Here are two models from the Formula Energy collection , on the left the Performance V and on the right the DCD Hi Flyer , both Channel bottoms but very different set ups designed for very different types of waves.
Lets get a rundown on theses designs and what conditions suit each model ....
On the left is a modern performance shortboard or commonly referred to as a step up or semi gun . We call it the Performance V and its made for really good waves !
In fact its made for epic waves. The six channel bottom is made to generate extra speed , hold and drive in solid waves .
This type of surfboard really comes to life when its barreling and you are looking to hit top speed . Wave destinations like Indonesia , Tahiti and beyond , anywhere where you are surfing hollow fast waves, this is the model that will do the job .
On the right the DCD series is the top of the range Hi Flyer .This surfboard is designed for smaller surf with single flyers leading into a swalllow tail .
The Single flyers act like a break point allowing the the board to pivot through turns .
Fins are Two plus One set up, you can ride it with standard twin fins, like these Scarfini Twins with the added rear box adding a rear stabilizer, ideally a smallish type fin, which will give your twin fin a little extra hold coming out of turns .
Twin fins are very fast , loose and highly responsive to subtle transitions or weight shifts. By adding the channel bottom you get extra speed, hold and of course extra drive with bight which often twins lack .
Overall its a good combination if you like surfing fast and free.
The rear stabiliser is very popular these days with surfers adding a small rear fin option , which acts as a break point allowing the surfboard to pivot out of turns and reducing unwanted drift .
Kelly Slater popularised new designs like the FCS Knubster or Futures Fins Middle Finger these smaller rear fins would increase drive and provide directional control through turns without sacrificing speed and flow
Its a matter of trial and error finding out what works for you in different conditions . Overall this is a really fun board , order 3 to 5 inches shorter than your normal short-board and add an extra couple of litres.
Autumn chill in the air doesn't stop Brent Savage winding in the pocket on his signature model .
From 2ft to 6ft this modern shortboard is a must have addition to the quiver. Designed to glide over flat sections but still work in the pocket and lay it on rail when need be . True all round performance surfboard .
custom order online .
Custom plain white Premium Savage For Paddy .
Dimensions are 5'10 1/2 by 19 by 2 1/4
Litres : 25.05
Paddy and his family have had many surfboards over the years . He visited the factory and we went over a few designs using the Aku software enabling us to refine the pre- shape to the exact dimensions and litres .
Then Jason Jameson worked his magic in the shaping bay .
Brent Savage's New Premium Savage .
5'11 by 18 3/4 by 2 5/16
Slightly tweaked design in the research and development stage . So far its looking good with Savy riding the surfboard to victory in the recent Barney Miller Charity Event ( See Previous Post )
Brent Savage on the way to victory , image by Reg's Photo
The Artwork , designed in-house by the crew , funky tail dip with blue dots and a classy creme base . Its called Blue Dots and Creme Tail Dip
Check out this custom 6'0 with the outline , plan-shape based of the DCD Hi Flyer model.
This custom has single flyers into a swallow tail set up
Bottom shape was changed into a single into double concave designed to compliment a thruster fin set up . For easy rail to rail transitions .
Dimensions are 6'0 by 19 1/2 by 2 1/2 , 33 litres . Its made for a 80 kg surfer , who wanted an everyday go to board with easy paddling characteristics , plenty of foam in the right places for catching waves with ease and instant speed and glide .
The above board is another example of taking one of the models from the current range and customising to suit the surfer , we pride ourselves on custom designing every surfboard which goes through our factory .
If need some advice on your next surfboard ,and are unsure of the direction or which model or dimensions would suit , well don't hesitate to contact us .
We use the Aku Shaping machine and software ,it is a user friendly tool that gives you massive benefits when designing your new board . We can design your next surfboard right in front of you on the computer screen .
We can walk you through the design process at our showroom . Contact us for more information on how to start your next board .
See you all soon !
Above ( Screen Shot of the Aku in action ).
Brent Savage has been working hard with us on refining and developing his signature model, the Savage and the results has been paying off ! Ultimately trying to develop a true all round short board .
Brent surfed in the Kirra Teams Challenge over the weekend for his local board riders club Cabarita .
The Kirra Teams Challenge is one of the premium Team events on the Australian Surf contest calendar . With Clubs from all over Australia , attending with A grade competitive surfers .
Riding his signature model the Savage , which is designed as an all rounder short board ,he blasted through his heat to combo the opposition and win the heat easily . The Cabarita boys were stoked with Brent's performance in the punchy beach break conditions at Duranbah on the Gold Coast .
Young Jacob from Burleigh brand new custom Premium Savage model .
6'1 by 18 3/4 by 2 3/8 , 27 litres
Plain white board with carbon tail skirt . Solid all round performance board designed to work in most conditions , from pumping Burleigh barrels to peaky beach breaks .
Please note, our FREE FREIGHT OFFER will end February the 7th .
Order your new custom surfboard in either the USC Range, DCD Range or Premium Range , prices start from $695 or buy online from our store in new boards section starting at $595 or used boards section and receive it freight free, but hurry as this offers ends real soon .
Dig solid waves and get excited when you see weather maps like this ? Or perhaps you are planing your Indonesia sojourn for 2015 . And looking to update the quiver ?
Either way serious waves need excellent surfboards . Step up and semi guns need enough volume , right rockers , perfected bottom curves and reliable fin set ups are just a few vital points ,to make sure you get in the right spot and the boards reacts the right way where and when you need it .
Check out a few from our range