MISFIT SHAPES SURFBOARD 5'8" FUNGZETTI SWALLOW TAIL
Mitch Coleborn is a surfer's surfer. His credibility amongst the surfing fraternity's core has been defined by his game-changing appearances in surf films like Modern Collective, Cluster, BS! and Stranger Than Fiction. His power & aggression, yet poise embodies surfing's definition from other board sports. His extensive knowledge and understanding of board design has also made him a force.
Since Coleborn’s addition to the family, we have been dialing his “everyday shortboard”, and after nearly 18 months of development, his first M/SF/T signature model is here ~ FUNGZETTI. ‘A surfer’s surfer. A surfer’s surfboard.’
This board is high-end European luxury supercar energy in surfboard form. The plan-shape inspiration came from our previous team favoured shorty & performance workhorse, the BULL DOVE. Where this board differs is in design qualities that Mitch has fine-tuned over his career. Most notably the distribution or disguising of foam. Mitch wanted the board to maintain volume, but without a full or boxy rail. So, we blended the volume that modern surfers are accustomed to with sensitive or hyper responsive rails, which resulted in a more domed deck than any of our shortboards. That thickness along the stringer means retained volume for paddle power and a more forgiving ride, but the rails are medium to low for sensitivity and reactive rail feel.
The other notable update from the bull dove, and one that Mitch has become synonymous for, is shortboards with slightly wider outlines. And we need to stress, it’s only slight, this board is amped up performance machinery. So, let’s refer to this width as “curve”, which is continuous from nose to tail, with slightly more width up front, which aids in paddle and forward momentum. This is then blended into what is our proven team mainstay round square tail, and given seasonal relevance of this release, a swallow tail option.
In fact, this is the first time we have released one model with two tail shapes from the get-go. And to help those who may be confused, the round square is your every dayer, the swallow is going to excel in grovel. And we have designed the swallow to be ridden 1” shorter and 1/8 wider for that reason.
To the bottom, and no surprises, this baby is a single concave from nose to tail cause she is all about wearing speedos. This concave is accented between the feet, which works to flatten the rocker for more controlled drive. Fin placements are also adjusted to offset drive and lift, enabling incredible release and projection out the tail.
The last but all-important design feature is the rocker, which is a medium to continuous rocker with the apex close to the fin area for early and fast acceleration, which is great for generating speed quickly as well as improved carry over fatter sections.
This is a board that has been designed by one of the best free surfers of our generation, but it actually transitions perfectly and accommodates your everyday surfer. She’s a beautifully balanced board, offset in all the right areas to give maximum performance and forgiveness.