The Chem Zen is a perfect mix between old and new design that can be ridden in a variety of waves. Developed NJ legend Mike Gleason, this board is built for speed and control in the pocket of hollow waves.
The board's wide point is moved forward and its has a full foil through the midpoint to the nose. This helps the board paddle easy as well as enhances its planing ability in flat sections and in the pocket.
It also has a narrow round pin tail that increases its maneuverability and keeps the board locked in the pocket when the waves are hollow. Works well as a thruster or quad so the 5 fin set up is the best choice. The Chem Zen has worked really well as a quad and with a 6 channel bottom.