The Reload’s outline has been adapted from previous years to make sure that pocket surfing is achievable in both weak waves and better juicier waves. This design element really makes this board versatile, not only for the amount of conditions it can be ridden in but in terms of surfer ability too.
The rockers have been raised to offer a bit more hold and mobility when the board gets its speed up, something that comes as a given when riding a shape like this at higher volumes. In a nutshell this means it’s very easy to catch the wave, and very easy to get instant speed. Now, with the increased rockers, this board has more control than anything else out there with similar volume.
The concaves are a double through the fins and centre of the board with a light single running throughout to provide life and drive which again helps garner speed. The rail shape is brought down to a 60/40 performance shape, with a little boxiness to keep the board high in the water, with a slight decrease in foam through the tail area of the rail to ensure bite when back foot surfing. The nose shape and lifted rockers help this board to be really fruity off the top without bogging rail, so anyone looking to perfect their top turn without compromising wave count is going to have a blast on this thing.