Astro Pop by Pyzel (SHOP NOW) – fresh in store at Zak Surfboards for Summer. This is a board that is built to get you motivated to get in the water, even when conditions are less than ideal. The Astro Pop is perfect for that bit of spark in weaker, slower waves. All the benefits of a shorter wider shape with-out losing that performance feeling.
Based off the Quad fin Astro design Jon has been making for years, the Pyzel Astro Pop has a more pulled in nose and tail. There is also little wing to help pull in the last 4 inches of the tail. This wing creates extra curve in the outline, tightening it’s turning circle while retaining that speedy fish feel. The bottom contour of the Astro Pop features a relatively deep double concave that then transitions to a vee off the tail. This concave assists the board in planing up on top of the water, even in slower, weaker waves. The vee is specially tuned to make the Astro Pop seamlessly roll over onto it’s rail. Helping you get the board on rail & keep it there during full rail turns at high speeds.
The Astro Pop has a moderate beak in the nose, allowing for plenty of foam through the front 1/3 of the board. This really helps with general paddle power and glide into waves because of the extra thickness up to the tip. Despite this extra volume, the Astro Pop doesn’t feel overly chunky. It is a model that is more of a daily driver type board with excellent coverage in the grovel.
Jon recommends the Astro Pop as a quad, for speed and extra fin area near the rail. It comes stock with a 5-fin setup though so you can maximize your fin options. Jon recommends riding it as short as you want with a thickness that gives you a bit more volume than your everyday shortboard. Check out these and the rest of or Pyzel Surfboards on the rack in store or ONLINE