The Fever has its roots in Al Merricks trusted and proven high performance short board designs. The goal in designing this board with Mike Andrews and Patrick Gudauskas was to create a more accessible tour level performance board that anyone who jumped onto it would instantly feel the speed and zest for creativity. Borrowing Pats favorite elements of the Proton, Rookie and MBM, and combining them with a subtle single concave and lower rocker resulted in a board with a huge sweet spot. With a slightly more parallel outline and forgiving rocker the Fever has proven to be an all-around design that excels in a wide range of conditions and wave types. The Fever also has responded really well to the FlexBar Technology- I think because its such a fast board, the Flexbar technology gives it extra pop and flair and is a nice compliment to the relatively simple outline.