Basically, a Longboard with the centre 2½ft chopped out, the ‘Magic Carpet’ is the board of choice for many reasons. It has the same width in the nose, tail and centre point as a traditional Longboard, meaning it paddles and picks up waves very easily while remaining stable in the bigger waves and pulling power out of the smaller ones. In contrast to a longboard however the reduced rail line allows you to turn much tighter and so the boards feels more responsive.
The rounded pintail keeps the board in the face of the wave while the full rails keep the board buoyant and smooth through the turns. We use a bespoke ‘Magic Carpet’ blank to get the board as flat as possible which enables it to paddle, catch waves & trim easily. The ‘Magic Carpet’ also draws as much speed as possible from the wave as a flat rocker keeps the flat surface of the bottom connected to the power within the wave. The Magic Carpet also has a lot of volume throughout and this is carried right through to the nose & tail. There is just enough lift left in the nose to avoid pearling (nosediving) while keeping the board working.