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[ The Merlin / Double Down ]

The Merlin or Double Down - is two steps down from a classic shortboard. Merlins excels in small waves. This design blends speed and maneuverability in a very short board. The short length fits in the tightest pockets and allows a surfer to take a full swing at 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 traditional go to shortboard. The width is 1/2" to 1" wider. The thickness is 1/16" to 1/4" thicker. Design features - Rockers: Merlins feature a solid Speed Box rocker or a Relaxed 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: Full rail profile adjusted and tuned to the surfer.

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

 

Buthy surfing a Merlin


 
Merlin | Double Down
Common dimensions - Expert & Pro Skills
Length Width Thickness Volume
5' 6" 19 1/4" 2 1/4" 26 Liters
5' 8" 19 3/8" 2 5/16" 28 Liters
5' 10" 19 1/2" 2 3/8" 30 Liters
5' 11" 19 5/8" 2 7/16" 31 Liters
6' 0" 19 3/4" 2 1/2" 32 Liters
6' 1" 19 7/8" 2 5/8" 34 Liters


Merlin | Double Down
Common dimensions - Intermediate Skills
Length Width Thickness Volume
5' 8" 19 1/2" 2 3/8" 28 Liters
5' 10" 19 5/8" 2 7/16" 30 Liters
5' 11" 19 3/4" 2 1/2" 31 Liters
6' 0" 19 7/8" 2 9/16" 32 Liters
6' 1" 20" 2 5/8" 34 Liters
6' 2" 20 1/8" 2 3/4" 36 Liters


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