E.T Fresh by Fourth Surfboards
E.T Fresh by Fourth Surfboards
- Outline: High performance bullet shape shortboard, leaning toward forward drive and grind on rail
- Tail Shape: Squash with hip just above fins
- Concave: Deep single throughout with vee out the back
- Rocker: Plenty of curve throughout with higher tail and nose
- Rails: 60/40 performance rails
- Fin Set-Up: Traditional shortboard thruster 3-fin set up (fins not included)
- Volume: Low, no foam where it doesn’t need to be
- FCS II fin box set up
The E.T. Fresh by Fourth Surfboards
New to the range, the E.T. Freshby Fourth Surfboards is a high performance shortboard built with every intention of allowing you to push your own limits in fun waves. The E.T Fresh is a current representation of what high performance surfing is; more hold in the pocket, with the ability to flare you style at any given chance on the wave. It’s the natural progression of a high performance surfboard – enabling not just airs and rotations but tighter radius turns in the pocket to really push the limit of high performance surfing.
The E.T Fresh has a bullet like outline with softer curves through the centre of the board, a slight hip in the tail and a slightly pulled in squash tail shape, this accentuates the pivot through turns in the pocket or out the lip and the more drawn out turns on the face of the wave when on rail. As for the rocker, it has a curvy medium high tail rocker for hold right in the pocket and a drawn out medium high rocker through the nose. Relative to other Fourth models, the entry rocker is high but it’s not super high compared to other boards on the market, this combination will contradict the curve of the outline beautifully to offer more control whilst engaging more board in the water for down the line drive.
Hard off the bottom turning and a lot of forward momentum will always be the main elements in high performance surfing. The key is in the control and the E.T. Fresh gives you ultimate control to manipulate the board to access the wave’s power and harness that power through maneuvers.
The concaves are a touch deeper than a more conventional shortboard shape; single concave through the nose to the back of the tail, with a double running behind the side fins and through the rear fin into a light vee. The idea of the concave is to give you plenty of lift in the water for speed, whilst offering a track for you to lean on when applying torque at high speeds. The rails are 60/40 with boxy features up until the centre of the outline, this is to stop traction at lower speeds in order to whip through turns in a range of conditions starting at knee height when needed.
The fin set up is that of a standard shortboard to offer maximum drive and torque on carves and hacks and the foil of the board is also streamlined to offer sensitivity and control at higher speeds.
Who should surf this board?
This template is what the Fourth team use as the standard for a progressive good wave short board. Any surfer with performance on the agenda and aggression on rail at their core, will maximise their potential on the E.T Fresh. Ridden around about your height will be a good place to start in terms of size.
The Base Construction (a polyurethane blank with polyester resin) is still considered the most versatile and all-round performance specific construction used the world over by touring surf professionals. At Fourth Surfboards only premium materials are used to produce top-quality boards; US Blanks at the core in blue foam and Hexcel Glass for the laminate bonded with Silmar resin for best balance between weight, performance and durability.
The Fourth construction method sees the board finished in 24/7 heat controlled environments to ensure curing times are at optimum levels to reach a finish unrivalled in Europe. The board is then sanded to a 240 dry sand finish ensuring that there is zero plastic lacquer on the board that can often look and feel horrible after a couple of months in the ocean
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