The 7S Double Down aims to increase your wave count and improve your small wave game. This is the flattest surfboard in the 7S range, and it has the highest volume per size ratio. For these reasons, it’s fast, has plenty of flow, and is the perfect weapon for fatter, sub-par conditions.
OUTLINE: The nose and tail dimensions at 12″ are the same, creating a larger sweet spot, and a more stable planning zone. The full nose further adds to the stability, and the ‘Corner Round’ tail allows the width to extend further back, while still achieving the smooth transitions between turns that a round tail is famous for.
ROCKER: With an emphasis on everyday conditions; flat equals flow, so the Double Down will slide into waves with ease, and maintain its speed over dead sections with minimal effort. Slight lift in the nose and tail will satisfy the more experienced rider looking for a summer groveller.
CONTOURS: Subtle yet effective, the slight concave up front creates lift when taking off, then a double concave starting in the mid zone leads into a shallow rolled vee off the tail. This bottom combination maintains exceptional speed in softer waves, yet provides a nice balance of control versus quick turning response when pivoting right off the tail.
PERFORMANCE: The Double Down is fast off the mark, and super easy to turn. Think summer beach breaks or soft point waves where you need a board with enough foam and buoyancy to get you going, but don’t want to restrict how you want to perform on a wave. We suggest riding this board will bigger side fins, and a smaller centre fin.
|LENGTH||WIDTH||THICK||VOLUME||FINS (Recommended NOT Supplied)||APPROX WEIGHT RANGE
(Based On Novice To Intermediate Skill Level)
|5'2||19 3/4||2 1/4||25.15||FCS II Accelerator||60kg / 132lb or less|
|5'4||20||2 5/16||27.25||FCS II Accelerator||65kg / 143lb|
|5'6||20 1/4||2 3/8||29.2||FCS II Accelerator||70kg / 154lb|
|5'8||20 1/2||2 1/2||32||FCS II Accelerator||75kg / 165lb|
|5'10||20 3/4||2 5/8||34.8||FCS II Accelerator||80kg / 176lb|
|6'0||21||2 3/4||37.65||FCS II Accelerator||85kg / 187lb|
|6'2||21 1/4||2 7/8||40.9||FCS II Accelerator||90kg / 198lb|
|6'4||21 1/2||3||44.1||FCS II Accelerator||95kg / 209lb|
|6'6||21 3/4||3 1/16||46.7||FCS II Accelerator||100kg / 220lb|
|6'8||22||3 1/8||49.25||FCS II Accelerator||100kg / 240lb|
ABOUT GLOBAL SURF INDUSTRIES
Global Surf Industries (GSI) operates from its world headquarters in Manly on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Our wholly-owned distribution operations in Australia, New Zealand and the USA are supported by a large network of distribution specialists in various other countries.
GSI was founded in June 2002 and has a portfolio of some of the most well known brands in the Surf and Stand Up Paddle Industry. We remain very deliberate and strategic in our brand and model selection. Each brand caters for a particular type of surfer with a specific level of surfing ability. We also invest a lot of time and effort into new technologies to help get the best performance from every experience. So whether you are a first-day novice, a beginner, an intermediate, an advanced or elite-level surfer or paddler GSI has the brand and model that is right for you.