The VLAD is a small wave destroyer. We created it with a fuller curvy outline than what you find on comp style shortboards so that it catches waves easily and glides in lack luster surf. We keep some of that width through to around the last 12” of the board for extra help in creating and maintaining speed in slower sections. As the tail starts to narrow, we reduce the tail area down with a winged swallow to give it sensitivity and ease of performance at any speed. Those wings work in conjunction with the swallow tail by creating pivot points and bite for tight turns and controlling speed when needed or if pushing the board into bigger steeper waves. White Diamond style rockers make the VLAD scary fast and adds to its wave catching powers. Some flip is added to the nose for making steep drops and attacking vertical sections. And medium rails shaped with a hard tucked edge in the tail area give the VLAD a performance feel when generating speed and flying through turns. Designed for speed like the rest of the board, the bottom contours add lift plus predictability. For anyone that dares, the VLAD rises to strike at will and rip through waves, none are to be spared.
HOW TO SIZE THIS BOARD
Sized compared to pro model shortboards go 5-6 inches shorter, 1" wider and in the same thickness. 1-4" shorter than your height for high performance approach, matching volume to skill level, needs, or preferences. Up in volume and at your height or beyond for additional stability and wave catching ease. 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.