For this new edition of the SHADOW, we have kept all the qualities of the existing board and made it a little faster with even more control.
Its shape and round pintail continue to offer the best glide and a maneuverability like no others. Designed to inspire confidence in every turn and rail-to-rail transfers, the camel deck and its moderate volume deliver the perfect amount of control.
This year, the SHADOW features a slightly deeper concave on the bottom in the area between the front and back feet, which increases its speed and planning potential. The board thus carries more speed and goes upwind better in order to catch even more waves. This new SHADOW feels even more at ease in a larger variety of waves, and it will surprise you with its acceleration potential in the turns, effortlessly projecting you to the next move or the next section.
The transition to the tail is slightly wider, which straightens the outline of the board in the area between the feet. This brings increased stability for a more relaxed ride and better low end, hence unveiling a new potential in lighter winds. The rails are sharper and thinner toward the tail as well, allowing for better control and crispier turns.
Perfectly balanced and comfortable, this new SHADOW handles speed exceptionally well and loves to make long carves just as much as super snappy turns. Changing feet, turning, and jibing are easy and effortless. It feels lively underfoot, providing a lot of feedback to engage big or for powerful vertical turns. Big, clean, and especially powerful waves suit this board and its high reactivity best, where it can truly show its speed potential and fantastic carving abilities.
The SHADOW is constructed using the HD Foam Flex Composite technology, with optimized flex for maximum reliability, comfort, and maneuverability. The mechanical characteristics achieved by this construction provide a lighter weight and a perfect, classical surfboard feel.
Shock absorbers are placed under the pad to increase the board’s durability and provide extra comfort since they effectively absorb all impacts for the riders.
The SHADOW is available in 5’4, 5’6 and 5’8. All sizes are equipped with a full pad and foot straps inserts. The 5’4 board come with a set of the F-ONE Flow Carbon XS fins. The 5’6 and 5’8 come with a set of F-ONE Flow Carbon M fins.
Terribly efficient and intuitive to ride, the SHADOW was designed for high-speed performance surfing. Agile, reactive, fast and precise on any wave, this board will let you charge like never before.