THE DOUBLE ENDER design was the first design that I did on my own when I worked for Barry Bennett in 1967 – 8 then later under the Keyo label 1968 – 70 and then under my own McCoy label 1970 – 2012.
The double ender was the start of the really short boards in Australia, with Narrabeen as a base surf spot and the North Narrabeen board riders club (all of them) as test pilots.
It changed the way people surfed because they were so short, 5’ ~ 6’ 4” and easy to turn compared to the 7’ plus boards we had been surfing.
Theses designs were a major part of the short board revolution that took place during that period.
This is a very well balanced design in plan shape and thickness, the plan shape is elliptical having the wide point in the middle with nose and tail dimensions the same, the thickness is held from the middle and evenly distributed to nose and tail, these features combined with soft forgiving rails and the loaded dome bottom with only 1 fin ensure a smooth easy turning flowing performance in a very wide range of wave conditions from 2’ ~ 8’.