The Driver is a new Model for 2022 and features Softlite's new Hybrid Construction.
Like name suggests, Softlite combined the favourable elements from both a Performance Fibreglass Boards & and Entry Level Softboard to create a selection of board that stays true to their core values of Quality, Performance and Safety.
About the Driver
The Driver is based more on a Performance Small-Wave Shortboard Template.
This makes it suitable for smaller conditions, but ensures it wouldn't be out of place if the waves turned on.
As it is still a softboard after all, it's been given just a touch of extra width and thickness to ensures it paddles well, and is easy to ride in average conditions.
It's got a relatively relaxed medium nose shape to ensure it will be suitable for steeper takeoffs. The tail rocker is still quite low, to ensure it retains its speed easily, while still having enough to enhance manoeuvrability.
Softlite opted to use a slightly wider, Rounded Square tail to create the perfect mix of looseness, release and hold.
Softlite also did their best to solve the #1 problem of softboards - the rails! The Hybrid Range features an updated version of their Parabolic Rolled Rail Technology. These are then hand shaped, allowing softer rails near the nose tapering down to a sharp, harder edged rail at the tail. Similar to regular fibreglass surfboards, it allows if to be forgiving and not catch rails up front, but gives it a bit more bite making it easier to turn off the tail.
Similarly, like a stringer,these rails also provide extra stiffness in the board, and generally helps to increase the durability of the board.
Features a Thruster Fin Set up using Futures Fin boxes.