Speaking of which, I have got to get mine patched before Sunday.
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Thread: Coil Surfboards
Jan 17, 2013, 05:03 PM #71
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Jan 17, 2013, 06:01 PM #72
Edit: To be fair, there are more than a few posts by Mike himself stating NO STRINGER on the Swaylock's thread. Here is one of them. Not trying to split hairs here, just sayin...
While I've been offline (shaping), these last few posts have been a great illustration of how volume numbers work for tuning. As I've said on other threads, I couldn't imagine going back to just guessing at volume. There's a lot of other things I couldn't imagine going back to; stringers, PU foam, hand-lam, ''normal'' foils, old fibers, etc. (There's nothing wrong with using any of that stuff, but is is getting a little old).
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Mar 20, 2013, 10:47 PM #73
Why is that whenever I'm supposed to be good, temptation rears its head?
These are perfect dims for a new summer board for me. The price is right too:
Coil surfboard flashback fish roundtail 6'x21"x2.625" - $425 (Carlsbad)
Anybody actually ridden one of these?
Never mind, had to read the whole thread again. Pkovo nice review, can't wait to try mine out tomorrow.
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Mar 22, 2013, 03:16 PM #74Junior Member
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should i take my coil to the maldives this summer (5'11, 3/16, swallow tail, i think it is the widerboard)?
Mar 25, 2013, 08:46 PM #75
Does anyone have any experience with a Lost epoxy? May have found a good deal on a new one, but never surfed an epoxy, strictly PU until now, but may have to take a swing at this one.
Mar 25, 2013, 10:29 PM #76
Mar 25, 2013, 10:30 PM #77
I got a chance to try out the Flashback (I refuse to call it a Fish, since it has a round tail) I picked up. We had a fun little swell over the weekend. Nothing major, but some decent little waves in the 3-5’ range. Here’s a pic i ganked from the erBb of a well known spot in my (soon to be ex) neighborhood.
Got out twice on Sat and once yesterday. Stuck a set of thruster k-grip carbons on it and paddled out. The board’s super fast and handles great once you catch the wave, super stable, turns on a dime and really launches; but I thought it paddled like a dog. Lots of initial inertia to overcome, but it loves the no paddle/short paddle take off. I’m wondering if it wasn’t the drag created by the center fin, maybe it’ll paddle better on quads? Definitely catches steep, dumpy waves great, so I imagine that’s the Florida windswell creeping into the design. Duckdives great, slips right under even at 36 liters which I also attribute to it being a Florida board. For mush, I’m gonna pass on this one and stick with my dumpster diver, but for anything over 2-3’; this is a great board. I think it’ll be great at my new spot, which is beach breaks and structures.
That’s just my initial two cents, it’ll take me another 2 weeks or so to get it dialed in and really get to know her.
*I should say that I bought it to fill the gap in between the DD (Clone) and my Qualifier, which it does perfectly. Not a groveler, not a step-up; but a good board for a little bit of juice. I have a 6'4" and a 6'6" that were doing the job; but they're old-school 90's designs. Too long by modern short board standards.
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Mar 25, 2013, 10:39 PM #78
Mar 26, 2013, 12:23 PM #79
One of my buddies got a Sub-Scorcher with the hydroflex or whatever they call the tech that you can blow up with a bike pump.
Seemed to be more of a gimmick that truly functional. He got rid of the board after a couple months because it was kind of redundant in his quiver. One of the lightest boards I have ever held, though.
Another buddy swears by FCD boards. I like riding his CJ Fishy on occasion.
Mar 26, 2013, 03:11 PM #80
Just got the call, mine will be ready for pickup in 2-3 days