The Roach II features a modern 80’s shortboard outline. It’s a combination of the Roach & the Rab 3 which was originally designed by Lee Stacey, Bob Hurley & Rabbit Bartholomew. Designed for absolute speed and sensitivity so surfing junky conditions all of a sudden became super fun.
With a nod of the head to the 80’s the Roach II has a modern take on a throwback rocker throughout. Long low entry for effortless paddle power, speed and carry in smaller weak conditions.
The low accelerated tail rocker gives you a full feeling of freedom whilst surfing. Designed for speed in & out of turns and a sharp, tight turn radius.
Heavy vee on entry to break water for early entry into waves, Deep single through the front foot area for speed and a mild vee out the tail for smooth rail to rail transition.
Double bump swallow tail. With the board being so wide to maximise speed, the double bump swallow tail was introduced to give a break point for a sharp turning radius.
Unique stringer-less construction using custom designed input materials laminated to a high-density EPS core with Epoxy resin.
Phantom Phlex incorporates a custom made Unidirectional Hybrid Fibre tape (Carbon & Innegra) which is applied top and bottom to replace the traditional timber stringer. This gives the board longitudinal strength while reducing weight and enhancing responsiveness.
The deck is augmented with a high strength direct sized E-glass Double-Bias fabric which minimises torsional twist and distributes force loads underfoot. This provides stability in the ride and controls the flex pattern for a lively new board feel every session.
Additional reinforcement is added to the tail area with unique Bi-directional Hybrid Fibre patches (Carbon & Innegra) which utilises a specific pattern to create drive and strengthen the heel / toe area.
The result is a unique blend of lightweight performance combined with reliable strength and durability.