Fourth Reload 2.0 Surfboard

£589.00£688.99

 Reload 2.0 surfboard

 The Reload 2.0 is Fourth surfboards go to user friendly surfboard built for everyday conditions with a view to making progressive surfing easier. The Reload 2.0 is now faster, with added sensitivity and better hold on the rail. Enabling you the surfer  to hone your progressive surfing style using more volume to keep the wave count high.

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Description

Fourth Reload 2.0 Surfboard

The Tech Stuff

Fourth Reload 2.0 Surfboard

– Has been adapted from previous years to make sure that pocket surfing is achievable in both weak waves and better waves. This design element really makes this board versatile. You can ride the Reload 2.0 in any conditions. If Sized correctly the Reload 2.0 can also be ridden by a wide range of surfers differing in ability. 

The rockers have been raised to offer a bit more hold and mobility when the board gets its speed up.   Control is something that needs to come as a given when riding a higher volume shape like the Reload 2.0. In a nutshell – it’s very easy to catch the wave, and very easy to get instant speed. Now, with the increased rockers, this board has more control than anything else out there with similar volume.

The concaves are a double through the fins and centre of the board with a light single running throughout. These bottom shapes provide life and drive which again helps garner speed. The rail shape is brought down to a 60/40 performance shape, with a little boxiness to keep the board high in the water. With a slight decrease in foam through the tail area of the rail. Luke’s first thought was to ensure bite when back foot surfing. The nose shape and lifted rockers help this board to be really fruity off the top without bogging rail. Anyone looking to perfect their top turn without compromising wave count is going to have a blast on this thing.

Fin choice

5’11 Fourth Reload 2.0 Surfboard – Epoxy FCS 2   should be ridden as a quad for lots of speed using the fcs2 H4  template. Or as a thruster with your preferred set, we would recommend the fcs2 Performer template.

Can we make you the perfect Reload

Would you like a custom surfboard version of this model? We can do epoxy surfboard versions with our varied range of technologies, resin tint surfboard sprays and colours.  All UK shaped and made by our resident head surfboard shaper Luke Hart and team at CoLab Surf Studios, UK. Surfboards made with the highest quality surfboard materials. Design your own surfboard with our custom board builder and get in touch. To see our review on our surfboards range visit our YouTube channel.

Additional information

Construction

BASE, ESE, F1X

Dimensions

5'6, 5'8, 5'10, 6'0, 6'2, 6'4

Features

Features:

Outline: Mid-length surfboard with a bullet template, i.e. straighter rail line through the mid-section with a slight dip just before the fins, pulling in the tail

Rider Ability: All levels. Its been designed with intermediate to advanced surfers and dynamic, up-and-down performance in mind, but the volume and width make it suitable for beginners too

Suitable Conditions: Great in pretty much anything thats the wonderful thing about a mid-length. Obviously you’ve got a decent amount of volume and surface area which translates into glide and wave-catching ability in smaller surf, but what a lot of people don’t realise is that mid-lengths make brilliant step-up boards when the swell picks up. You can get into big waves early and easily, and the longer rail line is prefect for handling the sizier faces. (Check the clip below for evidence of its amazing range.)

Tail Shape: A very rounded squash tail or thumb tail

Rails: i.e. slightly turned down, with the apex lower than halfway 60% of the rail above the apex and 40% below, which is more typical of a shortboard

Rocker: When you compare it to a standard shortboard its fairly low, but compared to a normal mid-length its definitely high, helping facilitate critical turns and giving you a bit more of a shortboard sensation.

Concave: (From nose to tail) Vee to double-vee to double to vee, a forgiving set-up that aids smooth transitions between rails.

Fin Set-Up: 5-fin (surf as a tri-fin or a quad)

Fin System: FCS II (fins not included)

Technology

Base Construction

Base Construction (a polyurethane blank with polyester resin) is still considered the most versatile and all-round performance specific construction used the world over by touring surf professionals. At Fourth Surfboards only premium materials are used to produce top-quality boards; US Blanks at the core in blue foam and Hexcel Glass for the laminate bonded with Silmar resin for best balance between weight, performance and durability.

The Fourth construction method sees the board finished in 24/7 heat controlled environments to ensure curing times are at optimum levels to reach a finish unrivalled in Europe. The board is then sanded to a 240 dry sand finish ensuring that there is zero plastic lacquer on the board that can often look and feel horrible after a couple of months in the ocean.

Video

Dimensions

LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS VOLUME (LTR)
5’6 20 2 7/16 28.2
5’8 20 1/4 2 1/2 30.2
5’10 20 1/2 2 9/16 32.5
6’0 20 3/4 2 5/8 34.7
6’2 21 2 11/16 37
6’4 21 1/4 2 3/4 39.2