After Nathan Florence asked for more foam in his favorite step-up board Jon Pyzel ended up shaping a beefed up version of the Next Step which Nathan dubbed The Tank.
Nathan Florence rides it once his normal shortboards are too small. The Tank is a board that has been ridden around the world and proven in hollow ledgey heavy water waves, but is also at home in any lineup that demands just a bit more board at your local spot or a surf trip to hollow punchy surf. The Tank has all the best characteristics of a great step-up
Extra volume where its needed most, under your chest, for maximum paddle power that lets you get into waves early and easy, gets you out of the impact-zone faster, and helps make long paddle outs less painful.
Plenty of rocker for a high-performance feeling in larger, more powerful waves. Feels like a shortboard but with extra drive and hold to push as hard as you want during late drops and lets you push your limits.
Thinner rails and tail (when compared to the overall thickness) so The Tank rides with the sensitivity of a thinner board- when you are going fast you don't want boggy, thick rails that slow you down or make it hard to set your bottom turn.
We recommend that you go anywhere from 2" to 10" up from your shortboard, and add at least ¼ to ⅜ " of thickness (more as you go longer). Remember, in bigger waves foam is always your friend.
The Tank comes as 5-fin option so you can configure fins to make the most of different conditions.