Loving the new boog!!
Well, it’s been over a year since I’ve dropped a board review but life is like that. To be honest I thought I was done after my last one but along came the @stealtharmy Torus. So, a recap before the review. I had, and still am, a huge fan of Ben Player’s template. It was his board specs that brought me to the realisation that for me I prefer a board with a low wide-point. Minimum 19” NTWP measurement. For context, most modern boards are between 17.5” & 18.5”, vintage shapes are less than 17.5” as a rule. Right now there’s 5 (prone) boards on the market that fit this profile. NMD Ben Player, VS Dave Winchester, Science Tanner McDaniel, Hubboards Hauoli Reeves & Stealth Torus. So onto the review, the Torus has two main design features that are unique, a tunnel concave that runs most of the length of the slick and concave rails towards the tail. Like all bat tails, this board is quick, it has lift at the tail that I always expect and the looseness when required, but there’s something about the channel that adds a certain squirt through the middle but in my opinion it is the concave rail that is the secret key here. I’m old and fat, yet this board is clocking speeds on my Apple Watch that are ridiculous in context of the wave being ridden. I haven’t really experienced a board before this that has more acceleration to give when required as it gets steep on the face. My gut (🤣) feel is the concave rails allow me to ride higher than any other board in that situation, offering more vertical face to use to accelerate, without the interference of a regular channel system that has a linear effect on the driving line. It is another 10/10 board for me. I’ll get my hands on a Tanner & Hauoli eventually and put the other 19”+ NTWP boards to the rest.
Hi Stu - No-one better to review this board than you! Glad you're enjoying it.
Best BB I’ve ever owned
Fun zippy board. I don't know any tricks so can't say anything about its core quality but loving it so far