Ian reviews the Album Insanity surfboard: https://www.boardshop.co.uk/brands/album-surfboards?style=2204
The Album Insanity surfboard is Josh Kerr’s performance shorter board of choice. Its a super versatile modern style performance surfboard that would be a worthy addition to your quiver. Kerr uses this board as a small wave killer and as his good wave tube rider. In the smaller stuff its best ridden as a twin + trailer and in bigger better waves, especially when a bit more hollow it flies as a quad. Album supremo Matt Parker suggest riding it at about a litre more than your shortboard and an inch or two shorter. The swallow tail set up is preferred for your daily driver and also works fine as conditions improve but you can always go for a custom with a round pin tail if you are looking to ride the board more as a step up. The adaptability and magic in the Insanity is in the design specifics; a low-entry rocker, hidden foam under your chest, beak nose with a little retro sensibility, high-performance rails, bottom contours and exit rocker. This combination of features is nothing without Matt’s legendary shaping skills which bring it all together. the board paddles like a dream has plenty of flow, drive and hold and yet turns like a proper shortboard, better get in the queue!!
These Album boards are works of art, Matt Parker and his team stamp a real authenticity on their boards, they’re all hand finished so don’t expect factory uniformity in the beautiful resin tints, everyone one is unique. The glassing is 4+4/5oz with a fin patch added too. Fin choice is important as ever, ride the Insanity with a decent upright twin and trailer set up for everyday waves, and with a standard quad set up for the better stuff.
The Insanity Fish, like all boards from Album is proudly built in California, no finishing of the boards takes place anywhere else but Album HQ.
Don’t forget you can also order a customised version of this surfboard choosing your exact dims, fin set up and fin system, check out our customizer service at Boardshop right now. All you need to do is pump in the details and pay a £100 deposit with the balance due when we send you the board, average build time is 10-12 weeks.
We’re super-stoked to be key retailer of Album surfboards and are really looking forward to hooking our lovely customers up with one of these truly stunning boards. The guys here get to surf most of the boards we stock and we get great feedback from our customers on how the boards perform in all sorts of conditions so we’re well placed to talk about all aspects of Album Surfboards.
We’re happy to consider taking your old board as a trade-in against a new one, so If you have any questions regarding this we’d be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices, just drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.