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The speed fish is a modern take on a classic design. We've embraced the wider template common to the traditional fish giving the advantage of early planning, superior paddling ability and great wave count but combined it with a slightly narrower tail and increased nose rocker to ensure the confidence to make the late take off, lock the rail and enjoy confidence in more critical sections of the wave. We've also added a deep double concave running through the tail to really increase the hold and drive allowing you to either enjoy the super loose experience of surfing with smaller fins in small waves, or to take the board into situations you'd normally feel uncomfortable in with a fish.
As the name suggests this board is designed to turn your front foot into the accelerator with the lightest touch generating speed down the line. It's the board for you if you want the advantages of the fish template (more paddling ability, higher wave count and speed through flat sections on weaker waves) but to combine it with the ability to take on as wide a range of wave conditions as possible. In a range of sizes with the longer lengths accompanied by more volume and more forgiving rails the board is accessible to almost any surfer, however in the shortest lengths a thinner deck and hard rails in the rear third mean solid performance for anyone wanting to surf up to 6" shorter than their normal shortboard.
The Speed Fish is supplied with a set of FCS M series fins and a set of FCS GX's.Please check out the Fourth Surfboards website for more information about the Speed Fish
Dimensions & Fin set-up:
The five fins allow you to use the board as a thruster with the three M5 fins or as a quad using the side fins from the M5 set at the front and the smaller GX fins as the rear fins.
Standard Poly construction, 2 layers of 4 oz cloth on the deck, one on the bottom.
QThe glassing looks thin, does it come with a gloss finish?
AThe glassing is a standard 2 x 4oz on the deck and 1 x 4oz on the bottom. There is no option for the gloss finish.
QDoes this come with a leash or just fins?
AThe board is supplied with Fins and wax. No leash is included.
QHi, when do you expect to have the 6'3'' back in stock?
AWe normally take deliveries ever couple of weeks.
2nd June 2012
Fast,super responsive with quad set up,catches anything too. I'm 6'4 and 16 st and the 6'9 works perfectly for me , as a step down from a 7'2 magic carpet. Enjoying pumping down the line with the front foot and gaining the speed to lay up and throw those big snaps and hacks! love it! Great packaging,no dings,and good shop advice from the guys before i bought it.
11th November 2011
Nice board. Fast enough and dead easy to ride. Seems to work well up to shoulder high (not had a chance of anything bigger yet). Nice fin options (I've only ridden it as a thruster), finish is good but from a couple of minor pressure marks mine now has I'd say not the strongest. Good wave catcher, hides it's volume well (mines 6ft with no channels), and not too 'floaty' on the bigger stuff. Overall good board at a good price.
26th July 2011
Really good fun. Was bit concerned 6ft3 might be a bit bit small as I'm 6'2 and 13st and coming down from 7ft but floats and paddles great no probs even in small stuff.
4th March 2011
LOVE this board i stepped down from a 7ft 2 board to a 6ft 3 speed fish thinking i might struggle a lil with the smaller board, but im surfing better than ever the board holds the wave nicely with those channels under the board and flys down the line, the 5 fin set up lets you play with the fin set up which is great i personly prefer the quad, iv surfed everything from 2 foot mush to 6ft plus, i highly recommend this board to anyone its great fun.
16th January 2011
Good Stuff. Firstly the shape is very very nice. it surfs well is super easy paddle and holds the rails superbly, and its fast. Bad Stuff. It is of terrible manufacturing quality. When i got mine there were areas in the channels with bits of rough raised glass. The final sanding job on the entire board was rushed and of a totally unacceptable quality. If you wipe it with water and hold it to the light you can see deep scores left from coarse grade sand paper. the board was not even sanded in a completely longitudinal direction. The finish is poor, not what one would expect from "a local shaper". The board developed grazes, or small micro cracks after 1hr of very light surfing. I know its normal for a polyester board, but surely not after first getting wet. The board snapped after 3 surfs. right through the channels and the areas of raised glass.
11th January 2011
Excellent service from the sales team at msw. Sorted out the shipping queries I had to get the board to Jersey very quickly and delivery was really fast.
11th January 2011
Fast and manouverable running it as a quad. Loads of buoyancy with the 6ft9 for my 80kg, I could go much shorter. At this size it catches waves in poor conditions. The blank actually has 6ft9, 20.5, 2.75 penciled on it which is more than quoted on the website. Presumably this means its more than the stated 42 litres also.
18th August 2010
The Board has more to offer you than a "pic a mix". Goes well in any surf, easy paddle, light and smooth through all sections of a wave.
1st August 2010
We are in the middle of a long flat spell at the moment so I'll let you know about the performance when we eventually get some swell.
26th July 2010
does what it says on the tin. only been out twice. 2-4 foot. very forgiving, easy to paddle, turns well. the finish on the board is not smooth/glassy as i expected.
12th July 2010
First 'perforance' board having spent my first year on a BIC 7'9". The board looks really good, good package. Had 30 mins on the Fish and the transition from the BIC looks to be OK and comfortably challenging. Board is much easier to get out on and is easy to paddle on without the over buoyancy of the BIC. I'm 6' and 90lbs (14 stone), and although the board looks much smaller than the BIC, it is still user friendly. Highly recommend for anyone in same starting out position as me.
11th July 2010
looks ace cant wait to give it a thrash, just need the surf gods to send some our way
jason john dowsett
22nd June 2010
awsome board..took it straight out..set it up as a quad, rides like a skateboard, also really balanced. I am not dissapointed, I just need some descent waves, cant say enough really does the job.. cheers!!!
21st June 2010
The board is of the highest quality. Rock composites out of Cornwall and Escape surfboards have done a fantastic job. I asked for a 2010 shape with the 2009 colours and the shapers were more than happy to accomodate, and the blue bottom looks epic. I bought the fourth speedfish as a single quiver board. It performs in all waves surfed so far, 2 foot up to 4 foot it grips the side of the wave very well, and you can take off pretty late let me tell you. The rocker is large enough to give you the confidence to throw it into maneuvers but not too big you can't catch the small stuff. The rail is sweet and the step (back underside of the board) really helps along with the channels underneath the board to drive you through the flatter sections of the wave. What else to say? Oh yes the nose is just right: as with any board you will pearl if you are too far fowards, but trust me it retains its shortboard look while giving you just enough volume to not nose dive into waves all day. I would pitch this board equally at people looking for something less hard core than a toothpick, or someone comming down from a minimal or larger shortboard. Strength of construction? My board put entire fin ALL the way through my surfing buddies board the other week and zero damage to my board. The glass is thick enough to withstand knocks, its not tufflight or epoxy it will pressure mark eventually. i think its 1x6mm bottom 2x4mm top coat. As a guide to size, I stepped down (or up depending on how you look at it) from a 6'6 stick to a 6'3 speedfish. I am 5'10 and 75 Kgs.
16th June 2010
very nice board! Been surfin' in waves from hip to head high and it goes and goes. definitly a good choice to prgress.
16th June 2010
A really sweet board. Very responsive and very fast down the line. Really impressed!!
13th April 2010
Nice board, Very well packaged.
12th March 2010
Very good board the 6'9" is perfect for me (6'6" tall and 16st) Buy it if stock is not already empty!
17th January 2010
Very impressed, im 6'3 and pushing 16stone, i got the 6'9 and it's just what i want. It seems to suit and match waves of all sizes. Also will keep me entertained for ages by playing around with the fins :)
8th December 2009
just what i was looking for! fast and responsive in small to head high size surf, gets through the flatter sections.am well pleased with it!
3rd November 2009
Moving down from Bic mini mal 7'9''. Firts impressions was that 4th Speed 6'9''looked very small but I managed to get going on first day. Great Board!
niall o connor
16th October 2009
Love the board. Takes off easily. Good for big people (I'm 15 stone). Very maneuverable, loose, fun!
14th September 2009
pretty impressed with all thed design features and real fcs fins! didnt expect that. the glassing was solid the full blu paint job on the hull was alittle ropey but i think its a versitle little board drivy with four fins stable in bigger with thruster set up good british product i live in spain and i have a couple of shabby euroglass boards good work on the glassing
20th July 2009
This board looks and feels great, it feels comfortable in small to medium surf, especially as I am only just getting back into the waves after a long break
14th July 2009
Really great board. I love it. Paddles really well too. I think my old board is gonna gain some dust now.
14th July 2009
fantastic board, brilliant first day with it, can't wait to get in water with it again. Can't knock a board that can take a 6'5" 16 stone and throw him down the face like a bullet from a gun.....
8th July 2009
The Speed Fish is quick and loose, excellent in small surf.
8th July 2009
a very fast board and nice and loose,it goes like a dream.
8th June 2009
I was really happy with how easy it was to start using this board after downsizing from my 7'6" minimal. Looking forward to getting plenty of use out of it.
28th May 2009
Brilliant board, Extreamly quick even on small surf.
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