FCS II, 3fin setup
2 - 8 Ft
Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
Mushy Beach Break, Hollow Beach Break, Reef Break, Beach Break, Point Break and All Types of Waves
Jon wanted to design a fresh feeling shortboard, but to start off with something that was tried and true. Knowing that the Phantom is a great board for many types of conditions he decided to start with that and redesign it as a more refined, high performance board, while still keeping the added flow and glide that defines the Phantom.
The Shadow is designed to give all surfers the advantages of a wider, forward outlined type of board, but in a sleek, modern package.
✪ Modern foil/outline brings improved stability, paddle power, easy speed/flow in weaker waves.
✪ Rocker and bottom contours combine to generate speed and allow tight, powerful turning in all conditions.
✪ Great for all types of waves from beach breaks to points, reefs and even slabs.
✪ Will help Intermediate surfers elevate their performance levels, while also bringing out the best in more advanced surfers.
The Shadow features our version of a high performance outline, with the wide point at center not behind as is typical of most other HPSBs. We pulled in the nose by almost a ½ inch and added rocker through the last 12 in the nose to keep it freed up through critical turns.
It has a gentle hip for added sensitivity and looseness, and the squash tail is pulled in a touch to tighten the turning radius and improve vertical surfing capability.
The tail rocker and bottom concave remain similar to the Phantom, since that combo has proven to work really well in everyday conditions in waves around the world.
The thickness flow, or foil, is what really sets the Shadow apart from most other HPSBs, keeping the volume a little bit in front of the center, but not overly exaggerated. This added foam under