber, Premium Epoxy Resin, and reinforced EXCLUSIVELY with S-Glass Fiberglass. This results in a board that's noticeably lighter, stiffer, and stronger than our industry leading Double Carbon Fiber Epoxy construction. Think of the G.O.A.T Construction™ as our Double Carbon Fiber Epoxy on steriods. We've been secretly testing this construction under the feet of our top professionals for well over a year now with fantastic results! And now this construction is available for you!!
Key Features of the G.O.A.T Construction™:
• 3 Full Sheets of Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber
• Premium Epoxy Resin
• Reinforced EXCLUSIVELY with multiple layers of S-Glass Fiberglass
• Ultra High Density PVC Foam Core
• Double Wrapped Rails • Every Trick in the Book + Some
• Size, Shape, and Thickness Options for ANY Size Rider in ANY Type of Conditions
3/4" Tapered to 5/8" Thickness
3/4" Tapered to 5/8" thickness means that the center of the core is 3/4" thick and thins out to 5/8" (roughly) in the nose and tail. This creates added buoyancy while keeping the board maneuverable, just not quite as responsive as the 5/8". This thickness is typically more ideal for slight below average to slightly above average wave height and strength.
The Hybrid Rocker is what we put on 90% of the boards we produce, and is the most versatile skimboard rocker for skimming anything from the Gulf Coast of Florida to Cabo. It clocks in roughly at 2.25" in the nose and about .125" in the tail with a fairly good size flat spot in the middle of the board. This allows the board to transition from sand to water easily, be super fast, and turn on a dime. If you aren't sure, this would be our pick!
Our industry leading standard build
Light, Strong, Durable, and preferred by riders who put more emphasis on performance than cosmetics. This is the finish the company was built on, and the golden standard which others imitate. Some sanding required for proper traction
This deck option is the standard skimboard deck option seen on most skimboards.