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Fourth Surfboards - Weekend Rockstar - ESE Construction
The Weekend Rockstar:
Starting with the outline, this board has the look of a fish; a wider nose and pulled in swallow tail, but when you really dissect the Weekend Rockstar's outline you start to see the secrets. The parallel rails give this fish heaps of forward trajectory and the bullet like tail curves offer great pivot when needed through turns. The nose, although wide, has a fast curve for the overall length of the board to make sure there are no issues with bogging rails and bigger turns in weaker waves. The rocker is medium throughout with slight kick in the tail to keep it lively, and the foil is that of a high performance all-rounder - which in this case was based on the shank.
This combo gives you the extra stability and control of a fish with the sensitivity of a more high performance board so when long boarders are cruising the line-up you are up and about too shredding the face like you have a rocket in your pocket.
The single concaves offer lift and control and the rail shape is that of a performance short board. All in all you have an incredibly fast board that burns through weaker waves and utilises any sections you get with performance lines. It's easy to catch waves on, it works in anything from knee high to overhead waves and makes general everyday surfing easy.
Who should ride this board ?
Any one. If you are a decent surfer looking for something forgiving and effortless with performance at its core or an up and coming surfer who wants to improve without battling for waves on a shortboard then this is the stick for you. Anyone can ride this board with the confidence that they are getting the most out of the waves on offer 90% of the time.
We are using 'Superfused EPS Foam' from US Blanks. It has a tighter fusion and cell structure due to the moulding process of the blank, this means the blank takes less resin and offers a tighter flex pattern than the standard EPS blanks available on the market. If you weren't already aware, standard EPS foam has a tighter flex than standard construction boards, so Superfused blanks are a massive step up in that respect. These blanks are around 25% lighter than standard blanks, so with the added flex properties you can see where the added performance comes from when riding the board.
Resin Research Epoxy
When the board is laminated it happens in a heat controlled environment using 'resin research' epoxy resin. Resin research epoxy is ground breaking stuff, not only is it over 40% bio content it is also the strongest, lightest and brightest epoxy on the market. It isn't just safer to use and better for the environment, it is also the best performing resin we could get our hands on. Given the characteristics of the foam and the resin, this surfboard as a product uses less resin per foot than standard construction surfboards, meaning the weight is further reduced. It all plays a part in why this construction method is so special.
Hexel S-glass fibre glass is used to laminate the board along with the epoxy resin. S glass is pound for pound the strongest woven 4oz cloth available on the market. Offering up to 4x more tensile strength than other available cloths on the market. As standard we apply two layers of s-glass to each side of the board. The strength to weight ratio really is amazing - All the while gaining flex recoil instead of having a stiff, non flexing, pop out feel like some EPS epoxy sandwich construction surfboards have.
|5'11||20 1/4"||2 1/2"||32.6|
|6'2||20 5/8"||2 9/16"||35.6|