The Chew Toy by Rusty Surfboards is designed for Groveling on those less than average days.
The hybrid nose makes it ideal for paddling and the fuller outline will get you through the mushy sections. The board construction fits the small wave board criteria with an EPS Core so it’s super light weight, more durable, and has better flotation than your regular PU/ Poly boards.
This board is designed for progressive pocket surfing with it’s low to mid exit rocker which will help you get the traction off the bottom and in your turns.
As I rode the Chew Toy I struggled finding the gas pedal even though I tried 6 different types of fins. From a thruster set up to a Twin Fin Set up with a small trailer. As a thruster I could not find the speed I was looking for, and the Twin Fin set up with the small trailer had the speed but I could not get the traction I needed off the top for this board design.
All in all the Chew Toy did not have the WOW factor I am looking for in speed and rail to rail transition in small waves..
Here is what the Rusty Surfboards website has to say about the Chew Toy.
We consider the Chew Toy to be the ideal “step-up groveler or hybrid”, as it will handle a much broader range of waves and conditions than most other boards in those categories. Derived from our long time favorite “Piranha”, The Chew Toy features a few modern tweaks to improve the performance and versatility.