You've seen this board in the mags and videos under Peter's feet so you know what it's capabilities are. Everyone who rides one says the same thing - in good waves, there is nothing that even comes close to the performance of the Trow Directional. This comes from years of Stretch working with Trow to get the shape dialed to perfection. 41cm width in 150-147cm length. The rocker on this board is Stretch's hi-performance surfboard curve, the rails are a miniature version of a surfboard rail. The single concave runs through the tail of this board just like a surfboard. Built with three or four fins, two or three straps - your choice. Comes with straps, pads and fins and pads ready to ride!
Stretch says: With the high speeds these boards are meant to perform under, flex becomes uncontrollable and sketchy. We build our boards with 3 layers of structural foam and a carbon fiber internal frame. This makes the board very strong with torsion and flexural values being very little to none. We vacuum press the cores together and then hand shape the rails, bottom contours and fine details. Outer skins are then vacuum bag laminated onto the board before it gets sanded and then painted. The construction we developed for these boards allows us to build them 1 ¼” thick, thinner than any other tow-board. This lowers the center of gravity while affording the rider to smoothly penetrate the water. Our rocker for the tow-in board was highly influenced by our windsurfers, where both types of boards show urgency in utilizing and maintaining high speeds. The core in these boards is always pressed before it is hand shaped so that we consistently achieve an extremely accurate rocker. The full tail on these boards allows the rider to surf with the rear foot closer to the tail. By utilizing an efficient surface area in the rear of the board, one can surf faster without the lack of stability and still turn like a shorter board. All of our tow boards come complete with the external weighting system for the varying conditions found in huge surf. By building the boards as light as possible and then incorporating modular lead weights to the center of effort (between the rider’s feet), the board is allowed to react much quicker to dynamics in the wave face. This gives the rider a smoother ride and the feel that a light board would have while riding in much more powerful conditions. Tow boards come fully equipped with pads, straps, weight, custom art and hand foiled G-10 fiberglass fins by Curtis Hesselgrave.
Hands down, the most progressive surfboard design to be proven on the gnarliest waves ever ridden. Every Stretch Tow Board is individually shaped from our custom built, hand made, sandwich composite core.