The Chilli Hot Knife is the combination of two popular surfboard models (Peri Peri & Stepdown 2) resulting in what can only be described as a full-figured ‘all rounder’ shortboard. This particular model was tried and tested with one of Chilli’s bigger built team riders, Jay Davies. “This board is super easy to ride and feels forgiving in all conditions”.
OUTLINE: Classic, slightly fuller shortboard outline up front, with the main feature being a slight hip at the side fin mark. This creates a straighter rail down towards the tail for driving speed, and a slightly wider rounded squaretail pod compliments the hip for fast yet predictable turns.
ROCKER: Fast medium entry through to a smooth/flat exit, the focus for this model being speed with just the right amount of curve to perform smooth adjustments between turns.
CONTOURS: (Derived from the much loved Peri Peri model), single concave through the nose into a double concave between the feet with blended vee exiting the tail. This combo creates great speed from the take-off, super forgiving rail-to-rail transitions, and a feeling of control as you finish your turns.
PERFORMANCE: There are two standout attributes with this model. Firstly, the flatter tail rocker with exit vee promotes continual speed and forgiving rail transitions. And secondly, the hip in the outline makes it super drivey and responsive off the back foot. All together the Hot Knife will hold its speed well and respond with a feeling of predictability and control making it a pleasure to ride in general day-to-day conditions.
Fin Recommendations: FCS II Carver (To compliment this model and surfers pushing harder and faster they need a fin with higher sweep/rake)