Sharp Eye Holy Toledo HT2 Thruster FCS II Surfboard
- Colour: White
Not a groveller or a small wave specialist but definitely not an all-out “good wave” board either, the HT2 needs only a little bit of juice to get it going. Basically it’ll thrive in the majority of conditions, and won’t be found wanting when the swell picks up to overhead. To put it in the context of the Sharp Eye range, it’s a slight “step up”, in terms of ideal wave range, from the Disco.
Sharp Eye Surfboards seem to be synonymous with “high-performance”, a term we’ve used once already, so it’s worth drilling down into what that actually means. Properly understood, it’s less about the ability than the aims of the rider. The HT2’s not for beginners, but nor is it only for surfers whose performance level you’d classify as high – it’s for surfers who want to do the best surfing they’ve ever done. This board will genuinely help you do that.
Obviously Filipe Toledo’s a pro, and a pretty freakish one at that, but stock Sharp Eyes are geared more towards the everyman. (Toledo and co. don't ride the more generous dimensions you'll find here). Zouvi has incorporated a little extra foam and a few user-friendly tweaks for the benefit of us mere mortals.
Design-wise, it bears the classic Marcio Zouvi hallmarks: fairly pronounced nose rocker, which is offset by aggressive single concave, especially through the fins, and an unusual amount of thickness through the mid-section.
Fuller rocker tends to be associated with good-wave boards that are harder to surf and generate speed on, but this is perhaps unfair, in Zouvi's view. “I like boards with a fair amount of nose rocker, […] versus the concept of the past that a fish with really low entry rocker would be the fastest. Not necessarily – depending on the outline it could have more of a catchy effect, and sometimes the continuous long nose rocker allows the plane shape to really run fast.” That’s what he said when we were talking to him recently about what makes his boards work and go fast. The theory is that the fuller rocker, aided by the deep concave, actually helps you to go quickly from one rail to the other and to manoeuvre the board in such a way that generates speed.
Order at roughy your height.
|5'8||18 1/2"||2 3/8"||24.8|
|5'11||19 1/4"||2 1/2"||28.6|
|6'0||19 1/2"||2 9/16"||30.3|
|6'2||19 1/2"||2 5/8"||31.3|
|6'4||19 3/4"||2 11/16"||34.6|
|Fin Set Up||Thruster|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Squash|
- Colour: White