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9'6 FM

Measuring in at 9’6” x 22 1/16” x 3 1/4” (74.28L) and being a particularly unique board in the LoveMachine quiver (or any quiver for that matter), these things cover some serious ground. Totally capable in small waves, smooth rolling rail to rail and paddle speed to burn. They start to really shine when the waves pick up; waist to head high walls make them sing - wrapping cutbacks and the unmistakable drive a long rail line will keep you racing back to the lineup wave after wave. The outline and rocker are racey enough to handle substantial waves with confidence, and the bottom contours centering around a huge spiral vee keep it loose in the back end and trimming like a rocket from the middle. This is an incredibly dynamic large board that breaks the ‘glider’ paradigm.

This variation started out with a few custom orders for rifling point waves; working through those it was pretty immediately apparent how versatile a package this design was - basically pumping up my 8’1 into longboard/glider territory but keeping within the FM balance to keep it free and loose. I’m not much for classic longboarding so this thing fills a really exciting place in my quiver; paddle speed is out of this world and it still fits in tight pockets and wraps turns like a much smaller board - I will admit its a particularly curious board but I think people are going to understand it pretty quickly after a few waves!

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


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