Class / Short Board / High Performance
 
[ The Merlin / Double Down ]

The "Merlin" or Double Down - is two steps down from a classic shortboard. The "Merlin" excels in small waves. This design blends speed and maneuverability in a very short board. The short length allows the surfer to take a "full swing" at their turns in small - undersized surf. This design extends short board performance into the smallest conditions imaginable yet holds it's own in moderate sized surf. The length of this board depends on the size and fitness of the surfer. "Merlins" are designed 2" to 4" shorter than a pure shortboard. The width should be 5/8" to 7/8" wider than their shortboard - the thickness moderately thicker than their shortboard. Design features - Rockers: The Merlins feature a solid "speed box" rocker. Profiles: moderately full foil with volume throughout to support the surfer in marginal conditions yet foiled enough for complete control. Outlines: any one of the classic configurations - squash, thumb, swallow, and round pin. Bottom Contours: moderate single concave begins in the nose reaching maximum depth near the leading edge of rail fins fading through the tail with optional single to double concave from wide point through the tail. The single has a little more lift and speed and the single to double has a little more control. Rails: The fullest rail profile of all our shortboards.

 
 
 
Merlin / Merlin Video
Dimensions: 5' 8" x 19 1/4" x 2 1/4" 28 Liters

 

Buthy surfing a Merlin


 
"Merlin" / Double Down
Common dimensions
Length Width Thickness Volume
5' 8" 19 1/4" 2 1/4" 28 Liters
5' 9" 19 1/2" 2 5/16" 29.25 Liters
5' 10" 19 3/4" 2 3/8" 31 Liters
5' 11" 20" 2 7/16" 32.5 Liters
6' 0" 20 1/4" 2 1/2" 34.25 Liters
6' 1" 20 1/2" 2 9/16" 35.75 Liters


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