The Converse has more curve in the hip to keep a looser feel, aswell as having a straighter outline in the nose due to the increased length maintaining the classic feel. The width on 5’11 Converse is comparable to the 5’8 Compact in the mid-section, but the Converse has a slightly wider tail. The wider tail keeps drive and maneuverability at lower speeds. The Converse has a straighter back section going into a round tail, which keeps some drive through turns, specifically when combined with the higher rocker. The wide point on Converse is further back to keep the board loose and responsive.
THE TECHNOLOGYThe ACTIVE CARBON is Airush’s patented Active Technology combining revolutionary flex and strength in a full carbon construction. Its key feature is the ultra-lightweight carbon I-beam through the center of the board. This prevents the board from flexing excessively and damaging the laminate. The secret to the Active Technology flex is the high memory polypropylene flex zone, which works with with the flexible bi-axial carbon skins to flex and compress within a safe range.