The new Shank by Fourth Surfboards
Our all new Shank template includes our ‘new for 2020’ graphics and logo colour ways.
The ‘Shank Squash’ by Fourth Surfboards
The Shank by Fourth Surfboards fundamentally rocks a swallow tail but we can switch it up with a squash tail (as pictured) to suit the users needs and requirements. The Shank has, Speed, drive, mobility and flare, the Shank is a great all-rounder that can be ridden in small to good waves, with the 2020 version offering even more drive, lift and hold. In terms of design, the Shank is fairly simple; it has a single concave running straight through from tail to nose, medium height and curve rockers and a tear drop outline which offers slightly more curve through the lower half of the outline than standard shortboard templates on offer today.
This curve in the back half gives the board plenty of pivot off the tail which makes it super responsive off the tail, the nose width is pretty wide which balances out the stability/sensitivity ratios meaning the board will keep its mobility at lower speeds and its freedom on rail without bogging or sliding out at higher speeds.
The balance between the nose width and tail width is key to the effortless carves and rail surfing that you can achieve on the shank. The rails are that of a standard shortboard in shape and thickness with harder edges slightly higher up to offer a nice platform off the bottom and plenty of release through turns – the rail and hard edge complement the wider swallow tail beautifully. The added belly channels provide more drive and the ability to push your turns harder which feels good at high speeds in better waves and in weaker conditions when you get the opportunity to spank a section.
The balance of this board offers you a high performance all-rounder, that transcends styles, wave conditions and ability levels according to the feedback from the Fourth team riders.
Who should ride this board?
Riders looking for an all-round high performance board that is fast, drivey and is as comfortable in the air as it is on rail. Should be ridden head height or slightly shorter dependant on ability.
5’9 x 19 x 2 5/16 27L
5’11 x 19 1/4 x 2 3/8 29L
6’1 x 19 1/2 x 2 7/16 31L
6’3 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 33L