Monster Models – The CabSavII & The V2SV

    The runaway success of the CabSavII and V2SV shows no signs of slowing down. “The CabSavII model was the most sought after board by beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers,” says Nick Blair. “The sharp increase in sales which started during 2016 and continued strongly into 2017, increasing through 2018 was purely down to word of mouth.”


    The V2SV model was introduced later in 2017 and took the proven rocker recipe from the Cab Sav series and blended it seamlessly with a performance small wave outline. This resulted in more speed and drive incorporated into the design, whilst still maintaining manoeuvrability. The slight hip in the tail outline together with a pulled in pod allows sensitivity and responsiveness in a variety of conditions.


    Both models work perfectly in epoxy Karboload Technology. Karboload is a unique epoxy layup on stringer-less EPS foam that utilities our exclusive Y-Flex technology. With Y-flex, the central carbon bottom strip splits at the leading edge of the side fins and flares out in a “Y” shape towards the rail (at specific measurements, depending primarily on the fin setup). The Y-Flex bottom harnesses the energy through the turn and carve like other bottom carbon strips, but where it differentiates and excels further is by additionally channeling the linear flex energy along the bottom, to transverse forces and flex through the tail third of the board. The energy feedback, acceleration, speed and liveliness through not only the turn, but more importantly the turn transitions (a result of the differing pressures between leading and back foot) are immediately noticeable and still allow a parabolic, uniform and tapered release of the energy through the more flexible tail.


    The CabSavII is highly adaptable and the variation which is proving popular comes with conza bottom configuration. The Conza is a name I have derived from the words “Channel” and “Bonzer” as it loosely incorporates elements of the two. In smaller and/or weaker conditions, it allows the wider board to loosen up in rail to rail transitions and also provide thrust. The effect does not interfere with your rail side fins where the deeper double concaves on such boards can become “sticky” by holding too much water. In essence I wanted to add looseness within the “engine” of the boards, without compromising on speed, drive or flow.