Fourth Surfboards – WEEKEND ROCKSTAR – 6’0 x 20 3/8 x 2 1/2″ – 33.4L – FCS II 5-fin setup, no fins included
Custom spray for summer 2019
Weekend Rockstar – by Fourth Surfboards
- Outline: Bullet shaped fish template with parallel rails
- Tail Shape: Swallow Tail
- Rocker: Medium tail with a bit of kick and a gradual medium curve through nose
- Concave: Singles with double to spiral out the back
- Rails: Performance 60/40
- Fin Set-Up: Five fin – the best of all worlds (fins not included)
- Volume: Medium high – leaning towards performance with enough float to catch waves what ever the conditions
- FCS II 5-fin box set up
Weekend Rockstar – by Fourth Surfboards
Starting with the outline, this board has the look of a fish; a wider nose and pulled in swallow tail, but when you really dissect the Weekend Rockstar’s outline you start to see the secrets. The parallel rails give this fish heaps of forward trajectory and the bullet like tail curves offer great pivot when needed through turns. The nose, although wide, has a fast curve for the overall length of the board to make sure there are no issues with bogging rails and bigger turns in weaker waves. The rocker is medium throughout with slight kick in the tail to keep it lively, and the foil is that of a high performance all-rounder – which in this case was based on the shank.
This combo gives you the extra stability and control of a fish with the sensitivity of a more high performance board so when long boarders are cruising the line-up you are up and about too shredding the face like you have a rocket in your pocket.
The single concaves offer lift and control and the rail shape is that of a performance short board. All in all you have an incredibly fast board that burns through weaker waves and utilises any sections you get with performance lines. It’s easy to catch waves on, it works in anything from knee high to overhead waves and makes general everyday surfing easy.
The Flex-Lite construction ticks all the boxes from strength, flex, control, feel, weight and most importantly, versatility. When it comes to understanding flow, drive, control and speed, Fourth looked at flex patterns and torque levels at different speeds. The aim was to ensure that you can load up and release energy through turns using the curves of your surfboard that will keep your rails engaged with the face of the wave. The versatility of the Flexlite construction is unrivalled in performance.
SUPERFUSED EPS FOAM
The core of the blank is super-fused EPS, which has two high density polyester flex controllers running through it. These act as integral dampeners when powering through turns, adding control, and taking away some of the natural float of an out-and-out EPS core board.The flex controllers are angled from tail to nose, at the same tow as the side fins. This loads the torque directly towards your fins through turns, meaning at lower speeds, your projection will carry you with effortless glide, and at higher speeds, you can load up and accelerate out.
RESIN RESEARCH EPOXY
When the board is laminated it happens in a heat controlled environment using ‘resin research’ epoxy resin.
‘Resin research’ epoxy is ground breaking stuff, not only is it over 40% bio content it is also the strongest, lightest and brightest epoxy on the market. It isn’t just safer to use and better for the environment, it is also the best performing resin we could get our hands on. Given the characteristics of the foam and the resin, this surfboard as a product uses less resin per foot than standard construction surfboards, meaning the weight is further reduced. It all plays a part in why this construction method is so special.
Hexel S-glass fibre glass is used to laminate the board along with the epoxy resin. S-glass is pound for pound the strongest woven 4oz cloth available on the market. Offering up to 4x more tensile strength than other available cloths on the market. As standard we apply two layers of s-glass to each side of the board. The strength to weight ratio really is amazing – All the while gaining flex recoil instead of having a stiff, non flexing, pop out feel like some EPS epoxy sandwich construction surfboards have.
Finally the board is heated in a hot box over night at 35 degrees, this ensures curing times are sped up during the first 72 hours of the board’s life. Heat is a really important factor when using epoxy resins, the right temperatures must be maintained in order to exploit the epoxies characteristics.
Once the board has been in the hot box, we apply a 100% sand finish to the board which we believe is the strongest and lightest method to finish a surfboard. This finishing process is standard on all of our boards and is a testament to our factory staff that they can use this finish on our epoxy boards as well. Flatter sanding, sharper edges and resin gloss give these boards the Ferrari finish they deserve.
*Usually denotes a minor blemish or construction error which has been repaired to a “as good as new” standard of finish and often comes with a unique spray or colour variation.