“The best small wave board I’ve ever ridden”

Price: $930
Dimensions: 5’5” x 19 ¼” x 2 ¼”

Overview:
Around a year ago MR was feeling creative and made a few of these models for Mick, myself and his son Nathan; all of us loved them. Since then Mick and I have been nagging him to do it as a stock model and finally it’s here! You’re welcome.

The Bonzer Bat has a similar nose outline to the Lone Ranger/Flying Fish but with a double bump bat tail and bonzer concave between the fins. This isn’t as deep as a traditional bonzer or what we have seen recently from CIS, but closer to an exaggerated and deep double concave.

I definitely feel the way the bonzer reacts and funnels water water through the immediate lift and acceleration when you get to your feet and the lively rail to rail transitions it creates. Despite how fast and skatey the Bonzer Bat can be, the double bumps in the tail pull it in enough that when you push hard through rail turns the hold is amazing. I ride mine with medium FCSII Carvers which have a little more hold than my standard AM2 fin to compensate for the slightly wider tail.

Recommended Conditions: 1-4ft

Features:

  • Shallow bonzer/really deep double concave between the fins
  • Double bump bat tail
  • Thruster FCSII
  • Fuller nose outline for speed and paddle power

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The stock dimensions are:

  • 5’7” x 19 3/8” x 2 5/16”
  • 5’8” x 19 1/2” x 2 3/8”
  • 5’9” x 19 5/8” x 2 7/16”
  • 5’10” x 19 3/4” x 2 7/16”
  • 5’11” x 19 7/8” x 2 1/2”
  • 6’0” x 20” x 2 1/2”

We will know volumes once the boards have arrived, also note that like most small wave boards it is good to ride a few litres more than your standard shortboard

Blogged By: Tim