With so many shapes and variations available it can often be tricky to find your perfect board in between them all. Knowing what you are looking for can often make the difference between a good board and the RIGHT board. Vudu Surf has been in the business of surfing and surfboards for over 15 years as well as having over 35 years of combined experience. Our quality and craftsmanship is guaranteed; with one of the best surfboard shapers in South Africa, expert glassers and top spray artists, all with years of experience. Together we guarantee to find and create the perfect board for whatever you need. So let’s look at the features and find what’s best for you!
Today’s “Surfboard Focus” we’re looking at the Vudu Batwing Dumpy Model:
With the wider Batwing Dumpy we have tried to keep the performance of our beach break short board shape, but make it wider and thicker in the foil to give you more foam, so catching waves in small clean conditions is easier without losing performance. We surf this in a five fin set up, the back fin being a smaller stumpy, which gives the board loads of drive but also a wide surface area to push or slide that bat wing tail out into turns. The bat wing tail shape enables a tighter turn off the bottom to jump up onto the lips and cross closing sections. One of the most versatile boards you could ever own, ultimate performance and maximum paddle power.
Keen on what you hear? There is a Vudu Batwing Demo model available for you to have a go!! Inquire in store for more information.
“I love pulling into hollow pits on this board a you can almost plant your front foot into a nose dive position to drop into the barrel, yet the extra foam in the nose area prevent it from nose diving allowing for late take off straight into the pit, five fins means more hold and more drive. The five fin and bat tail set up also works amazingly well at point breaks where the board enables incredible top to bottom drive. Allowing for tight and precise turns off the bottom and in the pocket.” – Vudu Teamrider Robby McDonald.
Robby shredding up Victoria Bay on his 5’8″ Bat Wing
“The speed and drive of this board is mind-boggling. Even as someone who has never been a fan of multiple fin set-ups, I was totally won over by the Batwing. After only surfing on the board once, I immediately ordered myself one. It is a board no quiver should be without. Being a surfer who prefers power-based surfing I was unsure at first but with the immense speed and drive my surfing only became more powerful thanks to the 5-fin arrangement and bat tail. I highly recommend riding it as a 5-er (Quad set up with the “stompie” back fin) this allows you to pivot off the back fin and seriously lay it into your turns with the board responding beautifully.” – Vudu Teamrider Ross Kirby.
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