The Detonator



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The Detonator is our ultimate performance shortboard, designed for fast-paced and progressive surfing. Without a doubt our ultimate all-around high-performance shortboard. Its 5 fin set up offers maximum drive and work on the bottom turns but still holds strong with supreme grip in big carves and hacks off the lip. The Detonator allows you to pick and choose from thruster to quads depending on the conditions making this board extremely versatile in big and small waves.

We have increased the volume in key areas and slightly lowered the nose entry rocker to make this board easier to paddle and catch waves, without losing that instant responsiveness for quick rail to rail transitions.

Its modern foil and rail profiles help give this board that real high performance feels in bigger waves without sacrificing planning speed in smaller less powerful waves. It has a pronounced concave combined with a medium nose and tail rocker making this an ideal board for intermediate to advanced surfers looking for a board with an instant response that works great in the pocket. The rocker combined with the concave allows it to generate high-speed on the critical sections of the wave, whilst also letting you perform quick turns and amazingly short arcs within seconds. The rail profiles allow for extreme manoeuvrability throughout turns whilst maintaining maximum control.

We recommend the Detonator for Intermediate to Advanced surfers, and best surfed in waist high to well overhead surf. Overall the Detonator is going to be a great board for fast passed surfing, really tight carves and high-performance manoeuvres in good surf. 

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 5 reviews
by Donny on SBSboards
such a sick board

Saw a deal online and couldn't resist, getting it for the bigger surf at the local, love the shape and its design feels good in the water in the 2 surfs I have taken it out in good release in the top and loads of grip in the bottom turns gan realy burry the tail and get vertical, decent board for good surfers like myself hahaha 😉

by Lukaz on SBSboards
Great Perfromance

Floaty and light great in the air and really responsive to big off the lip turns and drawn out turns. Construction good, no problems

by Matt on SBSboards
Carve Machine

Got for Winter months in the UK when the swell gets bigger on the east coast. Really ripable board loads of hold in the bottom turn and can really bury the tail in the top turns. Feels so fluid on a roundhouse smooth transiting defiantly getting me improved style points. feels good on the steeper drops the rocker can handle it and keep the speed on faster waves. top board

by James on SBSboards
Good Board

High-performance board strong rocker great for winter months

by David on SBSboards
She Rips

Never surfed an Epoxy Shortboard before Thought it would be too stiff to my normal PU but pleasantly surprised, great for winter months in Cornwall. Super light, great shape & work's great in good sized surf

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5ft7, 5ft 9, 5ft11, 6ft1, 6ft3