The Psychedelic Germ
The Psychedelic Germ was designed when Warren Smith said to me he wanted a signature board model that was different and unique. So I took the Shred Sled model and added a displacement hull concept that I had been working with Tom Carroll and Andy Dovell on in a tow board project. I also put in some side cuts (concave outlines) inspired by the “Winterstick Swallowtail”, Mick Mackie and Matt Biolos, which are situated from the wide point of the board down to the flyer.
The displacement hull softens the water flow through the entry of the board when planing through choppy water, or through the lip of a wave. The side cuts shorten the radius of your turn, meaning the board will draw a tighter arc for how wide the board actually is - resulting in the board feeling more responsive when on rail.
The board has also been designed to surf small fun waves up to 4ft. It has a flat rocker through the belly of the board with a little kick in the nose and tail.
The Psychedelic Germ is a board you can ride in all conditions up to 4ft that is going to be fast, responsive and easy to ride.
|Future Fins, FCS, Fixed
||5'6 to 6'6
|Wide Round Tail with Wing
||0 - 4ft
Warren Smith talks about the Psychedelic Germ & the Unit Shifter.