Designed to paddle like a dream, glide through tubes, and turn on a dime, the Helix has become a staple in the quivers of team riders Kai Lenny, Imai Devault, and Ian Walsh. Keith initially started working on the design for Lalo Goya and himself as a shape to handle larger and more hollow conditions. It eventually transitioned to becoming a crucial board in surf trip quivers and at home on Maui during the winter months. After refining the shape with Imai Devault and Ian Gentil during the contest season on Oahu’s North Shore, the Helix was born. While not intended to be a full-blown step up, the Helix is the board you can trust to get over the ledge or when you need to hold a line and excel on rail.
The Helix has a bit of a wider tail and the wide point isn’t as far forward. It has a medium tail rocker with a medium entry. This allows the board to handle heavier waves and turn at faster speeds. A medium rail for some grab and yet forgiving enough for the faster speeds.
This board comes in thruster setup with Futures boxes.
This board sits alone with the Crusher in that it’s at the top of the food chain for performance in pumping surf. We are doing this in PUE construction which is the tradition- al polyurethane wood stringer blank but we add the newer feature of epoxy resin for a quicker flex and more durability.”
PU Epoxy Construction.
Available in 5’7”, 5’8”, 5’9”, 5’10”, 5’10”, 5’11”, 6’0”, 6’0”, 6’1”, 6’2”, 6’4”.
3 Futures White ILT finboxes. Available in white.
La nouvelle planche step up.
Construction PU Epoxy.
Disponible en 5’6”, 5’7”, 5’8”, 5’9”, 5’10”, 5’11”, 6’0”, 6’1”, 6’2”, 6’3”.
3 boîtiers d’aileron Futures ILT blancs.
Disponible en blanc.
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I am looking to buy a few boards from you guys but never purchased before, so wondering about sizing in particular for your AR carbon and Traveler / Fish.
I'm 5'11 weigh 68kg, intermediate surfer and surf in the carribean where we have a mixture of messy beach breaks, semi clean reef, and a big point break.
I normally ride a thruster (Dominator II) in 29L size 5'8 but need to build the quiver for variety of waves.
Looking to purchase the AR in Carbon (was thinking 5'9, 29L or go up to 5'10 or 5'11?) not sure if you recommend changing sizing / volumes due to the carbon lay-up ? I hear carbon can be a bit twitchy so wasn't sure whether to go up or down in size / volume to tame it down a bit ? more for 4-6 ft clean reef condition days.
Also looking at the traveler / fish, for junkier days, but understand you're out of stock on the 5'8, 5'6 at 28L seems a bit low for a fish for junk ? but is the 5'11 at 35L too much ? more for 2-4 ft junkier conditions at the beach / reef break
Finally, the Helix, looking at 6'0 in PU for 31L, does it run true to size ? more for the bigger days at the reef and point break 5 – 6ft
Thank you for reaching out and stoked to hear about your interests in the boards!
For the Carbon AR:
I would keep the volume the same as what you are used to. The carbon wraps are a bit more reactive (less dampening) so you will feel the surfboard more. Some say it’s twitchy/chattery and that’s because the stiffness is giving the rider direct feedback of the bumps, lumps, and white wash they are riding on.
For the Traveler twin fin:
The 31L Traveler would be ideal but the 5’11 would still be super fun! Definitely more of a small wave board and the extra volume will make it epic for super small days.
For the Helix:
The 6’0 would be awesome. Slightly on the bigger side, but it will give you plenty of volume and length to catch some bombs! It’s always better to have slightly more volume than to be under.
Let me know if you have any other questions or want to organize getting you some boards! I am happy to help!
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