“Astron Zot is a shorter wider thicker version of the All Round Nugget design.”
Astron Zot designs are completely unique in all aspects; the plan shape is a beautifully balanced ellipse, which blends with the thickness balance, combining with perfect rocker curves, flowing into the loaded dome located under the back foot for maximum control.
These features blend into the softened bottom rail, with a 60-40 balance; the softened bottom rail runs right through the board into the tail area, providing the board with greater holding qualities on hollow waves, eliminating the need to add extra fins.
The softening or opening up of the bottom, allows the rail to hold on steep walls giving the board a wider range of performance advantages, such as, more overall control, which eliminates catching of the rail forward and giving the single fin support, cancelling the need for any extra fins to be added; this, then allows the single fin to operate properly, doing very short quick arcs, carving from rail to rail, with constant flow and speed, with no catching or bogging of the rails.
These subtle changes have increased the board’s performance possibilities greatly; this allows the single fin to perform with greater control by the surfer, while carrying out the manoeuvres easily; where other fin combinations struggle to perform and make it difficult to control the multiple reactions, caused by the contours and release factors of the board.
Astron Zot designs are for wave size 1’ ~ 6’ in any conditions, their performance capabilities have to be experienced to be believed; very quick with fast positive reactions, short arc, up beat , FUN surfing.”
“Created for quick, short arc, high performance surfing. Ridden into popularity by the amazing feats of the great Cheyne Horan who’s achievements with these boards is now legendary.
Cheyn Horan rode the Lazor Zap to 4 second places in the World Surfing Titles proving that this design concept was exceptional. Those second places are still highly questionable and controversial.
The concept of the Lazor Zap is based on my Energy Theory, how that Energy turns into Wave Formation and how Objects react with those Formations. The Original Lazor Zap was designed with Short Arc, Reactive High Powered Surfing in mind. The Surfer was able to stand in 1 position, not having to move their feet to perform their manouvers and this is exactly how the boards performed. The Pulled Nose allowed the board to Elevate very quickly as it reduced the Length of Rail being used when the board is turning. In turn this allowed for more manouvers to be performed while the Surfer was Standing in a Fixed Position on the Wide Thick Supportive Tail which generates Greater Pressure and Easier Reaction. The advantages were many, easier to paddle, stand in one position to ride the wave, quicker reaction from the extra volume, easier turning from less resistance, and ability to Surf at a Faster Speed; in effect everything required of them the Lazor Zap Designs Delivered at all levels of performance.”
“This design is the first Nugget I shaped in 1994.
Proven to be a very versatile performer in a wide range of wave conditions from 1′ ~ 8′ all around the surfing world; thicker wider and shorter with more volume and buoyancy than you have had before, easy to paddle and catch waves, easy to control, with more speed than you have had in years! When it starts to barrel, you will be laughing.”
Geoff McCoy – a Personal History
Geoff was born into a farming community in post W.W.2 Australia in Gosford, on the Central Coast of N.S.W where Geoff’s father, Geoff senior was the captain of the local Killcare Surf Club. His hard working family centralised its social life around the surf club and its outdoor activities. Young Geoff’s earliest memories are of the beach and running through the bush with his cousins.
The family later moved to Warwick Farm, an outer suburb of Sydney, where Geoff senior joined his father in his racehorse training stable, a tradition which three generations earlier the McCoy’s had bought with them when emigrating from Ireland.
Whilst attending the local boys high school Geoff enjoyed a successful career in athletics. Instructed by his Grandfather and Father he became an extremely competent Horseman, riding track work in the early mornings before attending school. This enabled him to attain a sense of balance and intuition, which would later help him to excel in his chosen sport and great love – Surfing.
With Geoff’s Nugget designs now being incorporated by his contemporaries recreational surfing will evolve into more practical equipment, shorter, wider and thicker designs.
This consummate and innovative professional designer now manufactures his surfboards out of P.S.M in Byron Bay where, when they are not surfing at Watego’s, The Pass or Broken Head, Geoff and Mieko keep a strictly hands-on approach to the management of their business interests.