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Retro Ripper


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Who- Intermediate to advanced level surfers will make the best use of this board. Surfers who are in the beginner phase but can consistently stand up and go down the line can also use this board, but there are better shapes out there for that person.


When- The Retro Ripper is designed to work in all types of conditions, it actually excels in both offshore and onshore winds which really makes this a utility board. Regarding wave size, the Retro Ripper works in stomach-chest high and above. The outline of this board is reminiscent of the Retro Gun, so don’t be afraid to take her out in the big stuff…she can hang.  


What- The Retro Ripper is quite an interesting shape. The reason we say that is because this board has features of a step-up gun, performance shortboard, and small wave board all in one. Starting at the top, the Ripper has a volume forward outline which means there is more foam towards the front of the board. This is combined with a “Wedged Beak Nose”(this is an ode to classic boards back in the 70s-80s) and low entry rocker equals great paddle power and wave catching ability. Moving to the middle of the board, the Retro Ripper features a flat deck which is going to make the board nice and stable. Along with that, we have full rails with a steep taper which makes it easy to engage the rails during turns or knife the take-off if you are late. The tail uses a wing and then goes into a round tail. The wing breaks the rail line so that water detaches from the board after the wing; what this does is loosen up the tail making it much easier to pivot and complete tight maneuvers in the pocket. With the round tail, this makes the board feel smooth, consistent, and predictable; a feeling we all enjoy in a good board. One last thing that we wanted to mention is the concave, it is flat under the deck of the board and then transitions to a deep double concave through the tail rocker with a vee out the end. This is going to make for easy rail to rail transitions and allow the Retro Ripper to cut through wind chop.




5’6”     18.38   2.32     26.00 cl

5’8”     18.63   2.34     27.50 cl

5’9”     18.88   2.36     28.50 cl

5’10”   19.00   2.38     29.50 cl

5’11”   19.25   2.45     31.00 cl

6’0”     19.38   2.50     32.25 cl

6’1”     19.50   2.53     33.50 cl

6’2”     19.75   2.56     34.75 cl

6’3”     19.88   2.60     36.00 cl

6’4”     20.13   2.66     38.00 cl

6’5”     20.25   2.75     40.00 cl

6’6”     20.50   2.80     41.75 cl

6'8"     21.00   2.80     44.00 cl

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The RETRO RIPPER is a scaled down version of the Retro gun, with a wider, more playful, winged, round pin tail.  Designed as an everyday utility board to semi-step up.  A great travel board, that can handle some size, and a wide variety of conditions. The target surfer for this board is once again the guy who tends to rides wider, thicker, high volume, relaxed rocker boards in small, daily surf…and struggles to find a suitable board for bigger, better, or more challenging days. Very well suited for solid East Coast hurricane and winter swells, crowded head high beach breaks, long winding points and really excels in strong offshore winds, or choppy, windy conditions.


Similar features to the RetroGun:

•  Flat, stable deck with full, steep, low apex rails = Paddle power and edge control.

•   Low entry rocker with accelerated tail rocker. Fast out the gate, yet turns tight in the pocket.

•   Rolled vee in nose, flat under front foot, and a deep double concave vee cutting through the tail rocker. Slice though windchop and allow the higher volume to sit low in the water.

•   Winged round pin tail =  A release point to keep the board loose. It quickens up turns in moderate surf, without being detrimental in larger waves.


The overall look, feel and vibe is once again very reminiscent of boards I built for myself (and a few brave friends) in the ‘80’s, for surfing in better days from Trestles to Salt Creek, and down to Mexico.  A very user-friendly board, suited for surfers looking for a fast, fun, easy to paddle, alternative, that really works best when most hybrids are reaching their effective wave size limits. Adding to the fun, the RetroRipper comes standard with era specific, vintage ‘80’s “Mayhem”, …Lost spiral and rail logos.



Retro Ripper
Minimal Price: $685.00