The Sub Driver is based off the user friendly Driver model, then tweaked for smaller wave conditions. Slightly flatter rocker, wider nose and tailblock, and a bit more foam to the rails.
This new model is based off the successful …Lost Driver but tuned more for small to medium surf. If you think of the Scorcher/Sub Scorcher relationship and then apply to the Driver, you can imagine how sick this board is. Shorter than the Driver with a little bit more width in the nose and tail, plus a little more foam out on the rails makes this board incredibly fast and powerful in gutless to “average” surf. Just like the Sub Scorcher, you can take it in bigger surf than you think, so don’t be surprised when you’re getting some of your best waves on head high days.
The Driver is a very accessible high performance shortboard and the Sub Driver is just as easy to surf if not even easier. So if you’ve been living on hybrids and are looking for a good high performance stick, this is a good one to check out!
Sub Driver Tech Specs:
• Squash Tail with Tri Fin set up
The Sub Driver is something Kolohe Andino specifically asked for this spring. Most his small or mushy wave surfing had been on 5’10 x 18.88 x 2.25 Sub Scorchers. In solid or curvy, more powerful waves he has been riding his 6’0 x 18.25 x 2.25 squash tail Drivers. He asked for to make him something in between his “Driver with a Sub Scorcher outline”. Using the AKU shaping program I simply imported the Sub Scorcher’s outline onto the Driver rocker, bottom, foil and rails. We then sized it just between the Sub Scorcher and his Driver at 5’11 x 18.75 x 2.25. The result is a board he’s been riding in all sorts of waves from knee high San Clemente beach breaks to fun sized Indo. We came up with a cool new logo and rushed this model into the US stores for summer 2011. More nose rocker and less tail rocker (with no vee) than the Sub Scorcher. This is a great all around small to mid sized wave board for both average and exceptional surfers. Early response has been fantastic. Mick Fanning rode one of Kolohe’s 5’11 Sub Driver trade-ins into the quarter-finals (he lost on a count back) of the Hurley Pro at Trestles this year.