Brand New 7’2″ x 20 3/4 x 2 7/8 (45.13L) Love Machine “FM” Mid-Length Surfboard
This board is Brand New.
- Poly Construction
- Single Fin System
Fins, leashes, traction, board bags, and any other accessories are available at a discount with all surfboard purchases.
An early iteration of the FM that really proved out – this 7’2 is scanned off of Punker Pat Towersey’s magical sled. Shaped in the first few months of the FM’s development, it sports a less pronounced triplane and a straight channel – the softened features make it a bit more forgiving and rippable for slower surf, and still just as confident and capable of on-rail-power as any variation since.
The FM isn’t a ‘channel bottom’ in the classical sense – the channel is there as a break for water flow, but it isn’t doing for the board what most designers are chasing in the deeper more exaggerated channel bottoms.
This design sports a pretty hefty spiral vee in the back half of the board, and while that is amazing for rail transitions and feel, it creates suction between the board and wave; the channel breaks that water flow that is sucking onto the board, so you get the three-dimensional value of the spiral vee and its rolling sensation, but without the stickiness. You’ll notice the 7’2 has a straight channel as opposed to the curved one that most have become accustomed to in seeing the FM.