The Mad Fresh is basically what you need in a slightly shorter wider board to make it better on rail with more hold in the pocket. It’s the natural progression of a high performance surfboard – enabling not just airs and rotations but tighter radius turns in the pocket to really push the limits. Basically the easier a board is to surf, the easier it is to progress. This is just a follow on in design from working on boards with wider outlines and flatter rockers. The Mad Fresh is the go to board to enable you to go bigger and faster with more control.
The Mad Fresh has a lovely sleek shortboard outline with gentle curves through the center of the board, with a slight hip and a nice performance squash tail. This accentuates the pivot through turns in the pocket, on the lip, and through more drawn out turns on the face when on rail. As for the rocker it has a curvy, medium high tail for hold in the pocket, and a drawn out flatter rocker through the nose with a touch of flick. Relative to our other models the entry rocker is high, but it’s not super high compared to other boards on the market. This combination will complement the rounder outline beautifully to offer more control whilst engaging more board in the water for better paddling and down the line drive. Hard off the bottom turning and a lot of forward momentum will always be the main elements in high performance surfing. The key is control, and this board gives you loads, helping you manipulate the board to access the wave’s power and harness it through aggressive maneuvers.
The concaves are a touch deeper than a more conventional shortboard shape: single concave through the nose to the back of the tail, with a double running through the fins. The idea of the concave is to give you plenty of lift in the water for speed, whilst offering a track for you to lean on when applying torque at high speeds. With the boxy high performance rail the Mad Fresh has you sit slightly higher in the water than a more traditional shortboard, making it very easy to throw about in less than perfect surf. The fin set up is that of a standard shortboard to offer maximum drive and torque on carves and hacks, while the foil is also streamlined to offer sensitivity and control at higher speeds.