Stretch Boards 983 Tower Place Santa Cruz, California 95062

Trow Directional Kiteboard

Recommended sizes

4'8" x 16.25" x 0.8" (custom sizes available)

All Trow directional kite boards come complete with:

  • carbon fiber internal frame
  • custom designed modular foot pads
  • variable stance positioning and form adjustable foot straps
  • Stretch's fin template and foil in custom fiberglass
  • individual and customizable artwork by Kevin Walsh

Tail Options

Types of Tails

Round Pin Tail

  • Moves the "sweet spot" slightly farther ahead on the board, in front of the fin cluster.
  • Offers a different release & hold for deep carves and more drawn out turns
  • Shortens the "effective rail line" and with respect to board length, resulting in less area on the tail to penetrate the wave face so that you can actually sink a section of tail deeper than other templates.

Thumb Tail

  • Softens the pivot points on the end of the rail line while keeping a smooth flow like a round pin without taking away the tail width

Squash Tail

  • Top to bottom surfing
  • Free the tail on all your turns
  • HIt the lip and more while you rip it down the line.

Bat Tail

  • Offers a more pivotal, snappy feel
  • Loosens up the board by having the rail line end shorter
  • Relative to other tails, the bat is wider at the block, allowing the rear foot to move further back in to the fin cluster.
  • Combines the swallow tail feel but with more stability

Diamond Tail

  • Offers an aesthetic alternative to the bat tail while keeping the same performance features

Swallow Tail

  • Quick, loose and responsive for snappy turns off the top
  • For similar results with a more distinctive look, try our Moon tail

Baby Swallow Tail

  • Quick, loose and responsive for snappy turns off the top
  • Baby swallow tail is a reduced version primarily used on big wave boards

Deep Swallow Tail

  • Quick, loose and responsive for snappy turns off the top
  • For similar results with a more distinctive look, try our Moon tail

Moon Tail

  • With performance features similar to the swallow tail, the Moon adds a much more distinctive look.

Winged Tail

  • Pulls in the outline at the trailing edge of the fins as a way to break the water along the rail line.
  • Adds a snappier and more pivotal turning characteristic as opposed to a full rail turn.

Fin Options

This board comes stocked complete with a set of Stretch's custom template in even sized 3.75" fiberglass from Rainbow Fin Co. Custom RTM quad sets from Future fins available upon request.


The Trow directional features a full nose and moderate tail to maximize speed with its shorter length.


The Trow directional utilizes over 30 years of R & D by incorporating Stretch’s magic shortboard rocker. Blending a consistent and continuous rocker while a single concave straightens the centerline produces the perfect mix of speed and control.


The extremely low profile of the Trow directional incorporates thin rails proportioned to engage high speed turns and fully lit power carves. The round rails hold and grip through chop while inspiring confidence and control in varying conditions.


Single concave.

Custom Artwork

Stretch Boards works with pen artist Kevin Walsh to create custom artwork.


Stretch boards offers airbrushing on all custom orders.

  • Solid color airbrush is $20.00
  • Two-color fades or halos are $35.00 (includes white)
  • Pin lines are $15.00 first pin + $10.00 each additional pin
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Grey
  • Red
  • One-color halo Choose your color
  • One-color halo (nose)Choose your color
  • One-color halo (tail)Choose your color
  • Two-color haloChoose your colors
  • One-color fade (nose)Choose your color
  • One-color fade (tail)Choose your color
  • Two-color fadeChoose your colors
  • Single pinlineChoose your color
  • Double pinlineChoose your colors


Prices by length for epoxy tri-fin surfboards.

Size of Board Retail Price by Length Construction
Up to 6' 5" $749 Light
6' 6" - 6' 11" $794 Medium
7' 0" - 7' 5" $839 Medium-Plus
7' 6" - 7' 11" $884 Medium-Plus
8' 0" - 8' 5" $929 Heavy
8' 6" - 8' 11" $974 Heavy
9' 0" - 9' 5" $1019 Heavy
9' 6" - 9' 11" $1064 Heavy
10' 0" - 10' 5" $1109 Heavy
10' 6" - 10' 11" $1154 Heavy

Light Foam

  • 1.9 - 2.1 PCF Density
  • 3/16” Para Band Bass Stringer
  • Single 6oz Direct Size Bottom
  • Biased Weave 4oz Direct Size S cloth + 6oz Direct Size E-cloth Deck Lamination

Medium Foam

  • 2.3 - 2.5 PCF Density
  • 1/4” Para Band Bass Stringer
  • Single Layer Bottoms, Single Layer Decks

Medium-Plus Foam

  • 2.3 - 2.5 PCF Density
  • 1/4” Para Band Bass Stringer
  • Boards 7’0” - 7’11” Double Layer Bottoms, Double Layer Decks

Heavy Foam

  • 2.8 - 3.0 PCF Density
  • 3/8 Para Band Bass Stringer
  • Boards 8’ 0” and above: Double Layer Bottoms, Triple Layer Decks


  • Four Fin: + $10.00
  • Parabolic Blank: + $65.00
  • Weighting System: + $25.00 first 1lb. + $10.00 each additional lb.
  • Additional cloth layers and patches: $6.00/yard
  • Airbrush: Solid Color- +$20.00
  • 2-Color Fades or Halos- + $35.00 (includes white)
  • Pin lines: + $15.00 first pin + $10.00 each additional pin


We use FedEx Ground to ship surfboards in the mainland USA.

The rates listed below are estimates we created for your convenience. To get an exact quote, use the RateFinder at the FedEx website.

FedEx Ground Shipping Rates Estimates by Box Size
Box Size SoCal Pacific NW Texas Florida East Coast North East
Up to 108"x24"x4" $80-$85 $85-$90 $90-$95 $95 $100 $100
100"x23"x4" $75-$80 $70-$85 $85-$90 $85-$95 $85-$95 $90-$95
Under 78"x22"x4" $35-$40 $35-$40 $45-$50 $50 $50 $50-$55

Shipping to Hawaii best rate to Oahu with Airline Cargo