ATLANTIC DEFIANT 9'4 x 23" x 3"
Sea Pearl resin tint with wet sanded T & B, Volan Deck patch.
Shaped by Bro Diplock & Glassed by Paul Fluin at Phoenix Glassing.
The Defiant is a classic British performance longboard.
Taking its outline from the Californian pintails, the Defiant is a highly refined performance shape. With it’s constant rocker and sleek 60/40 rails transitioning into a hard railed rounded pin we have created a longboard that performs in waves from waist high too overhead.
The Defiant’s comes as standard with a parallel concave. The nose channeling enhances the boards noseriding ability as you walk it but also acts as an accelerator as you move weight forward when riding from the tail. The flat mid-section holds speed through flat sections and the hulled V in the tail provides sleek rail to rail transitions. The 2+1 provides the option of side bites on bigger days or for more bite if that’s how you like to ride. It’s mid volume and high of centre wide point make it an easy paddle and super fun on small days but the tail and rails light up as the wave size increases. On bigger days you’ll be thrilled at how the Defiant performs in steeper faces. The Defiant will suit the more experienced surfer looking for more performance from their long boarding.
The Defiant comes standard as a 2+1 at 9’2. We recommend the California Fin Co A-flex in the 8 ¼’ -9 ¼’ as an excellent fin pairing. Talk to us about custom board sizes.
Having ridden a short board for 35 years and now 47, I decided to explore a longboard. I found Groundswell on line and called and had John answer. He asked me all the correct questions and he suggested the 9'4 Atlantic Defiant. I am currently in North Cornwall and everything John stated I would experience in the Defiant, is a reality. It performs well in 2ft and yesterday I tested it on 5ft. Great FUN! A great board and fantastic customer service. I would definitely recommend the Defiant as a performance longboard and Groundswell for the fantastic customer service! Well done John and Team
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