[ The Redtail Pocket Rocket ]
Redtail Pocket Rocket is our high performance short board.
The first Redtails appeared in the 80s and the design has
evolved over decades of surfing. Each board is shaped one at a
time to custom specifications. Design features - Rockers:
fall into one of three primary groups - "speed boxes" designed
for all conditions, "continuous" designed primarily for for
quality waves, and "relaxed or flat backs" designed for marginal
to moderate waves. Profiles: crisp with sufficient volume
integrated into these designs to support the surfer, accelerate
and carry speed, yet thinned appropriately in the nose, tail ,
and rails for complete control. Outlines: any one of the
classic configurations - squash, thumb, swallow, and round pin.
Bottom Contours: shallow vee in entry, moderate single
concave begins between entry and wide point, reaches maximum
depth near the leading edge of rail fins, and 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: vary with displacement and surfer's technique -
fuller rails for technique that generates greater displacement -
thinner rails for a more light footed technique. See essays on
displacement on the
Design page for more insight on how surfer and technique
relate to board design.