Item code: 220483
A brilliant shortboard option for surfers in or around the intermediate bracket who are looking to up their game, particularly in smaller surf. User-friendliness is what distinguishes the design; when you need your equipment to help you out, whether because the waves are lacking grunt or because you’re not getting in the water as much as you’d like, the Reflex answers the call.
It helps you catch waves, then helps you ride them. As soon as you get on it, you’ll notice the paddle power – for a shortboard it moves through the water so quickly and smoothly, even with minimal input (it carries its momentum over slow, mushy sections in much the same way).
All of this means easy take-offs and effortless speed, but the volume has been spread out and foiled so as to retain a nice and sensitive feel through the aft section, with plenty of responsiveness. Then there’s the longer rail line of the swallow tail, providing drive and hold for smooth, clean lines.
And don’t forget about the Spine-Tek! Clayton, who had been working through different epoxy options with Shapers Australia, was the first man to test it, and was instantly hooked (PUs, he says, "feel dead underfoot" by comparison). Channel Islands had been struggling for a while to find an epoxy construction to their satisfaction, and their team riders were so impressed with Spine-Tek’s performance that they got involved too. Clayton and CI now share the exclusive license.
For a board like the Reflex, designed to help you generate and maintain speed in lacklustre waves, Spine-Tek is perfect. The EPS blank and embedded spine, which is made from a unique composite material, flex together in such a way as to aid the transfer of kinetic energy, effectively spring-loading the board through turns. Meanwhile the spine keeps its rigidity in solid waves, so the board doesn’t overflex or chatter as other epoxies do.
|5'6||19 1/2"||2 1/4"||25.7|
|5'8||19 3/4"||2 3/8"||28.4|
|5'10||20 1/8"||2 1/2"||31.3|
|5'11||20 1/4"||2 1/2"||32.6|
|6'0||20 1/2"||2 5/8"||34.3|
|Fin Set Up||Thruster|
|Surfboard Construction||EPS Epoxy|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Swallow|
- Colour: White