Beschen’s Best Board
SB’s Shane Beschen Plug Built For Shredding
Shaper: Steve Boysen
Model: Beschen Plug
Board Type: Tri-fin
Width: 18 3/8″
Thickness: 2 1/8″
Surfer: Shane Beschen
Weight: 160 lbs.
This board is your high-performance shortboard for waves in the knee-high to overhead-and-a-half range. It’s a great all-around board for rippable waves.
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The rocker on the Beschen Plug has a low entry point and more flip in the nose than most boards. The rocker continues with a smooth curve throughout the board all the way off the tail. For the most part, the board is pretty flat.
Boxy yet thin rails that are smoothly connected to a mostly flat deck create a board that has hardly any dome to the deck. The rails are basically as thick as where the stringer is. Shane is very picky about this and loves a really flat deck.
The concave on the bottom of the board starts about a foot down from the tip of the nose. It goes into a deep single concave all the way to the fins, where it blends in to a very slight triple concave all the way off the tail.
The tail of the board features smooth hips above the fins and a moderately rounded squashtail. The hips will keep the board bolding in on turns, while the squash will keep it loose and lively.
The board is glassed with double four-ounce glass on top and single four on the bottom-keeping it light, but still strong.
SB Surfboards offers all fin systems, including glass-ons. This board is equipped with honeycomb Speed Fins.
“A board like this that has flatter tail rocker is always going to be faster, but usually tighter,” says Shaper Steve Boysen. “What we’ve done with Shane’s board is pushed the fins about a quarter inch forward and literally scooped out the deck of the board above the fins to add flex to the tail. All these factors together create a great mix of speed with the loose feel we all want in a high-performance shortboard.”
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