Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yes, wide tailed boards with the right bottom contours work in powerful hollow surf. Geoff mcCoy's boards work better the hollower and the juicier it gets. See, his boards not only have a rocker that runs nose to tail. His rockers run rail to rail and that curve changes as you go from the nose area to the tail area. That genius sublte curve changes in a genius sublte inimitable way from nose to tail. It creates a rocker in all diagonal, rail to rail, and nose to tail directions. There is rocker in all directions with respect to the center point on the bottom. The board sticks to the wave face on late, steep, drops. And his boards can hold high lines in tubes because that bottom creates low pressure sticking the board to the waves face. I have owned nugget in the past and own 5'10" trifin modernized Lazor Zap. It has the same loaded Dome, which is his name of those complex convex curves. I see it and it looks like the other boards' bottoms. But the planeshape is just a bit more "no nose" and pointed and there are two bump wings, and a rounded swallow tail. Nevertheless, in outline, the board is the same in essence. It works incredible. Since I am a high level surfer, I am able to rip on that board. Despite it being 3 inces thick, it turns superiorly at high speeds very sharply or also drawn out. I have had my best sessions on them. I have the MC500 future fins on it and those are the fins needed or the board is almost useless. McCoy's boards need big fins, so if MC500's are not available use Fam II's or Pancho fins. Pancho fin's have more surface area and would be recommended. The bottom is so loose it depends on the fins for lateral velocity, but boy does it go fast with big fins. Do they work in powerful hollow waves? Here is pictoral proof.