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The Lotus is an ode to the 80’s thruster. Pioneered by Simon Anderson, Alex’s take on the early 80’s thruster includes all the original design elements like the bump flyer, beak nose, low smooth rocker and flat deck with chimed low/soft rails. Building from these features, the modern twist we’ve added to this classic design is in the length and bottom shape. Designed to be surfed 3 inches shorter than what was commonplace during that era, it allows the board to fit in tighter in the pocket and surf with a modern performance approach. Next was tweaking a traditional vee bottom. Keeping a little vee in the nose to prevent catching, we added a shallow single concave under your chest that blends into a deep double concave between the fins, finishing with a flat exit. These changes have replaced a slower, rail to rail roll with more speed and release. Allowing you to skate fast down the line and perform reactive manoeuvres. Mixing old and new to reinvigorate a classic design.
✓ 3 fin setup (can be ridden as a thruster)
✓With the wide point bang on the centre, the overall plan shape is nice and wide, creating lift and speed in small surf. A bump flyer is placed just behind the front fins. Giving you a pivot point for sharp direction changes of the back foot.
✓For instant speed out the gate, a low entry rocker blends into an extended medium exit rocker with a massive sweet spot between your feet.
✓ PU construction
✓Vee entry blends into a medium single under the chest, transitioning into a deep double concave through the fins, finishing with a flat exit.
✓Mixing old and new to reinvigorate a classic design. The Lotus is a fast and responsive board with a classic feel that excels in average to decent surf.
✓Beginner to advanced ✓Average to decent beach breaks, points & reef breaks. ✓Wave Size: 1-4ft
We recommend any of our Futures Thruster fins, see here.
CONSTRUCTION: PU Construction
PU surfboards are constructed from polyurethane blanks and use traditional materials and laminating techniques to produce strong, and reliable boards with high quality finishes. Polyester boards are CNC milled from shapers files and laminated by hand, using quality fiberglass which is known for its strength to weight ratio, resin and foam. Polyester boards have been at the forefront of performance surfing for years now, featuring progressive flex pattern controlled by a high-grade timber stringer, and feel reliable under the feet. Polyester construction performs well in all surf conditions and be adapted to suit a wide variety of surfboard models and lengths.
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CONCERNS WITH SHIPPING?
If your board is damaged during transit simply send us a photo of the damage, a full front and back photo of the board within 24 hours of delivery, and we can offer to replace, repair or refund your order. For more information see our Shipping page.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Established in 2010 by surfboard shaper Alex Crews, ACSOD Surfboards blends a modern youth culture with premium high performance surfboards.