Rusty SD Review

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What the Rusty website says about the SD:

‘The new “SD” or, San Diego shortboard, is designed to be the ideal go-to shortboard for Southern California. The “SD” performs well in everything from the softer beachbreaks of Del Mar and Leucadia to the hollow reef breaks of La Jolla and Sunset Cliffs. Because of the versatility of the SD design it is the ideal one board quiver for a trip to anywhere on the East Coast.

We took the predictable performance of the Yes, Thanks and dialed it in for smaller, softer surf by adding volume, a little width, and an increase in thickness. The rails of the SD are foiled with a low apex. A crowned deck helps maximize the volume in this fun shortboard. The bottom of the SD has a deep single concave that allows the board to generate speed through the flats. Ride the SD 2″-4″ shorter than your traditional shortboard due to the additional volume, and enjoy the results of this looser, faster precision shortboard!’

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What people are saying about it:

“I live in Santa Cruz but I’m from Orange County. I paddled out at Little Wind n Sea yesterday for my first session on a stick dims 5’8 in an E-Poly construction. I had the best time! Waves were chest to overhead and glassy with some barrel sections. The board is very fast and loose but has a good amount of hold. You can throw 100% at any turn and it will stay in track without losing any speed. The combination of low entry rocker, moderate single concave, and foiled rails work perfectly in Santa Cruz waves. The wide squash tail with a hip in the tail template make for fast easy turning. Can’t wait for summer. It does red line a little bit in overhead surf but bigger fins helps that (I’m riding it as a thruster) Great Job Guys! Also I’ve got both traction pads front and rear on it and they work great with booties. No sticking. You can easily slide your feet around and not lose traction. A+” – James on Rusty Surfboards

“Could be the best Rusty board I’ve had yet, coming off a Catfish and a Dwart. Board catches waves with ease and really sticks to the face of the wave with tons of drive and control, but still super maneuverable. Although it’s called the SD, it’s found a home up in NorCal and will be my go to board!” – John on Rusty Surfboards

” The SD is not a “pro only” shortboard. It basically feels like a high performance extension of your body. When you think, it goes. The SD paddles and catches waves easily, even after coming off a groveler or twin keel fish. The reduced volume rails set into the wave quickly and allow the surfer to engage the wave right from the beginning of the ride, high up on the wall where all the speed potential is. The wider tail block gives plenty to push off of, because in any size surf, it’s better to have extra speed potential than not.” – REAL Watersports

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