Item code: 178604
The user-friendly cousin of the Rocket 9, Channel Islands's Rocket Wide model is a classic everyday go-to for the experienced surfer, but it would also make a great first shortboard for someone stepping down from a mini-mal and looking to join the ranks of the intermediates. The wider tail block helps it fly over flat sections, while the wider, more rounded nose gives it an extra yard of paddle power. From 1ft to 5ft it's pretty much impossible to have a bad time on this board.
Getting into waves is easy thanks to the relaxed entry rocker, while a moderate exit rocker works alongside the swallow tail to loosen up the tail and increase manoeuvrability. The bottom shape provides an additional burst of speed: a single concave transmutes into a double before veeing out the tail.
Set up as a thruster with Futures fin boxes, this board comes in standard PU construction (polyurethane blank glassed with polyester resin). More experienced surfers will ride it 2-4 inches shorter than they are tall, beginners and intermediates should go for the same length as their height.
|5'8"||19 1/2||2 1/2||30.3|
|6'0"||20 1/2||2 3/4||37.0|
|Fin Set Up||Thruster|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Swallow|
- Colour: White