This mini simmons inspired surfboard is for anyone that wants to get out there and just have fun.
The Taco is super fast, really loose, and makes your turns smooth and silky. It’s quad fins are set close to the rear of the board and are iconic of its style and era with a modern flair. It is amazingly easy to paddle due to its super flat rocker, and excels in surf ankle to double over head high.
This by far is the most surfed board in my quiver and the board that always makes me come out of the water frothing. Most people can ride this board 5″-8″ shorter than they expect and about 10-15% more volume than your regular shortboard .
OUTLINE: The Taco is a super short , fat, round piece of foam with a straighter mid section and a little curve in the wide tail to give you speed through every section of the wave.
ROCKER: With emphasis on being a small wave catching machine, the Taco has a flat rocker with a flat panel through the mid section, which makes this board paddle with ease and flow through those dead sections with minimal effort. A slight lift in the nose makes those late take offs easier, while the slight lift in the tail makes for a nice zingy speedy feel through your turns.
CONTOURS: Subtle yet effective, the slight flat entry rocker will make for easy wave entry . Its flatter midsection creates speed and trim through those flat fat sections of the wave and single concave at the back section makes for ease of rail to rail transitions and add to the mega speed .
Deck Layup 2 x 4oz Fiberglass Cloth
Bottom Layup 1 x 4ox cloth 1 x 4oz Fin Patch
Performance Fun Fun Fun it is: paddles amazing, flies across any section with a bunch of speed and will turn wherever you want it to go. From flat to double overhead your not going to do the biggest tour turn of your life but this is one of the funnest boards you can have in your quiver and will give you a smile from ear to ear every time you go surfing. Enjoy! Don’t forget ride this board 5-8″ shorter and 10-15% more volume than your shortboard .
||Fins (Recommended NOT Supplied)
||Approx Weight Range
(Based On Novice To Intermediate Skill Level)
||FCSII Performer Sml
||< 70kg / 154lb
Creative Army Surfboards
Born and bred on the Points of Noosa Heads, Australia, Josh Constable has been surfing all his life and competing for the past 20 years. To date he has a World Title, 6 Australian Titles and some 51 career titles under his belt.
Having worked along side some of the best shapers in the industry, Josh’s Brand, Creative Army, is a kaleidoscope of all his experiences, waves and relationships – a voice for his story through Creative Army’s designs, lines and shapes.
Creative Army reflects Josh’s belief in keeping it pure and to the highest standard. All boards are inspired by traditional templates, but made with the modern surfer in mind. With a contemporary fashion palette, they are made to make the beginner surf better and the most advance push themselves to their limit.
THERE ARE MANY ASPECTS TO SURFBOARD SELECTION THESE ARE THE POINTS TO CONSIDER
Typically surfboards are measured in inches. The length is measured from the nose to the tail. Choosing the length of the surfboard is dependant on your size (weight, height), board type and waves conditions you wish to use the board for.
The widest point of the surfboard is measured from rail to rail. Generally the wider the surfboard the more stable the board, while a board with smaller width maintains better speed and performance.
Surfboard thickness is measured from the top deck to the bottom. The thickness again has a bearing on the board’s performance. Professional surfers will tend to go for the thinner boards as they are lighter and offer better performance.The thicker boards are stronger and because there is more foam under the surfer the boards are more stable.
The bottom curve of a surfboard. Generally the more rocker the surfboard has the more loose (manoeuvrable) the surfboard will be. Where the flatter rocker surfboards will be faster, although they will lack the looseness. The nose is the tip of the surfboard, the nose can vary in shapes and size. Basically the thinner the nose the more response the board will perform, while wider noses are better for stabilization.
Used to increase the strength of a surfboard, a stringer (normally made from wood) runs down the length of a surfboards (typically in the centre of the board from the tip of the nose to the tail).
Boards built with Epoxy, Carbon Fibre and soft boards generally don’t have stringers.
Generally heavier surfers require larger fins to hold the waves better. Although if you prefer to ride a looser (less hold in the waves), smaller fins would be a better option.
Fin configurations have an effect on the ways your surfboards perform.
The following are some of the more common fin configurations.
The single fin was the original fin configuration for surfboards. Based on the idea of the sailboat keel. Single fins are added stabilization and control on the powerful, larger waves, although lack manoeuvrability
Are great for small waves, being fast and manoeuvrable, but when put into tight spots on larger waves, they become hard to control. Popular with Fish surfboards.
THRUSTER 3 FIN
Widely recognized as the standard fin configuration, the thruster answers the shortcomings of the single fin and the twin fins configurations.
The thrusters give you stabilization, control and manoeuvrability in all types of surfing conditions.
This concept was the brainchild of Australia’s Simon Anderson
QUADS 4 FINS
With four fins in the water, Quads boasts an extraordinary amount of holding power in larger surf.
You may think that having four fins would sacrifice speed by creating more drag, but this is not the case.
The both sets of fins are working together on the rail, which makers believe they creates less drag than a board with a centre fin.
The manoeuvrability isn’t sacrificed either, with fins directly under your back foot, the quads are very responsive.
Similar setup to the Twin Fin, although smaller (low profile) fins are generally placed wider (closer to the rails) on the surfboard.
Popular with Fish and Egg / Retro surfboards.
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