Red Tiger XL Dark Arts
Red Tiger XL Dark Arts
Red Tiger XL Dark Arts

Red Tiger XL Dark Arts

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The Pyzel Red Tiger XL Dark Arts is John John Florence’s new go-to high-performance shortboard for medium-sized, slower, weaker waves, based on John’s simple guidance - ”make it Fast and Fun”. The Pyzel Red Tiger XL Dark Arts is perfect for waves in the 2-4ft range.

Now combined with Dark Arts technology, The Pyzel Red Tiger XL Dark Arts takes your favourite board and makes it lighter, faster and stronger. The ultimate small wave machine. 

The Pyzel Red Tiger XL Dark Arts features:

  • A wider outline for a high-performance surfboard, with the wide point sitting an inch behind the centre.
  • The wider tail-block squash helps to keep area in the tail which provides lift and drive, and also helps create “pop” when going into the air.  
  • A moderate hip by the front fins puts a break in the outline to help create a pivot point that allows for tighter radius turns and release in the lip.
  • The rocker is fairly flat for a high-performance board with a single to double concave through the front 2/3 of the board and then blends that into a significant double concave/deep vee combo through the fins and off the tail. This bottom keeps the flatter board easy to roll rail-to-rail and the vee of the tail works to allow easy vertical surfing and short-arc carves, even in tight, pockety waves. 
  • The thickness flow (foil) from nose to tail is balanced and clean, with the front of the board just barely thinner than the back half.  
  • The deck is flat-ish, keeping more foam (volume) out towards the rails.
  • The rails are full with a slight taper to keep sensitivity and bite.

Ride your Pyzel Red Tiger XL Dark Arts around an inch shorter than your standard high-performance shortboard, and a touch wider. Volume should go up a ½ to 1 Litre for added zing in weaker waves.

The board will easily turn your everyday sessions into something special and we believe it will outperform any other high-performance surfboard in sub-par waves.

If you are chasing a board that will perform in pumping 4ft+ conditions, then take a look at the Pyzel Ghost.

What is dark arts?

Dark Arts is a budding channel within the surf industry that collaborates with prominent surfboard shapers from around the world. Inspired by innovation and quality, Dark Arts have re-thought the process of crafting surfboards. As a result, we offer the lightest, strongest, best performing models on the market.

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