Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Henty 6'6" Singlefin

Size: 6'6" X 19 1/4 X 2 3/4

This is a traditional old school style single fin with boxy rails and tons of volume. The rails were quite soft right and it was supplied with a big flexi fin. It paddled well and caught waves easily. In turns you had to be right back over the fin and you had to also move up the board to trim it properly. So the best position was a wide stance.

There is a certain flow to riding small single fins that you just don't get with other boards. If you are into that retro vibe then this could be the board for you. Its a great feeling to ride them well.

However, there are a retro board and will not cover run of the mill surfing. On a long good point break they can be great fun.

There was a cool black and resin tint to the bottom and the overall finishwas excellent.

So if cruisy retro is you vibe and you have the waves for it, then this could be the board for you. I just didn't have the option to use it very often. rating this board is difficult it is an excellent retro board, but retro simply isn't as good as modern offerings.

Rating: 3/5 (against modern boards)

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