The perfect blend of fish speed and shortboard control with a serious range sums up the Analog perfectly. Maybe not an absolute groveler but a board that works well from hip to well overhead. I don’t really believe in one board quivers, but I would say this is as close as it gets.
I started with the outline of the Bob round tail, narrowed the outline, straightened the rocker profile from centre back and lifted the nose a touch. I kept heavy speed generating concaves through mid board, maxing just in front of the fins, bleeding into a subtle double concave out through between the fins. I left as much curve in the rail line as possible, especially through the last third of the tail, to keep things lively on rail.
After 6 months of feedback, and a few tweaks from Coach Brown, we had a keeper on our hands. Shannon’s thoughts: “It’s a very fast and lively board that takes the effort out of generating speed and refocuses your attention to the lip and your next move.”
SURFER: Intermediate to Advanced
Beginniner:The Analog is not the best choice for beginners. If you just got to have one, order it at least 6” over your head.
Intermediate:Meet your volume requirements and stick to your height, plus or minus an inch.
Inter-Advanced:Around 2-4” under your height. With such a solid wave range it will depend on how the Analog fits in your quiver.Advanced: Again around 2-4” under your height and hitting your preferred volume