The performance model in our range of mals is the 9’1” Wicket. Designed with regular longboarders in mind, it is a progressive longboard with design features aimed at allowing a high level of manoeuvrability. A more noticeable rocker curve and pulled in tail coupled with the option of a 2+1 or regular thruster set-up make this a great option for surfers who like to get on every part of the wave.
9’1″ x 14 7/8″ x 22 1/2″ x 18 1/8 x 3″ – 72.2 l
Designed to be ridden as a single fin, but can also be used as a 1+2 (single fin with side bites).
“Quite apart from the wonderful week of instruction and endeavour, the actual surfboard is a joy to ride. It’s a smooth, stable yet responsive platform. I feel so chuffed to carry something I made down the beach to admiring glances.”
Robbie Lawson, 2018 Workshopper
“I don’t want to sound pretentious or anything, but it just felt really nice to surf – it made me happy.”
Gideon Ashworth, 2012
The Wicket is a longboard that James designed in his journey to seek a genuine ‘one-board-quiver’. This board is made to be ridden in almost anything the conditions in Cornwall will throw at you.
It has a good amount of volume for a 9’1 and a relatively low rocker line with a small lift in the nose and tail, so it will paddle and catch waves with ease. Then, when you get to the nose, you’ll find a shallow concave that’ll provide control, hold and lift underneath a solid platform.
When the waves get a bit bigger, you’ll probably spend more time at the back of the board as it’s a dream to surf off the tail, running along big open faces and drawing big sweeping turns.
Hand-on-heart, this is a board that always makes you smile!
Click the video opposite to see James take you through the Pieces of Eight.
Over the years, we have found different ways to make our surfboards personalised and unique, from customised artwork to wooden map inlays. If you have a particular idea, or request, don’t hesitate to reach out and see what we can do for you.
We often have a waiting list with varying lead times, so if timing is critical for you, contact us for an estimated completion date.
If you find yourself unsure of any of the options above, we are more than happy to organise a phone or zoom call to help guide your choice to get the board that is best for you. Just email us and we’ll line something up!