7S DOUBLE DOWN – PU (Shortboard)
The 7S Double Down aims to increase your wave count and improve your small wave game. This is the flattest surfboard in the 7S range, and it has the highest volume per size ratio. For these reasons, it’s fast, has plenty of flow, and is the perfect weapon for fatter, sub-par conditions.
OUTLINE: The nose and tail dimensions at 12? are the same, creating a larger sweet spot, and a more stable planning zone. The full nose further adds to the stability, and the ‘Corner Round’ tail allows the width to extend further back, while still achieving the smooth transitions between turns that a round tail is famous for.
ROCKER: With an emphasis on everyday conditions; flat equals flow, so the Double Down will slide into waves with ease, and maintain its speed over dead sections with minimal effort. Slight lift in the nose and tail will satisfy the more experienced rider looking for a summer groveller.
CONTOURS: Subtle yet effective, the slight concave up front creates lift when taking off, then a double concave starting in the mid zone leads into a shallow rolled vee off the tail. This bottom combination maintains exceptional speed in softer waves, yet provides a nice balance of control versus quick turning response when pivoting right off the tail.
PERFORMANCE: The Double Down is fast off the mark, and super easy to turn. Think summer beach breaks or soft point waves where you need a board with enough foam and buoyancy to get you going, but don’t want to restrict how you want to perform on a wave. We suggest riding this board will bigger side fins, and a smaller centre fin.
NOTE: Rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level
|LENGTH||WIDTH||THICK||VOLUME||RECOMMENDED FINS||APPROX WEIGHT RANGE|
|5’6″||20 1/4″||2 9/16″||31ltr||FCS II Accelerator||70kg|
|5’8″||20 1/2″||2 5/8″||33ltr||FCS II Accelerator||75kg|
|5’10”||20 3/4″||2 11/16″||35.3ltr||FCS II Accelerator||80kg|
|6’0″||21″||2 3/4″||38ltr||FCS II Accelerator||85kg|
|6’2″||21 1/4″||2 7/8″||41ltr||FCS II Accelerator||90kg|
|6’4″||21 1/2″||3″||44.21ltr||FCS II Accelerator||95kg|
|6’6″||21 3/4″||3 1/16″||46.7ltr||FCS II Accelerator||100kg|
|6’8″||22″||3 1/8″||49.2ltr||FCS II Accelerator||100kg|
|Construction||Polyester – PUPolyester or PU construction uses traditional materials and laminating techniques to produce a strong, reliable surfboard with high quality finishes. All polyester boards are CNC milled from the shapers files and laminated by hand using quality components such as Hexcel fiberglass, Silmar resin and Bennett foam.
For years traditional polyester boards have been at the forefront of performance surfing. These boards feature a progressive flex pattern controlled by a high-grade timber stringer and feel very reliable under your feet. Polyester construction will perform in all surf conditions and can be adapted to suit a wide variety of surfboard models.
You can find out more about GSI’s surfboard construction on our surfboard construction page.
|Board Contours||Single to Doouble Rolled Vee|
|Surfer Skill Level||Intermediate – Advanced|
|Board Contours||Single to Double Rolled Vee|
|Surfer Skill Level||Intermediate, Advanced|
|Wave Height||0-3ft Wave|