In Tristan Mausse’s words: "Antistatic Hull, antinomic design of the Paralleler Hull, was designed to tackle powerful "tube" waves. With a pronounced pintail, very advanced wide point, a fast outline and very stretched curves.”
While on the face, the pintail has the advantage of being under the total influence of the wave: less width and minimum surface will enable the ‘sinking’ and stabilizing, allowing the board to follow and maintain its direction with better control.
Your Displacement Hull must match the right fin. Tristan holds them tight in Anglet. Picture by Aitor Molina.
The Medium base fin is a classic flex fin for any Displacement Hulls, a semi wide base for a good hold and a narrow tip for a perfect stiff flex.
| Antistatic Hull 7’0”
| Antistatic Hull 7’4”
· DISPLACEMENT HULLS ·
We really wanted to offer you Displacement Hull designs by Fantastic Acid and the one you see here is one of the several you can take home.
However, let’s elaborate a bit more since we could say tons about these beauties.
The Displacement Hull design is a bottom (belly or convex) contour and planing surface design that can offer a very organic, flow and speedy feeling when riding the wave.
However, in order to offer that kind of feeling, we should gift the design with the right riding style and wave conditions.
This is Tristan's room. Where the shaping magic happens. Picture by Aitor Molina.
· RIDIND A DISPLACEMENT HULL ·
The Displacement Hull, instead of planing up on top of the water like a regular flat or concave bottom contour, it plows through and parting the water.
Yes; The faster you go, the higher the speed, a displacement hull’s tail will sink down lower due to the “hole” created in the water as you move forward on the board.
So, the more displacement, the more control you have in the water but you need to keep an eye on the speed so you don’t end up like feeling inside a submarine, meaning, under water. It’s all about balance.
So, how do you ride it? It is a bit tricky, but once you get the hand of the adjustment, it is really rewarding. Instead of leaning back on the tail, you surf off the front foot burying the rail and letting it go.
Although new displacement hull designs will perform in a varied range of waves, they can also offer a great day of surfing in smaller surf. Why? Because surfing through the water takes less effort and energy than planning on top of the water.
The feeling you get on a displacement hull is more organic. You are more involved. You become one with the elements.
Be Ready to Feel Like Surfing Through The Water
Tristan Mausse and a classy handshaped board perfectly branded. Picture by Aitor Molina.
· GLASS SHOPS BOOK by TRISTAN MAUSSE ·
This is no ordinary book; it is a book about the passion, knowledge, journey and love that Tristan Mausse is still experiencing.
Not in vain Tristan Mausse uses 480 pages to document his steps and travels. This book is an open window that invites you in through his words, work, more than a 1.200 pictures, drafts ... It is like getting inside the head of someone's most intimate secrets, longings, desires and passion to know, live and share about the Hull's tight-knit community and surfboards.