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This is The BKM.
Inspired by the fastest fish in the ocean, the Black Marlin
A study in fluid dynamics and biomimicry.
I’ve been shaping for over 22 years, and the fish was the very first board I ever shaped.
This new take on the modern fish is a blend and combination of all those experiences, 20+ years of trying and failing, over 20 different fish templates all to come to something magical that I’m really proud of.
A super versatile shape, the BLM is available in standard Groveler/shortboard dimensions but also scalable into a big wave version for serious chargers, from 7’6 and up.
Based on the outline of the fastest animal in the Sea, the wide point is front of center for added paddle power and more volume up under the chest. Behind center the board narrows strategically with a subtle side cut and faux wing tail based off the magical design of the black Marlin and to add pivot points to help breakup the outline and drive off of in and out of turns. The fluted faux wing helps with water flow in line with fins.
The bottom contour is what I’m calling a new symmetrical concave. Vee entry in the nose with deep double concave to help create lift in this lower rockered shape. This transitions into deep single at mid point, then double concave through the fins into vee off of the tail.
The BKM is finished off with a unique crescent/swallow tail.
Last but not least, we are developing custom twin and quad fins to pair with this magical shape inspired by sacred geometry and the shape of the massive tail on the Black Marlin.
Available in these stock dimensions and custom dimensions from 7’0 and up
Designed to be ridden as a 2+1 with more upright style twin fins or as a spilt keel quad. When ordering this custom, please specify your fin box preference. Chose from Futures or FCS2.