Tuesday, October 02, 2007

8'2" Hooded Villian

Size: 8'2" X 21 X 2 3/4

An 8' board is an unusual size being neither a longboard or a short board. This board is very much based in the performance longboard style and comes set up as a thruster rather than the 2 + 1 you expect at this size. For a board of this size its surprisingly light. Alas there was a price to pay for the lightness. All I had do was look at this board and it would ding. It really broke my heart the amount of times it was out of the water.

It rode well much as you would expect for such a performance oriented board. But I'm not really sure who this board is aimed at. It is way too light for a beginner who would damage it or a heavy surfer who would destroy the deck. This could be a really fun board with an epoxy glass job to keep the weight down. Unfortunately the glassing sucks.

Rating: 2/5

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