“Coming up to its fifth birthday The Chubby Chedda is proving to be a way more versatile short board than ever anticipated and the favourite of many re-ordering their LSD. The design stemmed from a widened outline of a contemporary shortboard, hence the ‘Chubby’ providing desirable fast planing speed. The nose rocker is low for acceleration and ease of paddling while the performance-style tail rocker allows the board to get vertical and whippy when needed. Single concave throughout with a decent double under the back foot makes it easy to roll over from rail to rail.
Round tail Chubby Chedda
The CC has until now been designed with a round square tail but research has found that a round tail on the CC gives it a whole new dimension; slightly less pod area gives the rider more hold and control,especially in bigger powerful waves and makes it easier to fit into the more critical suckier sections.”
Just like your trusty 5150, The Machine Head will get the job done. Even after all those shows in tiny rooms & sweaty underground clubs. It’s going to constantly do what you need it to, even when under pressure. Trusted to handle whatever you throw at it. Shred on…
“High performance small wave quad option all rounder for waves 1 to 5 feet.
Medium nose and tail rocker with deep single concave to a slight vee right on the tail to assist quad rail to rail control. Low soft Simon rail to help hold and facilitate deeper carves through turns on the wave face.
“Increased width and nose area enables you to surf FD a little shorter as per World Tour trends. Works best all round as a thruster but has the ability to be looser and faster as a quad in weaker waves.”
“Your normal favorite thruster set will be good.
For clean point or reef waves – flat inside foil side thruster fin set and double sided foil back quad fins. For general beach breaks conditions – concave inside foil side thruster fin set with 70 30 foil back quad fins.”
The Grizzly is a powerful, top-of-the-food-chain predator. Much of their diet consists of pocket surfing, tight arcs and down the line speed. Grizzly’s have a pulled in nose outline compared to other shortboards over the last 5 years. It’s deep single to double concave allows it to hunt prey fast. The extra layer of foam under the chest helps with paddling. We really haven’t changed this this too much. It’s very closely related to it’s big brother. Extensive testing with Dakoda Walters to ensure that it performs in all the right places for a younger surfer.
“Stretched-out Mollusc, area nose, roundtail, slight single concave to vee through the back half with double concave cutting through the vee panel and fading out 9” before the end of the board, flatter deck to low soft rail, beak nose, slightly thicker tail. Ultimate wave catching assistance without sacrificing too much performance. Good stand there speed and glide across the wave. Round tail and vee combined with the tail rocker help the big board turn in a short arc off the back foot in cutbacks and rebound well off the top in smaller waves.
The Robo has reasonable hold and good drive in bigger surf and is a fun transition board to get back into shape when returning from injury or if your fitness is down or you are getting on a bit and no longer have the time or circumstance to surf regularly. Surf 4 to 6″ longer, 1/2 to 3/4″ wider and the same to 1/8 or 1/4” thicker than your old smaller all-rounder. Dimensions will depend on the level of help you need to catch waves. Keep in mind the bigger you go the less performance you can expect.”
The Roach comes from a collaboration I did a few years ago with Bob Hurley based on a board he made for Rabbit Bartholemew back in the 80′s. The Rab3 is a really popular board that is made for the Hurley staff and team and I wanted to make a modern version of this for the Stacey brand. I’ve used the Rab3 as the base, but have tweaked every aspect of it it to give a really nice, settled feel when on the wave. It’s still got the Hip Swallow Tail and intricate bottom contours to give it drive and a tight turning arc. It is available in either thruster or a five fin set-up to give you more options when you’re at the beach. The Roach in 2017 is also available with Square Tail for a fun, 1980’s feel, but with modern capabilities.