Chilli Surfboards BV2
The BV2 is made for summer. This is a new model developed from the popular Black Vulture. The BV2 sits in the Summer board category and is designed with more speed, more performance than the original. With smaller, weaker waves in mind when designing this board, James Cheal has blended features from the original Black Vulture to create a speed generating board with a generous sweet spot. Let's break it down:
OUTLINE: a full nose for paddle power and speed in flat/fat surf. The middle section is curvey (nice rail line to turn from) with the wide point slightly more forward than a regular board. Through the tail, James removed the semi flyer from the original Black Vulture and in doing so, added a straighter rail line into the swallow that gives this board hold and control through turns.
ROCKER: The board has a flat-medium entry and a flat-medium tail exit. It has slightly less rocker in the tail than the original Black Vulture which has given the BV2 a speed generating bottom.
CONTOURS: Bottom contour is single concave from the nose down to the bottom 1/3 of the board. It then goes into a very slight double concave that runs out through the tail behind the fins. A balanced and forgiving bottom.
PERFORMANCE: Through the R & D of this model, the Black Vulture already had great attributes. Performance matched with a friendly forgiving outline. The BV2 is noticeably faster. To handle that speed James removed the semi flyer which gives that tail the hold and drive that is necessary. When testing with the team it was popular when surfed with a Twin + stabiliser setup. The tail having a straighter outline into a swallow complements the 2 + 1 fin template giving it unmatched control and release when needed. A regular thruster fin setup also works great giving you more hold through turns and allowing you to get vertical in the pocket.
Tail: Wing Swallow Tail
Rail: Medium rail
Fins: FCS x3 fins setup
Waves: from 0 to 1,5m