The weather is heating up, summer is on its way and its the perfect time to order a new board to make the most of the onshore, gutless conditions that grace the Australian coastline at this time of year. Which board will you choose – the CabSav or the CabSav2? or some customers just couldn’t decide and have gone for both.
The Cab Sav is a small wave weapon which has to be ridden to be believed. It is our most popular model and has been a best seller for small summer waves in Australia and Japan over the past 3 years. The Cab Sav leans towards the fun side of small wave surfing but still maintains it’s small wave grovel aspects of speed and carry.
The shallow concave deck packs in the volume but still allows for a responsive rail with a lower apex. Mild concave blends to deep double barrel forward of, and through the fins, with vee blending off a thin and sensitive tail. Add to that a higher nose entry and rocker with the apex pushed back towards the tail, this board maximises it’s grovel potential, but still remains more versatile in it’s performance to similar designs on the market.
The Cab Sav’s have a full bodied outline with mild concave deck offering plenty of volume for the smaller, weaker days. The slight single concave blends to a deep double and vee bottom, working with the rolled rails and precision foil/rocker blend, ensuring the Cab Sav has plenty of speed, flow and response in a wide variety of everyday conditions.
Stock comes standard as a 5-fin configuration (can be ridden as quad or thruster) and with a double sided popsicle spray . “Stock sizes range from 4’10” to 5’10”, with the most popular sizes between 5’0 and 5’5. “I ride mine at 5’4 x 21 x 2 7/16” Shaper Nick Blair who is 6’3 and 75kg. Cab Sav’s come in PU, EPS or Karboload Technology.
“An epic tiny wave weapon, the Nick Blair Cab Sav is one of the more creative, thoughtful groveler surfboard designs available. Minimising the chasm between bulk and performance in tiny surf, it’s amazing what this board can do when it’s too small to ride anything else.”
“An excellent, performance-oriented groveler shape. The Cab Sav’s concave deck, narrower nose and thinned out tail makes this a really versatile performer in tiny waves. Every time I see a Cab Sav in the water, there is someone on top of it tearing tiny waves to pieces!”
The Cab Sav 2 is a new model thats just been released. It is an extension of the Cab Sav in length, roughly 4 inches, the outline is pulled in so the nose and tail widths have come in (although still a fuller outline) and the deck/rails are normal, full. In essence more versatile than the Cab Sav as the conditions get bigger, but also favours those who prefer a bit more length. Still has the trademark flow and speed of the Cab Sav in all conditions, as I’ve used the same rocker and rail line combo.
The new CabSav2 model is the ultimate fun board and is getting rave reviews from everyone who’s tried it. Word of mouth has ensured it is already a best seller.