The Renegade is a personal favourite of Luke's. He liked the glide and free feeling of the retro type Fishes, but wanted a board that would fit into steeper sections and could be pushed a bit harder.
Full semi round nose with wide-ish tail provides the glide feeling. Lower rocker throughout, makes it easy for speed and drive. Single concave with a decent double within, adding lift and a double concave with vee off the tail for easy turn initiation. Designed with a swallow tail, adding bite at the end of a turn that can be needed with the wider tail; Another option is a round tail, giving more control if you plan ride this board in bigger waves. Luke redesigned the Renegade without the wing, for more hold and cleaner surfing.
This board has been a refreshing and fun board for team riders Julian and Noa to get onto, especially after the contest grind.
To be ridden around 5 inches shorter, 1 inch wider and 1/16 thicker than your coventional performance shortboard? Enjoy
5.10 x 19 3/8 x 2 7/16
Volume: 31 Lit
FCS Fusion Finplugs
EPS Core - 36 Gram EPS Foam
Biaxial Deck - Added Strength an Durability
Epoxy - Super White Resin Finish
Content: Board incl 3 Fins
Built using the latest in EPS/Epoxy materials; the XF technology combines a lightweight EPS core with Biaxial fibreglass cloth and Epoxy resin. All XF boards are constructed using a 36gram EPS core with a high-grade timber stringer, each board is hand laminated using epoxy resign and biaxial fibreglass on the deck providing a lighter, stronger board that feels fast and responsive under your feet increasing performance in a wide variety of conditions!
- Biaxial Fibre Glass has about half of its fibres aligned along the length of the cloth (0 degrees) and about half across the cloth (90 degrees) lending itself as a perfect option for creating a controlled flex pattern.
- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam is a version of polystyrene foam typically found in the core of Firewire surfboards. EPS is typically the lightest of the three foams used in surfboard construction resulting in a much lighter board translating to increased buoyancy and floatation. Basically the lowest density or lightest board will float you the best! The advantage of better buoyancy is added paddling speed and increased manoeuvrability allowing you to ride a smaller board. EPS foam core is also less likely to deteriorate over time!
- Epoxy resin is a healthier alternative to polyester as epoxy emits 50-75% fewer VOCs (volatile organic compounds) than polyester resin, which means a decrease in harmful chemicals in the shop and the environment in general. In fact, epoxy is a common household item, safe to use without a mask and with only moderate ventilation. Epoxy is lighter than polyester. Under most circumstances, resin makes up a large part of a completed board's overall weight. Not only is epoxy lighter than polyester, but less is needed per coat. This ends up meaning a lighter surfboard, a big plus for most surfers. The biggest bonus However is the durability and strength of epoxy resin.