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treiter
02-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Hi All - looking for some help on a new surfboard. Currently I have a Ronix Koal 5' which I enjoyed messing with last year. This year I would like to try something new. I would like a board for throwing 3's yet fast enough to keep up. I would rate myself as intermediate and 180 lbs. I was thinking IS or Phase Five, but not sure on model. What about fins? What configuration would you recommend? Look forward to your suggestions.

Aric'sX15
02-05-2014, 03:34 PM
Phase 5 oogle is a great board.

Traxx822
02-06-2014, 09:47 AM
DOOMSWELL boarding company - any model
Day 1 Wake - Any model
Soulcraft Glassing - Any model
Mendonesia Surf - Any model

Victoria skim - Skim
Cove Wakesurf - Skim

Stay away from IS. Junk, compressed and from china.com IMHO

treiter
02-08-2014, 06:55 PM
Thanks Traxx. Appreciate your opinion and experience. Not sure how easy to get a Doomswell here in Canada. What do you think about P5?

How's your sledding going? We need snow here bad. Even backcountry sucking right now. Snow in forecast this week so hopefully....

scott023
02-08-2014, 07:06 PM
Thanks Traxx. Appreciate your opinion and experience. Not sure how easy to get a Doomswell here in Canada. What do you think about P5?

How's your sledding going? We need snow here bad. Even backcountry sucking right now. Snow in forecast this week so hopefully....

I've got some Walker Project custom boats for sale, right here Alberta. Post #17.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=49788&page=2

treiter
02-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Looking for a skim I can handle. Which would you suggest Scott? What condition and $?

TN X-45
02-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Victoria skims are great, I have one - the agent. California marine sports usually has good deals on them.

TN X-45
02-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Phase 5 is good too

Traxx822
02-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Treiter, All skims are pretty good. I mean they are almost one shape fits all. A skim is a skim imho. But anyways.

Humanoid Wake has incredible deals on their skim board, The butterstick, it also comes with Futures fin boxes etc. Quality board to start with.

Victoria is good. Phase 5 gets a lot of promotion from this board but I have yet to see a board of theirs I personally would approve of.

An up and comer board company is Cove wakesurf. They only make a skim board right now but they have a very very nice board.

Traxx822
02-09-2014, 10:20 AM
http://covewakesurfers.com/

http://humanoidwake.com/ OR https://www.supershredbros.com/

http://wake.victoriaskimboards.com/ (Victoria makes the sickest ocean skims too!!)
https://ocean.victoriaskimboards.com/

scott023
02-09-2014, 11:32 AM
Looking for a skim I can handle. Which would you suggest Scott? What condition and $?

I don't have any skim boards. The ones I do have are in beyond excellent condition, and all but one are completely custom. Only the F18 Mastercraft edition doesn't have custom artwork in it. You can pm if you'd like more details.

scott023
02-09-2014, 11:50 AM
I'll add, with these boards, you'd never NEED to upgrade. They can be ridden by beginners to pros.

V-man
02-09-2014, 03:10 PM
SoulCraft has the new 'Soul Skimmer' that is a great intermediate skim style board.

http://www.soulcraftboarding.com/boards/skimmer/

Aric'sX15
02-13-2014, 10:56 PM
I've got a phase 5 skim for sale.

treiter
02-14-2014, 10:44 AM
Which one do you have?

Jayhawk
02-14-2014, 11:51 AM
Which one do you have?

Prop: http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=1013542&postcount=14

rydog
02-15-2014, 11:49 AM
What are some prices on Skim Boards you guys are selling?

Aric'sX15
02-15-2014, 04:46 PM
250 to your door for my phase 5.

Chred
02-20-2014, 12:03 AM
I also have the Ronix Koal 5', it is fun but pretty tame. The skim board that I use and have a lot of fun on is the IS Black Pearl

I am sure any of the skim boards will be a big change from the Koal

Good luck

djue
02-22-2014, 12:49 AM
I have a Victoria Factor 52 inch skim style board. Very fast and stable. My weight is 170 lbs.
Spins easily - more difficult to control/stop your spin than our other board Phase 5 Danielo Pro Carbon - (very east to control). Easier to fall back on the wake and stay in the pocket with Victoria when setting up for tricks. Phase 5 may require "larger wake with more push". Both boards are great for intermediate in my opinion. Both boards surf great behind our X30.

Colbray
02-22-2014, 02:16 AM
I've got some Walker Project custom boats for sale, right here Alberta. Post #17.

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=49788&page=2
Don't mean to hijack this thread but we are fairly new to surfing as well. What do you think of inland surfer and where in Alberta are you?

scott023
02-22-2014, 10:45 AM
Don't mean to hijack this thread but we are fairly new to surfing as well. What do you think of inland surfer and where in Alberta are you?

I'm sorry, I don't know anything about the Inland... I've only used custom surfboards. We are in Sylvan.

ttu
02-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Don't mean to hijack this thread but we are fairly new to surfing as well. What do you think of inland surfer and where in Alberta are you?

i have 3 inland surfers and like them all. you can contact the company and talk with the owner, jeff page, and he can recommend a board for your ability and wake.

Colbray
02-22-2014, 01:34 PM
I'm sorry, I don't know anything about the Inland... I've only used custom surfboards. We are in Sylvan.
Thanks. Who do you recommend for custom? If you are in Sylvan You must know 501s.

scott023
02-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Thanks. Who do you recommend for custom? If you are in Sylvan You must know 501s.

Yes, I know him. Great guy.

I've been riding Walker Project boards for four years, great boards. This winter I have bought a Day 1 wake surfer and a Soulcraft surfer. No opinions on them yet, haven't ridden them, but the Day 1 Payne Killer I got looks beyond amazing. I can give you contacts for all three companies, I'd you're interested.

Colbray
02-23-2014, 12:00 AM
Yes, I know him. Great guy.

I've been riding Walker Project boards for four years, great boards. This winter I have bought a Day 1 wake surfer and a Soulcraft surfer. No opinions on them yet, haven't ridden them, but the Day 1 Payne Killer I got looks beyond amazing. I can give you contacts for all three companies, I'd you're interested.
Scott023 that would be great. Thanks!

sand2snow22
02-23-2014, 12:21 AM
Colbray, I sent you a private message with Jeff from Soulcraft's e-mail address.

scott023
02-23-2014, 12:48 AM
Colbray, I sent you a private message with Jeff from Soulcraft's e-mail address.

:tiphat:

bturner2
02-23-2014, 08:53 AM
I have a like new Soulcraft for sale but shipping could be a show stopper.

scott023
02-23-2014, 10:17 AM
I have a like new Soulcraft for sale but shipping could be a show stopper.

Why are you seeking the Soulcraft?

bturner2
02-23-2014, 01:37 PM
With this board we have five. Just too many boards to take with us all the time. The Fang Tail ended up just a bit too small for me (end of summer weight) and to big for my daughter. In the end if it doesn't sell it won't be a big deal for me. I still really like it and will still ride it, just not as much as I think a board like this should be ridden.....

scott023
02-23-2014, 02:14 PM
With this board we have five. Just too many boards to take with us all the time. The Fang Tail ended up just a bit too small for me (end of summer weight) and to big for my daughter. In the end if it doesn't sell it won't be a big deal for me. I still really like it and will still ride it, just not as much as I think a board like this should be ridden.....

Same case for me. Too many boards, not enough time to ride them all

bhanson
02-26-2014, 03:05 PM
You missed the Soulcraft fangtail that apparently just sold. That is a sick board, but if you want a skim check out James Lovett's Mendonesia model.

On another note, though, your Koal is a solid intermediate surfstyle board capable of 3's, airs, etc. Always fun to get new toys, but don't expect huge progression with just a new board. Review your fin setup, your wake, watch videos of the pros, also very helpful to film yourself to see the small things that make a big difference when doing tricks.

brojoe
04-30-2014, 10:02 AM
So I am 6'3 -240 and would consider myself an intermediate surfer. I have an X25 and currently surf with an Inland Surfer.
I am looking at getting a skim board as well, but not sure on length. What would guys recommend? I will pay for a quality board. Also up in Canada

bturner2
04-30-2014, 10:28 AM
I went with a Phase 5 Model X and really like it. We removed the center fin to get a lose feel. Going to experiment some more this summer with the fin set up but the board is big enough for larger riders and can be set up for a wide range of surf styles.

Ubugme2
05-01-2014, 10:15 AM
I never leave home with out the X. i have had 4 people land the first 360 on it. Awesome board. I do run mine without the center fin