Driver 3.0 Squash
The DRIVER 3.0 Squash is the culmination of the last three years of subtle, consistent fine tuning of the Driver 2.0, with our elite level team riders.
Since the launch of the Driver 2.0, in 2019, our team has consistently pushed us to continue evolving, always striving to have an edge, competing against the world’s best surfers. We are motivated by making strides to come out on top.
The Driver 3.0 represents the methodical advancements and evolution of the Driver 2.0 to the point where it is no longer even the same model. Publicly leaked and unveiled (as a squash tail) in the 2022 Stab In The Dark with Jack Robinson, where we just missed a win, ending with a very close runner up. Further refinement and adaptation from the SITD board, throughout 2022, cemented this design as something special. Virtually every top tier surfer we work with was claiming this version as the best board in their quiver, highlighted by Griffin Colapinto and his 2022 WCT victories in Portugal then El Salvador.
The Driver 3.0 Squash is essentially replicated directly from Griffin’s magic board from the El Salvador event. The response and accolades from surfers on our team from vets Kolohe Andino, Yago Dora and Ian Crane, to young guns Eli Hanneman, Crosby Colapinto and Cole Houshmand, have been so resoundingly positive that we felt it was time to go public and offer this design officially for late 2022 and beyond.
Simply stated, the Driver 3.0 features slightly more tail rocker and a deeper double to single concave, through the rear half, than its predecessor, the Driver 2.0. The deck line in the tail is scooped out, with lower, boxy rails, to follow the bottom curve and slice seamlessly into the water.
More concave means more lift and more rail line rocker.
More lift means more speed.
More rail rocker, means more curve, for searing, tight radius turns.
We narrowed the hip, between the feet, adding grip and stability to the outline. To balance these design elements (added tail rocker, narrower hip, scooped out deck and hyper rail rocker) we have carried a bit more width in the forward outline and volume in the forward foil. This forward volume adds glide and a more responsive drive, off the front foot.
The DRIVER3.0 runs thicker, along the stringer line (for paddle power and drive) but has a higher angle “Vee” deck, which removes volume and ends in a moderate, but round and forgiving, rail. Overall, the dims and volumes are noticeably a bit more generous. Like everything else in this boards design evolution, it is a reaction to (and response from) our top tier athletes requests.
Griffin is riding 5’11 x 28.50 liters. Yago 5’11 and 6’0 x 29.50 liters. Kolohe and Crosby are somewhere in between, riding similar lengths, but at 29L of volume.
The Driver 3.0 Squash is the status quo of high level, Pro-formance surfing, today.
Developed with direction, testing and feedback from the many of the best surfers in the USA and around the world, it has been proven on the worlds biggest stage, yet is designed with enough foam and built in speed to be a viable tool in any adept surfers quiver.
Driver 3.0…The Ultimate Driver machine.