anyone know how these ride? i am looking to get a new board for summer, and was wondering what board to get, i was wanting to get a custom one.
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Thread: Coil surfboards
Mike Daniels is a awesome shaper and with his vac bag tech the flex is very noticeable apparently, never ridden one, but have never heard a bad thing, and he is a really awesome guy. great craftsman.
Nothing short of awesome. Getting my 5th shaped now. Turnaround time is up to 10 weeks now though... email Mike@coilsurf.com. There's a thread on Swaylocks dedicated to Coils thats up to 350+ pages now (Coil Ride Report) with nary a negative word about them. My oldest one is 3 years and looks as white as when I got it.
Apr 23, 2012, 10:01 PM #4
Buddy has one (a wider wider board--small wave performance groveler)...rode it and really enjoyed it. My friend is incredibly heavy footed and really abuses decks (regardless of glassing schedule)...has really held up over the last few months not even a dent. Foil is definitely unique to a traditional board...but overall design and glassing is definitely a step above most "tech" boards.
Wish I could be a fly on the wall when they're glassing those things...
Apr 23, 2012, 10:13 PM #5Senior Member
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I can't speak to Coil, but I have a vac-tech epoxy custom from Jon Ashton (OC, MD) that I just got in Feb and it is pretty sweet. Not a ding or dent yet and I have whacked it pretty good during transport and in the water a few times. It's my first epoxy and I was worried it would be too corky, but I'm loving it so far.
Apr 23, 2012, 10:37 PM #6
Get one, you will not be disappointed.
Apr 23, 2012, 11:15 PM #7Member
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I have a 5'11 coil m80 and I'm 6'0 190 and I love mine. Its awesome. Def feels like the right size. I bought a 5'10 of the same board for the summer but haven't ridden it yet. They carry these boards in stock at the pit in nags head nc. Great guy that runs the shop there. Then you wouldn't have to wait 10 weeks.
I wanted it for the summer but it seems like if I order it now I won't get it till aug... But they sound like great boards I seem to destroy decks anyone have any issues with denting the deck?
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Apr 24, 2012, 08:45 PM #10Senior Member
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Bunch of Coils at the shop for 500... They feel really nice and appear to be very,very well-made but for some reason no one really rides them here
The 2 guys I've seen riding them said they liked the boards ,but didn't go mental like most of the net reviews I have read. I guess trying one yourself is the only way to really know.
~ best of luck