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Big Horse

We've offered 3 tiers of dimensions so you can step up according to wave size. Every surfer has a board to suit each tier.

From $1,099.00
Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
Construction
Fin System

Tier 1 (3-6ft) Tier 1

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Tier 2 (6-8ft) Tier 2

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Tier 3 (8ft+) Tier 3

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In Stock

Sizes in stock will arrive in 3-5 business days.

Custom Order

PU - note there is a 4 week build + shipping.
PE/Carbotune/HYFI - note there is a 14-16 week build + shipping.
(Shipping times may vary due to global freight uncertainty)

BOARD OVERVIEW

WE'VE OFFERED 3 TIERS OF DIMENSIONS SO YOU CAN STEP UP ACCORDING TO WAVE SIZE. EVERY SURFER HAS A BOARD TO SUIT EACH TIER.

When swell is on the way and it’s time to put the head down and go, saddle up the Big Horse.

With a global R&D program that delivered us dozens of Traktor Team favourites that eventually became the Schooner, the origins of this board model came from several different prototype boards ridden by Kauli Vaast and Ramzi Boukhiam in quality, barreling reef breaks.

And while the Schooner eventually went in a different direction with the wide point pushed forward in the outline, another board model began to emerge when one of Ramzi’s best tube riding boards found itself in the hands of Tai “Buddha” Graham.

Having grown up on the Gold Coast before moving to Bali, Buddha’s spent most of his life between several of the most wave rich regions on earth chasing barrels. And his initial reaction after riding Ramzi’s board was that he’d found the best tube riding weapon of his life so far. After realizing the potential on hand, Buddha and JS continued refining this board model into the brand new Big Horse.

Ridden even thicker again than your Schooner or FMN3, the Big Horse has an incredibly unique foil to hide excess volume in the middle, while dropping down to a refined rail. In Buddha’s words “this board paddles like nothing else in the market, yet maintains a rail edge you can trust in any situation.”

We’ve taken a lot of the processes and R&D that went into other good wave boards and have settled on a deeper single concave in the middle of the board, running into a shallow double concave between the fins. This bottom contour helps with overall control at high speeds, to let you make adjustments with confidence. Big Horse is ridden at 3 to 6L more than your standard shortboard dimensions, and approx. ¼” to ½” thicker. It sounds extreme, but it’s an extreme leap forward in paddle power and drive in serious conditions, and you’ll still enjoy rail height close to your regular volume to give hold and reliability.

TEAM RIDER REFERENCE
Tai Graham // Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // Weight: 85 kg - 187 lbs
Tier 1 rides 6’2” x 19 1/4” x 2 3/4” x 33.3L
Tier 2 rides 6’4” x 19 1/8” x 2 13/16” x 34.8L
Tier 3 rides 6’6” x 19 1/8” x 2 7/8” x 36.5L

Ace Buchan // Height: 5’9” (175 cm) // Weight: 73 kg - 161 lbs
Tier 1 rides 5’11” x 18 3/4” x 2 9/16” x 29L
Tier 2 rides 6’0” x 18 5/8” x 2 9/16” x 28.6L
Tier 3 rides 6’2” x 18 5/8” x 2 11/16” x 31L

Julian Wilson // Height: 6’0” (183 cm) // Weight: 80 kg - 176 lbs
Tier 1 rides 6’0” x 19” x 2 5/8” x 30.4L
Tier 2 rides 6’2” x 18 7/8” x 2 11/16” x 31.4L
Tier 3 rides 6’4” x 18 7/8” x 2 13/16” x 34.5L

Jason Stevenson & Luke Egan // Height: 5’11 (180 cm) // Weight: 88 kg - 194 lbs
Tier 1 rides 6’4” x 19 3/4” x 2 7/8” x 36.5L
Tier 2 rides 6’8” x 19 1/2” x 2 15/16” x 38.6L
Tier 3 rides 6’10” x 19 1/2” x 3” x 40.5L

BIG HORSE

WAVE TYPE

The Big Horse is a good wave board. Handling decent beach breaks up to pumping points and reefs. 3 – 10ft plus. Intended for big tubes, the Big Horse has foam distributed throughout the centre for great paddling with low rails to hold to the face in big conditions.

BIG HORSE

Features

Rocker

The Big Horse features a medium rocker to combine paddle power and tube riding ability.

Fin setup

The Big Horse comes stock as a 5 fin setup. Alternate fin setups are available under custom order.

Glassing specs

For sizes 5'9" to 5'11" boards are glassed standard with 4 x 3 oz. deck x 4 oz. bottom. 6'0" - 6'4" are glassed with 4 x 4 oz. deck x 4 oz. bottom. 6'6" + are glassed with 4 x 6 oz. deck x 4 oz. bottom. These are all default options and are customisable for custom orders. (All sizes come standard with Hybrid Fibre tail strips)

Rail type

The Big Horse has low rails to maximise the amount foam for extra paddle, but not sacrifice on maneuverability.

BIG HORSE

CONCAVE

The Big Horse features a deeper single concave in the middle of the board, running into a shallow double concave between the fins. This bottom contour helps with overall control at high speeds, to let you make adjustments with confidence.