The SR-71 is the fastest manned jet ever built. Blackbird is its nickname. Based on that concept we designed this board to cover ground quickly! Developed for the bigger days chasing down peaks in open waters and battling currents, it is the perfect wave-hawking weapon. It features added volume, an area-forward outline, lower entry rocker and a light vee in the nose, allowing it to paddle into anything, even in the toughest of surf conditions. With a slight single- to double-concave bottom running through the fins and rounded pintail, the Blackbird delivers smooth transitions and fast, clean lines. A heavy hitter for any arsenal!
Turnaround time on boards is going to range anywhere from 2-4 weeks once we start shaping depending on the construction of the board. Estimated turnaround times are as follows:
- Poly (PU) - 2 weeks
- Epoxy / Epoly - 3 weeks
- Torsion Spring - 4 weeks
In the event that the product you purchased online is defective and requires any form of warranty, you need to contact our Customer Service by phoning 858-578-0414 or email at Service@RustySurfboards.com Our Customer Service team will then inform you how to return the product and give you a Return Authorization number. This warranty does not cover damage or malfunctions caused by normal wear and tear, accident, abuse, neglect, improper storage or handling, misuse, vandalism, acts of God, or other causes external to the product.
Please note that a change in mind does not constitute an acceptable reason for return in our mind.
Colors on surfboards shipped to customers may vary from colors ordered by customers due to countless factors such as differences in color modes on image files, browsers, palettes, printer’s ink, etc. Such variances in colors do not constitute acceptable grounds for return.
You have 21 days from the receipt of the online shipment to return any defective item for credit or exchange, provided the merchandise is unused, in original condition, and is returned in the original shipping container .
SURFBOARD SHIPPING DAMAGES
In the event the product is received damaged, immediately email Serivice@RustySurfboards.com describing your damages. Please include pictures of the surfboard damage as well as the outside and inside packaging. Do not discard any of the shipping materials until we have resolved the claim. Do not use your surfboard if it arrives damaged.
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I have custom a 6'8 and 7'6 that I ride at Ocean Beach, SF. Boards are insane paddlers, make heavy drops, and love to be put on rail. Get one.
After surfing a custom 5'11 x 18.38 x 2.32 blackbird (slight step up for me at around 5'10, 142 lbs) for a year, I ordered a 6'5 in the same width and only a slight increase in thickness for larger surf. Judging by the first few outings, this board is working really well for me - I'm tracking down and riding outer bar waves in lots of moving water in Northern California. Mine is a dedicated thruster, which is just a personal preference. Any board can be designed to paddle well, but what happens when you try to put it on rail? More than point and shoot, a well-rounded board design is a compromise of numerous desired qualities, and that's how I feel about this one. Yeah, you can go short if the wave is in the same place all the time, but if you live somewhere where you need to chase peaks like I do, consider going longer and choose a width and thickness that you're comfortable with, just my two cents. In bigger surf, I want to put some rail into the water, not just stand on my fins. This board has a dependable foil, outline, and bottom contour. I recommend ordering a custom to get the dims and glassing schedule you want. My 6'5 is glassed 6,6 x 6 with epoxy resin over a 3/16 stringer pu blank and I'm happy with my choice. I'm a competent 34 year old surfer with no surfing aspirations other than to have a good time. I've rarely left a review of anything; take it for what it's worth to you.
Power junkie surfboard. Rail never bogs or slides. Late drop specialist.
I'm 6'0" 180lbs and ride a 6'2" blackbird in double to triple overhead conditions.
I use this board for the heavy reef where I live, paddles well, takes the steepest drops with ease and loves to turn on rail. It reminds me of a larger version of the Pyzel ghost which is also a sick board.