Item code: 314356
The ultimate everyday shortboard for surf in the thigh-high up to solid overhead range? That's what a lot of people are saying about the Pyzalien 2, a slight refresh and refinement of the classic Pyzalien, one of shaper Jon Pyzel's favourite ever models.
It's not an all-out high-performance shortboard and it's definitely not in the funboard or groveller category, but will serve as either in all but the biggest or smallest conditions you're likely to want to surf a shortboard in. So far we've heard nothing but very enthusiastic praise for this board.
The Pyzalien 2 has slightly thinner, more foiled-out rails than the original, which had very thick rails and felt maybe a bit clunky. What you’ll also notice is the smooth, clean outline, no hips or kinks.
Meanwhile the swallow tail adds to the snappiness, push and hold, so you never really need to nurse it. The pronounced vee out the tail releases pressure and lets you push hard through turns without losing control.
“[The Pyzalien]’s always been one of my favourite boards,” says Jon Pyzel, “and it’s one of those designs that almost every single person that rides it really likes it.”
“I made a few small changes compared to the Pyzalien, the biggest one being a refinement through the rail. The original Pyzalien had a really full, chunky rail, and you’d actually order it a little bit thinner than your normal shortboard. This board has more curve through the deck, so it has a more refined rail.
"Beyond that we’ve kept pretty much everything the same. It has a pretty wide nose, but not super wide by today’s standards.”
Order 2 to 3 inches shorter than your "standard shortboard", says Pyzel... but is there even such a thing anymore? This'll be go-to shortboard in anything less than fully macking surf.
|5'6"||18 1/2"||2 3/16"||24.1|
|5'8"||18 3/4"||2 5/16"||26.6|
|5'10"||19 1/4"||2 3/8"||28.9|
|6'0"||19 1/2"||2 1/2"||31.5|
|6'4"||20 1/2"||2 3/4"||38.3|
|Fin Set Up||Five Fin|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Swallow|
- Colour: Clear