The Jammer 8’6″

You’ve seen the teasers…now, it’s time to reveal the Jammer…yet another innovative design collaboration between Art Colyer of North Pacific Surfboards, and myself…

This wide point back, high performance 8’6″ x 31.5″ is perhaps the most significant surfing SUP design change to come along in years…the volume is redistributed and jammed back into the tail where it is surfed and paddled…in regular surfing stance…amazing stability and maneuverability is achieved by a more efficient distribution of volume…

We give a nod to legendary Australian shaper, Geoff McCoy, who developed the Lazor Zap which radically reduced nose width to allow the development of the Thruster by Simon Anderson…he also shaped my first Thruster, the 6’0″ in my 1981 quiver…the start of the thruster revolution…

Geoff McCoy, has always marched to his own drum…same here…

Over the last couple of decades, the Lazor Zap has been further refined by Geoff McCoy and Cheyne Horan into the Nugget…which influenced my thinking to transform the wide point back idea into a SUP…for the last couple of years I kept asking myself, what would George (Greenough) do?…

This quiver above consisted of single fins from Dick Brewer…and, Al Merrick (Tri-plane hull)…the McCoy…and, the first thruster that I designed almost 30 years ago…a 6’2″ carbon kevlar channel bottom…

Deep single concave transitions to double barrel and copious vee off the tail…

A variety of fin possibilities exist…here, I’m running a pair of 5″ bamboo twinfin keels in front and a pair of symmetrical 3″ fins with leading edge set further back…

Here is the Jammer next to the new brushed carbon 8’10” Wide Point…

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