The TRAIN

Put IT on Rail!

This shape will provide maximum drive in small waves and rapids. The quad set up takes you to full speed, anything “turn” will become a carve.

This shape really was prove for us, that small waves and rapids demand for very similar type of rockers and outlines. The Train is one of our very original rapid surfing projects that started out as a blend of a Mini Simmons and a Keel Fish, found some quad fins on the way and became a go-to for slopey and chunky waves in sweat- and saltwater. Expect a lot of planing surface and work to do in order to control speed. Enjoy carves and rail combos while all the other guys are pumping their shortboards.

If this ain’t enough for you, trust the Zeitgeist. Just go on a trip and take the train for sustainable fun. Destinations are Euro summer beaches, the med and anywhere you can imagine to lay down some rail tracks.

Spot Check

As long as there is some slope or curve you’ll catch our drift on rail.

Forecast: 1ft to 5ft / 6 seconds plus

Break speed: Slow to fast

Break types: just go!

Rapid flow: slow to fast

Rapid types: just go!

Style & Fit

Think planing, push from the center and hold tight through turns.

1 board for small waves & rapids

Skill level: Fit & Advanced to Charger

Surf it: -6’’ to -10’’ your size

Rapid Skill: Intermediate to Charger

Rapid Sizing: -10’’ your size

Standards

Not happy with these standards? Customizations are welcome!

Bauweise: PU, EPS, Rapid PU, Rapid EPS

Fin set up: Quad

Tail shape: Fish cut

Foil: Full & boxy (almost square)

Concaves: Single to vee

KEELING IT

A Performance Fish

If you just want to go out, bury a rail and slide a tail you are basically ready for the Keeling it.

A pretty classic keel fish outline looks slightly different – no kidding. The Keeling it has the wide point back and rockers adjusted. The foil of the board tapers smoothly over the full length of the rail meaning a bit bigger and better waves are good to go if you don’t mind handling the reactiveness. A sufficient amount of planing area under the chest will get you in early. Half-keels and smaller keels work best with this shape.

This is no beginner board, yet a ton of fun for anybody looking to squeeze everything out of a wide range of small to medium sized waves and rapids.

Spot Check

If there is curve in the wave there will be speed between the keels.

Forecast: 3ft plus / 6 – 14 seconds

Break Speed: Slow to fast

Break Types: Points and beach breaks

Rapid Flow: Medium to super strong

Rapid types: just go!

Style & Fit

Think planing, push from the center and hold tight through turns.

1 shape 1 size for Small Waves & Rapids

Skill level: Fit & Advanced to Charger

Surf it: -7’’ your size or more

Rapid Skill: Fit & Advanced to Charger

Rapid Sizing: -7’’ your size or more

Standards

Not happy with these standards? Customizations are welcome!

Construction: PU, EPS, Rapid PU, Rapid EPS

Fin set up: Twin Fin

Tail shape: Fish

Foil: Full performance

Concaves: Single to Vee

The FISH

Easy & Fast

Let’s take this dad quad thing seriously by adding a fifth fin, shall we? Hello the Fish – a 5 fin performance fish with a ton of drive and zip in the tail.

The Fish is one of our longest running models providing a ton of lift and drive from the tail to shoot you through small waves and rapids. The shape has experienced an overhaul in the last year adding some curve in the tail and additional width in the nose. This basically means added zip through your turns and more paddle power and stability in the front. The deep fish cut tail offers control on steep walls. Snap and full stop.

Ride this shape as a quad for maximum drive or thruster if you have to make some tighter turns. Either way, it will offer a great blend between speed from the get go, hold on the rail and looseness in the tail.

We recommend this board as a Rapid Surfing allrounder and Surfing step down for heavier surfers and people keen to combine “solid” with some extra speed.

Spot Check

Drives through fat sections, digs trenches in fat shoulders. Think dad quad and enjoy!

Forecast: 2ft to 5ft / 8 seconds plus

Break speed: Medium to very fast

Break types: Just go!

Rapid flow: Medium to very fast

Rapid types: Semi-natural and artificial rapids

Style & Fit

Carve this board from the board center and use the full length of rail to make speed.

For Surfing & Rapid Surfing

Skill level: Fit & Advanced to Charger

Surf it: -5’’ your size to your size

Rapid Skill: Intermediate to Charger

Rapid Sizing: -8’’ your size or more

Standards

Not happy with these standards? Customizations are welcome!

Construction: PU, EPS, Rapid PU, Rapid EPS

Fin set up: 5 fin

Tail shape: Fish cut

Foil: Full & Boxy

Concaves: Single to Double to Vee