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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@bryan_perez_14 lights up a Latin American pointbreak with style, flow...and buckets. 
6’4” x 19 1/8” x 2 11/16” 32.8L 
#Flyinlionsurfboard slight step-up
Bryan is 21 yrs old, 6’2”, 190lbs. 
🎥 @gordino_el_salvador_

@bryan_perez_14 lights up a Latin American pointbreak with style, flow…and buckets.
6’4” x 19 1/8” x 2 11/16” 32.8L
#Flyinlionsurfboard slight step-up
Bryan is 21 yrs old, 6’2”, 190lbs.
🎥 @gordino_el_salvador_

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In the works: A collaboration with East Coast photographer extraordinaire @tony.arruza seagull images on a fish. Have a wonderful day everybody...may you fly free as a bird in the sky and move swift as a fish in the water.

In the works: A collaboration with East Coast photographer extraordinaire @tony.arruza seagull images on a fish. Have a wonderful day everybody…may you fly free as a bird in the sky and move swift as a fish in the water.

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...To the King. Instagram post 17888544905083553

…To the King.

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Oh snap! ...(or I should say, “Holy long sweeping elegant arcs!”) - The #Holyrollersurfboard outline and rails has fused with the #Falconv2surfboard rocker and bottom for an extreme reverse vee to deep spiral tri-fecta concaves, future forward millenial kingdom kinda glide groove to bucket town. For Eric to get pitted and displace tub size chunks on setting #2 at Kelly’s pool.

Oh snap! …(or I should say, “Holy long sweeping elegant arcs!”) – The #Holyrollersurfboard outline and rails has fused with the #Falconv2surfboard rocker and bottom for an extreme reverse vee to deep spiral tri-fecta concaves, future forward millenial kingdom kinda glide groove to bucket town. For Eric to get pitted and displace tub size chunks on setting #2 at Kelly’s pool.

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10 years ago when I first went to El Salvador, this local kid was 11 years old and lived right on the point with his family. There was literally nothing around; a very humble existence, I’d imagine life had not been lived too much differently for hundreds of years at that stretch of beach. I remember Bryan and his brothers would take turns going over the falls on old brown boards that looked like they had been broken and ramshackle fixed a hundred times. They would scamper around hooting barefoot on the beach, and hunting down coconuts to share for hydration. I ran into him and his brothers on this latest trip and here’s how Bryan surfs now! He tried one of my personal boards I brought down and he went to town ...and, all the brothers have grown into fine, responsible young men that are quick to share a smile and pass on solid aloha vibes. Did you know that “El Salvador” means ‘The Saviour’. And “La Libertad” means ‘Liberty’...
6’2” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32.5L thumbtail #G471surfboard 
@bryan_perez_14 is 21/6'2"/185lb
🎥 @kevinsurfpz

10 years ago when I first went to El Salvador, this local kid was 11 years old and lived right on the point with his family. There was literally nothing around; a very humble existence, I’d imagine life had not been lived too much differently for hundreds of years at that stretch of beach. I remember Bryan and his brothers would take turns going over the falls on old brown boards that looked like they had been broken and ramshackle fixed a hundred times. They would scamper around hooting barefoot on the beach, and hunting down coconuts to share for hydration. I ran into him and his brothers on this latest trip and here’s how Bryan surfs now! He tried one of my personal boards I brought down and he went to town …and, all the brothers have grown into fine, responsible young men that are quick to share a smile and pass on solid aloha vibes. Did you know that “El Salvador” means ‘The Saviour’. And “La Libertad” means ‘Liberty’…
6’2” x 19 1/4” x 2 5/8” 32.5L thumbtail #G471surfboard
@bryan_perez_14 is 21/6'2"/185lb
🎥 @kevinsurfpz

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Sszzzaaahhwwwwraaaacckkk!!! ...is what it sounds like when done properly. @petemendia wracking claws on a 6’1” x 19” x 2 5/8” 32.5L #Superaboundsurfboard

#Repost @petemendia 
📷 @juanmunozphoto @billabong_usa @billabong  @gardenoflife @crowdcontrolsurf @nomadsurfshop @electric_surf @sushijoflorida @freak_traction

Sszzzaaahhwwwwraaaacckkk!!! …is what it sounds like when done properly. @petemendia wracking claws on a 6’1” x 19” x 2 5/8” 32.5L #Superaboundsurfboard

#Repost @petemendia
📷 @juanmunozphoto @billabong_usa @billabong @gardenoflife @crowdcontrolsurf @nomadsurfshop @electric_surf @sushijoflorida @freak_traction

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