Fourth Surfboards Doofer F1X Construction FCS II 5 Fin Surfboard
- Colour: White/ Black
The Doofer is anything you want it to be. From mush to solid waves it is the ultimate all-rounder when you want to catch as many waves as possible and have a bunch of fun. A great paddler, fast, easy to turn and holds a lovely line in the barrel. The Doofer came about from the Fourth team asking for a board that would be a bit of everything for when they travel. It is essentially a hybrid board.
The outline is that of a stoker nose and a shortboard back end pulled into a round pin/thumb tail. The wide point is pushed right up the board to increase the rail line which gives you the feel of a shortboard when you have your back foot on the tail pad, and the nose is nice and wide which is great for paddling into waves quickly.
The rocker is fairly unique on the Doofer, it has a medium tail kick which is fairly curvy to the bottom of the rocker into a drawn out entry rocker; providing you with the best of both worlds when it comes to hold, pocket surfing and speed. The deck is packed full of volume means that you can ride the Doofer fairly short without feeling under-gunned when the waves get a bit of size so the balance of using it in smaller waves and bigger waves really helps it to be a versatile board.
The concave is that of a charge model from the tail to the wide point with a single running slightly deeper through the nose, helping it with paddling and lift in the water when you need to maintain your speed on the smaller waves but really gives it some hold when you are surfing off the tailpad in bigger waves.
Who should surf this board?If you can only have one board in your quiver then the Doofer is for you. Providing confidence in bigger surf and wave count in smaller surf, the Doofer is the ultimate all rounder. Ride the Doofer just over the volume of your go to shortboard - it handles foam well so dont be scared of having too much volume with the Doofer.
Force 1X (F1X)
Lightweight, strong, dent proof all with a natural flex pattern to ensure performance in a wide range of conditions. When you have a board that is very strong in terms of impact resistance usually you have a board with stiff flex patterns which will feel chattery on the face of a wave and be hard to control, especially at higher speeds. The F1X construction method rivals the compression strength of sandwich construction epoxy alternatives but adds a better natural flex pattern to allow for ease of use in a wider range of conditions.
The F1X boards are 10% lighter than standard construction surfboards, 20% stronger in tensile strength and around 50% stronger in compression strength all with a flex pattern that doesn't feel like you are riding a rigid epoxy pop out.The main core of the surfboard is super fused EPS foam, then it's cut in half and inserted with a PU foam central flex dampener which gives you a core that has liveliness to it and loads of flexy spring. This is then wrapped in two layers of glass on the bottom of the board using a unique tiered lap which gives you unreal flex recoil and a tensile strength 20% stronger than a standard 4oz cloth. On the deck is a sandwich laminate of 4oz and innegra cloths to form a layer over the deck of the surfboard which gives you a compression strength completely unrivalled from any other hand glassed surf board on the market.
The board is laminated with epoxy resin with a bio content of 48%, and finished with a 240 grit dry sand finish to ensure it has optimum strength to weight ratios. All in all you get a construction that is strong, light, will perform in a large range of conditions and feel new forever with an added bonus of being an eco-friendlier option compared to a standard construction surfboard.
|5'8||19 1/4"||2 3/8"||28.2|
|5'10||19 1/2"||2 7/16"||30.3|
|6'0||19 3/4"||2 1/2"||32.5|
|6'4||20 1/4"||2 5/8"||36.8|
|6'6||20 5/8"||2 11/16"||39.4|
|Fin Set Up||Five Fin
|Fin System||FCS II|
|Surfboard Construction||EPS Epoxy|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Thumb|
- Colour: White/ Black