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artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Obay, what fin set up are you using a quad? Five fins or thruster?
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

obey's picture
Joined: 12/24/2009
Quad FCS2 Performer XL sides and Performer L rears are the best overall I've found. Not stiff, nice release and good hold through carves. The FCS2 MR Twins with mini center nub also a blast but you need a bit of a steeper wall where you're not really trying to pump down the line hunting sections. Those feel unreal good when you get the right turn section, they just lock in and whip around faster than any other setup. The FCS2 Keel quads felt pretty good too but I only was able to get a few waves with that setup. I'm sure for a longer lined up wall where hauling ass is priority those would be best. I tried it as a thruster the other day but waves weren't very good and I'm honestly not a fan of thrusters. If the waves were bigger and chunky/choppy it might be ok for the added control but quads/twins just feel better to me. They feel more like a skateboard which is what my background was before I picked up surfing.
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Pkovo's picture
Joined: 12/20/2010
A couple of reviews. I lost some weight in past year or so, which left my coils feeling "corky". Having a little concern about whether the weight will stay off, I looked to the used coil market to score some lower volume coils. Picked up a 5'10" Springfish last summer from a member here. What an amazingly fun board. Close in length width, and even plan shape to my disc. I surfed it from thigh (with form and push) to slightly overhead (hurricane) and it went really well. Felt more High Performance than it looked. Clicked with it pretty much instantly. Sadly, was stolen last month. Picked up a 5'8" Chopstick from another member here last month. Still need further testing, but had it out yesterday in some chest/shoulder high punchy waves and it felt great. Gets into waves very easy. Felt nice and loose and quick....really quick. Excited for this one as I've been missing a board for better waves for quite a while. I also tried it softer kind of mushy waist to chest lined up waves. Waves running through deep-water. It wasn't great for that. Not a groveler, at least not for me.
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obey's picture
Joined: 12/24/2009
https://www.instagram.com/p/BV5oBZ7jOzy/?taken-by=jasondhines Posted a clip from a smaller grovel type day on my 6'0 Megamind with the FCS2 MB Split Keels. Going to make a better edit with some of the better waves I've caught in the past few months soon so will report back. As far as fins go with this Megamind this is what I've learned - FCS2 MR twins + mini trailer - These are hands down the most fun and free-feeling fin set I own. Mini trailer allows you to surf boards with non-twin fin placement and get away with it. They're great if the waves don't require a lot of pumping to get to sections. So squirty out of bottom turns it feels like you're flying and gaining so much speed. Super whippy on completion of turns. Better on frontside forehand waves vs backhand. A slightly out of control feeling at times but I love that slight unpredictability and feeling of squirtiness. Makes turns in weaker waves more interesting with the looseness. Bottom turn speediness helps with getting vertical for airs too. FCS2 Matt Biolos Split Quad Keels - fastest fins out of the gate, usually use these when beating fast sections is required and there are lots of closeouts. They hold in on hard turns really well and even release pretty well when pushed to a certain point. Can sometimes feel too tracky if the waves don't have enough push. FCS2 XL Performer side fins with the L quad rears - Best overall set if you had to choose one pair of fins. Good speed out of the gate and enough rake to draw nice lines. Holds well through turns and really no surprises on feel. My go to fin due to their consistency when the waves are better and there's pressure to surf well in a crowd. Nice to have them all tbh but that's what I've learned so far from surfing them in a variety of conditions in the same model board for the past few years.
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surfercross's picture
Joined: 10/25/2006
Been a long time since I have posted on Swaybacks. Still getting coils from Mike and Kirk. The build has changed and they feel great.
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artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
What type of surf do you normally surf? What's the Main feature about the Coilds that you like? I,m asking because I have been pondering getting Coil Spring Fish. Avery wide one to use as a kneeboard. Something like 5'8" / 22. 75" wide
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
What type of surf do you normally surf? What's the Main feature about the Coilds that you like? I,m asking because I have been pondering getting Coil Spring Fish. Avery wide one to use as a kneeboard. Something like 5'8" / 22. 75" wide
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
What type of surf do you normally surf? What's the Main feature about the Coilds that you like? I,m asking because I have been pondering getting Coil Spring Fish. Avery wide one to use as a kneeboard. Something like 5'8" / 22. 75" wide
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
What type of surf do you normally surf? What's the Main feature about the Coilds that you like? I,m asking because I have been pondering getting Coil Spring Fish. Avery wide one to use as a kneeboard. Something like 5'8" / 22. 75" wide
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

ivanmeister's picture
Joined: 02/09/2010
Coil's build works for any condition and it's very strong for the weight (that being said they're not indestructible), I've had the same M80 since "kick" was introduced... 5 years ago, so durability is no joke. Pretty sure you can order an extra strong knee patch and even a concave deck.
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surfercross's picture
Joined: 10/25/2006
I like the durability for sure. They aren't indestructible which is good because they would ride like shit! The shape is as important as the tech for sure. Talk to Mike and see what he comes up with.
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artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Thanks for the info. .
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Thanks for the info. .
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Thanks for the info. .
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Damn I most be getting old I'm starting to replete myself.
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

obey's picture
Joined: 12/24/2009
Had Kirk shape me a twin fin like the DHD Mini-Twin that Asher Pacey surfs. Here's my first session ever on a twin. Feels pretty awesome. Can't wait to get more time in on her. Surfed the FCS2 Modern Keels and Power Twin fins so far, keels felt a bit looser and the Power Twins had more hold with the raked-ness. I'll report back with more intricate details when I surf her more. Love the freedom and looseness so far. These were chest-lil overhead powerful wedges on the takeoff. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZ2XkHQj78r/?taken-by=jasondhines
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artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Looks nice, hard to tell from just you holding the go pro.,but the turns seem very clean and smooth. What are the dimensions on that Board? Post up some photos of the Bottom when you get the time.
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

obey's picture
Joined: 12/24/2009
Thanks! 5'11" x 23.3" x 3.6" 1.87CF/53L. Kirk did an awesome job at foiling her out and hiding that 3.6" peak thickness, doesn't seem that thick at all. Love everything about her so far. Just waiting on more clean swell to enjoy the ride!
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artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
Sounds like what I’m looking for. Obey are you located in Florida?
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

obey's picture
Joined: 12/24/2009
Yep I'm in Sebastian.
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obey's picture
Joined: 12/24/2009
Buckled a Black Dart Lost RNF Redux that I really liked so I had Kirk make me something similar to replace it. Can't wait to shred it! 6'0 X 22.3 X 3.3 51L/1.8CF
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ivanmeister's picture
Joined: 02/09/2010
If that's the board, I gotta say it looks so much better than all the RNF's I've seen. Sick board
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artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007
That board looks like it would beg to be taken to Central America. Get in early deep Bottom turn set your rail then look for the exit sign to get out of the tube
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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

obey's picture
Joined: 12/24/2009
artz wrote:
That board looks like it would beg to be taken to Central America. Get in early deep Bottom turn set your rail then look for the exit sign to get out of the tube
Exactly! I have this one in my quiver for more of my "step-up" fish. It's really a one board quiver that works well even in the small stuff. I plan to surf it when the waves have a bit more power and stick with the Megamind when it's more gutless.
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surfercross's picture
Joined: 10/25/2006
Another sweet board! Hope it goes good for you.
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surfercross's picture
Joined: 10/25/2006

Back to the top for a great Board company.

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newschoolblue's picture
Joined: 06/30/2004

Hey surfercross, you got any new ones to post some pics of?  I never get tired of seeing new coil stuff. 

It's been cool to see some new activity on the surfer bb coil thread as well.

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surfercross's picture
Joined: 10/25/2006

newschoolblue wrote:

Hey surfercross, you got any new ones to post some pics of?  I never get tired of seeing new coil stuff. 

It's been cool to see some new activity on the surfer bb coil thread as well.

I have a new board on order. Its a asymetric board.I will post pics when i get it.

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Joined: 11/26/2005
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surfercross's picture
Joined: 10/25/2006

Exit98surf wrote:

The OG Coil asym, and friend: 

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It was seeing your board on instagram that inspired me to order Asym board. Mine will have a nose similiar to the blue board you have in the pic.

So how do you like the Asym board?

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newschoolblue's picture
Joined: 06/30/2004

I'm really digging the blue board Exit98.  Would you mind showing it from the bottom?  What are the dimensions?  Do you ride goofy foot(?)

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artz's picture
Joined: 02/01/2007

Nice to see Coil doing some alternative craft. Asymmetricals have intrigued me ever since seeing my first one around 1973.  

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According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.

newschoolblue's picture
Joined: 06/30/2004

So I don’t know whether it was dumb luck or divine intervention, but I just scored a used Grom-sized Coil for my 11year old daughter.   Still trying to process the fact that my child has a better board than I’ve ever owned.  It’s an older generation board (grid with smooth finish) shaped by Kirk.  We happened to be traveling in the area when it popped up online.  Too good a price to pass up.  Just the right size for her.  Cleaned the dirt and old wax off to find it’s still in awesome condition.  Just a little surface chipping on the tail that I can easily fix.  Like I said, I’m still processing.  I gotta figure out the picture thing, then I’ll post a pic.

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GregTate's picture
Joined: 03/18/2004

No picture, no happen. 

(Good for you and your daughter)

all the best

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Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill

L.I.T.'s picture
Joined: 10/08/2014

Methinks you're "processing" this the wrong way; what's happened here sounds to me like the perfect excuse has just fallen in your lap.

Now, when your missus complains about the new Coil that you've just ordered for yourself arrives, you can turn to her with wide, innocent, puppy-dog eyes and quivering lips, point towards your daughter and plaintively proclaim "but she's got one!!".

Kids use this kind of argument all the time and it pays off for them, so why shouldn't you benefit from it too?

:)  :)

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surfercross's picture
Joined: 10/25/2006

New asymmetric.

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GregTate's picture
Joined: 03/18/2004

Surfercross, you absolutely must give a ride report on that board. 

All the best

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Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill

newschoolblue's picture
Joined: 06/30/2004

@Greg: Sorry, still haven't gotten the time to figure out picture uploading.  I'll get to it eventually.

@ LIT: I like the way you think.

@  surfercross: Dims? 

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wouter's picture
Joined: 04/23/2004

For sale

I am too old and too poor a surfer I guess

5'11" 19 7/8" 2 3/16" 

It has a wide ass tail for wind waves and a huge concave fcsii 

fins are an option, i liked XL fins 

I had one tail repair that yellowed a bit and is in the last 1 inches a hair more bumped

mahalo

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spencertron's picture
Joined: 07/09/2020

New sticks! Kirk was amazing to work with and these boards turned out amazing. Smooth finish on both. 6'6" at 38L and 5'10" at 39.8 or something. Only one surf on them so far on the 5'10" in junky waves but even then it just felt right. 

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GregTate's picture
Joined: 03/18/2004

Beautiful. Love those. Love the color. 
 

all the best

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Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill

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