The majority of the boards in the freeride and freerace segment has some kind of concave bottom shape. The concave bottom shape forces the water along the hull which will give the board extra lift and early planing. It also provides more grip and will give the board smoother characteristics. A concave bottom combined with a vee adds really good control.
Tabou Rocket – Deep double concave throughout the hull
Tabou Rocket is an example of a board with deep double concaves throughout the hull with a slight vee in the tail. Tabou Rocket scores incredible well in almost all performance categories such as ease of planing, speed and top-end control.
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