The Redneck is the combination of a high performance outline with our proven small wave rockers. The name comes to us by Roberts teamrider and 2019 Junior World Champ, Dimitri Poulous and his perpetually sunburned neck. Dimitri had been testing this model for awhile and so we had asked him to come up with something to call it. After a full day of waves and way too much sun, the first thing that popped into his head was Redneck.
Dimitri’s favorite small wave contest board had been our Star Chip because it has plenty of speed and glide. His coach, Mike Lamm, suggested we modify it for Dimitri to add even more performance. The main objective for the Redneck was to maximize turns in the pocket while maintaining speed going in and out of maneuvers. To get the desired result, we narrowed up the outline and then gave it a rounded squash tail while keeping the special small wave rockers. The Redneck generates speed easily, while the narrower outline allows it to be surfed rail to rail and vertically very quickly. A reduction in swing weight in the nose makes for turns that are faster and more whippy than on typical small wave boards. Narrower in the middle encourages speed generation from quicker top to bottom surfing. And finally the Redneck’s rounded squash reduces the tail area some but not too much. We wanted to make it easy to push through radical direction changes but still help maintain speed through flat or slow sections of the wave.
HOW TO SIZE THIS BOARD
For the highest level of performance, length should be at height to 2” under your height while adjusting width and thickness for optimal volume. Ride shorter than height for highest performance moving up in length in your preferred volume or slightly above for more control and ease of paddling or in larger surf. Custom dims are always available to match your needs or preferences. Please feel free to use our BOARD SIZING QUESTIONNAIRE to receive more info about our boards and sizing.