The short and curvy THING just got a makeover!
The THING was originally devised in 2010 to be the miniaturized version of a Fletcher Four-fin to be ridden compact and under volume in punchy waves. However, for most every day conditions and wave types the protocol for standardized dims led many to believe that the THING model in normal sizing would become the only board you would ever need for 90% of your surfing.
Dawned from the antecedent base design platform of stretch’s performance shortboards, the THING carries the torch of the predictable single concave design in a balanced outline with continuous rocker and equitable foil.
The semi-full yet curvy nose and tail carry on the heritage of the original THING design but is now optimized into a length that will accommodate most all wave types you typically encounter that doesn’t require a specialty board or a gun.
Highly versatile and begging to be configured as custom, the THING can still be ridden short and wide or longer and narrower depending on your personal preference and waves you commonly frequent. A wider tail, shallower concave and slightly more rocker than the Skate model allows you to use one board to reach further into the ultra rippable wave source without bogging in the small stuff.
A similar 5-fin configuration as the 2x4 with increased small wave prowess make the THING model the steadfast “do-it-all” board in the Stretch line-up.
example stock sizes:
5'9" x 19" x 2.3" nose: 12.6" tail: 15.4" volume: 27.6L
6'0" x 19.375" x 2.45" nose: 12.5" tail: 15.5" volume: 31.4L
6'3" x 19.75" x 2.6" nose: 12.4" tail: 15.6" volume: 35.3L
• CFT std construction including (deck channels, S-glass and bamboo stringer)
• 5-Fin Convertible Fin System (either futures or FCSII tool-free options)*
* Truly convertible, keeping both characteristics as close as possible, it’s the perfect blend of Quad & Tri.
2017 stock AO board inventory custom board order price guide:
"Want to make it your own?"
order a new custom board with 3-5 week turnaround time*
$750 = EPS/EPOXY (2.0pcf Marko foam core glassed with EPOXY resin)
$830 = CFT (eps/epoxy with deck channels, bamboo stringer, bias weave S-glass)
$985 = DFT (eps/epoxy with deck channels, vacuum bagged bamboo inlay stringer, bias weave S-glass)
$1190 = LEGACY (CFT with cork deck/rails and bamboo bottom)
quad = $16
5-fin = $27
single color = $40
2-color = $60
custom = $75 and up
abstract color lamination = $180
adjust/swap cloth layers, stringer, resin type (epoxy over PU core only), logo placement, customize artwork, tail template, custom order fins, etc….
contact email@example.com to place your custom board order today!
* fin upgrades available from Futures and FCS as well as custom hand foiled fiberglass from Fins Unlimited
* Applicable CA sales tax and domestic flat rate shipping not included.
Board is available for pick up from factory in Santa Cruz, or inquire about special shipping needs.
Shipping via FedEx Ground or FedEx home delivery:
Shipping to Hawaii or Alaska and international addresses available. Please inquire for best rates.
Local pick up = no charge shipping! Enter promo code: WILLCALL at check out.
* production turnaround time is approximate. Production scheduling, material availability, custom artwork, acts of God and out of scope incidences may alter actual completion date.