Creating a Full Length Vee version of the Indo Rocket has been quite a task. While the FLV dropped into the Hit Roads, Magic Carpet and Single Fins Series beautifully, the Indo Rocket has taken a massive amount of work to get right. For over a year now, I have been testing different rocker configurations of the Indo Rockets! Trying to get the beautiful balance of drive and ease of turning that the previous single into double concave versions featured. It made me realise just how lucky I got with the other boards.
What made it such a challenge was that the previous concave version already surfed so well. The bar was already set high, but I needed the new FLV version to go even better. So, for over a year now, I have been testing different rocker configurations of the Indo Rockets, trying to improve the beautiful balance of drive and ease of turning that the previous single into double concave versions already enjoyed.
In the end It was all so close except for one last issue that took me ages still, that was to recreate the exact rail curve of the concave version because the FLV changes the rail curve of the board. This took ages and when I finally got this right, I discovered that because the vee interacts and responds differently than the concave, that just matching the rail curve wasn't exactly right.
So finally after many different attempts I ended up pulling the tail rocker from my magic 7'0" HTR FLV and dropped it into the Indo Rocket. I've played around with this concept before, of dropping longer rockers into shorted boards and vice versa, and it doesn't always work.
But, finally I got lucky and my latest 6'6" Indo Rocket with the 7'0" tail rocker and FLV is now surfing like a dream. It certainly glides smoother and faster than the previous concave version, feels a lot freer and more responsive under the feet, and hooks off the top much faster and smoother than the previous concave version. Whew! Finally...
Order book for these, closes for the year this June 22nd!