Shaper's Corner: The Asymm Surfboard

by Derek Dodds August 12, 2016

The Asymm Surfboard by Mike Lynch This board design had been stuck in my head for some while and I had it drawn out forever but not until I took the idea to my buddy Tim Crozier at Black Bird Surfboards was I really able to make my dream a reality.

The founding concept of this board was always to have a swooping rabbits foot tail so that I could really pay tribute to what a true asymmetrical board is; two of your favorite boards in one, separated by a height and width difference.

After deciding I wanted to go quad on the right and twin on the left, it came to that the board should be 5'11'' on its longer side and 5'4'' on its shorter side. Heights that were derived from a favorite Mini Simmons and a favorite diamond tail quad of mine.

I wanted the speed and drive of a Simmons, but the turning radius of a tight tail quad. I threw in a deep concave that banks off of the rabbits foot and two off set fcs trailers and all-of-a-sudden we had a board with 2 different shapes built into it and 7 different fin applications.

Couldn't have done this without my buddy TC, he's taught me so much about shaping its just incredible, the rails on this board are truly stunning thanks to TC's eye.

We won the compliment of 'Best in Show' for this board at the Boardroom. Stoked.

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Surfboard Leashes

You Break It We Replace It in First Year. 

Buy a leash closest to your board size—i.e. for 6'4 surfboard you need a 6' leash. 

All leashes are 7mm thick, competition leashes which are lighter/thinner 5.5 mm. 

Pioneer Day Boardbags - Fits One Surfboard

All boardbags have +2 inches. Thus a 6'6 board fit's perfectly in a 6'6 boardbag. All Pioneer bags have expandable fin gussets, so you can keep your fins on your board in the bag—or you can roll with glass-on fins.

Pioneer Sizes:

All bags have interior pockets (fins, leash and wax), bags fit industry standards. 

Our 8'6, 9'6 and 10' bags have fin slots and round noses. 

Pioneer bags also have an exterior pocket and zip all the way to the nose.

Travel Bags - Fits Two Surfboards

All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Surfboard Travel Bag Pockets Fin Wax Leash

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Travel Bags with Wheels - Fits Two Surfboards

New in 2016 is the double travel bag with wheels. Sometimes you want a smaller bag with wheels, now you can have it. All Global boardbags have +2 inches, so if you buy a 6'2 boardbag, the real length is 6'4—thus you have a bit of room to play. 

Global Travel Bag Sizes:

Travel boardbags are 6'-8' inches deep to accommodate two boards—though you can travel with one in these bags without a problem—there are two interior pockets for leash, wax, and fins.

Wave Tribe Wheelie Surfboard Travel Bags

Travel boardbags have two padded boards separators and two pockets for your gear. 

* Travel boardbags also have 13mm + 13mm of extra padding in the nose and tail.

Boardbag Material & Hardware - All Bags

Side A of the bag is made from a strong density Rugged Eco Hemp exterior which is one tough fiber and naturally built to last with high impact padding protection with Rebound Foam Dynamics including open-to-nose technology.

Side B is the reflective (rental-car-roof-side) made from Reflective Energy Shield for "Cooler Surfboard Safeguard" protecting your surfboard from the sun's harmful rays made from an alloy-steel mesh weave.

All Sides are guarded by our Japanese Never-Rust-or-Break Nickel Platted Zippers streamline zipper trails and our trademarked Easy Flow Zip System.