We are sort of in a rush, as the NorCal INT League Wakesurf contest is today and we’ll be heading out for that in a minute, but we wanted to share a quick NEW wakesurf trick That James Walker landed and also talk breifly about the shape and design of the Flyboy Wakesurf board. Oh! And we’ll have pictures, vids and coverage of the event probably staring Tuesday, which will give us enough time to sort it all out! So first off here is a video that shows this new wakesurf trick that James Walker landed on his Flyboy Wakesurf board, it starts about 1:20 in and it’s a standup, no handed surf style 1080!
Ok sorry about the lack of depth in the video, we’re using a new camera and don’t have it figured out yet! But as you’re watching you’ll see James rotate 3 times and clearly he had room for another. A surf style 1440! What we want to talk about briefly is that the fin pod and tail shape of the Flyboy Wakesurf board work in concert with each other. Allowing easy rotations, almost in place, but also while rotating up and off the wake face. You’ve never seen anyone on a surfboard do a 1080 and while the skimmers do it, they are typically crouched, using their hands and they perform down on the flats. What you saw James Walker do is remarkable, and his skills are remarkable, but we also have designed the board for the way that James likes to ride. Surface rotations, or aerial assault, the Flyboy isn’t limiting.
The tail shape of the Flyboy Wakesurf board is probably best described as a round tail with a squash. We’ve also added a very significan amount of voulme to aid with bouyancy. You’ll most likely read about other boards tail shape being the best and very possibly they may be for you. We just don’t believe in all that crazy hype. The fact of the matter is that wake shapae and size, rider weight, height and skill level combined with board size, volume and shape all contribute. Making generalities or comparisons to unlike environments really is misleading, even though very popular! What we’d like to offer is that the tail shape of the Flyboy, when combined with the specific location and fin type of the Flyboy Wakesrf board allows James to do the sorts of tricks like the standup, no handed surf style 1080. Killer, huh?
We sure would appreciate if you gave the Flyboy Wakesurf board a looksee! Thanks so much for following along and check back tomorrow for all the action from the NorCal INT League Wakesurf contest.