THE ACID is about Performance all the way. NO compromises! Any move you do on a standard surfboard do them with this board. The outline fits in more powerful waves, with lots of tail rocker and supported by the hip in the tail.
Speed, power, and all movability you need. Rule the powerful wave with this board.
GENERAL GOAL | THEME OF THE BOARD
A high performance board for sucky waves...
WAVE TYPE ||| SIZE IT'S WORKING BEST
Sucky bowly waves.. ||| From chest high up to head and a half, maybe a little more in the right conditions...
MANEUVERS IT DOES BEST
Pocket snaps and getting vert…
SKILL LEVEL IT'S BEST FOR
Advanced to Pro..
SPEED: Decent speed for a performance board..
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL: Quite a good paddler with minimal yaw for the outline..
OVER WHITE WATER: Great nose flip to help lift the board up the white-water, enough mid width to float you over the soup..
WAVE CATCHING ABILITY: Spins easily, plenty of mid board surface area to help lift the board onto the plane. The flip kick reduced area in the nose and tucked rail handles late drops with ease..
WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF WHEN YOU DESIGNED IT?
The Goal was to focus on performance in suckier waves, something that could surf tighter in the pocket and get rail to rail faster, that didn’t feel over sized…
WHAT IS POSSIBLY COMPROMISES ON THEN?
With the focus on juice, it doesn’t like soft open waves with drawn out turns, unless you’re riding an oversize version…
PULLED IN NOSE, CURVY OUTLINE HIP/FLYER ROUNDED PIN…
The outline resembles that of a high performance Short board, the inspiration came from our Nitro model Short board, one of our 2 best performance boards, it has a very curvy outline..
This allows the board to drop and climb freely, so you have a very top to bottom speed pump action..
When you initiate a turn its responsive, then as your weight transitions onto the back foot, for tight bottom and top turns, the Flyer and narrower tail kicks in, this allows the rider to square off the turn, so rather than slowly angling the board so its almost vertical as you hit the lip, as would happen with a straighter outline giving a longer arc to the turn, instead the bottom turn is so much tighter that your approach to the lip is more vertical to start with, leaving you with more body torque for a solid snap back down..
Also, with the tail pulling in quite tight, it takes away excess tail area, allowing a quicker rail to rail transition off the back foot, added to that, the ability to wash off speed in a bottom turn, like stalling for a barrel…
The general aspect ratio compared to a performance surfboard? Slightly wider forward, its common on SUP to sneak forward a bit when catching waves, this extra area keeps the stability and holds the riders weight forward, tail is slightly narrower, if you out rightly convert a surfboard to a SUP, you can get outrageously wide tails, these get hard to manage at speed…
LOW RAIL WITH A DISTINCTLY TUCKED UNDER EDGE THAT CARRIES PAST THE FLYER..
A low rail is just so much more sensitive for surfing .. When you initiate a turn, the first thing you do is bury one rail, if that rail is thick and boxy, your trying to fight it into the water, the faster you go, the harder it is to bury a thick rail because you’re working against both buoyancy and the flow of on coming water..
The bottom edge is really tucked under, with less hard edge than you would find on most other boards in the tail..
This helps with really late drops, the type where your almost falling out of the lip..
A hard edge in this case, has more release, so at the point on the face where the board wants to engage and stick, it doesn’t, it will drift a little, potentially placing you under a falling lip.. But the tucked under edge, holds the face really well (like an old school log), if it’s a free fall, it will grab the face at the very point you land, lets you ease in, holding a higher line, keeping you out of trouble..
IT’S A CLEAN CURVE NEARLY ALL THE WAY, WITH A SUBTLE ACCELERATION IN THE NOSE…
In comparison to a high performance short board rocker, it carries a little flatter forward, with slightly more tail rocker, this flatness forward helps with paddling and carry into the wave, while the tail rocker helps in bringing such a larger board around..
If you ran a rocker like this on a short board, they can get a little sticky in tight pocket snaps on the way back out, that flatness can place more front rail in the water, so you tend to shoot a little wider of the power zone, but on SUP they are just too big to find yourself deep and tight under the lip, the shear size of the board leaves you in the right spot for this rocker anyway..
FEATURES, SINGLE CONCAVE UP FRONT AND THROUGH THE MIDDLE, A DOUBLE CONCAVE INTO THE BACK FOOT AND SUBTLE V ON THE EXIT..
The concave up front helps initiate a turn earlier, keeps it responsive, as your rail will engage the second your mind makes a decision.. The double concave then creates a spine where the stringer would be, but also allows the transition into the subtle V to be smoother, this subtle V kicks in when you are right on the back foot, some where critical, offers that bit more hold and control helping to bed the tail in..
Its relatively rolled on this board, the goal being a low rail, at paddling speed, the water rushes over the rail, as the rail is submerged below the water line, this creates more stability, because the board cant bob around without having to lift the water with it.. While stationary not so effective…
HIGH PERFORMANCE THRUSTER..
We also run larger fins than usual.. A lot of crew when they first get there boards, freak out about the size of the side fins..
If your board is smaller, like a kite or tow board, being small the board can sit deeper in the water, offering a degree of hold from the board alone, so you really don’t need big fins..
But when you have a large board, all that area keeps you on the surface, so you are more dependent on fins to stop the board sliding around..
In combination the fins are a control surface, similar to the giant ailerons you see on stunt planes, as they catch the water with an angle of attack, the response is swifter..
Length Width Thick Volume 7'4" 24 11/16" 3 11/16" 70 7'7" 25 9/16" 3 11/16" 74 7'10" 26 3/8" 3 3/4" 80 8'1" 27 1/4" 3 7/8" 88.6 8'4" 28 1/16" 4" 97 8'7" 28 15/16" 4 1/8" 106.1 8'10" 29 3/4" 4 1/4" 115.7 9'1" 30 5/8" 4 3/8" 125 9'4" 31 7/16" 4 1/2" 136