The Black Panda is a feature packed groveller which absolutely flies down the line and can be turned on a dime.
It has lot of available volume squeezed into a small board to keep the foam both under your chest and feet. The outline is wide which is offset by a flyer by the fins that keeps the tail width more refined. The tail is the often overlooked diamond tail, which has the benefits of the bite of a swallow tail with the hold and control of a rounded pin tail and perfectly sets up the the water flow of the bottom contours. The Black Panda has a soft channel that runs right through the centre of the board and feeds water to the fins, this gets it up and running really quickly and when put on rail feels like it is on tracks.
The Black Panda, being a groveller, is best ridden with one or two litres more than your shortboard. Summer surfs and lousy looking waves will never look more fun than with a Black Panda in the quiver.”