RabbitsFoot


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*RabbitsFoot

The RabbitsFoot design came into my life via a phenominal surfer and creative, Dan Malloy, in late 2011.  Finless/Friction Free surfing wasn't totally new, but it had begun captivating the minds of some of the world's best surfers.  He had made a couple variations of this thing he called the Rabbit's Foot, and been tinkering with this wacky outline/bottom contour idea.  He offered me the opportunity to give the concept a shot and brought over a broken board he had been riding, which seemed like a good candidate.  We pulled the broken board apart and went to town making the modifications, reworking the board into an asymmetrical thing that was in-line with Dan's original idea.  That board surprised all of us and worked well, so immediately I built a second version out of a different type of foam, altering the shape's outline and using different resins to finish it but keeping inline with the previous board's direction - hoping to push the boundaries of the idea to test if it was more the particular board, or the concept in general that was working.  The second board worked better than the first and the flame was lit.  I've spent the past six years refining and reworking every square inch of the design with Trevor Gordon, Ari Browne, Simon Murdoch, Landon Smith, Ryan Burch and many others who have offered their input into the project, looking for the highest performing fins-free surfboard I can muster.  Each curve and edge on the board is designed to grip or release on command, and to allow the surfer access to unimagined lines on the wave's face.  What started as a fun project turned into an obsession, and to me has re-written what I thought possible in surfing.  Its not often that we get to see something modern redefined, and it's been by the grace of community and curiosity that I was allowed the opportunity to put my effort into that pursuit

RabbitsFoot sizing seems to be most magical between 5'6 and 5'10 - They are built with EPS foam and Epoxy, so for their size they float better than an average board.  The better the wave the more the rail has to grip and the better they perform - push your RabbitsFoot into the limits of your surfing and it'll give it right back to you.  Some of the sections and barrels the guys are making on these lately are incredible and I'm always looking for pilots!  They've been made into the 7' range for those looking for a simpler friction-free ride, but the smaller range is whats been dialed in - the longer range is still a developing question mark that I'm exploring with excitement!  

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