Who = Who should be riding this model
When = When should this model be ridden
What = What this model is about
Who - The Uber Grom is Uber fun for kids transitioning from soft tops or oversized every level boards, but still struggling to consistently control and perform on a full HP Shortboard. Meant to be ridden at the kid’s same height, for modest skill level, gradually becoming shorter as groms skills and height grows.
When - The Uber Grom makes crowded conditions a bit more fun and inviting and allows natural progression to evolve. In areas plagued with consistently minuscule waves, the Uber Grom is better choice for even higher-level rippers. It’s has become a very functional “grovel” board for some of our elite level kids in crummy conditions but will work well in anything 2-6 foot.
What - A downsized derivative of the Uber Driver. The Uber Grom retains all the easy riding, easy paddling performance that made the Uber Driver and Uber XL so popular for grown-ups, but scales it is a down for kids. Why let the adults have all the easy riding fun! With developing young surfers in mind (not coached up, high level contest rippers) The wider plan shape, low entry rocker and fuller volume, make for a more forgiving board to build skills on. To maintain performance and control, we added an aggressive kick in the tail and a pronounced bump/wing in the outline. These elements combine to create a more open “Sweet spot” where kids can stand and still crank proper turns.