John Akerman Pro Model- Designed and ridden by 2018 World Champion John Akerman
Integrated Grab Rail- A dedicated spot on the rail of the board that makes grabs easier for airs and on water tricks
Floaty Trick Surgeon- The MVP features a fast rocker line, tight symmetrical pintail shape and a complete board traction pad for riding revert - all on top of a profile that delivers slightly more float than other high-performance skimmers in the Phase 5 lineup
Carbon Construction - Lighter, faster and more durable than any standard board layup
A year after the MVP was released John Akerman used it to throw down one of the best wakesurf runs in history and secure his place as a World Champion. The MVP helped John up his game to the next level - what can it do for you?Phase 5 stepped out of the box with a brand new design element not found on another board from Phase 5, Rail Grab Channels. The advantages are clear. It allows the rider a spot to grab onto when executing airs. John liked the outline shape of the Matrix he has been riding so they kept it, but he wanted to have a thicker core to have more float and forgiveness. The MVP is definitely its own animal and it keeps John pushing the limits of the sport.
The MVP is hand built in Florida using Phase 5's exclusive Carbon layup that gives the board the strongest and fastest construction possible.
Rider size suggested is for average ability and wave size. Experienced riders on a larger wave may prefer smaller size and beginners may require a larger size.