Pyzel Shadow Futures Thruster Surfboard
Item code: 262093
Shaped by Jon Pyzel at the behest of chief test pilot John John Florence, the Shadow joins the illustrious ranks of the Ghost, the Phantom (step-down), and the Gremlin (step-down x 2). It may be the best one yet.
The Ghost was a borderline step-up, still versatile but best suited to good waves with some power behind them; the Phantom was designed for average and below-average waves lacking in power. This board's somewhere between the two – you might lose a bit of resolution at the extremes (i.e. very big or very small surf) but if you want sharpness and precision in the in-between range this is the one.
The Shadow takes the Phantom as its starting point, keeping the flow and glide but shaving a little foam off the front half and upping the entry rocker somewhat. Other features include an exquisitely subtle hip in line with the front fins and a slightly pulled-in squash tail. Its wide point is now dead centre, which marks a departure from the rest of the Ghost family and gives the outline a more conventional high-performance feel.
The result is a looser, more sensitive board that encourages a vertical approach and is better adapted to tight turns and critical surfing. It’s a permanent fixture in the quivers of Florence and Freestone (among others), and comes in a thruster set-up with Futures fin boxes. Order at about your height.
|5'10"||18 3/4"||2 5/16"||26.6|
|5'11"||18 7/8"||2 3/8"||28.0|
|6'0"||19 1/8"||2 7/16"||29.4|
|6'1"||20 1/4"||2 1/2"||30.7|
|6'2"||20 3/8"||2 9/16"||32.1|
|Fin Set Up||Thruster|
|Surfboard Tail Shape||Squash|
The new high-performance shortboard addition to the Ghost family. Already a favorite of John John Florence, Jack Freestone and the rest of our team, it's the board that lets you surf how you want in a wide range of wave conditions and size. Knowing that the Phantom is a great board for many types of conditions, Jon decided to start with there and redesign it as a more refined, high performance board, while still keeping the added flow and glide that defines the Phantom. The Shadow is designed to give all surfers the advantages of a wider, forward outlined type of board, but in a sleek, High Performance package. ✪ Modern foil/outline brings improved stability, paddle power, easy speed/flow in weaker waves. ✪ Rocker and bottom contours combine to generate speed and allow tight, powerful turning in all conditions. ✪ Great for all types of waves from beach breaks to points, reefs and even slabs. ✪ Will help Intermediate surfers elevate their performance levels, while also bringing out the best in more advanced surfers. The Shadow features a high performance outline, the wide point at center not behind as is typical of most other HPSBs. We pulled in the nose by almost a ½ inch and added rocker through the last 12" in the nose to keep it freed up through critical turns. It has a gentle hip for added sensitivity and looseness, and the squash tail is pulled in a touch to tighten the turning radius and improve vertical surfing capability. Tail rocker and bottom concave remain similar to the Phantom, already proven to work well in everyday conditions around the world. The thickness flow sets the Shadow apart from other HPSBs, keeping the volume more forward of center but not overly exaggerated. Added foam under the chest area helps add paddle power and gives extra float under your front foot in slower sections, meaning easy speed and flow. Ride the Shadow your height to an inch over, in your favorite high performance dimensions.