photo: Brent Lieberman
Here’s a recent photo of Shane Koch on a really cool shape by PJ Wahl.

Speed: We put a lot of foam over the front foot by making the outline wider than his normal shortboard.  This extra foam in width and thickness really help for paddle power, getting Shane into waves very early.  This helps him get down the line early and have more control on the wave because he instead of trying to catch up to the wave the whole time, he is up early, and has plenty of time to make critical decisions about whether to fade to the bottom or race down the line.

Performance: The performance side of the board comes by pulling the tail of this board in very hard from the forward outline.  So the speed comes from the front foot of the board, where you need it, and the performance comes from the curve and pulled in tail.

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