Hey more, those boards look smashin. "Da Bomb"
I've had quite a few sessions with it Kayu. Proper stoked. It's definately faster than my shortboard. I mean a well pumped thruster can do a lot but this one really seems to do it for you. No BS. After about 6-7 sessions I'm getting the hang of surfing backside with it, which is much trickier than on my other board. I need to crouch down a bit more but not as much as I expected. It's a good job I had it made with the quad setup. Bottom turns seemed to get too drawn out on the first couple of sessions, sliding down like mad, so much that I'd almost get closed in and not make the wall but I've managed to avoid that after a couple of sessions without much trouble. Yesterday I was making sections I definately wouldn't have made before. It was a choppy day with onshore wind, really flat mushy waves at times but the speed was just thrilling.
A couple of times I spontaneously put my front foot right up to the nose like a cheater hang five so as not to get left behind on the crappier waves. Never would have expected that on such a short board. I think I'll end up taking it out on most conditions too. I've installed a grip on it. Just can't get used to surfing without one. Is it sacrilege?
It all makes me think I'll see a considerable improvement in terms of balance when I get back to my thruster some day.
PS. To round the evening off I saw a bloke going in with one of these. Well, well...
The guy told me he also owns a Minisimmons, several bonzers, quads and other freaky stuff, at least for local standards. Isn't it great.
And he DID catch waves on it.
BTW, Board swap pending...
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