Design Forum: Rusty’s Blackbird Step-up Model – Clint Preisendorfer opens up about his open ocean tube chaser

In our newest installment of Design Forum, Preisendorfer walks us through the Blackbird model, an elongated, voluminous step-up, designed for finding big barrels from Black’s Beach, SD to Ocean Beach, SF and beyond.

Well, as a lifeguard at Tavarua, he’d often spend six hours a day in the lineup at Cloudbreak–where he first homed in on Rusty’s “Slayer” model, a board with which the Blackbird shares a fair amount of DNA.

So what’s on Rusty Surfboards’ scion, and mastermind behind the new step-up model, “The Blackbird,” Clint Preisendorfer’s CV?

When getting mentally prepared to throw yourself over the ledge, or stroke into an open ocean bomb, having a shaper who knows the feeling certainly doesn’t hurt if you’re looking for peace of mind.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

Design Forum: Rusty’s Blackbird Step up Model   Clint Preisendorfer opens up about his open ocean tube chaser surf photo  Design Forum: Rusty’s Blackbird Step up Model   Clint Preisendorfer opens up about his open ocean tube chaser surf photo  Design Forum: Rusty’s Blackbird Step up Model   Clint Preisendorfer opens up about his open ocean tube chaser surf photo

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