[ The Merlin / Double Down ]
"Merlin" or Double Down - is two steps down from a
surfer's short board. 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 short board and should
range from the the same height as the surfer to 2" to 4" longer
than the surfer's height. The width should be 5/8" to 7/8" wider
than their short board - the thickness moderately thicker than
their short board. Design features of the "Merlin" or double
down are extra width and surface area, a flatter deck and fuller
rail than the Redtail Pocket Rocket and the Peregrine. The "Merlin"
features the same bottom contours as the Peregrine - single
concave entry and wide point to deep single concave centered
between wide point and fins, and double concave to vee through
the fin array. Rocker, outline, bottom contours, profiles and
rails are fully integrated to maximize performance.