Chilli Bean in F1X Technology.
(5’10 x 20 7/8 x 2 9/16 34.3L)
The Chilli Bean
The Chilli Bean is built for any surfer who understands that if you’re not afraid of slightly more foam you can go shorter than you’d imagined possible. For 2020, Fourth have taken some foam off the rail to add an element of ease to turning the board as well as carbon support through the engaged part of the board when surfing down the line, freeing some flex up in the tail to give a bit more torque through your turns.
The Chilli Bean is designed to absolutely maximise the fun to be had in average, everyday surf by catching almost as many waves as a longboard, gliding over the flat sections whilst being super responsive underfoot. The curvaceous outline, rounded tail and more relaxed rocker means that the board is designed to cruise, carve. When set-up as a quad the Chilli Bean will fly down the line with just a little encouragement.
In terms of design, this board is essentially a reload for intermediate surfers or surfers of a bigger build. With single to double concaves, relaxed entry and exit rockers and foam distributed to give the best balance between float and control it is ideal as a first shortboard or intermediate all-rounder.
- Fourth Surfboards Chilli Bean Model
- Outline: Full outline, with gently pulled in tail
- Tail Shape: Round
- Concave: Single to double with light vee out the tail
- Rocker: Relaxed throughout – little flip through tail
- Rails: Full 60/40 rails
- Fin Set-Up: Five fins, the best of all worlds (fins not included)
- Volume: High – packed in to offer the easiest entry to waves and a stable platform to surf
- FCS II fin box set up
Force 1X (F1X)
Lightweight, strong, dent proof all with a natural flex pattern to ensure performance in a wide range of conditions. When you have a board that is very strong in terms of impact resistance usually you have a board with stiff flex patterns which will feel chattery on the face of a wave and be hard to control, especially at higher speeds. The F1X construction method rivals the compression strength of sandwich construction epoxy alternatives but adds a better natural flex pattern to allow for ease of use in a wider range of conditions.