slayshTank Welcomes Stretch Wakesurf Boards to the Online Store
In our efforts to support the surf only (sorry strappers) companies in the emerging market of wakesurfing, we are stoked to add the Stretch Wakesurf line up to the slayshTank Online Store with the DJ Jamesz Pro Model. With the addition of Stretch to the slayshTank Online Store, we now offer the largest variety of wakesurf only board makers and pro models including James Walker, Drew Danielo, Bri Chmel, and Keenan Flegel. Check out the new wakesurfers from Stretch and read up on a shaping legend.
Since 1979 William “Stretch” Riedel has been creating distinctive and innovative custom hand built boards for surfing, sailing, kiting, and tow surfing. Born in Malibu, CA, he was taught to build boards by his father Mike Riedel, a shaper for Velzy Jacobs Surfboards in the 1960’s. His multitude of craftsmanship and wave riding skills eventually landed him in Santa Cruz where a life changing windsurfing accident in 1988 left him with partial paralysis. His enthusiasm for progressive wave riding continues daily with technological advancement, team feedback and a passion for building the best board possible.
Santa Cruz, California
Located blocks from the beach in mid-town Santa Cruz, our factory is prime location for scheming-up unique and alternative construction techniques. We build each individual board under the same roof in the largest dedicated EPS/EPOXY surfboard factory in Northern California. Combine that with a team of unbelievably talented riders, progressive designs and premium California coastline and you get some of the best wave riding imaginable.
“I begin shaping everyday before sunrise. With headphones on and tool in hand, there’s only one way I get the job done. I personally tend to every board so that my customers receive the same quality and scrutiny as any of my team riders. I never cut corners. All my boards receive 100% attention. That’s how we get results.”
Stretch has been collaborating with the most innovative wakesurfers to make a board worthy of a true surf style. Through team feedback, technology and over 30 years of board building know-how, the result is the Stretch Pro Model Wakesurfer. The ultimate, high performance, customizable, hand-crafted EPS/EPOXY wakesurf model that’s got “POP!”.
The Stretch wakesurfer is a custom surfboard outline that has been optimized to get the most performance from a shorter length on a minimal wave face. It has moderately wide outline with an ample tail block and a wing 12″ from the tail.
An extremely straight centerline rocker connects to a flat tail rocker for greater inherent speed in a shorter board. The consistent rail rocker is accentuated in the tail as shown with the generous vee.
Fairly thin, round, “ball bearing” rails come down off a flat deck. Combined with the hard edge at the fins, these rails allow for grip in the flats and explosive release when you want that extra “pop” off the top.
Slight vee in the nose to a really deep single concave exiting through a very pronounced vee out the tail.
2.1 pcf density EPS core
Single 6oz. fiberglass bottom
Double 6oz. fiberglass deck
3/24″ triple ply basswood stringer
Durable, custom, hand-made construction weighs 5 lbs.
Made in Santa Cruz, CA USA
Click HERE to purchase the DJ Jamesz Pro Model from Stretch Boards and enjoy this video of DJ Jamesz ripping behind the Centurion Avalanche.
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