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Shadow Review-Noel Salas

The Shadow is our new high-performance shortboard addition to the Ghost family and has quickly become a favorite among our team riders and friends. For the 2018 Stab in the Dark project they asked for a 5’10 and a half board for a surfer who was 5’10’’ x 165 lbs (turned out to be Mick Fanning) for waves that were good, but weren’t overly powerful. Jon wanted to make something fresh and new, but to start off with something that was tried and true. Knowing that the Phantom is a great board for those types of conditions he decided to start there and redesign it as a more refined, high performance shortboard, while still keeping the added flow and glide that defines the Phantom. The Shadow is designed to give you the advantages of a wider, forward outlined type of board but in a sleek, modern package. It features our version of a high performance outline, but with the wide point at centre not behind. We pulled in the nose by almost a half inch and added some extra rocker through the last 12’’ in the nose to keep it free through critical turns. It has a gentle hip for looseness and the squash tail is pulled in to help tighten the turning radius and improve its vertical capabilities. The tail rocker and bottom concave remain nearly identical to the Phantom, which has proven to work really well in everyday conditions in waves around the world. The thickness flow, or foil, is different from most other HPSBs, keeping the volume a little bit in front of the centre, but not overly exaggerated. This added foam under the chest area not only helps add paddle power, but it also gives you extra float under your front foot in slower sections which translates to more speed and flow. We recommend riding the Shadow about your height or an inch over, and in your favorite high performance dimensions. Australia and New Zealand stock orders will be Pyzel Team Glassing- DECK - 5 oz SCloth, BOTTOM - 4 oz

Monday, 20 May 2019 12:13:58 pm Australia/Sydney

The Shadow by Jon Pyzel

The Shadow is our new high-performance shortboard addition to the Ghost family and has quickly become a favorite among our team riders and friends. For the 2018 Stab in the Dark project they asked for a 5’10 and a half board for a surfer who was 5’10’’ x 165 lbs (turned out to be Mick Fanning) for waves that were good, but weren’t overly powerful. Jon wanted to make something fresh and new, but to start off with something that was tried and true. Knowing that the Phantom is a great board for those types of conditions he decided to start there and redesign it as a more refined, high performance shortboard, while still keeping the added flow and glide that defines the Phantom. The Shadow is designed to give you the advantages of a wider, forward outlined type of board but in a sleek, modern package. It features our version of a high performance outline, but with the wide point at centre not behind. We pulled in the nose by almost a half inch and added some extra rocker through the last 12’’ in the nose to keep it free through critical turns. It has a gentle hip for looseness and the squash tail is pulled in to help tighten the turning radius and improve its vertical capabilities. The tail rocker and bottom concave remain nearly identical to the Phantom, which has proven to work really well in everyday conditions in waves around the world. The thickness flow, or foil, is different from most other HPSBs, keeping the volume a little bit in front of the centre, but not overly exaggerated. This added foam under the chest area not only helps add paddle power, but it also gives you extra float under your front foot in slower sections which translates to more speed and flow. We recommend riding the Shadow about your height or an inch over, and in your favorite high performance dimensions. Australia and New Zealand stock orders will be Pyzel Team Glassing- DECK - 5 oz SCloth, BOTTOM - 4 oz

Monday, 20 May 2019 12:02:01 pm Australia/Sydney

Phantom Review-Noel Salas

The Phantom is a Step-down version of John John Florence's current favorite model, the Ghost. When the Ghost was first released we had no idea that it’s unique design would come to be embraced by so many people in so many different types of waves. We kept hearing that it worked best in waves shoulder-high and up. Taking this feedback we made a step-down board that would bring that same feel to the head-high and under days that make up most of our daily surf sessions. The Phantom is a squashed down version of the Ghost, souped up, with added volume, great for your everyday sessions in less than epic conditions. We left the same Ghost rocker but added more single concave to flatten it out through the center, which helps to create speed and flow without taking away from the overall performance or feel of the original design. We added width in the tail and nose to create a more parallel, fuller outline that helps you maintain speed through slower sections and tight turns. The rails are full but not chunky, giving you more floatation and speed without taking away the sensitivity that we all love in our boards. The Phantom is best in waist-high to slightly overhead waves of all types. It's your daily driver with a high performance edge!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 11:51:00 am Australia/Sydney
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