5’9” x 21” x 2 3/8” 30.62 L - Goofy's version.
The Rabbitsfoot has become something of a mythical beast - it’s beginnings sprouting in Dan Malloy’s curious mind - a lopsided experimental brainchild of his, one variation of which slowly adjusted generation after generation by Ryan with a cadre of oddballs to help; including Trevor Gordon, Ari Browne (below), Simon Murdoch, Landon Smith, Ryan Burch, William Aliotti, Phil Browne and Cyrus Sutton. Each experimental iteration proving the original concept again and again; The version used for our quiver here is the most highly documented and road-tested in its decade of the design’s trials, Ari ‘Krooky’ Browne’s magic little 5’9.
In the finless design-scope, the Rabbitsfoot can be considered the high performance shortboard so they are not ideal boards for beginners, or new finless surfers.
All Rabbitsfoot (feet?) are built in EPS and Epoxy construction, something sacred to the design; poly versions will not be produced, so expect these to be extremely light and extremely buoyant for their size.
*Please remember, if you have no finless experience, this will be like re-learning to surf all over again; both in stance and approach to the wave - The boys make this look easy, and I promise you it is not, so a little experience on an Alaia or finless softop is highly recommended before embarking on this path*
Ride the long side of the rail on your toe side, and surf them farther forward than you think, luckily there is a ton of reference material online to study on how to surf these babies best!
The more water moving up the face of the wave the better - your grip comes from the tension in the face of the wave, so the more tension (the hollower and tighter the wave’s face) the wave has, the more grip and control you’ll have.