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Old 10-09-2017, 05:53 PM
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Inland Surfer Boards

Anybody ride these? I'm relatively new to the 🏄 scene and looking for an upgrade to my Hyperlite Broadcast. Specific board in question is a Inland Surfer Swallow V2
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:57 PM
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Anybody ride these? I'm relatively new to the 🏄 scene and looking for an upgrade to my Hyperlite Broadcast. Specific board in question is a Inland Surfer Swallow V2
great board. I have had one for 3 years. very fast! son hammers 360 with ease on it.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:23 PM
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Great surf style board, especially for heavier riders.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:16 PM
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I have a swallow v2, and a sweet spot. Both are great surf style boards. Almost everyone that rides them prefers the sweet spot, but nobody has anything bad to say about the swallow either.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:32 PM
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Wait for it....

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Old 10-09-2017, 08:35 PM
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IS makes some great boards. I have the skim style Black Pearl and it is fast and a nice ride. If you are looking for a higher end board that is durable, they are great. If you REALLY want to treat yourself and have a board just for YOU, look at SoulCraft. Call Jeff and tell him what you are looking for and he will build a board just for you. They are about the same as the IS, but definitely more fragile, but oh so nice.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:53 PM
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I've had the IS sweet spot for 8 years, and have yet to ride another board I think is an upgrade. Very durable.


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Old 10-09-2017, 09:08 PM
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Went through a number of low to mid end boards the first few years we surfed. Last year got an IS sweet spot. Much more fun to ride, love the board. I'm 5'10, 170lbs.

My kids ride the Ooze after outgrowing the phase 5 scamp. They love the ooze. It seems to be holding up OK a few nicks here and there.

Would definitely recommend.
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Old 10-09-2017, 10:05 PM
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I have the sweet spot ultra, believe it's the same as the regular sweet spot just made of carbon fiber. I really like the board, just need to be careful not to dunk the front of it. It gets narrow quick and not as forgiving as some of the fatter cruiser boards. If I lost it, I would purchase another one.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:21 AM
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IS makes a great board, I've had a Blue Lake for over 8 years and it's still in very good condition. It's a semi-custom board with better durability than most custom boards. I also have a Phase 5 Trident that I've mostly switched over to that I would consider as good or possibly better depending on the style of board you're looking for.

While I like the idea of a full custom board and all the quality that goes into them, you really have to be prepared to deal with the "Faberge Egg factor" that goes along with them. Easily cracked and delamination issues if left out in the sun are pretty common with these high end boards. Unless you plan to take very, very good care of a custom board, a board from IS or Phase 5 is probably going to be your best compromise.
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