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Stamps Fuse – Gas Pedal in Front, Shred Pedal in back

Stamps Fuse – Gas Pedal in Front, Shred Pedal in back

I call this board “Lighting” not only because its fast and can zig zag of the wave like a bolt of lighting, but because the first day I took it out at HB Pier there was lighting and by the end of the session hail was falling in the water.

Anyway, I had Tim Stamps shape a 5’11″ Fuse to try out. In a world of hulls, single fins, pigs, v-bottoms, asymetrics, simmons, and all the other tangent boards your can try, sometimes a fast quad that turns of the bottom and the top, cut backs and excellerates is when pumped in a variety of conditions seems as crazy as the rest of the above mentioned surfboards.

This board is a blend of fish up front with a pulled in tail and a quad set up in the tail. The rails are thinner then a fish but the front of the board still has some width and a mild beak nose. The bottom is fast with contours that feed the water out the quad set up for drive and speed.

My superstition with a new board is if you catch the first wave when you first try for you have a winner. Now we all know superstitions are super stupid but I did catch the first wave with this board and made a couple of turns. I have had it out on several sessions since and have enjoyed pumping it and getting moving. Late drops and hard turns off the bottom coming to the top of the wave and cutting back where all made with this style of board.

The board is short at 5’11″ but I can see a surfer looking to go even shorter on a board like this with the full outline. All in all a board I can throw in the car on the way to the beach and as long as I don’t end up a long board spot I should have it covered.

Pictures say a thousand words so here is a few more thousand words about this board.

Stamps Fuse side view

Stamps Fuse side view

Stamps Fuse Quad set-up

If you want to order custom order from Time here is a link to his site: wwww.surfboardsbystamps.com

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T.Patterson Sherman -The Speed Fish

T.Patterson Sherman -The Speed Fish

SHERMAN – THE SPEED FISH

These days, having a Fish as the second board in your quiver is almost a requirement because of their tremendous ability to catch waves and perform in mushy surf. The super short and wide template with the double wing swallow creates a fast and loose little performer. Perfect for summertime surf. Catches waves like a longboard. Throws buckets like a shortboard. Ride 3-4 inches shorter than your shortboard. Built 5’8” to 6’8” plus.

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Tim Stamps Quad Fish

Tim Stamps Quad Fish

Quad Fish We took the classic Twin Keel and reved it up a bit. Added some nose rocker, pulled the nose in, thinned out the rails, and of course added a Quad fin set up. Slight double concaves run from just behind center through the fins.This all adds up to a super fast, very positive board. Super fun in all conditions. Typical dimension: 5’8″ 16″N 21″W 16″T 2 7/16″Th Size range: 5’2″ – 6’6″ Material: EPS/Epoxy, PU/PE

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Rainbow – Clark Twinzer

Rainbow – Clark Twinzer

Design: If you are looking for a short board feel, but want the paddling and wave catching ability of a bigger shape, then this is your new board. Full bodied contemporary egg template combined with four fins and no center fin gives the Rainbow Twinzer all of the benefits listed above. Sizes from 6’6” to 7’11”. Available as a twinzer or quad.

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Rainbow – Pavel “Gracie”

Rainbow – Pavel “Gracie”

Shaper: Rich “Toby” Pavel Design: Contemporary rocker, low entry, no sloped rail, no concave, slightly more pulled in tail and nose! Starts at 7 ’6” goes up to 8 ’0”.

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Rainbow – Pavel Rocket

Rainbow – Pavel Rocket

Shaper: Rich “Toby” Pavel Design: Consistent and continual refinement has led to this contemporary distillation of the fish. Noticeably pulled this fish is ridden by the most sage of fish disciples. Sizes up to 7’11”. Available as a keel or 4 fin set up.

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