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The Quiver Killer is an extension of the Short Round model. With myself and so many people enjoying the ShortRound, it quickly became clear that the short, relatively flat, and stubby board was an easy answer for fast fun in smaller surf, but with some limitations. While spending time in Bali this summer I began doing some tweaking to the design. At this the point, it would be unfair to continue calling it by the same name.
Beginning with the ShortRound, we added a couple inches of length, moderately added to the overall rocker, and pulled the nose outline in a bit. We then changed the tail to a forgiving, rounded “thumb” tail without narrowing it too much where the front fins are. The overall outline and rocker lines are a minimalistic and simplistic continuous curve. The surface area and volume are still generous enough to create speed and feel lively in anything but the smallest, or true “grovel” surf. The rounded tail, reduced nose area, and the added rocker, prevents too much rail being wetted at once in small surf, and allows control and ease of pocket and power surfing in proper waves. Free and easy in small-ish surf while still precise and forgiving in solid surf. Staying with the ammo theme, we swapped the stubby little speeding bullet for the new logo, an elongated, Spitzer influenced munition. The Quiver Killer… a shot straight through the heart.
On a recent surf trip to Indonesia, I realized nearly everyone in our crew had a QuiverKiller. The thing was, they were all custom ordered and had significantly more volume than our current stock dims. Being a board for not only young rippers but older guys as well, I decided to take at look at the sizing scale. The stock dims tend to force a lot of guys to go longer than wanted to net enough volume.
I started feeling that the original size scale to be a bit slim in the lower size range. In most sizes there was room to make an upsized set of dims for the QK. Not really “Domesticated” sizing, but simply a a second, more generous, size scale to fit a larger assortment of people. Feedback has also been that a significant amount of surfers were hearing the hype about the QuiverKiller, but upon going into stores they saw the dims were a bit emaciated for their needs. I ended up adding a between 1.5 and 2.50 liters to each board. We believe that The QuiverKiller is a truly special board and we want to make it easily available to a wider range of surfers. I hope that these expanded, Every Day Dims (E.D.D.) allow more surfers to enjoy this well rounded design.