Never worry about getting dealt a bad hand by mother nature when you are holding an Ace!
The RRD Ace 5'2" is a freeride, flatwater board, that is fast and planes early, designed to make the most out of the least favorable conditions.
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Lightwind / Strapless Freestyle surf
Have a blast on small, mushy surf with this new, radical, retro style shape. Need a board for light winds and mostly flat water but also shreds on waves? This is it! The wide outline and moderate volume allow this board to float you through the lulls or pump through a section to squeeze out an extra turn on that knee high monster.
Compared to its predecessor, the Pop V2, the new and improved Ace 5'2" has a reduced thickness and thinner rails to really focus on increased maneuverability on the wave. Punch through waves better, gain more stability in white water, hold it together after a late entry off the lip, or sneak into the pocket when everyone is watching with the new ACE 5'2".
In addition, the swallow tail and thinner rails will also improve this boards' pop potential. If learning strapless tricks is on the agenda, then this board will aid in your progression. The added maneuverability gained with this new shape, mixed with the light weight, will allow you to quickly pop off the water while providing a wide surface area to catch the wind and to land those strapless airs!
If the waves are small, the wind is light, or an easy to use, all-around ripper is needed in the quiver, then this is your ace in the hole!
United Cores of RRDechnology
Maximizing lightweight does not only mean making a light board, but making a light board that lasts. This is what we accomplished with the new UC construction; the updated & improved version of the LTD technology. The EPS core is re-known for lighter weight/strength ratio and memory compared to PU foam but it has one big limit, it absorbs water in case of a hole or a crack through the laminate.
Fortunately, we have put together the best of the both worlds. In order to accomplish this feat, we have cut a 4 cms wide slice that runs throughout the entire outline of the board and have replaced the EPS external outline with 2 x PU outline slices that are glued to the EPS core. By adhering the PU to the EPS, we have created a 4 cms wide aterproofband that covers the entire rail, nose, and tail areas, keeping them totally waterproof in case of a crack through the laminate.
The EPS core covers 80% of the board and creates a lively and buoyant center while the PU foam slices on the rails cover about 20% of the total foam volume. The PU rail slices combined with the deck and bottom carbon stringers laminated over the EPS core create a fantastic and unique pop and flex feel.
The Carbon net of the previous LTD construction has been modified with the use of a stronger but more flexible net. This new net is made with Innegra fibers, crossed at 45 and combined with unidirectional, red colored, polyester fibers that keep the maximum flex from nose to tail. To finish the board off, and to keep it looking amazing for a long time, it is laminated with premium UV resistant Epoxy Resin formulated with a 30% Biodegradable mix. The new United Cores of RRD (UC) construction will provide that lightweight, sharp, precise EPS feel with the added bonus of longevity and durability.