The Pychedelic Germ is a Warren Smith signature model. Its a highly responsive, shorter, wider board with added features that make it ideal for innovative surfing.
I used the shred sled as a starting point to design this board, the main changes are the displacement hull, and side cuts.
The hull softens the water flow through the entry of the board, it hits the ridge of the hull, and is dispersed into the single concave. This helps when taking off late, planing through choppy water or landing critical manouvers.
The side cuts shorten the radius of your turn, meaning the board will draw a much tighter arc. When you bottom turn, you engage the 3 dimensional curve the side cut creates, which draws you up the wave face. You then transition onto your inside rail which pulls you around back into the pocket with ease.
The rocker is flat in the belly, giving the board flowing speed, yet it kicks late in the nose and a little in the tail.
The deep single concave in the center of the board blends into a double vee out the tail.
If you want a shorter wider board that’s strikes the balance between performance and innovation the germ has all the features that you need to bring a whole new dimension to your surfing.