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Hideoscillous: ie. Hideous Oscillations

from the Latin root hideous to the eye, yet one possessing beautiful oscillating motions in the water.

The old adage ‘looks can be deceiving’ & ‘true beauty lies within’ are the driving forces of this unassuming possessor of great character.

I have been pondering a new paradigm for rockers & hull contours for over three years now. The days pass & I’ve continued to grind out & refine existing concepts … all the while knowing something new was coming. A groaning of enlightened concept awaiting a bursting forth.

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Well, things must germinate … and I didn’t think I could draw in CAD what my mind saw … I would need to hand shape the prototype.

A new balanced/centered rocker, moderate entry, low tail rocker, with heavy heavy tow board-like concaves running nose-to-tail & dynamic steep drop rocker concave running dual inset bonzer-esque caves which exhaust straight off the tail block.

The outline, width & thickness determine the wave type. This one – the Hideoscillous,

transforms small surf like no other board I’ve made ’til now

it feels like the board rides on air – no friction – yet corners on rails

(as hard as you can push it with no slipping) & balances lip release with perfect control.

I may go so far as to say that this new rocker & steep concave bottom can be placed on any outline & foil anywhere to increase the horsepower of any board five-fold.

The ugly duckling that transforms into a swan when you step foot on it.

It’s like ‘free-friction’ meets ‘ultimate gougeability’ in a marriage of perfectly complementing design concepts.

Ride approximately 6″ – 7″ shorter, 1 1/4″ wider & 1/8″ thicker than your good waves performance shorty.


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Hideoscillous popular dimensions

all boards can be completely customized during custom order process
Popular DimensionsVolumeRider Weight
5'2" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/8"24.5LRider weight: 120-140 lb / 54-63 kg
5'4" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/4"25.9LRider weight: 140-160 lb / 63-72kg
5'6" x 19 7/8" x 2 5/16"28.7LRider weight: 145-170 lb / 65-77 kg
5'7" x 20" x 2 3/8"29.9LRider weight: 150-170 lb / 68-77 kg
5'8" x 20 1/8" x 2 7/16"31.2LRider weight: 160-185 lb / 72-84 kg
5'8" x 20 1/4" x 2 1/2"32.9LRider weight: 160-195 lb / 72-88 kg
5'10" x 20 1/4" x 2 1/2" 33.4LRider weight: 175-195 lb / 79-88 kg
5'10" x 20 1/4" x 2 9/16" 34LRider weight: 175-205 lb / 79-93 kg
6'0" x 20 3/4" x 2 9/16"35.5LRider weight: 190-220 lb / 86-100 kg
6'4" x 21" x 2 3/4"40.5LRider weight: 200-240 lb / 90-109 kg

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