The Jordy Rip-Fish model was inspired by one of my Portuguese surfer friends Pedro Gonçalves, and his persistence has brought this model to life. Based off one of the boards that Dane Reynolds was riding (MTF). I really liked the concept of what was being presented. However I changed and modified a few things to suit European conditions, making this model suitable for everyday surfing. The added surface area in the tail, and hip in the outline, helps to generate more speed. The wider nose and fuller overall outline makes this model an easy paddler. The enhanced bottom concave and Vee in the tail, will free up the tail, giving the board a better response in and out of turns. We reduced the rail-volume, offering a more domed-deck look, hiding the volume, giving the surfer a quicker rail-to-rail transition. Recommended to be ridden 3″ to 4″ shorter, depending on your skill-level. The concept behind this model is to offer a design that’s more functional, and that will suit a larger surfing audience, as it rangers in sizes from 5′ 4″ up to 6′ 2″ in length. There is no limit to your tail selection, as the 5-fin setup will give you many options when riding hollow or punchy waves between 2-foot to 6-foot with ease. I have being working on stringerless boards for some time now, so we decided to move our options towards producing our Rip Fish without using any stringers. We found that using wider 6oz over-laps onto the bottom and pasting a 6oz carbon strip down the center of the bottom has helped to sustain our natural curve and keep our flex-pattern from over flexing. The carbon also helps the board to recoil back to its original position when pressure is applied when turning through maneuvers. With the stringer removed, we can use 6oz on the top deck for strength and the weight will still come out marginally light.