New 2020 Shape Review - The Spade
3/11/20 / Lisa Shinham
Introducing the Spade. Released in 2020 in recognition of Wave Zone Surf Company’s 30th year, Master Board Builder Jeff Shinham has designed a series of vintage inspired shapes inspired by classic surfboard tails. Rider: Alex Bevard. Photo: Shane Antalick
Board Builder Specs:
Size: 52″ x 21″ x 5/8″
Weight Limit: 200 lbs
Colors & Art: Assorted
Performance: A classic spade tail with tapered rails. The consistent speed of the wider squash tail, plus a pin tail in the mix, boasts the ability to pull off aggressive maneuvers. Resin art deck and gel coat bottom.
Construction: High density pvc foam core and double reinforced poly wrapped rails. 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 Manager Alex Bevard and Team Rider Dylan Duncan.
Feedback: “I’m digging the Spade for sure. The 52″ is very responsive on waves and has helped me get out to some deeper water with it’s wider deck.” – Alex Bevard
An all around shape that hits it on many cylinders. Expect stability, consistent speed, distance and high maneuverabiltiy. From liners to waves, a strong choice.