rascal ii

feels like your riding a skateboard and responds super quick edge-to-edge

Peter Mendia, up close and personal, doing what he does best on his 5'8" x 19 7/8" x 2 3/8" Rascal II in Chicama, Peru. photo: Tim McCaig

This squatty firebrand has all the speed of a retro-style shape, but with the holding power of a modern board.

handshaped parabolic channels
handshaped concave deck
...But, can the Rascal II with a quad setup do a tight arcing gouge? Ask Pete Mendia ... Rascal II w/ a quad setup.
photo: Jonathan Wells
Peter Mendia's take on the Rascal II from Chicama, Peru.
...But can the Rascal II do big airs? Ask Pete Mendia ... Rascal II w/ quad setup. photo: Jonathan Wells
Twin option with channels
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rascal2.pngYes, you guessed correctly; the Rascal II is an offspring of the original Lil’ Rascal. Don’t worry, it’s not meant to replace the trusty, tried and true design of the original Rascal….

It started as just some thoughts…..ideas for a new board design after contemplating just how much fun I’d had on my Lil’ Rascal over the last year and a half. So, here’s what I came up with….and you know what? ….it goes gangbusters

Rascal II –

I added a slight bit more curve in the last 12 inches of the nose rocker so it rails nice and tight in little nook and cranny pockets.

I put in a concave deck. It feels like your riding a skateboard and responds super quick edge-to-edge. The caved deck also gives you this insane feeling like you are riding “in” the board and “in“ the wave…you gotta just try it to understand what I mean.

I also shaped in four “parabolic” (fancy for curved) channels that give extra lift, drive and directional hold. The moontail releases the water being compressed through the channels in a way that keeps the tail crisp and free to break it loose when you want to.

concave deck at an additional $150

less paddle power, but that amazing “in the wave” feel

channels at an additional $150

It has also been set-up to ride as either a quad or thruster…..keeping your fin options open. In a nutshell…..it’s more versatile, faster and looser; skates though the flats quicker, and surfs tighter and more responsive in the pocket than ever before.

5 fin install – ride as quad/thruster (works great both ways)

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

MR 2+1 FCSII

Andy Irons Dakine Traction

Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
4’10” x 19 1/2″ x 2″ 21.15LRider weight: 40-80 lb / 18-36 kg
5’2″ x 18 3/4″ x 2″23.5LRider weight: 65-120 lb / 29-40kg
5’3″ x 19″ x 2″24.5LRider weight: 65-120 lb / 29-40kg
5’5″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 3/16″ 25.7LRider weight: 95-155 lb / 43-70 kg
5’6″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 1/4″27.5LRider weight: 120-160 lb / 54-72 kg
5’7″ x 19 5/8″ x 2 5/16″28.2LRider weight: 125-170 lb / 56-77 kg
5’7″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 3/8″28.7LRider weight: 135-180 lb / 61-81 kg
5’8″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/16″29LRider weight: 140-175 lb / 63-79 kg
5’10” x 19 7/8″ x 2 3/8″31LRider weight: 140-185 lb / 63-83 kg
6’0″ x 20″ x 2 3/8″32.7LRider weight: 150-195 lb / 68-88 kg
6’1″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″35.2LRider weight: 155-200 lb / 70-90 kg
6’1″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 9/16″36.5LRider weight: 160-210 lb / 72-95 kg
6’2″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 1/2″36.1LRider weight: 185-210 lb / 83-95 kg
6’2″ x 20 5/8″ x 2 5/8″37.9LRider weight: 170-210 lb / 77-95 kg
6’3″ x 20 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ 39.4LRider weight: 175-220 lb / 80-99 kg
6’3″ x 21″ x 2 7/8″ 40.9LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6’4″ x 21″ x 2 3/4″42LRider weight: 180-220 lb / 81-99 kg
6’6″ x 22 1/4″ x 3″ 48.5LRider weight: 190-230 lb / 86-104 kg
6’8″ x 22 1/4″ x 3 3/16″ 52.9LRider weight: 190-250 lb / 86-113 kg
6’10” x 22 3/4″ x 3″ 52.7LRider weight: 190-250 lb / 86-113 kg
7’0″ x 23″ x 3 1/4″ 58.8LRider weight: 190-260 lb / 86-117 kg
7’2″ x 22 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ 54.3LRider weight: 190-250 lb / 86-113 kg
7’6″ x 22 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ 52.8L190-250 lb / 86-113 kg
7’6″ x 22″ x 3″ 57.4LRider weight: 190-250 lb / 86-113 kg
7’10” x 23″ x 2 7/8″ 60.4LRider weight: 190-260 lb / 86-117 kg
Should be ridden 5” inches shorter and 1” wider than your standard shortboard.

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

four parabolic (fancy for curved) channels that provide added lift, drive and directional hold

without the tracking or cavitation associated with traditional channels

Check out the Rascal Movie to watch how the Lil’ Rascal will have you flying past the longboarders at your favorite spot.

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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.

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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’...
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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

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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

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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
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