The AKU features a 100% hand-shaped, hand-laminated and custom finished
shape. Its Carbon Kevlar deck ensures an ultra lightweight,
super-stiff body to allow the speed to launch
off of the lip and the strength to withstand the rigors of even the
most demanding riders. The rounder, diamond-shape tail design of the AKU provides
the launch pad to boost for giant airs and gives the
rider the ability to rip the lip off the wake on those big backside
slayshes. The AKU is the
smoothest spinning surf-style board available today.
The 3-stage rocker pattern gives the AKU rider the ability to turn the
board like crazy or lay back and cruise down the lake. The aggressive
forward rocker provides instant turn response. The flat mid-rocker
acts as an accelerator pedal for big airs and also provides enough
speed for average/smaller wakes. The tail rocker section assists the
board in its release off of the wake and allows the board to ride
"looser” for additional spinning ability. The rounded rail shape in the
forward section of the AKU, allows the board to easily set into the
wake, providing a sure-footed feel to the rider. As the rail continues
toward the tail of the board, it becomes increasingly sharp giving the
board added maneuverability.
The Phase 5 Performance Surf Pad provides the AKU rider with the
ultimate control platform. Soft, custom diamond-milled EVA material,
integrated arch bars with pressure relief pockets and lateral stability
contours ensure that the rider sticks to the board's surface at all times.
Fins assist in giving the AKU speed down the line and snap in the
turns. Phase 5 uses a twin-fin, FCS/Futures fin setup for performance
and agility. Each fin is "toed” in just the right amount to add speed
and give the board the ability to throw giant buckets of water off of
the wake. Phase 5 has brought all of the benefits of a true, custom
shaped wakesurf board to the market and has provided the consistency,
quality and deliverability of a major wake surf board manufacturer.
Unlike like most
surf style boards the AKU, with its Carbon/Kevlar layup, is very
durable, much more so than other surf-style boards. It can actually be
stored in most boats' surf board racks without damage.