[ 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 2" shorter to 2" 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. Primary
design features of the "Merlin" 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 through the fins or optional single
concave entry and wide point to deep single to double concave
through the fins. The single has a little more lift and speed
and the single to double has a little more control. Rocker,
outline, bottom contours, profiles and rails are fully
integrated to maximize performance.