T. Patterson Flying Saucer Review

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What the T. Patterson site says about the Flying Saucer:

‘First off this board should be ridden 3”-6” smaller than your standard short board, it has an extremely fuller and wider outline with a flat deck and full rails. Low entry rocker and low flip in the tail rocker. Slight single to double concave running to vee off the end of the tail. This board really can be ridden with just about any fin set up. You can get creative and find what you like best on this one. Works great with almost every set up, It’s recommended to try it out with a quad set up and a small nubster as the fifth fin in the center. The Timmy Patterson 6 fin TP-3 fin set would go great with a board like this just to have all available set ups with just one set. The outline pulls down to a double wing fuller wider squash tail. Very fun board, used to make these real short for Christian Fletcher and some of the guys in the late 80’s to early 90’s.’

Image source: seasicksurf.com

26.6 - 42.7 LVolume
1-6ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“The Flying Saucer is a speacialty that Timmy had been holding on to for 25 years. A board built for those who have everything except something like this. A surprisingly fun, high performance board usually for smaller weaker days when you need a little more float in a small package. Low rocker with single to double concave and Vee out the tail, this board goes fast and holds through fast turns no problem. Use the Vee for easy rail to rail transitions.

Best for those smaller, mushy days when you still want to rip a wave apart and take to the air, however the Flying Saucer is also a blast in clean waves and up to shoulder or head high. Get this board as an alternative to anything else you own and see what lines you can draw on it.” – Boardcave

“The original Flying Saucer model was made for Christian Fletcher in the early 90’s before anyone was trying to make these kind of boards. Christian went to Timmy Patterson and asked for something really short and skatey to just go down the line and pop giant airs. Afterwards Christian became notorious for launching giant airs over surfers and scaring the shit out of them. The guy’s a classic!

The new Flying Saucer is really close to Christian’s original with its full nose and pretty much same rocker, but it’s designed to be more versatile with a smaller, more pulled-in tail.

Its design makes it usable for surfers learning to get better on a short board. It can also be a super fun board for advanced surfers that like the idea of pumping full speed down the line and bursting into any section that comes their way.” – Sea Sick Surf Shop

Size Chart:

Width can go 1/4” wider or narrow. Thickness can go 1/16” thicker or thinner.
5.0 x 20.88 x 2.13 V= 26.6 L
5.1 x 21 x 2.15 V= 27.4 L
5.2 x 21.13 x 2.18 V= 28.3 L
5.3 x 21.25 x 2.20 V= 29.2 L
5.4 x 21.38 x 2.23 V= 30.2 L
5.5 x 21.50 x 2.25 V= 31 L
5.6 x 21.63 x 2.28 V= 32.2 L
5.7 x 21.75 x 2.32 V= 33.3 L
5.8 x 22 x 2.35 V= 34.5 L
5.9 x 22.13 x 2.38 V= 35.6 L
5.10 x 22.25 x 2.42 V= 36.8 L
5.11 x 22.38 x 2.45 V= 38.6 L
6.0 x 22.50 x 2.50 V= 39.4 L
6.1 x 22.63 x 2.55 V= 40.9 L
6.2 x 22.70 x 2.63 V= 42.7 L

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