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While preparing a quiver for an Indo trip Kolohe asked for "a short, fast (flat rockered) little 5 fin tube rider". I recommended the Rock-Up, but he felt it had more tail rocker than he liked and wanted something really, really fast the he could take off extremely deep and pump through tubes from way back. We started with a 6'0" Driver, took note of the nose rocker and outline measurements at 4" and 16" back from the tip, then shrunk the board to a 5'8" and lowered the nose rocker at the tip and 12" back till it matched the 4" and 16" from before. We widened the nose until it matched up the same way. This gave us a screaming fast low nose rocker with a forward placed outline, both attributes give tons of drive. We then rounded off the tail, but left the width at 12" the same. This gave us a very clean and elliptical outline that we expected would move free and easy inside the tube. The Mini Driver performed as hoped. Interestingly enough, one of Kolohe's buddies (Taylor Clark) grabbed it after it came back from Indo and used it in the US Nationals event in Huntington Beach. He surfed it in 2' slop all the way to a second place finish in the Open Men's division. The board worked in everything..
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