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. Now available in Light Speed Epoxy Construction.
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 8'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 control.
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 paddle -ability.
Light Speed is our proprietary surfboard construction built with lightweight EPS foam and high strength epoxy resin. LightSpeed uses a combination of Rapid-Reflex Carbon Fiber as well vibration dampening Innegra-Fibers, woven into the finest custom performance fiberglass cloth. Like the name implies, LightSpeed is both light and exceptionally fast, allowing you to take your surfing to new levels of speed and Pro-formance. Developed in house, our crew of board builders worked closely with our top Jr and WQS team riders to create the best possible technology for High Pro-formance small wave and everyday surfing. After well over a year of testing various versions, and R&D with some of the world best young surfers, we are now making this exciting custom surfboard construction to available to all.
LIGHT SPEED Custom Composite features: Ultra-Light / Ultra-Lively Foam Core: Steam molded, High-Strength-to-Weight-Ratio, fused cell, stringer-less EPS foam core. High-Strength, Flexible, Epoxy Resin System. Woven Carbon Fiber Centerline “Stringer” (top and bottom): Engineered to add both strength and Rapid-Reflex “pop”, with just enough release to feel forgiving underfoot. The Carbon loads up, under foot pressure and springs upon release. Fused Carbon, Tail Reinforcement Patches: Transfers more direct input into rail and adds strength. Centerline Aligned Carbon “Exo-Stringers": Enable natural Torsional Twist, similar to a wood stringer board, but lighter, and with a much faster reflex reaction and more “pop”.
Innegra Infused, Engineered Composite Fiberglass: Strategically placed, lengthwise (within *5oz Warp-Weave) with the bulk of the material under your toes and heel. The polypropylene “Innegra” dampens vibrations and chatter, as well as adds strength and helps hold the board together over time. 5oz Warp-Weave Fiberglas: A multi weave (6oz lengthwise, woven with 4oz, rail to rail) fiberglass, top and bottom, adds significant break strength, while keeping the boards Ultra-light and Ultra-lively. LightSpeed - Light and exceptionally fast technology, allowing you to take your small wave and everyday surfing to new levels of speed and Pro-formance. Available for Custom Orders on our entire lineup of Models.
Please note that the Rad Ripper decals come in assorted colours.