Swell Bandit - 2017
The new 2017 Swell Bandit has been expertly designed to allow for both nose riding and top to bottom turns. These comp legal boards perform just as well on the nose as they do when turning them off the tail. The Swell Bandit is much more refined than its big brother the Vintage Log and also has a lighter weight construction. The longboard revival is now in full swing and a lot of shortboarders are realising the full potential of having a performance longboard amongst their quiver of shortboards.
This superb performer contributes most of its success to its bottom concaves and rocker which in essence is the board’s true secret. With a deep concave under the nose to create lift, refined pulled in tail area with deep double vee, this board caters to both the traditionalist as well as the more progressive surfer. High-end blanks and lamination keep these boards both strong and light. The 4+1 fin set-up allows you to quickly swap out centre fins, which will help you pick and choose the way you want the board to respond in accordance to the conditions Mother Nature presents you with. The rails replicate that of a high-end performance shortboard and this is reflected in the responsiveness and speed this model generates from initial take off.
The Performance Log has proven itself time and time again both competitively and recreationally.
|9'0||22 1/2||2 3/4||66.4L|
|Construction||PU foam / 6 + 6oz / 6oz + tail patch bottom|
|Concave||Nose Concave - Deep double Vee|
|Skill Level||Intermediate - Advanced|
|Rail Type||Soft 40/60|
|Fins||2+1 Fin Configuration
Box Single + Twin Tab