Zak Coffin Lid Diamond TailZak Surfboards
The Coffin Lid Diamond Tail
- Zak's idea was to create a bigger, performance fish shape with maximum volume with minimal impact on performance. Basically a model that would allow people to ride a smaller board that was easier to throw around and maneuver - but still provide them the extra foam they need.
Utilizing a distinct flat deck that rapidly tapers down to a slimmer, performance rail - this model packs in the foam while retaining the sensitivity and bite of a much smaller board. The rocker is a fairly standard medium curve and the bottom is a single to double concave (subtly tweaked but really not too dissimilar to other shortboards we have in the range).
Zak has put plenty of edge in the tail (far up past the fins) and utilized a quad fin set up with a diamond. This gives this bigger board plenty of liveliness and release but you can still get it on rail and drive it through turns. You'll be surprised how much squirt and maneuverability you get out of a board of this size.
Get in early, easily skate across fatter and flatter sections then rip into a turn when you get a good section!!