A slightly piggy log, that is quickly becoming a favorite. The wide point is pulled back, making for more defined hips. A rounded-squash tail helps this board rotate off of the tail, and rock through turns.
BEST FOR: Beach breaks and points alike; the pulled in nose helps the nose stay perched, particularly in steeper sections and waves.
“The Rocket9 outline has the wide point forward a bit and the tail is pulled in making it super snappy and maneuverable. The swallow gives a great fast release as well. One of the major desires for this board was I wanted was to go fast and then turn hard when I wanted in waves ranging from super average California beach breaks all the way to grinding little tubes. It’s one of the most versatile boards I have ever ridden.” – Dane Gudauskas
Take your good wave game to conditions that are not. The Sampler was developed with Dane Reynolds to be that step-down board you ride a little shorter and wider in smaller or weaker surf while not sacrificing performance. It fits in your quiver between something fishy like a High 5 or Pod Mod and your normal shortboard.
From gliding and nose-riding, to surfing in powerful conditions, the requirement for a modern longboard is versatility. Torq’s longboard design delivers, covering all terrain. From young to old, new school and traditional styles, first wave rides to decades of experience.
With low entry rocker and full outline you’ll find a board that glides in the small stuff and can be ridden from the front. Progressive surfers will find a quick midsection, slightly pulled tail, with enough release to keep the board fast and loose. 2+1 fin set up.