Our race boards are designed by Dave Boehne and tested by some of the worlds best. We are dedicated to progressing race design and helping riders reach their potential. With that mission in mind, we work year round on race boards before we are ready to deem them production worthy. Our Carbon “skin” construction is top notch and we take the extra effort with the details in designing the traction, handles, and finish. We are the only board brand to offer twin fin option in production. These boards are meant to look and ride like our custom shapes.
Our specialty flat-water design. Whiplash has been a staple in our lineup and continues to get faster and snatch podiums. Shae Foudy snatched up her first APP World Title in France racing the Whiplash, Candice Appleby has claimed victory at PPG on a Whiplash and Itzel Delgado won the 200m Sprint races at the Hossegor Paddle Games. Whiplash is on a mission for flat-water supremacy in 2019.
New for 2019 is a refined “dugout” standing area. We’ve managed to gain 1.5” more width in the cockpit for a roomy stance. The side rails have gotten taller allowing for even deeper recess while keeping water at bay. The tail section fades to a flat standing platform above the fin giving a more stable feel for buoy turns. The “dugout” style gives stability to riders and allows you to ride a narrower board and gain speed.
The whiplash gained more volume where you need it and Dave Boehne has further refined his innovative/signature hybrid pin tail design bottom. This design has next level glide per stroke and the cleanest release for the slick feel while maintaining stability of a square tail. The refined bottom has gained a bit more stability and is the SpeedFreaks go to choice for flat-water to mild chop.
The Blackfish is the “All Around / All-Water” king and has influenced an industry with the original Dave Boehne “planning hull” surf concepts applied to SUP race designs.
This board showed its versatility on the world stage with Kai Lenny and Shae Foudy both taking 1st in flat water sprints, Shae in the flat water distance as well at the APP World Tour London and taking 1st Place in mixed conditions at the APP World Tour NYC event and in the ocean surf at the Pacific Paddle Games with Candice Appleby on board. Blackfish is the fastest board off the line, stable in all conditions, and a true one board quiver to conquer anything mother nature throws at you.
Many top board manufacturers have adopted the center channel concept originally developed by Infinity is 2014 and now with input from Kai Lenny, Slater Trout, Shae Foudy and Candice everyone is still playing catch up. The Blackfish is like no other and features a completely re-designed bottom concept with takes the DNA of the Blackfish to the next level.
The bottom is a planning hull hybrid and is able to paddle in all conditions. The stability is built through the outline. The bottom features a rolled hull framing an “inverse vee” panel that releases cleanly off the lowered centerline vee concave. The planning hull rides on top of the water rather than parting it. This makes for a very fast get up and go higher max speeds. “Like skipping a stone” Blackfish likes to sprint off the line. If you paddle mostly in the ocean or flat water area that gets changing seasons and conditions, Blackfish is for you and will be ready.
This year we are offering a Limited Edition (LTD) pro style construction for those who are looking for an ultra-light race board.
This board design is intended for choppy waters, paddling downwind, as well as upwind. The Downtown excels in downwind bump riding, cross chop navigation and upwind grinding. Although a specialty board, many people have adopted the Downtown as their everyday board for offshore stability.
The design started with a baseline of Steve Boehne’s timeless downwind rocker then the team built the board from that point up. Outline is a classic wide point forward shape with a pulled in mini square tail. This allows stability and early entry into bumps while forward grinding and maneuverability and release in the back. Mini square tail releases like a dream and sits tall so it does not get pushed around in side chop. Extremely high rails for side to side stability and hard edges for quick surfy release. The nose has rocker to slip into the curves and rise up in between bumps for longer gliding. A subtle bottom with entry contours and soft roll that blends into a slight single concave keeps the board lively in between bumps and makes it a pleasure to paddle when it’s flat.
This board is offered in both a “dugout” and traditional “flatdeck” options.