TUBERAIDER – We’ve made a few tweaks for 2016 we’ve adjusted the foil, still fuller up front but thinned out the tail, bought the rail down a touch more so its slightly more knifey for responsiveness at high speed, we’ve kind of adjusted it to be geared slightly more for better surf, as a good wave shortboard or step up when ordered in the right dimensions


FROM THE SHAPER:

‘The TUBERAIDER, for 2017 I’ve made a few subtle adjustments and changes too keep things fresh and exciting. one of the most exciting boards i make for good conditions, i’ve always got a TUBERAIDER in my quiver whether i’m at home, or traveling J-Bay, Hawaii, France, i’ve taken my TUBERAIDER everywhere with me. if your looking for a solid board for when the surf gets good the TUBERAIDER is for you.

-Hugh Brockman


ATTRIBUTES:

low entry rocker with a little more kick out the back

pulled in tail for control at speed

five fin set up, quad for faster and hollow surf, thruster for more slopey and wally surf

Single/double/Vee concaves for control, speed and drive.



STOCK DIMENSIONS:

5’5 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/8 – 23.0L
5’6 x 18 5/8 x 2 3/16 – 24.2L
5’7 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 – 25.4L
5’8 x 18 7/8 x 2 5/16 – 26.6L
5’9 x 19 x 2 3/8 – 27.9L
5’10 x 19 1/4 x 2 7/16 – 29.2L
5’11 x 19 3/8 x 2 1/2 – 30.5L
6’0 x 19 1/2 x 2 9/16 – 31.6L
6’1 x 19 5/8 x 2 5/8 – 33L
6’2 x 19 3/4 x 2 11/16 – 34.1L
6’3 x 19 7/8 x 2 3/4 – 35.6L
6’4 x 20 x 2 13/16 – 37.1L



THE INSIDE SCOOP:


 

The TUBERAIDER, for 2017 i’ve made a few subtle changes to the TUBERAIDER template, to start with i’ve added a 1/4″ extra width, this widens up the nose and tail a little more, the TUBERAIDER has been my go to shortboard template for good waves (bigger or more powerful) so i’ve wanted too keep it focused on good wave hpsb capability’s but make it a little more user friendly for ripable surf too.
the rocker has changed a little, same tail rocker with a slightly flatter entry rocker, with the forward foil we found it still paddles like a beast (even more so with the lower entry rocker) and you can still handle drops over the ledge with as much ease as a softer high tide beachie.
ive kept that same single/double/vee concave system for speed, drive and control for that positive feel underfoot, and also for 2017 we have updated the fin placement moving the quad rear boxes a little closer to the stringer, this feels more like a really fast thruster than a quad which is fairly unique.
size wise i recommend riding the TUBERAIDER around a similar length than you are tall or a few inches longer as a step up (best to custom order step/ups as we can build them for specific waves/trips etc).

-HUGH BROCKMAN

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