Mark Richards Alien Review

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What the Mark Richards website says about the Alien:

‘This is a new model for Summer 2012/13. My aim was to make a board with a hybrid fish–style fuller nose, but with a pulled in tail to allow for aggressive surfing. For the tail, I have used a double bump wing with a rounded swallow tail corner, so it would go up on a rail easily when turning. I have combined this outline with a modern low rocker, concave bottom, and rail design. I used an old 1980’s template for the nose and a 70’s double bump wing round swallow template for the tail.

Features:

– a full pointed nose with a low entry rocker for planing speed and ease of catching waves;
– a single to double concave bottom with an accentuated V-like spine in the double concave which gives it an easy rail to rail transition;
– a double wing swallow to reduce the tail area which allows for quick direction changes and assists rail to rail transition;
– a swallowtail for bite and holding power through turns, but with a rounded corner on the swallow tips to keep the tail free and loose.

Even though this is a hybrid fish, it is still designed to surf from rail to rail and can turn a small sloppy surf session into a ton of fun.

Standard fin set-up is FCS thruster. Can be custom ordered with a Twin-Fin set-up of 2 FCS twin fins plus FCS rear stabilizer or FCS Quad set-up, or FCS 5 sets of plugs (Quad/Thruster combo).’

Image Source: Mark Richards

What people are saying about it:

“Cindy absolutely loves her new board, It’s hot. Great job.” – user michygood on Instagram

“Wave catching machine.” – user hesurfs on Instagram

“Love a full gloss finish.” – user learntosurfnewcastle on Instagram

Size Available:
The size range is from 5’8″ up to 7’2″.

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See how other Mark Richards surfboards perform in water HERE

Here are pictures of the Mark Richards Alien we found on Instagram:

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Ever had a go with the Mark Richards Alien? How was it?

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