The first FM that REALLY clicked was a 7’8. Its only natural we should offer the design at that length; super well balanced and tuned for average to fun waves, with a pension for being put on rail and pushed hard like any other FM, this version will cover a lot of ground for many people. Most surfers tend to imagine smaller versions when they see an image of the design at first, but the point behind the entire design and what makes it so unique underfoot is its ability to be ridden large while feeling MUCH smaller. All of the engineering behind the board is aimed at making large dimensions go on rail with power and positivity with very little effort; so don’t be afraid of a little more size than you think!
This particular version was scanned from a custom I shaped for Alan Tranbarger. It was pretty clear that this was a perfect variation for a really wide variety of people, directly in line with the ideals of the design and really nicely balanced for a wide variety of waves. Alan is an experienced and passionate surfer as well as ex-pro skateboarder who operates Kauai Shape Solutions, his CNC cutting service - the situation was all too perfect, so Alan was kind enough to trace out his board for to use here.
7’8” x 22” x 3” 53.55L
Fin Recommendation: FM Twinzer set from True Ames Fins. *Note: as the FM fin placement is very unique, it is ONLY suggested to use the FM fin set - other twinzer designs are too small and will spin out, and keels will be extremely tracky.