TANK use this description:
After Nathan Florence asked for more foam in his favorite step-up boards we ended up with a beefed up version of the Next Step which Nathan dubbed The Tank.
He rides it once his normal shortboards are too small to handle the waves and just won his first major event the Red Bull Cape Fear paddling his 6’6’’ into bombs at Shipsterns Bluff. While most of us have nightmares about that type of wave, it shows that the Tank is a board that can clearly handle whatever you want. It has been ridden around the world and proven by the best surfers in the best heavy water waves, but is also at home in any lineup that demands just a bit more board at your local spot or on your dream surf trip.
The Tank has all the best characteristics of a great step-up- ✪ Extra Volume where you need it most, under your chest, for maximum paddle power that lets you get into waves early and easy, gets you out of the impact-zone faster, and helps make long paddle outs less painful. ✪ Plenty of rocker for a high-performance feeling in larger, more powerful waves. Feels like your shortboard but with extra drive and hold to push as hard as you want. Also helps keep you safe taking late drops and lets you push your limits. ✪ Thinner rails and tail (when compared to the overall thickness) so your beefy board rides with the sensitivity of a thinner board- when you are going fast you don’t want boggy, thick rails that slow you down or make it hard to set your bottom turn. ✪ We recommend that you go anywhere from 2" to 10" up from your shortboard, and add at least ¼” to ⅜ " of thickness (more as you go longer). Remember, in bigger waves foam is always your friend. ✪ Comes with 5-fin option so you can configure fins to make the most of different conditions.
Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
for the Ghost (will need to customize the "this board:" part with correct dimensions):
We love these for Ulus and solid waves that like a bit of rail.
Here's what team Pyzel has to say:
Jordy Smith's choice for best board in 2017's Stab In The Dark, our 2018 Radius is the latest incarnation of our top high performance design, the Bastard, John John Florence's go-to board for his World Title run in 2016 and
Jon Pyzel and JJF have refined the design even further over the last year and it continues to be a favorite among all high-perfomrnace surfers
Designed to be ridden fast and loose in above average to great surf, the Radius has a smooth, medium/high bottom rocker for easy turning and a single concave to add lift and drive.
The gentle hip in the outline keeps it lively and sharp, while adding drive.
Proven in everything from the beach breaks of Rio and France, the point waves of J Bay and Trestles, and the reefs of the South Pacific and Indonesia, it feels best in surf with a little curve on the face, and just keeps getting better as it gets into more juice.
The Radius is as high performance as we go, so not the best choice for beginners, but if you are looking to elevate your surfing up another level this board will get you there.
Best in: 3-8Ft
For: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
This Board: 5'10" X 18" 3/4 X 2" 5/16
- Futures Fin System
- Round Tail
- PU construction.
Customs available - just message us and we'll have your board in 2 weeks!