The Stakes natural environment are riverwaves. A modern shape for riversurfing influenced by the classic elements of a shortboard. The outline especially in the back area is wide, which creates a lot of surface on the water and allows you to do some risky stuff on the wave, or just feel the water under your feet and draw some lines onto the surface.
The stringerless construction with extra basalt adds a lot of flex to the board and the concave to double concave shape on the bottom creates a flow under your front foot, ending up in a double concave which channels the water through your fins. The winger with the classic diamond tail makes the board turn very easy and a little rocker in the back will help you to pop the board out of the water and do some airs. Especially for the requirements of artificial riverwaves the rails are reinforced with strong volcanic basalt fibre.