The Pyzel White Tiger is a fun, stubby little board designed for average/below-average waves. It gets up and goes easily, flies through the weakest sections, but still lets you smash the lip and boost airs along the way.
The very first one was a side project board for John John Florence, who rarely rides “fun” boards. It sat in his garage for maybe a year, and in the meantime, I made a few for his little brother Ivan. It was the perfect design to fit Ivan’s surf/skate style and soon he was telling us how much he loved it and sending us clips of him doing big carves and boosting airs on it. Finally, JJF pulled his 5’6’’ out and was immediately having a blast on it too. Now it’s one of John’s favourite boards to ride whenever he has some time off from the tour and just wants to play around with something easy to ride.
THE PYZEL WHITE TIGER FEATURES:
It has a stubby outline, with a very full nose and wide squash tail. There is no tail hip and the wide point is 1 ½’’ forward of the center. The tail measurement is just slightly wider than the nose
The thickness is also concentrated forward, with a beak-nose design that helps keep the volume up under the chest area for better paddle power.
The rocker is even and flowing, flat throughout the board and designed to get up on top of the water quickly, which lets you build and carry speed with ease.
A single to double concave runs through the front 2/3s of the board which transitions into a pronounced vee/double concave in the last 1/3 through the fins and off the end of the tail. The single/double concave gives the board lots of lift (think speed) while helping to let the wider design transition from rail to rail with ease. The vee running off the tail also helps the board tip over onto the rail at speed and lets you turn it up into the lip with ease.
It has a relatively flat deck that blends out into tapered rails. This keeps a lot of volume in the board while still keeping it sensitive through turns and easy to pump down the line without feeling too “boaty” for its volume.
We recommend you ride the Pyzel White Tiger anywhere from 2-5 inches shorter than your regular shortboard, and ½ to 1 inch wider. Add a bit more volume than you normally ride.
Hand crafted, vacuum bagged, carbon fiber cloth, over 2lb EPS stringerless foam, for optimum, flex, weight and durability.
Dark Arts Carbon is light, lively and generates speed quickly, with lots of pop and spring.
Will foot dent but will outlast traditional construction.
Dings can be fixed with epoxy resin and traditional fiberglass.
As with any black surfboard, take special care regarding sun and heat. Always keep board in a day bag and out of direct sunlight.