Chemistry Alchemist

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by UnfurleD, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    I heard you need a customized suit by the time you are 40 yrs old. So i take it that i also need a custom surfboard by the time i'm 40. Well. i still got some years before then, but I think i found what board i want to emulate - the Chemistry Alchemist https://www.chemistrysurfboards.com/alchemist I like the double swallow tail, quad set up. I've heard of this board for a while, but never took a real good look until this past wknd. Who's rode them and can review?- also considering Alchemist Remix since it's a hi-performance model. fyi's: I searched the forum and no one went into real detail but nothing but praise bout em. Also, i live on Folly Beach, so consider the waves for this would be everyday board. i'm meeting up with a guy next week who's looking to sell his, but it looks like it's been tried and tested - not sure if i should do the buy and tryout vs go all in on a custom newbie
     
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  2. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    In my opinion if you're unsure and never rode one but you've had good luck with custom new boards then in my opinion I would always go with the custom new board. With a custom you get exactly what you asked for you have a good relationship with your shaper you know what to expect from him and he knows what to expect from you. Being honest with your shaper will get you I'm much better board then somebody's used board or one off the rack no matter who makes it or what it is. Like I said it's just my opinion and what I've personally been through
     

  3. nalu222

    nalu222 Well-Known Member

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    Feb 11, 2010
    Looks fun, kinda like the Dwart i had. Just make sure you get one with enough volume to float the bloat. Buy it, try it. Or like bro said have a shaper make it, its a pretty generic shape.
     
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  4. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I cant review this particular Chemistry Board but i have gotten two customs from Chemistry. One was a 5'5" Experimental and the other was a 5'10" disk. I got them custom because i wanted to tweak the dimensions and fin setup a bit. Working with their shaper, Jason Bennett, by phone was a good experience, the board were as promised and both ride great. Really good riding boards.
     
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  5. seldom seen

    seldom seen Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I thought this was gonna be an extraction thread.
     
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  6. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Reminds me of the Channel Islands Biscuit - super fun board
     
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  7. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I built a one-off of a Biscuit and felt like it wasn't really a small wave board. Worked better in medium to good waves, imo... then it really turned on. Maybe it was all that curve in the tail?
     
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  8. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    I have the 6'4'' and it rides awesome from mush to well overhead. I was pleansantly surprised how it handled in the bigger stuff because the reviews hinted it was not that good in big stuff. I find it to perform awesome on big waves. Even handles well in the barrel. The only minor issue that I got used to was the fatter rails not locking in when it gets real hollow, it would slide on me a bit but now I know how to adjust and its become a quiver killer. Light board too so can really throw some buckets.
     
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  9. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I think the length has something to do with the differences we're feeling... mine was sub-six foot... 5'8 or 5'10 I think. At 6'4 I'm pretty sure it would have worked fine in the mush.

    It's funny you mentioned the rails... I deliberately volumed-down the rails on mine. Same shape... just brought the radius down.
     
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  10. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    I agree, the extra length def helps in the mush. Smart move on the rails. Im eyeing the Lost Rocket Redux as my next board
     
  11. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I think the CI biscuit is one of those boards that would be a small wave board if you lived in California where waist to chest high is "small". for east coast smallness, the nose and especially tail just seem a little bit pulled in and the template too narrow for handling true smallness. The stock dimensions on a 5'8" are Length: 5'8" Width: 20 1/4" That's at least 3/4" narrower than I would get any 5'8" small wave board. I also wouldn't put a round tail / thruster setup on an east coast small wave board.

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  12. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

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    Jul 13, 2016
    thanks for the input fellas. looking at the start of this post, i finally got together with the guy 2 months after the fact. boart is mine now. also picked up a longboard skateboard from play it again since mine went MIA a couple weeks ago. did see a old Natty Art 6' in good condition for 200 and a 6'10 quiet flight (always wanted one of them) for 200. Being at play it again sports felt like heaven after my sports world has been crashing down as of late
     
  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Looks almost like a mini FC Huevo Ranchero... which is a great board, but in the 6' 10" - 8' 0" range.
     
  14. Adiespra

    Adiespra Member

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    Sep 17, 2017
    This looks awesome, thanks for posting this one.