RMS

FRECKLE - 5’7 X 18 ¾ X 2 3/16 – 25L

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Shaper’s com­ments

The Freckle is a su­per lively pocket-rocket, step-down de­signed for per­for­mance surf­ing in smaller surf. Most of the test­ing with this model has been re­ally pos­i­tive and it’s been around now for a few years. It has a full rocker, but still grov­els re­ally well. My gut feel­ing tells me that Chippa will im­me­di­ately gel with this board be­cause of his style of surf­ing. The Freckle is def­i­nitely one of our best per­for­mance mod­els as it has a very high suc­cess rate with our team as well as our cus­tomers.

First Im­pres­sions

The RMS feels pretty sim­i­lar to the board I’d nor­mally ride. It feels well-weighted and ul­tra-light for a PU. I feel like this is go­ing to be a good air board just be­cause it’s so sim­i­lar to what I nor­mally ride. I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to rid­ing it in some rampy peaks.

Tester’s com­ments

I rode the Freckle in pretty fun, punchy lefts and it went re­ally well. It was fast, su­per re­spon­sive and re­ally good in the air. I could see it lik­ing a bit more juice in the swell. The board def­i­nitely has po­ten­tial. I was able to do a cou­ple of good airs in the ses­sions I had on it. I also found that wher­ever I was on a wave the board just fit. Some­times you get boards that catch and you wob­ble around, but the RMS just worked. It ap­peared flat but had a lot of curve un­der the front foot, which is ex­actly why it fits into the wave well. It had a pulled in squash tail that is a bit thicker than my nor­mal boards and the ex­tra vol­ume was nice. I feel the thicker tail pre­vented it from catch­ing when I was do­ing spins. It was an all round per­former and I think it could go well in tubes. It feels like your ev­ery­day board for 2-6 foot waves.

When Chippa likes the way a board feels in the air the re­sults are spec­tac­u­lar.

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