A perfect balance of speed and acceleration, maneuverability and control; these boards continue to raise the bar for any freeride board. Our test winning boards prove to be hard to beat … this comment coming from the shaper himself! “We wanted to make sure these new shapes are noticeably better and we have found more magic!” said Fabien. Better performance (faster, earlier planing and better acceleration) without losing any good points from the past!
We concentrated on getting better performance while not losing any of the easy side to these boards. To do this we used what we learned about outline and V distribution working with the team with the Manta. So to get more power we have reduced the V in the tail, and to achieve more power in low winds, we have increased the width of the outline around the front foot area while making the tail outline narrower.
As a result we get great planing, great acceleration and very good top speed. We kept our signature Tabou nose double concave to get our famous “soft touch” over the chop that makes the boards so easy. We also kept our smooth rocker and rail foil distribution that makes this range so easy and predictable in the turns.
The Rocket is one of my favorite boards to develop. We get to take everything we learn from all the boards we shape and put them into this one complete range. When riding these boards, you feel the water moves out of your way and all you have to do is hang on and go as fast as you want - the control is there. When sailing is easy, you know you are going fast! The Rockets will take you to the moon!
The Rocket and Rocket LTD are made for freeriders who want it all! More speed, more power, more FUN!