Sharp Eye Surfboards

Sharp Eye The Disco Thruster FCS II Surfboard

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Item code: 232407

Features:

  • Construction: PU (polyurethane blank glassed with polyethylene, i.e. traditional construction) with carbon strips on the tail
  • Fin System: FCS II
  • Fin Set-Up: Tri-fin
  • Rocker: Fairly curvy nose rocker by small-wave board standards, with a bit of kick in the tail rocker too, but this shouldn't put you off – the rocker will actually make it easier to ride, and more tractable in small surf
  • Concave: Deep single concave throughout the board, getting particularly aggressive through the fins
  • Tail: Squash
  • Rider Ability: Intermediate to advanced. The Disco's the most forgiving and user-friendly model in the Sharp Eye range, suitable for fledgeling intermediates and QS rippers alike.
  • Suitable conditions: 1-5ft. This is a performance shortboard for small-to-medium surf – basically you'll be riding it the majority of the time
Very fast, lots of drive, still easy to manoeuvre – the Disco is everything you ought to be looking for in a small-medium wave high-performance board. It’s the board to ride if you want some extra zip and acceleration in less powerful surf, when the onus is on you to generate speed, but you still want to try and surf rail-to-rail, do turns, etc. With the Disco you'll find it easier to surf top-to-bottom and hit the lip when it's small, but you'll still have a board that works well when it picks up a bit.

It’s got a decent amount of volume, as you’d expect, but that extra magic spark, both in terms of speed and manoeuvrability, comes from the unique rocker-concave combination. “The concept of the past [was] that a fish with really low entry rocker would be the fastest [type of rocker],” Zouvi told us recently, when we asked him what made his boards go so fast. “Not necessarily. […] Depending on the outline it could have more of a catchy effect which would throw you off, and sometimes the continuous long nose rocker allows the plane shape to really run fast.”

It’s designed for waves in the small-to-medium range, but the nearer you are to the beginner-intermediate end of the spectrum, the more versatile it becomes. Pros and shredders will ride the Disco as more of a groveller, but with its extra volume and forgiving design it’s actually a great go-to thruster for most intermediates.

“In California,” says Zouvi, who's been based in San Diego for over 25 years, “people ride the Disco 70% of the time, because the waves are soft and they still want to do high-performance surfing.” Translate that into UK terms and it’s probably more like 90%. The idea’s to ride the Disco fairly short – between 2 and 6 inches shorter than you are tall, depending on ability – but less experienced surfers may want to go for the same length as their height.

Dimensions:

LengthWidthThicknessVolume (Ltr)
5'819 1/4"2 3/8"26.3
5'1019 1/2"2 1/2"29.2
6'019 3/4"2 9/16"31.5
6'220 1/4"2 5/8"34.0
6'420 3/4"2 5/8"35.8


   
Fin Set Up Thruster
Surfboard Construction PU
Surfboard Tail Shape Squash
Surfboard Types Shortboards

Product Sizing Chart

Height (Feet)
5ft8
5ft10
6ft
6ft2
6ft4

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