Inspired by the ultimate performance of F1 racing cars (which feature the perfect combination of speed and turning) and influenced by working with the best shapers and surfers in the world. This year’s version of the F1 is the result of ongoing refinement based on feedback from world class surfers searching for both carving arcs and tight radius turning. It features design elements from every high performance model we have ever made. Simply put, it’s our take on the modern, cutting edge, high performance short board. Great board for good waves, punchy beach breaks of any size and surfers who prefer, and know how to use, a low volume, sensitive, modern HP board. Also available in FST technology.
All around competition short board. During 2009, as the F1 became a board of choice for many team riders, the low end limitations of the design were becoming apparent. Looking to make the F1 excel in smaller gutless surf, we widened and slightly lowered the rocker in the nose for forward glide (but kept the tail rocker the same). We increased rail volume and straightened the outline via a hip making the tail wider in front of the fins and at the tail block – adding drive, lift and tight radius pivot, but keeps same width at 12” for control. Coco Ho won back to back WQS events in Brazil on her magic F1 Stub this fall. Young Aussie Phenom, J.W., used an F1 Stub to make 3 WQS finals in a row and secure a late season push for 2011 WT qualification. Fine tuning and intensive RnD with top pros during 2010 has netted an F1 Stub that is a contest proven, quintessential, modern, everyday performance surfboard.