James initially designed this board for Jay Davies to handle the heavy waters of the West Oz outer reefs. Since then, this board has been R&Dd through-out the epic Australian east coast winter of 2020 and the Hawaii.
Chilli has designed this board with maximum attention to detail. A 1/4 inch hardwood cedar stringer and double leash plug gives the rider full confidence in challenging conditions.
OUTLINE: The Faded 2.0 Gun has a fullish nose and holds some foam under the chest for paddle power, further enhanced with the traditional 'beak' and carrying down into a pulled in pin tail.
ROCKER: The board has a flat-medium entry, and a smooth medium tail rocker. This compliments the Vee Double Concave bottom contour. The rocker plays a big part in the paddling momentum that's needed when surfing big waves. The water moves much faster and gaining speed in a few strokes is essential.
CONTOURS: Vee Double Concave runs down the full bottom of the board (nose to tail). It gives the board complete traction onto the wave face. This board is guaranteed to hold in waves of consequence.
RAIL: Full rail to add to the paddle power which tapers down towards the bottom 1/3 of the board providing maximum hold.
WAVE HEIGHT: 8 20 ft
SURFER SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
FINS: FUTURES 5-fin set-up
Fin Recommendations: Control comes to mind with a board like this, so these are the fins we recommend: Thruster FUTURES Twiggy 5-Fin OR EA Control Series (Big Wave) Quad FUTURES Paddle Quad G10 OR PYZEL Padillac Quad