HIDEOSCILLOUS / HIDEOJET

hideous to the eye, yet possessing beautiful oscillating motions in the water.

Ricky Schaffer 49/6'0"/180lb on a 5'8" x 20"  2 9/16" 32L HideoJet. photo: Duncan McKenzie

HideoJet trenches

The Hideoscillous – rides on air – no friction – yet corners on rails
Hideoscillous 3D

With 3/4 chimes up front and I set with sluicebox channels scalloped and trenched out from just ahead of the front foot through to off the tail. #waterfallingconcaves For extreme lift, drive, grip and glide to transform head high and under pointbreak surfing.

HideoJet trenches & chimes

Ricky Schaffer, tell us about the Hideoscillous
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Hideoscillous: ie. Hideous Oscillations

from the Latin root hideous to the eye, yet one possessing beautiful oscillating motions in the water.

An extreme combination of modern hull contours produces the glide of ‘free-friction’ between turns which intersects with the hold of a back foot ‘clamp’. A pedal-to-the-metal bear down of ultimate gougeability through maneuvers. 

The old adage ‘looks can be deceiving’ & ‘true beauty lies within’ are the driving forces of this compact possessor of an unassuming depth of character.

This one – the Hideoscillous, transforms small surf like no other board I’ve made ’til now – it feels like the board rides on air – no friction – yet holds & corners on rails while balancing controlled lip release.

It’s like a healthy marriage between free friction & ultimate gouge-ability.

I may go so far as to say that this new rocker & steep concave bottom can be placed on any outline & foil to increase the horsepower.

The ugly duckling that transforms into a swan when you step foot on it.

I have been pondering a new paradigm for rockers & hull contours for over three years now. The days pass & I’ve continued to grind out & refine existing concepts … all the while knowing something new was coming. A groaning of enlightened concept awaiting a bursting forth.

Why did I wait this long?hideoscillous-3d

Well, things must germinate … and I didn’t think I could draw in CAD what my mind saw … I would need to hand shape the prototype.

A new balanced/centered rocker, moderate entry, low tail rocker, with heavy heavy tow board-like concaves running nose-to-tail & dynamic steep drop rocker concave running dual inset bonzer-esque caves which exhaust straight off the tail block.

The outline, width & thickness determine the wave type.

A beach-break friendly shortboard for the smallest, most gutless days. Like surfing your shortboard so your transition back to decent waves is more seamless. Turns the “small wave boo-hoo’s into the small wave woo-hoo’s”

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Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5’2″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/8″24.5LRider weight: 120-140 lb / 54-63 kg
5’4″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/16″26.5LRider weight: 85-160 lb / 38-72 kg
5’5″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 3/16″25.7LRider weight: 75-155 lb / 34-70 kg
5’5” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/16” 28.5LRider weight: 85-180 lb / 38-81 kg
5’6″ x 19 7/8″ x 2 5/16″28.7LRider weight: 85-180 lb / 38-81 kg
5’7″ x 20″ x 2 7/16″ Peter31LRider weight: 140-185 lb / 63-83 kg
5’8″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″31LRider weight: 140-185 lb / 63-84 kg
5’8″ x 20 1/4″ x 2 1/2″32.9LRider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5’9” x 20” x 2 7/16”31.5LRider weight: 140-185 lb / 63-83 kg
5’10” x 20 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ 33.4LRider weight: 175-195 lb / 79-88 kg
5’10” x 20 1/4″ x 2 9/16″ 34LRider weight: 175-205 lb / 79-93 kg
6’0″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 9/16″35.5LRider weight: 175-220 lb / 79-100 kg
6’0″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 3/4″37.6LRider weight: 175-220 lb / 79-100 kg
6’2″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 7/8″42.7LRider weight: 200-250 lb / 90-113 kg
6’2” x 21 3/4” x 2 5/8”39.2LRider weight: 190-230 lb / 86-104 kg
6’2″ x 21 3/4″ x 3″ 46LRider weight: 190-250 lb / 86-113 kg
6’4″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″40.5LRider weight: 200-240 lb / 90-109 kg
6’4″ x 22″ x 2 3/4″45LRider weight: 190-250 lb / 86-113 kg
6’4″ x 22 1/2″ x 3″49LRider weight: 190-260 lb / 86-117 kg
6’6” x 23” x 3 1/4” 56LRider weight: 200-260 lb / 90-117 kg
6’6″ x 24″ x 3 5/8″63.6LRider weight: 200-295 lb / 90-133 kg

Ride approximately 6″ – 7″ shorter, 1 1/4″ wider & 1/8″ thicker than your good waves performance shorty.

construction options & pricing

Polyester/Polyurethane

$725+
traditional foam & fiberglass - starting at ...

Proxy epoxy/EPS

$875+
3-5 x the strength & durability of a poly, lighterweight & slightly more buoyant

Carbon Footprint

$1025+
stringerless Proxy epoxy with carbon reinforced rails

Titanium II Series

$1025+
any of our Proxy epoxy iterations with the additiona of strategically placed carbon/kevlar mesh

a word from the shaper:

The ugly duckling that transforms into a swan when you step foot on it. A small wave board where ‘free-friction’ meets ‘ultimate gougeability’ in a marriage of perfectly complementing design concepts.

as demonstrated by Pete Mendia
The carbon/ kevlar stringerless epoxy construction makes this a very lively summertime, average waves section-making, buckets to the roof machine.
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An equation introduced / a proof pursued: So a fa An equation introduced / a proof pursued: 
So a father and son duo from San Diego presented an idea for a new board to me a few months ago. Well, I think I may have worked out an algorithm for that sweet steady spot in the wave that lets your pause for a second while the board’s rocker locates the launch pad for that first quick burst of speed at take-off. Design wise there’s a flat ‘plate’ in the centerline rocker running from the centerpoint up about 7” towards the nose. It places a small planing area right under your chest perfect when paddling into little nuggets. It also creates a drivey little glide spot just ahead of the front foot. Next ask was for the board to have crisp tail release and a pockety pendulum kind of ball bearing swivel to it. So for this I took the original #Monstroscillous rocker, lowered the entry and then added tail rocker through the last 18” of the tail. And lastly it needed the grip and glide of the #jetstreamsurfboard hull but with an engine that would engage even while light-footing it...a common thing to do in smaller and weaker waves. And now what uniqueness for the wave pool? Have you noticed that pool waves have little to no water getting pulled from the flats ahead of the wave. The normal ‘trough’ energy of the wave is nonexistent since water is only being thrust forward by use of a giant scoop or foil or plunger. So there is energy being thrust forward but no energy being pulled into the wave face like an ocean wave. Traditional hulls have to be kept in a tighter zone on the wave face...unless you carve out the bottom of the board so that it can generate speed out of flats where there is no energy being produced by the wave. So...just a few thoughts about what goes into the new #Pavarottisurfboard
Oh yeah the outline is stout, but not bloated; it’s halfway between a Monsta outline and a #Hideoscillous outline. And it’s called the Pavarotti ...well... because it makes you sing ... for joy in a range of octaves you never imagined possible. 5’6” x 19 3/4” x 2 3/8” 28.5L Riley is 17, 6’1”, 160lbs. surfing for four years.

An equation introduced / a proof pursued:
So a father and son duo from San Diego presented an idea for a new board to me a few months ago. Well, I think I may have worked out an algorithm for that sweet steady spot in the wave that lets your pause for a second while the board’s rocker locates the launch pad for that first quick burst of speed at take-off. Design wise there’s a flat ‘plate’ in the centerline rocker running from the centerpoint up about 7” towards the nose. It places a small planing area right under your chest perfect when paddling into little nuggets. It also creates a drivey little glide spot just ahead of the front foot. Next ask was for the board to have crisp tail release and a pockety pendulum kind of ball bearing swivel to it. So for this I took the original #Monstroscillous rocker, lowered the entry and then added tail rocker through the last 18” of the tail. And lastly it needed the grip and glide of the #jetstreamsurfboard hull but with an engine that would engage even while light-footing it…a common thing to do in smaller and weaker waves. And now what uniqueness for the wave pool? Have you noticed that pool waves have little to no water getting pulled from the flats ahead of the wave. The normal ‘trough’ energy of the wave is nonexistent since water is only being thrust forward by use of a giant scoop or foil or plunger. So there is energy being thrust forward but no energy being pulled into the wave face like an ocean wave. Traditional hulls have to be kept in a tighter zone on the wave face…unless you carve out the bottom of the board so that it can generate speed out of flats where there is no energy being produced by the wave. So…just a few thoughts about what goes into the new #Pavarottisurfboard
Oh yeah the outline is stout, but not bloated; it’s halfway between a Monsta outline and a #Hideoscillous outline. And it’s called the Pavarotti …well… because it makes you sing … for joy in a range of octaves you never imagined possible. 5’6” x 19 3/4” x 2 3/8” 28.5L Riley is 17, 6’1”, 160lbs. surfing for four years.

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Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hey Todd Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hey Todd and Charissa, Took delivery of the Hideo just a few days before I left for Panama. Arrived in perfect condition as usual but was kind of tripping on it. Never seen a board quite like it. Anyway, waves were flat so didn’t get to give it a go.
Went on my trip, had a great time. Stayed with my brother and sister in law on their boat in Bocas. Scored some good Careneros. Monsta HD is custom fit for that wave btw. Got home and still nothing for a Hiddy test. Finally this past weekend got a little bump from the tropics. Weak, waist to chest high. Todd! I was catching waves out past the longboarders. And you can still surf it like a conventional shortboard. Super impressed. Love it. Exactly what I was looking for. Devours Florida weakness. Haha. Hope you guys are doing well. I’ll be in touch soon for the next one.” —Jody
57/5’10”/180lb/lifer
5’10” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” 35L #hideoscillous Hideojet #proxy epoxy Ridiculite
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 32.5L customized #monstajet with #monstroscillous rocker & bottom #proxyepoxy teamlite #surferfeedback

Stoked surfer reports: this just in >> “Hey Todd and Charissa, Took delivery of the Hideo just a few days before I left for Panama. Arrived in perfect condition as usual but was kind of tripping on it. Never seen a board quite like it. Anyway, waves were flat so didn’t get to give it a go.
Went on my trip, had a great time. Stayed with my brother and sister in law on their boat in Bocas. Scored some good Careneros. Monsta HD is custom fit for that wave btw. Got home and still nothing for a Hiddy test. Finally this past weekend got a little bump from the tropics. Weak, waist to chest high. Todd! I was catching waves out past the longboarders. And you can still surf it like a conventional shortboard. Super impressed. Love it. Exactly what I was looking for. Devours Florida weakness. Haha. Hope you guys are doing well. I’ll be in touch soon for the next one.” —Jody
57/5’10”/180lb/lifer
5’10” x 20 1/2” x 2 5/8” 35L #hideoscillous Hideojet #proxy epoxy Ridiculite
5’11” x 19 3/4” x 2 5/8” 32.5L customized #monstajet with #monstroscillous rocker & bottom #proxyepoxy teamlite #surferfeedback

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6'4" x 22 1/2" x 3" 46.4L #hideojet #proxyepoxy for Tim | 40/6'3"/205lb/30 yrs exp/for Santa Barbara county ++

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Christian's 6'2" x 22" x 3" 47.5L #hideojet for summertime Cali. No more small wave boohoo's … welcome small wave woohoo's

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New #wideloadtraction from @dakine_surf is the per New #wideloadtraction from @dakine_surf is the perfect compliment to your #MonstaChief - wider/bigger pad fits the more substantial tailblock of the #MonstaChief & #hideoscillous perfectly 👌 request it on your next MC or Hiddy

New #wideloadtraction from @dakine_surf is the perfect compliment to your #MonstaChief – wider/bigger pad fits the more substantial tailblock of the #MonstaChief & #hideoscillous perfectly 👌 request it on your next MC or Hiddy

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Eric’s 6'5" x 21 1/4" x 2 7/8" 42.8L #monstasurfboard version 1.3 epoxy with resin colors and carbon…for 3-6ft pointbreaks worldbound to complement his 38L Monsta v-1.3 & 46L #hideojet l Eric is 48, 5'10", 180 lbs. Surfing for 7 years. #americansurfboardfactory #custombuilt #customsurfboards

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