El Patron is primarily based off of a couple higher volume (wider/thicker) quivers built for Kolohe Andino, where he demanded they "still carve and turn like a thinner board". Featuring a very conservative, low entry rocker and generous, accelerated tail rocker, but blended with a no concave nose area to the shallowest of a single concave, fading to a slight vee through the fins, and back to flat out the tail. This bottom contour allows effortless drive, and glide, while importantly negating the high volume, and lets the rail easily engage and roll into the water.
C4 After more than two years of development and testing, we are proud to announce the launch of C4 composite construction. The continuing evolution of integrating all natural, fully renewable and sustainable Cork, into a durable and lightweight, high-performance custom surfboard construction. Developed with Drew Baggett, C4 is built by wrapping a 1.5lb EPS foam core with full deck 1.5mm Cork. The Cork deck serves as a performance enhancing dampener, and also dramatically increases strength. By layering glass both between the Cork and the EPS core, as well wrapping over the cork and around the rails, we create a 'sandwich' with incredible impact and impressive tensile strength and durability, while remaining light weight.
Cork is a natural dampener which smooths out the ride of an EPS surfboard. Cork settles down vibrations and chatter, so prevalent in most EPS surfboards. Its spreads, and smooths out surface chatter, to provide a soothing glide.
The Cork deck is like a suspension system on windy days, and in larger surf and variable conditions, which so commonly create chaos and unpredictable performance in 'epoxy' or EPS surfboards. The bottom is built layering multiple layers of 4oz fiberglass, the final layer being a wrap 'D' Glass. Both the top and bottom feature fused carbon fiber, exo-skeletal stringers.
The Fused Carbon adds strength, and provides pop, bringing a responsive, rapid spring back to the flex. C4 boards are designed to withstand a barrage of typical daily damage, while remaining light, lively and energetic under foot, and providing long lasting, durable and high-performance fun.