MV Mini Mal Features:
Round nose & concave: The wide nose offers stability and helps with early wave entry and maintaining planning speed on the wave. The concave channels air and water under the board creating lift and stopping you from nose diving often referred to as 'pearling'.
Medium Width & Thickness: Allows for early wave catching and maintain planing speed together with increased thickness allows for more buoyancy and flotation volume over the whole board.
Intermediate rail: The rail at the back is sharp, but then softens out to a nice rounded even rail. This allows the board to release from the wave easily allowing a smooth ride and less chance of catching the rail.
Squash tail: The sharp pin tail offers great hold in steeper wave faces and gives you a easier subtle swing dynamic when turning.
Fin Set Up: This board comes as a thruster 3 fin set up (two sides and a center of equal height) in all sizes off the shelf models. Side fins are Fcs1or Fcs2 on PU boards and Future system on epoxylite boards.
Construction: Mini Mals come in either PU or Epoxylite construction. PU is the traditional construction of closed cell foam, stringer, fibreglass and polyster resin. Epoxylite is asuper lightweight open cell foam with stringer, fibreglass and epoxy resin to finish. Note all epoxy's are made abroard so custom option is not usually available.
Cloth: All boards feature 1 x 6oz + 1 x 4ozglass on deck and double 4oz underneath. With custom build we can add layers or change weights.
The Custard Point Medium Volume Mini Mal is perfect for beginners through to intermediate surfers. It is possible to learn to surf on this mini mal as it still catches waves very easily and is pretty stable. However, the Medium Volume Mini Mal is focused more on maneuverability than the high volume model and it features more of a sleeker profile.
This is one of Lee Hallam's shapes so you can be sure it includes something a bit different from a standard mini mal.
It still has the round nose you would expect from a mini mal but with a more refined aerodynamic shape. Also to make up for losing a little of the volume, this board now features a squash tail increasing the surface area in the tail. Which helps with stability and catching waves.
The rocker is a little livelier than the high volume mini mal and its sits lower in the water making this board go well if the waves get steeper or mushier. And with the thruster fin set up this board is very easy to turn, holding its speed and drive thus allowing you to progress your style.
The Rails feature a lower profile more a kin to a large shortboard and with the 'V' in the tail this board pivots on a plate.
The medium volume mini mal is great as a summer board for more experienced surfers or those wanting a more sporty mini mal before they drop to a shortboard.
The Mini Mal range in this model comes in sizes 7'2, 7'6 and 8'0. And are available in both off the shelf and as a custom builds.
'The idea for this model was to create a good allround board perfect in most conditions and reliable. The first one I produced for myself to ride at Fistral when it was shoulder to head high but lacking a bit of punch. It just carries you through all the flat sections but allows you to still throw it around.'