When you surf the way he surfs, it’s important that you get the foam right or he’s gonna be breaking even more boards.
BOTTOM CONTOUR: This board has quite a bit of rocker, but it’s evenly displaced.
GLASSING: For John John, we use a single 4 oz. bottom with a 3/4 x 4 S/E Hybrid cloth on the deck.
It’s intended to be ridden in hollow, juicy waves, but he’s also ridden this model out at Trestles as well.
We’ll have meetings where we talk about things and what we can change, but yeah, it’s pretty minimal. It’s great.
How’s demand changed since John started winning events on The Bastard?
This is really important: For John, we use an Arctic Foam Yellow blank, which is light, but firm.
It has a single concave throughout the bottom with just a little bit of double running through the fins.
The S/E Hybrid cloth is stronger than the standard “E” cloth, yet not a stiff as the regular “S” that a lot of the other pros are riding.
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