The compact sizes can be misleading due to the relatively short length. The 5’9” Compact gets going as quickly as the 6’3 Converse and also has a flatter rocker. I am 85 kg’s and the 5’9” double as my one all-round surfboard and kiteboard.
Looking for an all around board that performs in every condition? the 2014 Airush Compact is the perfect package. At 5 inches shorter than your regular board, the Compact has the stability and drive to fit into every section of the wave yet still performs in high winds and bigger wave conditions.
The fuller nose in the entry of the board and intermediate width help increase the planning speed over flat sections while the vee bottom in the tail allows for smooth rail-to-rail transitions. The shape helps maintain its low end of what a rider would find in a much larger board while the tail gives it more control in high winds. These features combined with the bottom shape ensures the smoothest drive in the toughest conditions.
The Compact Flytech features a tri-fin box setup for functional every day use while the Active is supplied standard with tri and quad fin options.