Taj Whiplash Tech Specs:
• Squash Tail with Tri Fin setup
During this past season, WCT surfer Taj Burrow linked up with Matt “Mayhem” Biolos to blow up his small to medium wave game. The result has been a refinement of …Lost’s most HP weapon as well as Taj’s rise to the WCT podium at several major events (all on Mayhem shapes).
The Taj-Whiplash is what Taj Burrow rides in good surf. It’s not as user friendly as the Driver or Scorcher series boards, but for those that want it and have the ability to use it, it turns harder and faster with lightning quick response. The main difference with this board is the lower volume, narrower nose, deep concave, continuous rocker and no hip in the tail. All of these design characteristics allow this board to fit into parts of the wave that others won’t. If you want to ride what the best surfers on the WCT tour are riding, the Taj – Whiplash is the ticket and will take your good wave, high performance game to the next level.
Using the classic “Whiplash” model as a starting point, this board has now become the most refined and streamlined design in our line. Based of of TBs winning board from the 2012 Quiksilver Pro (Snapper Rocks) it is relatively low volume board , with continuous rocker (to fit where ever TB wants to go on the wave) and deep concaves (for lift and the speed to get there ). A relaxed central rocker maintains speed and carry through the flats, while hyper-extended tail kick in the last 16” and a moderately lifted nose keep the board free, loose and responsive. The outline also has an aggressive, continuous curve , cutting out all the unneeded surface area, thus no hip or bump in front of the fins that most of our boards feature. The nose, while not as needle or narrow as in the past, is still pulled enough to not get in the way of TBs fast and critical, tight radius turns. Although not for everyone, this board is relatively easy to ride and is best for younger and fit surfers who are above average, have no problem creating their own speed, and surf regularly in punchy beach or decent quality point breaks and want to surf as critical and radical as possible.