Shank by Fourth Surfboards
Features of the Shank by Fourth Surfboards
- Tail Pulled in swallow tail
- Template Performance fish / teardrop shape, for performance surfing.
- Rider ability: Intermediate to Pro
- Fin system: FCSII (Not included)
- Traditional polyester construction 2 x 4 Oz glass on the deck, 1 x 4oz glass on the bottom
Overview:Speed, drive, mobility and flare. From small to good waves, the Shank one of the best all-round shortboard models we have ever done.
Tech concept: So the Shank in terms of design is fairly simple, it has a single concave running straight through from nose to tail, medium rocker and a tear drop outline which offers slightly more curve through the lower half than standard shortboard templates on offer today. This curve in the back half gives the board plenty of pivot off of the tail which makes it super responsive. The nose 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 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 through bottom turns and plenty of release through top turns. The rail and hard edge compliment the wider swallow tail beautifully. The Shank offers you a high performance all-rounder that transcends styles, wave conditions, and ability levels, and it has been well tested and refined after listening to the feedback we have had from our diverse roster of 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. Take it from our team; this thing is the best all round high performance short board we have ever made.
How Do The Team Ride This Board?: Everyone on our team uses the Shank and loves it. FCSII Performer template fins seem to be a very popular choice with everyone riding the Shank. Top Irish ripper Gearoid Mcdaid (5’8”, 72kg) and Alan Stokes (5’7”, 70kg) ride the Shank in a stock size 5’7”. Big wave surfer and all round shredder Tom Lowe is 5’9” and 76kg and rides the stock 5’10” Shank with 28.5 litres of volume.
Fins Not Included
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