- Tail Pulled in rounded pin.
- Template Step-up for solid to heavy surf.
- Rider ability: Advanced to Pro
- Fin system: FCSII (Not included)
- Traditional polyester construction 2 x 4 Oz glass on the deck, 1 x 4oz glass on the bottom
Bigger wave surfing is all about the right line and controlling your speed. The new charge will help maximise this ethos, while at the same time, making sure you get into the wave when you want/need to. Tech concept:
Our team guys all want as much control as possible when getting into the wave and once on their feet. This approach helps us to utilise what is possible on bigger waves. So the first thing we looked out was outline; wider nose and tail templates have increased the platform and lengthened the rail. Couple this with extra overall template width, and you have a paddle machine that can take the wave early or be manipulated for later take offs dependant on the line you want to take.
The exit rocker is fairly low, while the entry rocker is high with a gradual curve. This ensures a lot of board is connected to the face on take offs and down the line, giving you control when you get a big section to pump through, a big bottom turn to execute, a slashing hack, or to stall into the barrel. The extra width and entry rocker complement each other really well to offer what we feel is the best balance between sensitivity, stability and drive. Bigger waves are all about the right line and controlling your speed. The new Charge will help maximise this. Go Charge! Who should ride this board?:
Surfers looking to gain confidence and control when the waves are just the right side of scary and your standard go to board won't cut it. How do the team ride this board?:
Heavier glassing, bigger fins and making sure you have enough board for the job at hand is the general consensus with this type of board. With that in mind, the team guys are usually going at least 4 inches longer then their go to shortboards and stepping up the fin templates a size. Large or medium FCSII Carver templates have been popular (depending on rider weight). You will tend to have boards like this in your quiver for years to come so maintenance is key. We would recommend looking at a day bag or sock to keep this board in the best shape possible for when it is needed.
Fins Not Included
|Height ||Width ||Thickness ||Volume (Ltr) |
|6'4" ||18 3/4" ||2 7/16" ||30.8 |
|6'6" ||19" ||2 1/2" ||33 |
|6'8" ||19 1/4" ||2 5/8" ||35.9 |
|6'10" ||19 1/2" ||2 3/4" ||39.1 |