The ultimate allrounder
You know when you have that tool that helps fix almost everything? That’s the IKi.
This board is a combination of a couple of shortboards that I’ve been riding in the past. I was looking for a high performance all around board that I could take anywhere and surf.
Super simple design inspired from the japanese aesthetics, the name Iki is an expression of simplicity, sophistication, spontaneity, and originality.
This board works really well in conditions from 2 to 6 ft either point or beach break with plenty of speed and looseness at the top of the lip.
I like to use this board with a medium set of fins when waves are good or with a large set up for the extra drive in smaller conditions.
It features a medium to low entry rocker with a continuous but flatter curve through your feet and exits with as slight kick in the tail. This makes the board fast down the line and gives it a good sweet spot for you to stand on.
Rail rocker features a good curve given by the single concave through the middle which gets deeper through the fins to a flat exit. This has a two fold benefit: when you put the board on rail it will help you go up the lip with ease but also the single concave to flat generates a venturi effect in the bottom of the board giving it an extraordinary acceleration.
Rails are medium to give the board more stability in softer conditions while allowing it to dig for a more powerful carve on a bigger wave.
The outline features a more parallel rail line with a subtle hip right in front of the fins which are set a bit further back than normal. I found this gives the board a good pivot for smaller waves or tighter arc turns and the straighter rail line adds to the rocker to gain more speed.
Size this board about your height and match your volume with the thickness if needed and shave a bit of the rails to tune your sensitivity. You can ask for all these changes when you order.