The RNF Retro is our latest spin on the always evolving #RoundNoseFish.
First off, the tail is wide for that effortless glide and retro vibe. Coming in at over 10” from tip to tip, and 4” deep, it’s the deepest and widest split tail we’ve released. The sidecut “grips” the riding surface and allows for more radical, tighter radius direction changes as hooks into the wave face and turns surprisingly sharp, without the usual drift or skip or slip, associated with common wide tail fish shapes.
Staying with the shy retro vibe, the #RNF_Retro features a very at deck with a steeply angled rail, but tucked under soft into the bottom.
The at deck allows the board to be ridden thinner, which enables more flex. Thin at decks maintain more scoop in the deck rocker, which when surfed with the rail buried perpendicular into the surface, helps low rocker boards turn in tighter arcs, rather than tracking or flattening out.
The RNF Retro is at up front with the slightest of single concave through the center, and a spiral vee from the fins back. This equates to a fast, yet precise and comfortable, familiar ride, without sacrificing glide.
Fin Keels are fast and fun, but split keels perform better.
The RNF Retro is designed to be ridden with split keels, or a Twin + two (small trailers) quad setup.
CARBON WRAP TECHNOLOGY
CARBON WRAP™ Is a patented surfboard technology, structurally engineered for optimum flex and performance.
Originally created by Gold Coast surfboard manufacturer, Dan MacDonald, to be light weight without sacrificing strength and provide #nextlevel performance. Carbon Wrap eliminates the standard wooden stringer, alters traditional flex principles and re-envisions the way a surfboard’s flex patterns are created and controlled.
Ultra-light, EPS cores are “wrapped” in an exoskeleton of strategically positioned, carbon fiber bands. Aligned together at the nose, they gradually curve outward towards the rails.
The curve creates and controls a unique torsional flex that livens up as it nears the tail, just in front of the fins.
The carbon then “wraps” from the bottom, around the rails and onto the deck. This unique method creates Carbon Wrap’s lively flex that loads and releases…resulting in nextlevel speed and drive.
Running along the rails, on the deck, the carbon acts as a rear foot power point, (increasing drive and control) and a patch to minimize pressure denting.
Using optically brightened epoxy resin, the boards are encased with a proprietary composite of fiberglass and our exclusive carbon deck inlay, which is strategically positioned to add fast re-flex memory under the surfer’s stance and allow subtle, natural deck caving around the arch of the front foot.
By tapering the carbon into long, pointed ends, forward and aft, the flex blends out naturally towards the nose and tail.
A full layer of 45degree “X-Glass”, encases the deck. The X-Glass’s flat, bi-axel weave dramatically adds strength without rigidity, or excess weight and allows the board to maintain flex while alleviating crease points created by standard, 90degree fiberglass.
The 45degree weave radiates foot pressure outward, directly connecting the foot to a longer section of the rail, adding greater edge control.
CARBON WRAP TECHNOLOGY: Lightweight, without sacrificing strength. Increases drive and provides and unique and lightning fast re-flex effect, propelling your surfing into the #nextlevel of performance.
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