The Stubby Bastard provides you with the best of both worlds, an ultra high-performance shortboard and a stubby step-down that is a great addition to any quiver.
5'6" x 18.62" x 2.25" Vol:23.9L
We’ve taken JJF’s favorite high-performance shortboard, The Bastard, and squashed it down into a fun, fast, super skatey, all-wave shred sled. We chopped 3 inches off the nose, which pushed the wide point forward, added a little thickness up front and also lowered the entry rocker. Additionally, we filled in the rail to add a little more overall volume and forgiveness. All of the bottom contours (single concave throughout) remain the same.
What you end up with is a fast, loose and responsive board that can fit into tight, curvy little waves, extremely well, but will still hold its speed and flow in weaker, mushy surf.
Ride this board 2-3 inches shorter, ¼ to ½ inch wider, and same thickness or 1/16 more (around the same volume or a bit more) than your regular Bastard shortboard for maximum performance and fun.
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Firewire Helium (HE):
The same expanded lifespan beyond traditional materials that many expect from FST, in addition to the gentle compression beneath your feet that others love about LFT. We used the lightest foam we have to make Helium, combined with a brand new rail crafted from both balsa wood and paulownia wood. It’s all wrapped in a brand new deckskin material we’re introducing for the first time.