Item code: 262093
Shaped by Jon Pyzel at the behest of chief test pilot John John Florence, the Shadow joins the illustrious ranks of the Ghost, the Phantom (step-down), and the Gremlin (step-down x 2). It may be the best one yet.
The Ghost was a borderline step-up, still versatile but best suited to good waves with some power behind them; the Phantom was designed for average and below-average waves lacking in power. This board's somewhere between the two – you might lose a bit of resolution at the extremes (i.e. very big or very small surf) but if you want sharpness and precision in the in-between range this is the one.
The Shadow takes the Phantom as its starting point, keeping the flow and glide but shaving a little foam off the front half and upping the entry rocker somewhat. Other features include an exquisitely subtle hip in line with the front fins and a slightly pulled-in squash tail. Its wide point is now dead centre, which marks a departure from the rest of the Ghost family and gives the outline a more conventional high-performance feel.
The result is a looser, more sensitive board that encourages a vertical approach and is better adapted to tight turns and critical surfing. It’s a permanent fixture in the quivers of Florence and Freestone (among others), and comes in a thruster set-up with Futures fin boxes. Order at about your height.
|5'10"||18 3/4"||2 5/16"||26.6|
|5'11"||18 7/8"||2 3/8"||28.0|
|6'0"||19 1/8"||2 7/16"||29.4|
|6'1"||20 1/4"||2 1/2"||30.7|
|6'2"||20 3/8"||2 9/16"||32.1|
|Fin Set Up||Thruster|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Squash|
- Colour: White