ACCELERATOR

push back on the tail and it rockets through turns like a piece of ice on wax paper

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Rozsa’s Accelerator. Accelerating // Cloud 9. photo: Russell Ord
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Nick Rozsa So Cal South Swell

Nick Rozsa ripping in Socal during a solid south swell. Board Models: Accelerator L.E. [low entry] & the Ghost  // footage courtesy: Brian Brantley // artist: Adam

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Tommy O'Brien // photo: Nathan Adams
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Tommy O'Brien puts the Accelerator through its paces in the small wave home it was designed for.

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Accelerator

This board is specifically designed to make small wave performance surfing easy. You get fast-driving speed bursts off the  front foot and hair-trigger, tail whipping warp-arcs off the back foot. A wider nose outline and low entry rocker get this board into waves quicker and blast it down the line faster. A bendy tail rocker sweeps off the back fin making it quick and responsive in tight rail-arcing hook-turns. An even single concave runs through the midsection of the board making for a “wide open sweet spot” i.e. the board wants to go even if you don’t have your feet right in the perfect spot every time.

Right at the fins the rocker ‘drops out’ and the single concave goes deep….this creates what feels like an engine under your back foot. The deep concave forms an air pocket as well as a straighter path to compress the water through the extreme rocker of the tail….this air pocket acts like a gas pedal or “accelerator”…push back on the tail and it rockets through turns like a piece of ice on wax paper.

Here’s the dimension I suggest based off your normal “good waves” shortboard: ride this board one inch shorter, 1/4″ wider in the middle, 1/2″ wider in the nose, and 1/8” wider in the tail. Go with the same thickness just with a fuller, boxy rail. This creates a flatter deck which gives the board a springier flex pattern….key for that extra little thwang in small waves.

Oh yea…as a bonus, it also goes looneybinsmental in everything up to slightly overhead.

Accelerator L.E.

Basically the same overall design as the original Accelerator, but with all the entry rocker dropped super low. This works surprisingly well as the board gains a whole new easy trim speed and glide between maneuvers. This is something kind of lost in surfing right now, and I’ve noticed with all the high flying super rad maneuvers that there is some weird wide stance wiggling going on that in my opinion is looks ugly. ….so, without taking the freakish fins flying maneuvers out of the equation, but adding a smooth stylish flow of speed to connect them, I’ve dropped the entry down, left plenty of rocker in the tail….and come up with a design that let’s you just stand there on the tail between maneuvers….without wiggling or wide-stancing it….and let the speed flow roll while you set-up to mega blast the next vert ramp that comes your way.  This board is best in your average waist to shoulder high, slopey and less than favorable conditions, but also goes mental in good waves too.

Skill level: intermediate to advanced

Type of waves: primarily designed for knee high to shoulder and weak, but it goes great in everything up to slightly overhead.

Todd’s picks for traction, fins, & other board essentials

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Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’9″ x 18 1/4″ x 2 1/6″20.61LRider weight: 110-135 lb / 49-61 kg
5’10” x 18 3/8″ x 2 1/8″22.94LRider weight: 125-155 lb / 56-70 kg
5’10” x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/16″23.7LRider weight: 125-165 lb / 56-74 kg
5’11” x 18 1/4″ x 2 1/16″ 23.3LRider weight: 125-165 lb / 56-74 kg
5’11” x 18 1/2″ x 2 3/16″ 25.2LRider weight: 145-175 lb / 65-79 kg
6’0″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4″26.1LRider weight: 155-180 lb / 70-82 kg
6’0″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 5/16″26.8LRider weight: 160-180 lb / 72-82 kg
6’2″ x 19″ x 2 5/8″32.9LRider weight: 175-210 lb / 79-95 kg
ride this board one inch shorter, 1/4″ wider in the middle, 1/2″ wider in the nose, and 1/8” wider in the tail than your normal "good waves" shortboard

Go with the same thickness just with a fuller, boxy rail. This creates a flatter deck which gives the board a springier flex pattern….key for that extra little thwang in small waves.

construction options & pricing

Polyester/Polyurethane

$850+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$1000+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Proxy Ridiculite Carbon Reinforced

$1100+
the springiest and whippiest of the standard Proxy lineup. Ultra Ultra light with strategic carbon reinforcement on stringer & tail. Great for grovelers.

Proxy w/ High Density Foam Stringer

$1125+
Proxy epoxy with high density foam stringer for a unique flex characteristic
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails
(an upgrade of our Proxy epoxy / EPS construction) a stringerless epoxy construction that uses an innegra webbing outer shell for a springier, smoother flex pattern.
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the addition of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh
a board that has the whippy feel of an epoxy with the rail hold of a poly

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hi Charissa, I absolutely love my board. I think the dims are perfect! I’m curious to see what Todd would recommend for a step up for when the waves get bigger. Like overhead to double overhead. 
Thanks,
Brian” 49/5’7”/189lb/St. Augustine, FL 
Proxy epoxy Hideojet 20/30 5’7” x 20 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33.5L #hideoscillous #hideojet

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hi Charissa, I absolutely love my board. I think the dims are perfect! I’m curious to see what Todd would recommend for a step up for when the waves get bigger. Like overhead to double overhead.
Thanks,
Brian” 49/5’7”/189lb/St. Augustine, FL
Proxy epoxy Hideojet 20/30 5’7” x 20 1/2” x 2 11/16” 33.5L #hideoscillous #hideojet

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A ripper whose a rippin’ sander - this kid is headed to Indo…and he just finished sanding his last two #procco2030surfboard of a five-pak quiv he’s bringing to the infamous archipelago. Bon voyage @huntray284 get some tubes for us. We’ll see you on the other side of the gold rush.

A ripper whose a rippin’ sander – this kid is headed to Indo…and he just finished sanding his last two #procco2030surfboard of a five-pak quiv he’s bringing to the infamous archipelago. Bon voyage @huntray284 get some tubes for us. We’ll see you on the other side of the gold rush.

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This is what a legend turn looks like. Study it. Know it. Try and do it. @petemendia the only one who does ‘em like this…even in a wave pool… 
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Velocimonsta2030 
Pete is 6’1” 190lbs. 
Full in the shaping room board breakdown coming soon…stay tuned. 
@billabong @billabong_usa @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @electric_surf @freak_traction

This is what a legend turn looks like. Study it. Know it. Try and do it. @petemendia the only one who does ‘em like this…even in a wave pool…
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 11/16” 33.3L #Velocimonsta2030
Pete is 6’1” 190lbs.
Full in the shaping room board breakdown coming soon…stay tuned.
@billabong @billabong_usa @gardenoflife @nomadsurfshop @crowdcontrolsurf @sushijoflorida @electric_surf @freak_traction

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#velocimonsta2030 
This summer's most popular shortboard.

#velocimonsta2030
This summer's most popular shortboard.

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Today’s batch: 
a walk through of boards in process, explaining the what’s and who’s of the current custom boards being handmade in the free world…at our Ventura surfboard factory. Is yours in here? 
#Americansurfboardfactory

Today’s batch:
a walk through of boards in process, explaining the what’s and who’s of the current custom boards being handmade in the free world…at our Ventura surfboard factory. Is yours in here?
#Americansurfboardfactory

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This just in: @keepittropical dreamweaving through timetunnels in the land down under. 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29L #holyrollersurfboard 
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175Lbs. 
@salty_crew @yeti 

The Holy Roller is a fuller nosed, swept back and pulled in tail for getting deep in slabby tubes. It allows you to ride a shorter, more compact board in bigger waves. As opposed to a traditional step-up that would have more rail line and be like 6-12 inches longer. It holds volume down the center and through the the chest, and tops off with a groovy subtle beak nose to spark in early. 

proctorsurf.com/guns/holy-roller/

This just in: @keepittropical dreamweaving through timetunnels in the land down under. 6’0” x 19” x 2 9/16” 29L #holyrollersurfboard
Jarrah is 5’11”, 175Lbs.
@salty_crew @yeti

The Holy Roller is a fuller nosed, swept back and pulled in tail for getting deep in slabby tubes. It allows you to ride a shorter, more compact board in bigger waves. As opposed to a traditional step-up that would have more rail line and be like 6-12 inches longer. It holds volume down the center and through the the chest, and tops off with a groovy subtle beak nose to spark in early.

proctorsurf.com/guns/holy-roller/

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After a 2 year hiatus from doing board breakdowns, mostly just due to being inundated with boards, I’ve decided to make it a point (due to repeated requests) to break down the latest brainstorms and board models and design ideas as they hit me. Here’s an in-depth look at the Falcon 2 & Falcon 3, a versatile groveler and performance shortboard 2-pack that revisit the reverse vee design of the early 90’s, reimagined in an extreme format complemented by a high-powered deeply concaved engine through the fins. #falcon2surfboard #falcon3surfboard

After a 2 year hiatus from doing board breakdowns, mostly just due to being inundated with boards, I’ve decided to make it a point (due to repeated requests) to break down the latest brainstorms and board models and design ideas as they hit me. Here’s an in-depth look at the Falcon 2 & Falcon 3, a versatile groveler and performance shortboard 2-pack that revisit the reverse vee design of the early 90’s, reimagined in an extreme format complemented by a high-powered deeply concaved engine through the fins. #falcon2surfboard #falcon3surfboard

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South swell and a 6'0" x 19 5/8" x 2 11/16" 33.3L #falcon3surfboard

South swell and a 6'0" x 19 5/8" x 2 11/16" 33.3L #falcon3surfboard

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