Most of the Rusty team riders’ preferred shortboard is the Redline. The board features a full round tail that lends itself to fluid power surfing and seamless continuity through turns. There is a moderate single concave, which is deepest in between the feet, and the rail has a full radius at the apex, making it a neutral and forgiving surfboard.
My current “magic board” is a Rusty 6’1 Redline. It’s the perfect high performance shortboard that covers a really wide range of conditions.
I’m 6’2 and 175 lbs, and ride a 6’1 X 18.68 X 2.31 Redline with total volume of 27.5 cubic centimeters.
Moderate single concave deepest between the feet. Rail has a full radius at the apex. A neutral and forgiving surfboard.
5’10″ x 18.12″ x 2.12″
5’11″ x 18.18″ x 2.12″
6’0″ x 18.25″ x 2.25″
6’1″ x 18.31″ x 2.25″
6’2″ x 18.5″ x 2.37″
6’4″ x 18.75″ x 2.43″
6’6″ x 19″ x 2.5″
(* Custom dimensions always available)
Tail: The Redline is also available as Round tail, Squash tail or a Swallow.
Fins: Thruster or Quad.
Good For: Responsive surfing in punchy surf.
Material: EPS or PU.
Wave Size: 3-6′
Skill Level: Advanced.
Rusty Preisendorfer and I have been working on boards together for over 16 years. He and his master shapers build them, and I get to ride them in a wide variety of conditions before sharing feedback on how they worked.
Since I break lots of surfboards, Rusty routed out “grab rails” and put on a carbon graphite deck patch over the tail rails. One of the best things about ordering custom surfboards is that you can work with the shaper and glasser to reinforce and design specifications to work with your particular riding style.
Video: Couple waves riding the Redline pictured above in some fun waves during an afternoon in Tavarua. Courtesy Steve Kennedy.
Check out more on the Redline at Rusty.com where you can hear audio of Rusty breaking the board down.