The big brother to the Faded 2.0. The Faded 2.0 Step Up has been put through its paces from Sunset Beach Hawaii to the rock ledges and slabs of the NSW coast. James grew the Faded 2.0 in length, lowered the rail, pulled in the tail while keeping width to a minimum. Pull this board out when the swell charts are looking extra punchy, the period is longer and youre thinking about that 6-8ft heavy water leg rope that rarely gets used! This board is team rider Jay Davies go-to in raw West Oz conditions. Need a Step-Up you can trust when conditions get bigger? This is the board for you.
OUTLINE: The Faded 2.0 Step-Up has a slightly fuller nose and holds foam under the chest for paddle power. The bottom 2/3 of the board are a simple, smooth outline coming into a traditional pin tail.
ROCKER: The board has a flat-medium entry, and a smooth medium tail rocker. This compliments the double concave and vee bottom contour. In essence, its fast with a lot of control in tight situations.
CONTOURS: Bottom contour is single concave from 12 inches down from the nose to the middle of the board. A slight double concave from the midpoint runs down into a vee through the tail. This gives the board hold and drive when youre in hollow, fast waves where control is key.
RAIL: Low rail. Perfect for holding a line in fast, hollow waves.
WAVE HEIGHT: 6 12 foot.
SURFER SKILL LEVEL: Advanced.
FINS: Comes as a 5-fin set-up. Fin Recommendations: Control comes to mind with a board like this, so these are the fins we recommend:
Thruster - FCS II Carver Template Quad - FCS II Carver Template quad Rear Thruster FUTURES JJF template Quad FUTURES QD4 template
PERFORMANCE: You need to trust your equipment in heavy waters. With this in mind, the top 1/3 of the board has a full-ish outline, packed with volume to get you into the wave nice and early. Through the middle section, the board mellows out with a single concave, straight outline and low rail which provides speed and bite to hold a line. The back-third of the board is where the control and hold is generated. The double concave into a vee out through the tail gives this board a simple rail-to-rail transition and board hold when you're racing across the face, drawing a controlled bottom turn or knifing directly under the lip into the pit.