13 unmarked 6’0″ shortboards. 1 anonymous pro surfer. The challenge to create the most high performance surfboard design was underway for the second iteration of Stab Magazine’s resplendent feature project “Stab in the Dark” featuring Dane Reynolds in South Africa.
If you missed the full video then do yourself a favor and indulge 1/2 an hour of your downtime by clicking here to watch
… then enjoy a few minutes by clicking here to learn more about Stretch’s design principles and what went into making board #23
modified Sword squash tail
6’0″ x 19″ x 2.5″
*not entirely certain on the exact volume since the design criteria was for a newer model to be hand shaped. We have it digitized now and it comes out to 30.2L
CFT med Factory Pro construction:
- 2.1pcf Marko Foam EPS core with Epoxy glassing
- 1/8″ bamboo stringer
- 4oz. S + 4oz. bias weave S + 4oz. E stomp patch deck lamination
- 4oz. S + 4oz. bias weave S bottom lamination
- no deck channels
Futures ILT tri-fin
Would we have liked to see a non-jet lagged Dane Reynolds going mental in 8′ drainers instead of less than ideal beach break conditions? Sure. Well, he didn’t get to ride it again but the limited time he spent getting his feet into it sure was fun to watch!
Would you like to have a crack at riding the same board? For FREE??!!??!! We made a total of 4. All you have to do is go to stabinthedark.stabmag.com and enter to win!
or… if you want one right now then you can scope it at http://store.stretchboards.com/product/the-sword