IS THE MC THE NEW BLACKBIRD?
I had a few long term primo crew raving to me recently about the MC model. I knew it was good and I knew it was made for smaller conditions but one of the guys persisted… “you got to ride this in 4 foot wally waves Reesy, it goes insane”. So I did and guess what he was right.
Not only does the MC model do the job in the small stuff it was designed for, but it also works in those beachy type conditions when you’re out on the back bank and it’s not top to bottom. Being Queenslanders we get many days like these when your rolling into some size out the back of your favourite beachy and there’s big clean walls to play on.
The MC has a really flat rocker which gets you into the wave super early and lets you set your line. What it also gives you at this part of the wave is a burst of speed…suddenly your off and flying. The straight plan shape also is working at this stage of the game and the next question is, what happens when I put this thing on rail at speed? First few times you are hesitant and gently lay it over but after a couple of waves you realise the flyer is grabbing and you can actually give it a bit and lay it over. Surprised me a bit to be honest in that size wave.
So where does it fit into your quiver your probably thinking? If you are a fan of the Blackbird (or Bigbird for that matter) this could be the perfect next step for your surfing. It has that same wider fish style plan shape, the rails are a bit boxier, and the rocker a bit flatter. Designed for 1-3foot waves like the Blackbird but also great as an all-rounder, this definitely a board you could have stuffed in the back of your car and get to surf it most of the time.