The shape of the 5'9" Thruster is based on the movement in surfing for smaller and thicker shapes.
Axon 5'9" Thruster Tech Specs:
• 5'9" x 18" x 2 1/2"
• Includes straps, pads and fins
• Fins are FCS compatible
What we like:
The 5'9" is a board that can handle arials as easy as it can handle classic top-to-bottom surf style. By putting more thickness under your front foot, the 5'9" allows you to shift your weight under your feet and not lose the sweet spot. Lining up for an off-the-lip topturn or landing switch back onto the wave face is easier because of the shape of the 5'9". The 5'9" is also the board that will perform the best in larger, over-head waves. With a drawn in round tail, thruster fin set-up, and double concave, it stays loose and fast for down the line surf style.
What we don't like:
Because this board is designed for more performance kitesurfing - it is a little less stable and user friendly underfeet. If that's what you are looking for you should take a look at the 5'8" Quad Fish
Why you want the Axon 5'9" Thruster:
If you are looking for a board that performs in a wide range of conditions, but has that little something extra when you want to punt some airs or ride the big stuff, the 5'9" will deliver.