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SUBMOONFISH – 5’7 X 18 3/4 X 2 1/4 – 25.5 LITRES (PU)

RIDDEN BY SHELDON SIMKUS

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Nev Hyman
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RIDE THIS BOARD IF…

You wanna have FUN!

UNDER THE HOOD…

The subMOONfish has a more refined rocker and volume distribution than the average Fish. This enables the board to feel more sensitive through its turns, like a standard high performance board. It still has a wide-ish tail so it feels loose and free to bust the fins out if you can, but when on rail it is remarkably positive and drivey. This is what’s under your back foot! Lift, drive and squirt from the concave vee. A wide but super thin MOON tail that bends through the turn. Rocker is 4 1/2” in the nose and 2” in the tail.Doesn’t sound like much, but it is for a 5’7. The extra bottom curve allows for tighter more critical turns than the average hybrid/fish.

5’6 – 6’4
Available Sizes
2-4 ft
Wave Size
4/5
Paddle Power
3/5
Drive Speed
5/5
Manouvre-ability
Thruster
Fin Setup
PU
Construction
“It would take off as soon as I got to my feet and even through dead sections would garner momentum from any little push the wave had.”

SHELDON’S CONCLUSION…

The subMOONfish was one of the more interesting boards I rode in the test. The design melded a number of features from different styles of surfboards. It had a generous helping of volume in the nose and low, soft rails that concluded in a flyer swallow tail. There was also a vee concave through the tail to help with lift and squirt off the bottom. From my first wave it was evident that this board had no issues generating speed. It would take off as soon as I got to my feet and even through dead sections would garner momentum from any little push the wave had. To my surprise, the elements of the board, which to look at seemed incongruous and excessive, functioned together seamlessly. The width of the nose helped with paddling and speed whilst the low rails and the flyer swallow tail gave the board added drive and hold. On top of this the board was zippy off the bottom and released easily in the lip. It was extremely easy to ride as well as super fun. It’s a perfect option for those looking for something fast and enjoyable without fully sacrificing performance.

ASUBMOONFISH – 5’7 X 18 3/4 X 2 1/4 – 25.5 LITRES (EPS)

RIDDEN BY SHELDON SIMKUS

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Shaper:
Nev Hyman
Email: nevhyman@gmail.com
Website: nevsurf.com
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SHELDON’S CONCLUSION…

Personally, epoxy (EPS) surfboards have never really been my forte. Subsequently, it isn’t surprising that initially I struggled to figure out the EPS Gen 4 Allstar X. However, once I slowed my surfing down, I found the board to be quite user-friendly. Featuring ‘Hyperflex’ construction, the board’s in the pocket performance was top tier. On multiple occasions, in spite of being late to the section, its extra spring would allow me to surmount fast approaching lips with ease. This responsiveness was impressive even for an EPS. The off the mark speed was also a great aspect of the board’s performance. I found in smaller conditions it gave me the means to focus on my surfing rather than the generation of speed. If you’re after a board that will get you out of bed on those near flat days, the EPS Allstar X will have you covered. Its combination of speed and responsiveness gave it all the tools necessary to perform in even the worst of waves.

5’6 – 6’4
Available Sizes
2-4 ft
Wave Size
4/5
Paddle Power
3/5
Drive Speed
5/5
Manouvre-ability
Thruster
Fin Setup
EPS
Construction

PU V EPS

Although this board lent itself to more than just typical fish waves, it was after all a fish by design. That being said, I liked the EPS over the PU model. The reason I preferred it was simply for its extra speed and zip. Whilst in bigger, better waves the PU would take the cake, the subMOONfish performed best in smaller surf and in these waves the EPS was the superior construction.

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