Drive & speed
RAD RIPPER is the latest in our “Post Modern Retro” collection. A
direct spin off from the Retro Ripper, but scaled for small, sub-par,
every day surfing.
Starting with the Retro Ripper, I lowered the entry rocker a bit (for
fast paddle, early entry, easy glide and quickness out the gate),
and replaced the speed controlling round tail with a wide, planing
squash tail. Lots of lift and surface area for small surf. As a child
of ‘80’s surfing, I’ve always been enamored by the ease of use from
that era’s performance short boards. The RAD RIPPER retains a
noticeably healthy amount of tail rocker, cut through by an aggressive
double concave, adding even more lift and squirt under the rear foot.
Super-fast, forgiving, user friendly retro fun, featuring modern
updates and improvements, suitable for almost anyone.
Highlighted features include:
• Flat, stable deck, with steep, low apex, tucked soft rails.
• Slight vee in nose (to free up the low rocker) into a shallow single
concave, into a deep double concave vee, for both speed and
• Wide, stable squash tail, glides across anything, and holds speed
through turns, even in small summer slop.
• Forward thickness flow, with wedged “beak” nose, for drive and
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