During a nice session this past week we were able to obtain some great feedback (and images) on boards from Josh Marsh and Liam Kelly. Marshy was riding the MVP and Liam on a modified version of the Scimitar. Here is some of the feedback that the boys handed over:
Marshy on the MVP (6’2” x 20” x 2 1/2” – medium rails): “This was my first surf on my new board and at first I was getting incredible amounts of speed down the line but was finding the board a bit stiff to turn. I changed fins to a smaller template and it completely changed the board (captain fin co Dane Reynolds template). The smaller template loosened the tail of the board up heaps but I was still able to drive it hard and square off the bottom and it didn’t slip at all. Having the tail pulled in seemed to help in the sucky little barrels as well. Really responsive board“. Best way to describe the MVP? “Flamin faster than a bull at a gate”.
Liam on the Scimitar (5’10” x 18 1/4” x 2 1/8”): “Im surfing a lot in comps and need a board that performs in all conditions so Craig shaped this board from the Scimitar model. Its pretty much a Scimitar with shortboard dimensions (bout 3/4 of an inch narrower than normal). It has less rocker in the front which helps me get speed heaps easier when the surf is crap. It goes sick when the waves are pumping too!” What do you like most about this board? “It has heaps of speed off the mark and lets me do tight and critical turns in the pocket”.