New 2020 Shape Review - The Funky Fish
4/10/20 / L. Shinham
Introducing the Funky Fish skimboard by Wave Zone. A 2020 new release in keeping with Jeff Shinham’s retro theme during Wave Zone’s 30th year. The board features a swallow tail for a bit more targeted volume than can be found on the Shovel Fish shape of Shinham’s Classic Fish, making it an ideal performer in both small and steep waves. Rider: Sterling Myers. Photo: London Myers
Board Builder Specs:
Length: 50″ or 52 1/2″
Weight Limit: 200 lbs
Colors & Art: Assorted
Performance: Retro Fish Design with a swallow tail and a concave bottom for thrust. Twin Tail performs like two pins for highly responsive performance on small and steep waves.
50″ x 20 1/2″ x 5/8″
52 1/2″ x 21″ x 5/8″
Construction: High density pvc foam core and double reinforced poly wrapped rails. Carbon upgrade options. Individually hand crafted in the USA.
Art Choices: Gel coat assortment or upgraded color infused resin art.
Rider Test Trials:
This new shape was perfomance tested by Wave Zone’s Team Rider Sterling Myers and Team Pro Chester Burnett.
Feedback: “The board is super fast, floaty, and is so stable when going at high speeds.” – Sterling Myers
“First time out on the Funky Fish and I landed a 5 shuv… it was almost effortless!” – Chester Burnett
An fine tuned shape with a head nod to retro swallow tails. Expect fast glides, buoyant float, and stability at the tail. A great choice for spins and wraps in both small and steep waves.