Mini Simmons

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The Mini Simmons is effectively half a longboard.  It paddles easily, planes very quickly and has very low rocker, loads of volume and ample width, and is very short, making it a challenging, but very rewarding board to surf well.
It’s a fast board that skips over the water and outruns sections with ease.
Suited to:
Intermediate to advanced.
At the large side of sizing, the Mini Simmons is a good intermediate board, and at the smaller end, advanced surfers will enjoy ripping this.
When ordering this board, please provide your sex, age, weight, height, fitness levels and surfing experience (in years), so that we can make sure that the board is a fit for you.
Wave size:
The Mini Simmons is ideally ridden in waves from 2.5 foot to where your guts and or skill run out.
Volume variations available:
Lite – Standard version
HV High Volume – for bigger surfers, or the unfit, more volume built into the foil for more buoyancy.
This board is available with different tails:
Diamond Tail
Double Diamond Tail
Straight cut Tail
Rounded Squash
Shallow swallow tail
Glassing: Currently Howitzer boards are only available in PU and Polyester resin.
Standard glassing – good quality, optimal weight to strength for specific board’s intended use.
Heavy duty glassing – Heavier weight glassing, good for novices, or boards that see’s a lot of travel to surf.
Fin layouts abvailable:
Keel (forwards and backwards adjustable 2 stub)
Quad
Channels available on this board:
The mini Simmons can be ordered without or with channels running through the tail, reducing tail volume, adding grip in the face of a wave and accelerating water out the back of the board.
Board colours and designs:
I design unique artwork for every board that leaves my shaping bay, and if you specify colours (1, 2 or three max) to be used in your design, I will use this to design artwork for your board.  Alternatively, if you don’t specify anything, you get whatever I feel like doing in line with the Howitzer brand language.  If you want a blank board, with only decals, please specify BLANK.
Why would I want a Howitzer mini Simmons:
“Dude, ek’s verlief! Awesome board. Dink die mini simmons shape suit my style” CM muller
*Please note:  All Howitzer boards are handshaped and not a single board is a stock item. Because of this boards take a little longer, but you get a truly unique board.
**Manufacturing time on boards are between 4 and 7 weeks from when you place your order, and will available for collection as soon as it is ready, so please be patient.

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5 fin setup – can be surfed as twinnie, thruster or quad.

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Flying Fish

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The Flying Fish model puts the fun back into those grovel sessions. It’s a fast moderately loose board that gets you out there having fun on those days that you wouldn’t normally bother to paddle out.

It suits all levels of surfers, and loves small and weak conditions. It features a full outline, large swallow tail, a flat rocker with generous amounts of volume to ensure easy paddling and instant speed on take-off. This design allows you to fly down the line over dead sections with ease.

Ride this board short.

Wave Size:

Depending on fins and conditions, the Flying Fish model is designed to perform best in most conditions from 1 – 4 feet.

The Flying Fish model comes stock with 5 fin options to maximise performance options in a variety of conditions. It works equally well as a quad or a 2+1 fin setup (large side fins for drive in small gutless waves and small trailer fin for release).