Board Of The Week: Need something to get you past that white-water section you always seem to get stuck behind? Maybe a bit more float to get out to that wave you normally could’t reach? Or just something with a bit more float to slide around on. Look not farther then the Smetts Rocket Fish!
The Rocket Fish is designed for smaller waves commonly found in Florida and the East Coast. It’s fuller nose-to-midsection allows it to be maneuvered off the front foot much more effectively than a traditional shape can. An added ½” of width in the midsection makes this board wider than most it’s size. This increases speed and overall travel distance when side-slipping out to waves. As always, it’s built with 2 layers of carbon fiber (1 top + 1 bottom) for added strength and stiffness.
The double wing fish tail makes riding off the back foot a dream, enabling the rider to dramatically pivot and turn off the back foot without sinking the tail too deep in the water, resulting in a loss of speed. Technical tricks spin faster and more evenly because of it’s slightly circular-than-normal shape.