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The shape is a balance/ blended fusion between a very High Performance shortboard shape and a Biscuit shape, more on the High Performance side.

The Resin8 RS8 features five fin plugs and 6 fins come included with the board. The surfer can fuse different fin set ups into one board, interchanging fin set ups, adjusting to what the conditions and type of waves are on any particular day. This board comes with a quad set and two different back fins. One of the back fins is the same size as the front fins on the quad set, so that the rider can surf this board as a quad or can simply take the two smaller side fins out and put the matching back fin in, thus allowing the surfer to ride the board as a thruster. So this board can be ridden as a Quad or Thruster.

This fusion of two very different shapes allows the surfer to ride a shorter board, about two to four inches shorter than what he/she would normally ride, with the same volume; creating one of the most versatile shapes a surfer can ask for. It excels in small to medium surf, but can also be pushed into slightly larger surf.

The other back fin is a small Trailer Fin which was designed to add onto the quad set to function as a stabilizer.... THIS IS A TRUE FUSION BETWEEN A QUAD AND A THRUSTER.. Riding the RS8 as a quad with the small stabilizer, the surfer will feel a combination of the best characteristics of a quad set up and a thruster; having the speed and looseness of a quad, but with an added grab and drive that a thruster has. To the average surfer, this set up will seem too busy, but don't let that fool you, this set up must be tried and felt to believe what this great fin set up creates, and how it functions along with the shape of this board.

The Resin8 RS8 is meant to be ridden about 2 to 4 inches shorter than a surfers’ average shortboard. There's a bit more volume in the boards outline and rail thickness to create just the right floatation needed to ride this shorter design. The idea is to get the surfer on a shorter board that can fit into the pocket of the waves surface much better and the shorter length also adds to more speed and maneuverability. The Resin8 RS8s all feature a scooped out concave deck. This is not new in surf board design and has been applied by various shapers, most notably Maurice Cole and the legendary George Greenough. The thickness for paddling and catching waves is all in the rails (which has always been where the floatation in a surfboard is), so taking thickness out of the center of the board doesn't reduce paddling power. Besides the fact that these boards are designed to be ridden shorter, they feature slightly fuller rails. There are multiple benefits in a scoop deck shape: 1. The scooped out concave deck on the RS8 runs from the tail up to about 16 inches down from the nose. Thus where ever your feet are positioned on the deck of the board, the surfer is riding on a concave surface (same as a skateboard) which creates so much more stability and balance. This will be noticed from the moment the surfer jumps to his/her feet. Better balance and control through any kind of maneuver with this concave surface under your feet, guaranteed! 2. The scoop brings the surfer lower to the wave, providing a lower center of gravity; a fantastic feeling once surfed. There's a little over a half inch thickness taken out of the center of the board to create this scoop deck shape which combined with the deep single concave has the surfer just a little over an inch and a half from the water! 3. More comfortable feeling while paddling in the scooped out deck and more stability while paddling. Even getting up to your feet will feel easier with all this foam taken out of the deck and out of the way, the front foot can snap up under your body more freely. For the taller/lanky long footed surfers, this will make a big difference! NOTE-----Guaranteed that all three of these features will be greatly noticed from the very first surf, even more so after riding a Resin8 RS8 and going back to riding a regular ‘domed’ deck surfboard. The surfer will greatly notice the slight loss of balance on the domed deck and also notice the feeling of riding higher above the wave. Riding lower and closer to the waves face has it's benefits; this will be noticed.







To give this shorter design the correct volume, it is designed a bit wider in the center (about 1/2 inch to 3/4 wider at the center point), but not too wide as to not create a belly at center. The wide point is moved back two inches from center, same as most High Performance shortboards. The tail width 12� up is about a 1 inch wider than a normal shortboard, the nose is about 1 1/2 inches wider than a normal shortboard. The idea in this design is to create a bit of a straighter outline through the center, even though it's a shorter board, which allows for better drive right from the first pump off take off and holds the speed though every section of the wave. The rails are just slightly fuller than the average short board. Very nice tucked rails, with a very hard edge near the tail. All bottoms are a deepish, flowing, single concave. These boards are designed very loose already, mainly because of the small size in which they are ridden; no need for the single to double concave, which is meant to add looseness to shortboards. Single concave is a better bottom for those very high speed rocket boards, single concave can control all the extra speed generated by these boards. Those boards are designed with a nice curvy, constant rocker. They are not meant to have flat rocker like some small stub boards. There is no loss of speed when surfing small mushy waves with this rocker in such a small board. With this normal short board rocker blended in these boards, it's meant to help fit into tighter pockets on the wave. One of the great benefits from surfing one of these boards is the fact they can help the surfer fit the board in more critical parts of the wave and surf in the pocket with ease and control.

The ideal Flex Pattern for a High Performance board, is having the stiffest point of the board right at the center under the front foot, with flex running up to the nose and down through the tail, increasing towards the ends. The long carbon patch is shorter than where the stringers run off the rail, helping to stiffen up the center of the board. This patch also makes the center of the board more resistant to buckling or breaking. The smaller patches of carbon strips on the tops of the rails down by the tail serve a few purposes; one is to add strength in one of the most high impact spots on the board where surfers tend to blow out the tail in big impact maneuvers. The other purpose for these rail carbon patches is to give the tail flex a bit of support. There is so much pressure applied onto that area of the board from the back foot, and without a stringer in that area of the tail (and a lighter weight glassing), the tail would flex out too much.

The double stringers featured in this board create a great Flex Pattern. The double stringers run 13 inches apart, ending on the rail about 11 inches from the nose and tail, leaving no stringer at both ends of the board. This frees up the flex in the nose and tail, and gives the board an ideal Flex Pattern. Near the center of the board, the stingers are a bit over three inches from the apex of the rail, and the thickest point of the board is right on the stingers. The scooped out deck runs in between the two stringers, starting to scoop down from each stringer.


The Resin8 RS8 models are available in the following 7 sizes, 19 x 1 3/4 x 19 1/8 x 1 3/4

NOTE: because of the Scoop Deck the thickness dimension appear thin. As described in the Shape Info, these boards have a semi full rail and slightly pulled out nose and tail, giving the board plenty of float. For example:

x 19 1/4 x 1 3/4

The 5'7 is 2 1/4 at the thickest

x 19 1/2 x 2

point of the rail, on the stringer

x 19 3/4 x 2 x 20 x 2 1/8 x 20 1/2 x 2 1/8

Tail Width - 14 3/4” Nose Width - 13” Tail Rocker - 2 1/8” Nose Rocker - 4 5/8”

Round pin tail; this tail can handle and control much better through those very high speed rail to rail transitions that WILL happen while surfing this board.

Riding the Resin8 RS8 board as a quad will work best in; 1. Small, clean waves that lack push. The quad set offered with this board is very fast and loose and is designed to work best in surf that is on the weak side, where the surfer wants to have added speed, looseness and flow through the slow mushy sections. 2. Clean medium size hollow surf, where the surfer is pulling into tubes right off the drop. The quad holds a great line right off the drop and hugs the face of the hollow wave better than a thruster. It's also faster in the tube; making deeper tubes due to the added speed. Riding the Resin8 RS8 board as a Thruster will work best in; 1. Medium to slightly larger surf, where the surfer needs more holding power. Of course riding a thruster set up can work in all around conditions and handle better in bumpier surf. Riding the Resin8 RS8 board as a quad set up with small stabilizer fin in back will work best in; 1. Pretty much every kind of surf, except small weak waves, unless ridden by a surfer who pushes very hard off the fins. 2. As mentioned before, this set up allows the surfer to feel both of the best characteristics of the quad and the thruster in one fin set up. It's got that fast and loose feeling that the quad set up has, as well as grabbing the waves face better in hollow surf, but also has the holding power of a thruster and can push very hard off this set up and get that thrust that the thruster set up has always featured. Thus the ultimate Fusion of the two best fin sets ups out there.

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