All around competition short board. During 2009, as the F1 became a board of choice for many team riders, the low end limitations of the design were becoming apparent. Looking to make the F1 excel in smaller gutless surf, we widened and slightly lowered the rocker in the nose for forward glide (but kept the tail rocker the same). We increased rail volume and straightened the outline via a hip making the tail wider in front of the fins and at the tail block – adding drive, lift and tight radius pivot, but keeps same width at 12” for control. Coco Ho won back to back WQS events in Brazil on her magic F1 Stub this fall. Young Aussie Phenom, J.W., used an F1 Stub to make 3 WQS finals in a row and secure a late season push for 2011 WT qualification. Fine tuning and intensive RnD with top pros during 2010 has netted an F1 Stub that is a contest proven, quintessential, modern, everyday performance surfboard.
HYDROFLEX SUPERCHARGER XXX
These boards were made exclusively for REAL and differ from the standard SuperCharger construction in the following way:
Standard SuperCharger construction has 1 layer of 4oz Hydroflex fiberglass cloth on the bottom and 2 layers of 4oz Hydroflex fiberglass cloth on the deck. XXX SuperCharger construction has 1 layer of 6oz Hydroflex fiberglass cloth on the bottom and 2 layers of 6oz Hydroflex fiberglass cloth on the deck.
XXX SuperCharger construction is even more durable than standard SuperCharger construction. So rather than lasting 3x longer than PU/Poly for normal surfing use, it will last even longer. Even though XXX has way more cloth (and you think it would be heavy) it's still one of the lightest boards in the loft. Mental.
This is also the SAME construction that Patrick Rebstock is using on all of his custom kitesurf boards, so this board is also well suited for strapless kitesurfing and the abuse that comes from it. Pat's recommendation is to pump the board up rock solid, 7-9psi is the way he likes them and this makes them more durable too against heel dents.
One other cool thing to mention is that even if this board get's all dented up, you can remove the dents by pressurizing the board to 9PSI and leaving it overnight. All the dents will be gone in the morning.
*The original Hydroflex pump is equipped with a custom pressure gauge and is included with the board for no extra charge.