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This is the place to talk about riding styles, tricks, conditions, what works, what doesn't on your skimboard. Wondering about what skimboard to get for kiting? Post it all here.

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Re: Skimboard Reviews

Postby Kaito » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:56 am

I wish I could give you feedback regarding the Morphious & how it would be w/added thickness, but I've been on a Rasta, and it prob isn't much of a reference...
If you've stepped on a Rasta, and could provide some feedback on how it compares to the Morph, I'd really appreciate it!

Just checked Dready's site & the Dread board looks sick! I'd like to know more about it too - esp. if it is a higher volumed Morphious. :idea:

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Re: Skimboard Reviews

Postby Kaito » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:17 am

I tried contacting Roush via the order form that's connected to Dready's site over two weeks ago..and still no reply..
Last week I tried contacting the folks at Roush through the "contact" button on their site, & I'm still waiting... :|
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Re: Skimboard Reviews

Postby cynbad » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:22 pm

I've ridden both stock Surftech models (Rasta & Morpheus). They felt pretty much similar to me except the Rasta felt really big and too much board for my weight (120lbs) and high wind, choppy conditions. I liked the Morpheus better. I rode the Loaf, which is super thick, and it was a bouncy mess for my weight and conditions. I prefer thinner skims.
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Re: Skimboard Reviews

Postby Kaito » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:44 am

I've ridden both stock Surftech models (Rasta & Morpheus). They felt pretty much similar to me except the Rasta felt really big and too much board for my weight (120lbs) and high wind, choppy conditions. I liked the Morpheus better. I rode the Loaf, which is super thick, and it was a bouncy mess for my weight and conditions.


Thanks for the feedback Cynbad. The drawback & bounciness w/the different volume was one thing I actually didn't even consider, but have also experienced before..I rode a friends Underground surfboard ('07 or '08) and first thing I noticed was how it sat deeper in the water, and didn't bounce as much.(as my thick Placebo Surfsk8 board)

I friend of mine has an Exile Skimboard that I'm gonna try out as soon as I get a chance too. It looks like it has deeper rocker, esp. at the nose, so I'm curious to how it rides powered in waves/chop.

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Re: Skimboard Reviews

Postby Olas » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:16 pm

Hey All,

Ended up picking up a Triple X skimboard and have had a few sessions on it. Couldn't find any reviews on it but the dimensions looked close to Lonny's ideas and they were selling off some factory blems at an awesome price. Other than this board I have only ridden a strapped TT so take this into consideration when reading my review.

I found the board really easy to use in light wind and got up and planing on it after only two embarrassing water starts. I found when I started using the rail more it cut really hard and have lots of traction, however once I started getting some speed in the chop it felt like the front third of the heel side rail was very catchy and through me off a few times. I think the pictures show how aggressive the rails are.

Other than that the board felt great and I was amazed how well it would ride even at slower speeds. I had a lot of fun playing around on some small rollers but I still haven't gotten it out in anything I would call surf.

One issue I have is durability as it has a few chips out of the resin from hitting rocks in the shallows, but I am not sure how this would compare to a zap or any other more expensive board.

Overall I think the board is high quality construction and was a very inexpensive addition to my quiver of one TT plus an 8m and 12m Havoc to get me playing in some lighter wind and hopefully some small surf. I'll be in La Ventana with it for 3 weeks over my Christmas break so if anyone wants to give it a try they are welcome to.

1) Overall length measured in inches. 54"
2) Overall width at the widest point of the board. 20.5"
3) Nose rocker - How far from the nose does it begin and how much. 1/3 of the way from the nose about 2"
3) Tail rocker - How much it has and how far from the tail does it start. about 1/4" starts about 1/4 of the way from the tail
5) Bottom Shape - pretty flat, may a very slight double concave
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Re: Skimboard Reviews

Postby Henry » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:04 pm

2011 North Skimfish

The board’s dimensions are 137x50cm. Previously I have owned a Zap large pro and the first gen Nobile kite specific skim board in comparison this board is far too heavy for my riding style. This board takes a lot more effort to slash waves. Doing aerial moves also is significantly more difficult due to its heavier weight and shape which sticks to the water more.

Overall I would recommend this board either as a light wind board for heavier rider 200+ pounds or it would be great for someone just learning how to ride a strapless skim board. Due to its width it is very easy to ride and forgiving. If you just want to relax and cruise around it will get the job done. This board just does not offer the high performance the Zap and Nobile do.

Also I agree with Slydes review on the Zap Pro. It is an awesome all around board I am glad I still kept mine.
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