Parker Coffin was recently captured on the very board that inspired his FishBeard model.
It’s often said that when something isn’t broke, there’s no need to fix it. That said, Britt Merrick and Dane Reynolds still felt a few slight refinements would make an already epic board that much better. And it did: The NeckBeard 2 is obviously an update to the original NeckBeard, and it was made as our entry into Stab and Dane’s surf film “The Electric Acid Surfboard Test.”
A big fan of single concave, Dane asked Britt to take out the vee from the original NeckBeard, creating single throughout. This changed the rocker landscape some, but in a very positive way—enhancing its wave entry, down-the-line speed, and overall control.
They also widened the tail block 1/2” and added a slight hip, resulting in increased responsiveness and maneuverability. Parker is riding his in PU, but it’s also quite popular in EPS Spine-Tek, and its pop has made it the board of choice for wave pools as evidenced by @eithanosborne winning “highest air” at the @stab_high event in Waco.
Video by Ryan Perry