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).