The DRIVER 2.0 is the continuing evolution of our most proven and popular Pro-formance Shortboard. Designed through direct feedback and ongoing refinement with rigorous testing from our pinnacle team riders, specifically Kolohe Andino and Griffin Colapinto, as well as Carissa Moore and young Caroline Marks. The DRIVER 2.0 is a direct reflection of what our team has pushed us to create, to keep up with their pinnacle performance surfing demands. The DRIVER 2.0 is actually an easier board to ride, for both the Pros and the Bros (and Girls too). Updates include: • More gradual, “no flip tip” entry rocker, for glide and "no pump” speed, out the gate = Connecting sections more effortlessly and carry speed though drawn out turns. • Wider nose outline in the forward 18”, for more front foot drive and speed, down the line and through carving turns. This also creates a stable platform for the front foot, when landing reverse and fin free tail wafts. • Thicker along the center with a more pronounced “vee” deck and low, yet forgiving rails = More paddle power and drive, but still sensitive, with the ability to engage the rail, for 3-dimensional surfing, in and through the water. This added thickness does not feel “corky”. • Thinner, yet more boxy rails through the tail, with more edge, for quick reaction from heel to toe and holding in while slicing through high speed carves. • More rail rocker through the tail, creating more curve and a deeper concave under the rear foot = More POP, high speed, short radius arcs and vertical pocket surfing off the tail. Overall, the dimensions and volume are slightly up from years past, allowing the top pros more momentum and glide, yet still responsive ride. At the same time, allowing Bros more forgiveness and the ability to ride what the Pros are riding.
The "Sabo_TAJ" is the result of ongoing design development between Taj Burrow and Matt Biolos.
Meant to perform in the widest range of conditions by minimalistic means, and essentially provide Taj a one board weapon for his last minute, whirlwind travels ...where theres no time, space or desire to pack a proper quiver. The Sabo_Taj is equally at home in 2' shore break as 8' Indo, and everything in between. Taj rides it 1" shorter, but a touch wider, than his typical #Pro_formance short board, but depending on your preferred use, it can be ridden even a bit shorter (or much longer) for various, and equally effective degrees of diversity and fun.
We began with the …Lost Rock-Up chassis, and made refinements and tweaks (based off TBs input and feedback over several boards) until it became its own entity altogether. From the Rock-Up, to Round Up, to the Mini Driver, and more than 10 years of developing shorter, wide nose, low entry "quiver killing" travel boards, we feel like this is the best one yet. The Sabo_TAJ features a modest, overall rocker that is "shifted back", so that the entry is low, fast and drivey. The tail rocker has the curve and release of a high performance step up for tight radius whip and control. The rail line creates a shallow concave under and between feet to add lift and freedom, but zeros out in the nose and tail, to keep things catch free, forgiving, settled and precise. Theres a slight double concave cutting through the tail rocker which adds lift and speed in smaller waves, as well as drive in larger ones.
The outline, with its noticeably wider than average nose (and a pulled in round tail) is semi elliptical and continuously curving, lending a feeling of catch free ease. Combined with the low entry rocker,this outline enables the board to be ridden quite short. The tail is pulled in "late", but still features enough surface area in the fin area, under the rear foot, to be surfed fast and radical in every day waves, while the narrow tail tip holds in solid surf and tube riding, when asked.
Powerful Indo reef waves, punchy beach breaks, compact slabs, lined up points or even soft lumpy rollers, the Sabo_TAJ provides effective consistency, with the ability to be pushed to reckless and radical Taj Burrow levels, in nearly all conditions.
"AN ALL NEW, UPDATED TWIST TO OUR ALL-TIME BEST SELLING AUSTRALIAN HIGH PERFORMANCE SHORT BOARD"-MATT BIOLOS
After "retiring" Taj spent the last couple of years free from the constraints of judged contest surfing.
A free mind is a creative mind and Taj took this time to expand his mind and experiment with developing new ideas for his trademark brand of performance surfing.
The result is this. The Beach Buggy-2. An all new updated twist to our all time best selling Australian HP-Shortboard.The Beach Buggy-2 features updated curves in nearly all aspects of the design:
-Relaxed central rocker, with forgiving catch free nose lift.
-A wider nose and tail block
-Refined single and double concaves
-Fuller, more forgiving rails,with a defined thin and boxy tail
-Re-envisioned thickness flow, with added thickness up front.
-Taj's signature (generous) tail rocker and exaggerated hip squash remain.
Ease of speed with tack sharp reactive turning is what Taj and the Beach Buggy-2 is all about.
-Fast, precise and drivey
-Suited to all surfers
The Puddle Jumper HP is a souped up, slimmed down, refined Puddle Jumper. It features a pulled in nose with the wide point brought back, and a narrower, pulled in tail block. The new outline enables the PJHP to surf even more like a normal board. A very playful board that’s easy to paddle and ride yet still allows more radical and quick turns than all the other PJ models. It’s easy on the eyes, sleek and re ned under the arm, and its smooth foiled lines deceptively hide its significant volume – with built-in speed to spare.
Stand on the tail of this thing and simply go to town, up and down, round and round, like you have a motor in small surf.
The tail, with its foiled rails and deep vee, holds in and give confidence at high speeds. The overall flat rocker, generous width, and deep central concave generate small wave squirt like you would expect from a Puddle jumper.
The Puddle Jumper HP can take the domesticated gentleman into a realm thought long gone. Speed, with quickness, fast but loose, precise but playful. If you are one of the thousands of surfers who have enjoyed one of the Puddle Jumper series, the PJHP allows you to take your small wave surfing to the next level.
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