THE FLOW is our most performance shapes for any conditions. Based on one of Bert’s and Chapstar’s most successful Surfboard designs and tweaked for SUPs you will think and it will go there.
It’s the most versatile Surf shape we got and if you want power surfing this is the weapon for you.
8'10" x 17 11/16" x 31 1/8" x 19 7/16" x 4 7/16" @ 131.3L
A LITTLE STORY ABOUT THE FLOW
The FLOW is a fun performance board. It's based on one of Bert's most successful shortboard shapes. It's a board for performance, competition, fun and action.
The goal for this board was to cover the surfer that will know how to make the board work and can handle it. However its not taking the full performance aspect as serious as say the ACID or the new FLASH. Bert wanted to give you a board that works in regular waves but has the power to take it to all the levels.
Shape Details and Design Summary
CLEAN CURVY OUTLINE, ROUNDED SQUARE…
The outline resembles that of a high performance Short board, so you can stand mid board and its really easy to pump for speed, drop, climb and lean into turns that get you to the lip pretty easy, there is a decent amount of tail area, so the board drives really well off the back foot, good acceleration in small waves and picks up waves well..
SLIGHTLY FULLER UP FRONT COMPARED TO THE ACID, STILL RELATIVELY LOW, AS THE RAIL BEVELS OFF A FLAT DECK IN THE STANDING AREA, WITH A NICE REFINED AND THIN TAIL RAIL …
Having a lot of outline curve, bottom concave, and rocker, all of which add to sensitivity, we were not worried about going super thin in the rail, while the rails are probably thinner than most other brands on the market, there not the thinnest Sunova rails, the board being designed for softer all round waves, means your not trying to bury your rails at high speed, the volume offers comfortable float and stability in the standing area, while the tail does thin right out, which helps keep it on rail off the back foot and also give it good release and slice through the water nicely while on rail..
CLEAN CURVY ROCKER, THAT FLATTENS SLIGHTLY IN THE TAIL…
It’s a clean curve nearly all the way, with a subtle deceleration in the tail.. This rocker allows the board to be free and loose while forward, then as you step onto the back foot it has loads of drive, that’s why it drives off soft sections so well..
SINGLE CONCAVE NOSE TO TAIL..
The single helps initiate turns and stay on rail easier, as the board was designed for softer waves, chances of grabbing the rail up front in tight parts of the wave when snapping under the lip are minimal, so its focused to get on rail as easy as possible..
FLAT STANDING AREA, THEN ROLLED UNDER THE BACK FOOT..
The goal here being real comfortable to stand on, being an everyday user friendly board that you can rack up hours in the water without stressing your ankles and knees.. Then the tail rail thins right out for performance, as you don’t need it flat back there…
Loads of options…
ABOUT THE BOARD
GENERAL GOAL | THEME OF THE BOARD
An all round performance board favoring small waves...
WAVE TYPE ||| SIZE IT'S WORKING BEST
Most softer wave types and open waves.. ||| From just under waist high up to just over head, larger if the waves have a softness...
MANEUVERS IT DOES BEST
Easy to surf from the middle and get to the lip, loads of drive off soft sections.…
SKILL LEVEL IT'S BEST FOR
Novice to Pro..
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL: Subtle Yew..
OVER WHITE WATER: Just on the good side of Average..
WAVE CATCHING ABILITY: Really good, healthy tail area gets picked up easy as the wave starts to stand up..
WHAT YOU THOUGHT OF WHEN YOU DESIGNED IT?
This design was pretty much driven by our Australian retailers, the goal was an easy surfing all round board, with good stability that looked like your average SUP…
WHAT IS POSSIBLY COMPROMISES ON THEN?
Not the best for straight line paddling, but hey, its not a race board…