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  1. #1
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    Channel Islands POD???

    Any reviews on this thing?? A surfshops offering me a great deal on it ($550). The one he's got is a 6'0. I'm looking for a summer time board. Looks like its a great board, but I'm just a little concerned that it will be a little too big for me. I currently ride a 6'2 shortboard. Hows this board ride, and do you think that it will be responsive as a 6'0? My specs are 5'11 and 195lbs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as always. Thanks

  2. #2
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    Yea... it's a bit big for you. But you could ride it. I've ridden a few knock-offs and they're a lot of fun. I'm about your weight, but probably twice your age, and I rode a 6'0 no problem.

  3. #3
    I had a 5'10" x 20x 2.5 POD . I'm 6'1" 190lb . Size was about right .Very fun board . Good for summer on the EC. @ 6' you'll lose a little responsiveness , but you will catch alot of waves + that's a good price... I sold mine to a bud,,,he rides it in all conditions.

    good luck ~

  4. #4
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    i loved the pod im 5'10 and i ride a 5'6 and i feel like it has too much volume

  5. #5
    I'm 5'10, 185, and have ridden a friend's 6-2 Pod. Very fun board, but way too much foam for me. Catches waves easily, and the Quad option is great. With your size, you could get away with a 5-10, but for small waves (and at that price), the 6-0 will be fine.

  6. #6
    My 5'8" POD is my go to board in my quiver. So responsive! You def want it to be 4-6" shorter than your regular board. This board allows me to compete for waves with the long boarders at Assateague. Great price go for it.

  7. #7
    I'm 5'9" 185, my 6'0" quad pod is pretty much exclusively what i've been riding for the last almost 2 yrs now; love this board. $550 is a bargain.

  8. im 6'0 175 and rock a 5'6 pod ... super fun its the perfect size for me, tried the 5'8 and was way too much board

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by idsmashh View Post
    I currently ride a 6'2 shortboard. Hows this board ride, and do you think that it will be responsive as a 6'0? My specs are 5'11 and 195lbs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as always. Thanks
    "responsive" is subjective. This POD is going to have a LOT more volume than your 6'2" shortboard (assuming you mean a regular performance shortboard). Its carrying a whole lot of foam you dont need which will make is less responsive than it should be. How thick is a stock 6'0" pod? Like 2 1/2" maybe even 2 5/8"

    The reason they say 4" - 6" shorter is because you really WANT it shorter.

    Spending $550 on a board that isnt quite right is no deal at all. If your riding a 6'2" shorty i'd say a 5'8" - 5'10" Pod would make more sense. I'd pass.

  10. #10
    you want more volume than your regular shortboard in a groveler. go big