|Class / Short Board - Maximum Performance|
[ The Redtail Pocket Rocket ]
The Redtail Pocket Rocket is our high performance short board. Shaped one at a time to custom specifications. Design features - Rockers: generally fall into one of three primary groups - "speed boxes" designed for all conditions, "swoops" designed primarily for for quality waves, and "flat backs" designed for marginal to moderate waves, Profiles: are 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: can be any one of the classic configurations - squash, thumb, swallow, and round pin. Bottom Contours: feature shallow vee in entry, moderate single concave begins between entry and wide point, reaches maximum depth under the center of the surfer's stance, and fades through the fin array. Swallow tails feature a touch of vee near the trialing fin. Rails: vary with the displacement and surfer's technique - fuller rails for technique that generates greater displacement - thinner rails for a more light footed technique. See essays on volume and displacement on the Natural Curves Design page for more insight on how surfer and technique relate to board design.
Speed Boxes These designs feature an area of relatively flat rocker under the surfer's torso and hips when paddling and under the surfer's stance when surfing. This "speed box" will vary in length and the tail and entry rockers are tuned to surfer's requirements. This rocker profile can be tuned to a great variety of conditions.
Swoops These designs feature continuous rocker from entry to tail. They excel in crisp and hollow waves. These conditions generally provide all the speed and power required for solid performance surfing. The continuous rocker profile keeps the board free and loose in the pocket and in the tight transitions experienced in quality waves.
Flat Backs These designs feature low tail rocker with entry rocker adjusted to surfer's requirements. This rocker profile excels in marginal and moderate conditions by generating and carrying speed in and out of the pocket without sacrificing control in powerful surf.