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#2778707 - 04/15/18 12:24 PM CI Rocket 9
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Anybody ridden one, thoughts?

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#2778749 - 04/15/18 02:03 PM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: mundus]
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Works best with the AMT fin setup. Fun board all around.
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#2778751 - 04/15/18 02:07 PM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: mundus]
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thanks

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#2778760 - 04/15/18 02:36 PM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: mundus]
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Looks like Salas agrees....




Edited by Duffy (04/15/18 02:43 PM)
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#2778829 - 04/15/18 05:04 PM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: mundus]
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This clip makes me want to get one.

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#2778969 - 04/16/18 12:04 AM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: mundus]
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I just sold mine in order to get a more all-around shortboard...
While it was a great paddler for the size (I had a 5'10"), I found that the narrow tail wasn't the best for the slopey beach break I usually ended up riding it in. Although, as soon as the waves had some push or steepness, the board was super fun.

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#2779049 - 04/16/18 10:09 AM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: poole_st]
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Originally Posted By: poole_st
I just sold mine in order to get a more all-around shortboard...
While it was a great paddler for the size (I had a 5'10"), I found that the narrow tail wasn't the best for the slopey beach break I usually ended up riding it in. Although, as soon as the waves had some push or steepness, the board was super fun.


Im guessing you used a regular thruster setup?
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#2779080 - 04/16/18 10:59 AM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: mundus]
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noel looked good, but i think an even smaller center fin would make him surf better

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#2779161 - 04/16/18 01:04 PM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: poole_st]
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Originally Posted By: poole_st
I just sold mine in order to get a more all-around shortboard...
While it was a great paddler for the size (I had a 5'10"), I found that the narrow tail wasn't the best for the slopey beach break I usually ended up riding it in. Although, as soon as the waves had some push or steepness, the board was super fun.


I rode a demo one with a twin plus trailer (Aipas) and felt the same as you, it was fun but I thought it had either too narrow a tail or too much tail flip.

I saw some pics of a wide variant, which I want to check out.
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#2781950 - 04/21/18 02:23 AM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: grendel95]
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I have one and its a lot of fun. Kinda like my
Old MTF (kinda blasphemy to say that) but more moderate. I agree the tail is narrow and it has some tail rocker so mush is not its best type of surf but it goes insane in steeper surf. Really quick turning and with the volume forward its a barrel hound. Catches waves easily. Kinda like a refined rnf kind of a ride. Its very nimble and great for quick beach breaks as long as its not super dumpy.

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#2783170 - 04/23/18 08:53 PM Re: CI Rocket 9 [Re: Duffy]
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Im guessing you used a regular thruster setup?


I rode it with both the large Merrick FCS fins as well as MR tx's with a trailer. It was a little better with the larger fins, but not enough to justify keeping it.

I also agree that it really shined when I surfed it in chest-head high, barreling beach-break. If my daily San Diego spots consistently broke like that, I'd have kept the board (I'd also be a lot happier and a better tube-rider, but that's besides the point thought ).


Edited by poole_st (04/23/18 08:57 PM)

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