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The COIL review thread

Posted By: Oceanslide

The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 06:54 PM

So a few on here have posted threads about their
Coil boards, and a few have occasionally commented about
their Coils on other threads, but overall there is very
little discussion here on the erBB about these. Every
single review I've read about them (mostly on Sways) has
been overwhelmingly positive, both from a ride and durability
standpoint. So, if you have a Coil, or have had one in the
past, post up!
Pictures, reviews, overall experiences...whatever. If you're
not familiar with 'em at all, read through this thread
to hear the Swaylocks crew's thoughts:
Coil Ride Reports from Sways

I will be placing an order for one myself very soon...
Posted By: SharkBoy

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 07:36 PM

I really liked mine, the things that really stand out are:

- load up on carves, the board bends, then shoots you, made my roundhouses better than ever

- durability was ridiculous, I got mine with glass-ons, saw it come through the oversize items door at the airport with size 14 boot prints all over it, not a ding. The board is ridiculously strong, and I haven't ever worried about it on flights

- Mike Daniels puts the volume measurement on the boards. That is invaluable especially since I lost a lot of weight since then.

I'll be ordering a Coil again for sure
Posted By: njsurfer42

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 08:01 PM

curious about this tech...does he do bonzers? really not interested in thrusters anymore.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 08:54 PM

Posted By: MOB

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 10:47 PM

I've never heard anything bad against these boards. Alot of shapers in FL are doing these but I don't think anyone has the process down like Brasingtons.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 10:55 PM

contact Mike
mike@coilsurf.com
Really easy to talk to.
Good guy
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 11:15 PM

I've only had the opportunity to ride it a few times.
So it still a little hard to give a real in depth review.But the the few I've had have been pretty good .Over all seems to have good drive and butter smooth round house cutties.rode it as a quad once,but it felt over finned.Again that was only one session and I didn't have an opportunity to adjust the fins so take that with a grain of salt.Ridden twice set up Griffinesq 5 fin.So far I like this set up much better than the quad(the quad are also Griffins again w/ only one session and not to many waves)Boards is a decent paddler but by no means a paddling beast,again could just need more time on it.I think most Coils are foiled fairly thin
Dims:6'8" x19 3/4" x 2 3/4"




Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/16/10 11:28 PM

On a side bar:
100% hand made in the US
my board shaped by Mike Daniels
Glass/construction by the Brasington bros.
Kirk Brasington also an accomplished shaper
Shaping for some east coast pros(if you care about those things)
A google search of Kirk came up with this youtube vid
I have no idea if Chris ward is riding a Coil(lost) or not
don't shoot the messenger
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 01:50 AM

I'm trying to convince Mike Daniel to join the fray over
here...we'll see. I know a couple posters have multiple
Coils now and would love to see them post up their thoughts
here.
Posted By: Racerx63

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 01:51 AM

Quote:

I've only had the opportunity to ride it a few times.
So it still a little hard to give a real in depth review.But the the few I've had have been pretty good .Over all seems to have good drive and butter smooth round house cutties.rode it as a quad once,but it felt over finned.Again that was only one session and I didn't have an opportunity to adjust the fins so take that with a grain of salt.Ridden twice set up Griffinesq 5 fin.So far I like this set up much better than the quad(the quad are also Griffins again w/ only one session and not to many waves)Boards is a decent paddler but by no means a paddling beast,again could just need more time on it.I think most Coils are foiled fairly thin
Dims:6'8" x19 3/4" x 2 3/4"









Great looking board!!!
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 02:42 AM

He lurks
just sayin'
Posted By: pgr

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 02:46 AM

J- Just order one and stop torturing yourself
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 02:54 AM

GG inspired 5 fin set up
for those so inclined 1.24 ft³



What can I say.I'm a kool-aid drinker
Posted By: rid

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 04:27 AM

Retodd has two coils. i tried his widerboard once (6'2" roundtail thruster dealio). felt really good under my feet right off the bat. made me immediately want one. teh board also looks just right.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 04:51 AM

Todd definitely has the experience with these boards
I hope he'll chin in
think he uses H2(10°) up front and Stretch in the rears
a ripper for sure
good guy for feed back
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 05:34 AM

all ie ra was somethign aboiut stretchign rears.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 11:25 AM

Quote:

all ie ra was somethign aboiut stretchign rears.



Can I get an interpreter?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 01:41 PM

I know Todd has a couple...he's given me most of the
info. that pushed me over the edge into ordering one (yes
pgr, it's a done deal ).
Hopefully he'll give a review of both here. I think
hackeysacky (sp?) has had a couple as well.
Paging those two...
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 04:17 PM

Not to Hijak, and I know it's a done deal. Why not try out Proctor? Great shaper and seems to have some similar tech. No shipping. With that being said, I would live to give a Coil a whirl myself.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 05:00 PM

I have a number of coils and posted a lot on them at Sways. I'm really busy at the moment but will chime in here when things settle down. Until then, check that Coil Ride Reports thread and check out my original review of my Coil #1 some time ago:

http://eastcoastsurfer.com/reviews/coil/
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 05:09 PM

I don't think their special sauce is based on carbon rails
or kevlar stomp patches.
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 08:51 PM

PROCTOR PROXY EPOXY SERIES

Check out the videos, including the one on construction at the bottom. I've always thought these were real interesting and he does a great job explaining himself and the boards he makes.

I don't live in Ventura, so I personally don't know what his reputation is like, be he's seems to be on top of his craft.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/17/10 11:38 PM

I had two Proctor 'Proxy' boards not long ago. A Falcon,
which is a REALLY good board, and a Big Chief, which was
just OK, IMO. Completely different deal than a Coil, although
very impressive as well. Let's
keep this thread on topic and back to Coils please.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/18/10 01:02 AM

sorry i am late to the party .

i have two coils , one round tail widerboard at 6-2 x 19 x1/4 x 2 1/4. flash back fish at 5-8 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/16. i am 6-1 170ish. decent ability and have been surfing 20 years.

pics at swalocks on page 12 .

first up widerboard, so i am lurking on sways and see the coils, they look bitchen and that gets my attention. start reading and everyone has good stuff to say. ok send an email to mike d and ask a few ? how much, how long, what is the grid looking stuff, blah blah blah. so i tell him about the boards i have been surfing on lately, and what i want out of a board, where i normaly surf , newps and trestles, once in blue moon creek, blacks, rincon, o side. WB is the call.

paypal goes through and 28 days later they are ready for the balance. i was like WTF you told me one month and it was actually one month. few days later the Masonite taco shows up. unwrap it and crap my pants. first off sofaking white, clean outline the grid stuff looks way better than it did on the computer, blah blah.

first day out it felt good but the waves were kinda crappy so whatever. next few times out at uppers i got a better feel , could tune into the flex out of the bottom turns , the snap in the direction changes, the absorption of energy when landing floaters, most of all how easy it paddles into waves!! now fast forward a little ,i had not surfed any of my other boards in months , nice south comes in so i decide to take out my channel bottom from my local shaper. it felt super stiff and unresponsive, slow ( what ) , just way funky. next day back to the WB and it was like oh hell yeah, this is the what im talking about, everything you want a board to do and feel like.

i have traded off with many people in the water, all positive remarks when they try it. Rid put it very well when he said it captures the energy of the wave so easy. also everyone who feels it says the same thing about the rails, " these rails feel good "

flash back fish, 5-8 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/16
3 sessions so far
cottons last saturday, so fun , bigger than i expected . board surfed good in the overhead conditions. good float for the lower volume, even faster off the take off than the WB, looser backside, ridiculous speed frontside , good first sesh.
round 2 sunday the 14th. blackies , fvcking crowded , but got some good ones , no real chances to bust a move or two because of crowd.

round 3 tuesday at 28th, low tide little drainers. board does good in the barrel, super fast, turns on a dime, throws a shite load of water in the turns. i love this board, i am actually looking forward to surfing mushburgers again

only reson i would get a board other than a coil would be ,
a hull , they dont make them
a longboard, they dont make them
a gun over 7 foot , they dont make them
Posted By: Racerx63

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/18/10 02:03 AM

Quote:

GG inspired 5 fin set up
for those so inclined 1.24 ft³



What can I say.I'm a kool-aid drinker




Beautiful!! Sweet look of the rounded pin with the Griff 5 fin layout.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/18/10 02:25 AM

Super nice custom made boards.
I hope they are booked for 6 months.
They deserve it from their efforts.
Attention to all details at all times.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/18/10 08:58 PM

How bad ass would it be to see some Griff/Coil colaberation?
Posted By: rdj

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/18/10 11:12 PM

Quote:

sorry i am late to the party .

i have two coils , one round tail widerboard at 6-2 x 19 x1/4 x 2 1/4. flash back fish at 5-8 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/16. i am 6-1 170ish. decent ability and have been surfing 20 years.

pics at swalocks on page 12 .

first up widerboard, so i am lurking on sways and see the coils, they look bitchen and that gets my attention. start reading and everyone has good stuff to say. ok send an email to mike d and ask a few ? how much, how long, what is the grid looking stuff, blah blah blah. so i tell him about the boards i have been surfing on lately, and what i want out of a board, where i normaly surf , newps and trestles, once in blue moon creek, blacks, rincon, o side. WB is the call.

paypal goes through and 28 days later they are ready for the balance. i was like WTF you told me one month and it was actually one month. few days later the Masonite taco shows up. unwrap it and crap my pants. first off sofaking white, clean outline the grid stuff looks way better than it did on the computer, blah blah.

first day out it felt good but the waves were kinda crappy so whatever. next few times out at uppers i got a better feel , could tune into the flex out of the bottom turns , the snap in the direction changes, the absorption of energy when landing floaters, most of all how easy it paddles into waves!! now fast forward a little ,i had not surfed any of my other boards in months , nice south comes in so i decide to take out my channel bottom from my local shaper. it felt super stiff and unresponsive, slow ( what ) , just way funky. next day back to the WB and it was like oh hell yeah, this is the what im talking about, everything you want a board to do and feel like.

i have traded off with many people in the water, all positive remarks when they try it. Rid put it very well when he said it captures the energy of the wave so easy. also everyone who feels it says the same thing about the rails, " these rails feel good "

flash back fish, 5-8 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/16
3 sessions so far
cottons last saturday, so fun , bigger than i expected . board surfed good in the overhead conditions. good float for the lower volume, even faster off the take off than the WB, looser backside, ridiculous speed frontside , good first sesh.
round 2 sunday the 14th. blackies , fvcking crowded , but got some good ones , no real chances to bust a move or two because of crowd.

round 3 tuesday at 28th, low tide little drainers. board does good in the barrel, super fast, turns on a dime, throws a shite load of water in the turns. i love this board, i am actually looking forward to surfing mushburgers again

only reson i would get a board other than a coil would be ,
a hull , they dont make them
a longboard, they dont make them
a gun over 7 foot , they dont make them





I also own two Coils and I could not have described my experiences better than this.


Mike Daniel is such an easy shaper to work with. He listens and is able to translate the mish mosh of ideas you regurgitate out to him into the most amazing boards that out-perform your own expectations and abilities. The combination of his craftsmanship and the Coil process results in boards that are so lively and responsive you will not want to ride anything else. Other than my bonzers from Malcolm I have no reason to go to any shaper other than Mike.
Posted By: rdj

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/18/10 11:21 PM

I owe Hackeysaky for getting me addicted to Coils.

Here's #1. Bringing this one to Nica in month from now. 6'5" step-up. I surf this mostly in the winter.





More pics here http://surfboardpainting.blogspot.com/2008/10/mike-daniel-coil-step-up-custom.html

And #2

This is blend of the widerboard and qualifier. The board blows my mind. I make drops and stick turns i never could before on this board.







Mike and Kirk went out of their way to ship this board to me at a hotel in Northern California so I could surf it on my trip down the coast. Both really great guys to work with. If you're on the fence about where to order your next board, I highly recommend giving Mike a call.
Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/19/10 05:36 PM

Well as the owner 3 coils I feel that I have a pretty good handle on how they perform.First of all Mike is a great shaper and he really prides himself in what he does and he is really into giving his customer the best board.Second is that the coil tech absolutely has made a difference not just for me but for friends that have coils themselves.The boards just seem to stay under your feet damn good.Third thing is that I never worry about pulling into some barrel and thinking if I don't make will my board come up in 2 pieces.They aren't indestructable but they hold up like no other board I have ever had.

I have had 2 sunovas,2 firewires and regular epoxies and they can't hold a candle to what a CUSTOM HAND SHAPED COIL has done for my fun time.

I currently have a widerboard on order right now and it should be done soon.I can't wait!So if you want a board that makes you have more fun then in my opinion you can't go wrong with getting a coil!

I would post pics but I am computer handicapped.If somebody could post them for me I can email them to you.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/22/10 12:55 PM

There will be 4 more of these in SoCal in a month or so
with a recent order placed.
I'm sure a few erBBers will have some reports to offer up
shortly after that.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 12:46 AM

Quote:

Well as the owner 3 coils I feel that I have a pretty good handle on how they perform.First of all Mike is a great shaper and he really prides himself in what he does and he is really into giving his customer the best board.Second is that the coil tech absolutely has made a difference not just for me but for friends that have coils themselves.The boards just seem to stay under your feet damn good.Third thing is that I never worry about pulling into some barrel and thinking if I don't make will my board come up in 2 pieces.They aren't indestructable but they hold up like no other board I have ever had.

I have had 2 sunovas,2 firewires and regular epoxies and they can't hold a candle to what a CUSTOM HAND SHAPED COIL has done for my fun time.

I currently have a widerboard on order right now and it should be done soon.I can't wait!So if you want a board that makes you have more fun then in my opinion you can't go wrong with getting a coil!

I would post pics but I am computer handicapped.If somebody could post them for me I can email them to you.








Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 09:18 AM

Thanks for posting up the pics for me Oceanslide.I have a widerboard to pick up this weekend.I can hardly wait to go get it!
I think it would be great to see a griffin coil colaboration.
Posted By: East_Coaster

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 10:47 AM

WHy would Coil want to work with someone who has a Firewire model?

They dont need a collaboration when they have it figured out already.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 12:30 PM

Coil can customize their shapes more readily.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 01:27 PM

Maybe we'll get a DK/Coil mash-up...or a Zamora/Coil or Stamps/Coil, or Lovelace/Coil, or Campbell Bros/Coil, or...

Seems to me the people that have mastered this build, that
being the Brasingtons and Mike Daniel, have it pretty wired
and are doing just great as it is. Who knows though...
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 02:42 PM

A little of what I know from speaking with Mike Daniel...

Coil used to collaborate with a few labels: some preliminary stuff with ...lost, some boards with Nielson and Cannibal (where do you think Cannibal got the "inspiration" for their Core-vac boards?), and, most publicly, WRV.

They are now doing their own thing (everything in-house) under their own label, and content doing so. I can't say whether or not they might reconsider that in the future, though. Guess you never know.

Oh yeah, I do know that the Coil guys love side-by-side testing with Firewires; the results are pretty much always in their favor (I can attest; while I really liked my past Firewires, I like my Coils more).
Posted By: teleross

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 03:09 PM

Quote:











That little stubby one looks super fun. Is that worked off of one of their models or a total custom you and Mike came up with?
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 03:15 PM

The stubby one is referred to as an "M-80", one of MD's designs. I'll cut-and-paste the description of it from the swaylocks thread if/when I get a chance.

I have one on order right now. I'm 6'0" 180-190 and MD recommended a 5'8"
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 03:26 PM

I'm riding a friend's 6'8" x 20 3/4 x 2 7/8 widerboard with
an H2 quad setup in it.

even though this is a bit longer and narrower than my usual
boards, it was killing it this morning in the mushy takeoff
to inside racetrack on the falling tide at the local beachies.
I was really please with how well the board paddled and picked
up waves.

I got to load it up on a nice frontside peak and had the
same experience I had the first time I got my feet over
griffin's 5-fin...full on acceleration, leaving me behind.
really responsive...I set up a couple really nice lippers
front side and had a few backside waves with successive
loaded bottom turns to top turns (indian name: watches his own spray).

I'm hoping to get one at this volume, just 4" shorter and
a hair wider.

short summary: rugged board, lively ride.
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/26/10 03:58 PM

Sorry
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/27/10 12:49 AM

Quote:

Sorry




I hear some dude in Florida makes these SIIIIIIICK handguns.
Er, handplanes? Err, something with wood???
Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 02/27/10 02:05 PM

The short board to the left is the m-80.M is for Mike and 80 is for the 80's template that Mike used for the template.After seeing all the short wider boards from different shapers I called Mike and asked him to shape me something similar but with his own input and what I got was another great board.The only thing is you have to dial in the fins since the rail line is so short.I use the fam1 future fins and it works.
I just pickedup new board from Mike this morning and I will have Oceanslide post them for me if he doesn't mind.Its like his widerboard but slightly different.It looks fuchn good!!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 02:16 AM

So it looks as though the dims on my round-tail Widerboard will be
something like 6'4" x 20 3/8" x 2 5/8ish. Exact
width/thickness will depend to some extent on the overall
volume when it's cut. 5-fin convertible setup. Cannot wait to get my paws on that
thing.
Not sure what the others that ordered at the same time
are going with, but there should be some good porn to share
when that package arrives.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 02:27 AM

stoked for you j. i'm not one of "the others" but i just ordered a flashback fish 5'11x20x2.5 but really foiled down rails and tail similar to the one i got to see last week. should come out something like this



Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 02:45 AM

Quote:

should come out something like this




if thats the flashback, is this the standard fish?
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 02:47 AM

I'm getting a 5'9 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/8 swallow quad widerboard (I'm probably half your weight). Mine is for mushy Trestles, so I'm pretty sure I'll never ride it as a thruster.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 03:20 AM

Quote:

Quote:

should come out something like this




if thats the flashback, is this the standard fish?






that is a springfish

Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 12:00 PM

6'4" x 21 1/2 x 2 7/8 widerboard.

we'll have a coil outing to the point this summer
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 12:12 PM

Absolutely
Posted By: Kaiser_Sosa

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 12:47 PM

Is there another site with the full model lineup? The Coil site doesn't have the fish.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 01:10 PM

Nope, that site is it, but you can get more info on one-off customs and informal "models" at the Coil thread at swaylocks.com

The Coil guys tend to do everything (boards, website, sales, etc.) in-house, and they are super busy making boards at the moment, so the website progress is slow/on hold for the moment, although there is some talk about getting the springfish, M80, and maybe the "flashback" board sub-line on the site when time permits.

PS- I am not an official PR guy for Coil, but have developed a good working relationship/friendship with Mike, so I probably know a bit more about their ops than the average outsider.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 05:10 PM

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 07:31 PM

oceanslide ,

do you know when the fish fry is ? that would be a good time to meet up with all the coils ?
is your widerboard coming by its self or did you get someone to order with you ?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 07:54 PM

Quote:

oceanslide ,

do you know when the fish fry is ? that would be a good time to meet up with all the coils ?
is your widerboard coming by its self or did you get someone to order with you ?




I don't know that there are any events planned yet.
It would be cool to see a bunch of different Coil designs
in one place though. I placed an order with 3 others, all
who post on here, so there should be no shortage of porn
when that order comes in.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 08:08 PM

nice !!!

what was the turn around time when you ordered?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/10 08:22 PM

I believe 4-6 weeks from the order.
Mike needs to register on here to chime in on some of
the questions being asked, me thinks. No shortage of devoted
customers though, it seems.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/05/10 01:50 AM

Quote:

I believe 4-6 weeks from the order.
Mike needs to register on here to chime in on some of
the questions being asked, me thinks. No shortage of devoted
customers though, it seems.




Should be about 3 weeks out, according to MD...which would
be about 5 weeks total. Pretty good, IMO.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/05/10 02:27 AM

thats great in my book!

do you know what the volume on your board is ?
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/05/10 03:13 AM

Quote:

I'm getting a 5'9 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/8 swallow quad widerboard (I'm probably half your weight). Mine is for mushy Trestles, so I'm pretty sure I'll never ride it as a thruster.




When you get your new board, If you ever want to meet up and try a 5'7 Tomo twin, pics here tomo twin would love to trade boards for a session.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/05/10 08:14 PM

Quote:

thats great in my book!

do you know what the volume on your board is ?




No idea...don't know if it's been cut yet or not. I'm
interested to see what it comes to compared to some of the
other volume #s I've seen posted on Sways and here.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/07/10 12:38 AM

Quote:

Quote:

thats great in my book!

do you know what the volume on your board is ?




No idea...don't know if it's been cut yet or not. I'm
interested to see what it comes to compared to some of the
other volume #s I've seen posted on Sways and here.




According to MD, it's come out to 1.22 cu.ft. (34.5 liters).
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/07/10 02:20 AM

sounds good to me , cant wait to here how you like it. your reviews on boards are written well and i am sure this one will give you lots to write about. classifieds might have some new additions as well

i think N4S has a 6-8 around the same volume .
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/07/10 02:46 AM

Yeah, sounds good. I've been driving down to North County a lot this winter. Is this where you are?
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/07/10 02:25 PM

Quote:

i think N4S has a 6-8 around the same volume .




1.24
I think I'm going to increase the volume on the next one
I've been talking to Mike about a flashback fish
in the 1.4 cu ft. range
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/09/10 06:32 PM



volume where you need it
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/09/10 06:46 PM

Quote:



volume where you need it






someone is getting excited !!
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/09/10 11:07 PM

Quote:

Yeah, sounds good. I've been driving down to North County a lot this winter. Is this where you are?




Yup, e-mail me when you get it and want to meet up. I could also meet you up at trestles. g
Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/09/10 11:30 PM

Quote:

Quote:



volume where you need it






someone is getting excited !!




Whoa, is that thing finished or does it still need glass? I like the concept, just looks crazy thin!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/09/10 11:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:



volume where you need it







someone is getting excited !!






retodd, i think i'm at the back of the line.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/10/10 12:14 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:



volume where you need it







someone is getting excited !!






retodd, i think i'm at the back of the line.




Damn straight!
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/10/10 12:22 AM

Not quite the back
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/10/10 12:35 AM

oh the humanity

i usually order a board and forget about it until it arrives. not this one i'm tempted to just put in a widerboard order in now because i know i'm going to get one anyway
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/10/10 11:47 PM

wait until after the sacred craft , get some fresh ideas while you are there take pics and notes , then email mike and get it going, if not you will have a board on order and want something different. or you could buy my widerboard when i get back from hawaii?

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/11/10 02:00 AM

i'll just might take you up on that. just don't break it. pokestick:
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/24/10 09:11 PM

Top...
I think nkpheous may have some experience to share about
the Coil Widerboard now??

Mine (along with afoaf's, Dudebro's, and Ghostshaper's)
should be shipping out early next week. Porn to come...
Posted By: diognisee

Paying my regards. - 03/25/10 01:26 AM

This is my first time posting so I wanted to take a moment and say hello to everyone!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 02:08 AM

ah yes the widerboard. freaking amazing board. i'll have one in a couple of days and a flashback fish in a couple of weeks. i had a 3hr session a few weeks back on a 6'2 WB at the creek. the waves were head high and good so i got to get a good feel for it. the board is 2 1/4 thick which is normally anorexic for me but it gets into waves surprisingly easy and paddles well. all i can say is holy sh!t this board's got some serious twang to it. i'm not very good at reviewing boards, but bottom line the board comes out of turns with more speed than any board i've ever had. the board is just so smooth. i wish i would've had a board like this on past surf trips. there's quite a few boards in my quiver that will never see the water after that session. i'll have some boards in the classifieds soon.

highly recommend a coil

Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 02:26 AM

uh oh....look at what youre gonan start...
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 08:20 AM

Quote:

The stubby one is referred to as an "M-80", one of MD's designs. I'll cut-and-paste the description of it from the swaylocks thread if/when I get a chance.

I have one on order right now. I'm 6'0" 180-190 and MD recommended a 5'8"




Hacky, I was eyeballing the M80 as well, what were the rest of the dim's that he recommended for you.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 08:36 AM

Mike and I discussed dimensions on the phone, so I don't have a written record. I think he said 5'8" x 19 3/4" x a full 2 3/8", but I would not bet the farm on those #'s.

I will probably have my boards by next week if you can wait it out. Otherwise, I could probably call Mike and ask.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 12:37 PM

Quote:

uh oh....look at what youre gonan start...




i know. i don't want to hype these too much but they are the real deal "for me". i'm pretty much done with poly. since surfing on a coil and going back to my boards feels kind of like playing tennis with a modern racket and then switching back to a pingpong paddle
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 05:08 PM

Quote:

Mike and I discussed dimensions on the phone, so I don't have a written record. I think he said 5'8" x 19 3/4" x a full 2 3/8", but I would not bet the farm on those #'s.

I will probably have my boards by next week if you can wait it out. Otherwise, I could probably call Mike and ask.




Mike just told me thickness= 2.25" and volume= 0.85 cubic feet.
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 06:03 PM

Thanks hacky,
That will give me a starting point when I contact Mike.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/26/10 06:49 PM

I really like the volume calculation in stead of standard
length/width/thickness.

I rode three boards who's volume was known, including a Coil
before ordering mine...I am really fired up on how small I am
able to go on this build while still having that crutch float.

the way they pump, come off the bottom and catch the lip
reminds me a lot of my ResinX board.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/27/10 01:07 AM

Quote:

there's quite a few boards in my quiver that will never see the water after that session. i'll have some boards in the classifieds soon.





This. Haven't heard as many comments like this about any construction
ever as I've heard from owners of Coils recently. Truly
sounds too good to believe when you hear what people say
about theirs...look forward to forming my own opinions.
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/27/10 01:14 AM

really looking forward to riding your baord and n4s' board!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/27/10 01:19 AM

Keep your damn blue spraypaint and L.A. stencil away from
my $hit!
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/27/10 01:21 AM

rockso's already got teh paint pens
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/28/10 04:01 PM

Quote:

...when i get back from hawaii...





retodd, how did the Coils work in bigger island juice?
Posted By: EntropyFletch

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/28/10 08:38 PM

I busted my shorty last week and ordered a Qualifier two days later. Mike was very responsive and answered all my questions via email. I can't wait to try this thing!
My Dims: 6' 1/2" x 160 lbs.
Qualifier Dims: 6'1' X 18 5/8" X 2 3/8" or whatever it needs to be.
Volume: 0.80 cu. ft.

Mike even asked me where I like to paddle, chest, ribs, stomach, so he could customize the foil for my paddling technique...never had a shaper ask me that before, stocked!

Going with the 5 fin convertible set-up, should have in about 5 weeks if I'm lucky!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/28/10 10:15 PM

coils are matched well to Hawaiian juice. everything they do good in normal cali waves they do better in Hawaii. throw some bigger flat sided fins in and you are good to go. windy conditions are no issue for the tech. durability was great , had an instance where i was going to duck dive and i was on the reef , couple nicks on the rail and small pressure dent on the bottom. normal poly would have been heavily damaged.

any questions go ahead and ask.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/28/10 11:25 PM

Your Sways post is better:
Quote:


so how does a widerboard made for average California surf go in Hawaii ?

well it goes very well.

day one, right hand point break, backside for me , 4 to 8 foot, 20 mph offshore, Perfect as perfect gets. Coil spring in the good waves is amazing ,off the bottom to the lip and and repeat, fun back wash section on the inside to launch some airs.

day two , well known A frame with a good left , SHALLOW reef. i love this wave, board worked perfect for how i was surfing this spot, which goes like this , QUICK take off , bottom turn fade , get in the tube , floater or cutback . this is the spot with the reef encouter , i was getting some of the smaller 6-7 footers on the inside and in came some 10 footers , pushed me back on to the reef, i was ok untill i went to duckdive and the boards did not go down , as the white wash got me i could here the scrapiong sounds of board and reef. got out and went back to the shower and could not find and damage . in the hotel i found a small size pressure dent and a few nicks on the rail.

so in the powerful waves i noticed that ,

the harder the board is pushed the better it feels.

wind chop energy does not effect the performance of the board.

even in the windy conditions the board stuck to my feet.



Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/29/10 12:15 PM

6/160....eat something!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 12:28 AM

Order shipping out tomorrow!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 12:42 AM

get all your other boards cleaned up and looking good , take some pics of them and get ready to post them up on c-list.

Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 01:05 AM

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 01:13 AM

ok not "ALL" of them

has anyone mentioned the AB3 to Mike D. and seen if he wants to send out a few demos ?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 01:20 AM

Pretty sure he'll see this. Mike? What say you?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 01:30 AM

the wait for the flashback fish just got real easy





got a whole bunch of fins to mess with too

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 03:41 AM

she cleans up well
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 08:26 PM

mike said they are not that interested in AB3, most of their orders are 3 fin hpsb. sacred craft is a possibility in the future.

should be a few coils at the ab3, i will bring my 2, both are clear thrusters
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/30/10 09:52 PM

I'll have at least one
If I can make it
(wifes B-day)
not looking great
first miss
Posted By: EntropyFletch

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/31/10 08:58 PM

Quote:

6/160....eat something!




I do, all day long! But it just keeps coming out the other end! I can't stop it! What do I do?
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/31/10 11:15 PM

Count your blessings.

I held steady at 6' and 170 through my teens and early 20's.

Mid- to late-20's I'd hold nicely at 175-180 without really trying, and occasionally max out at 185-190 when I really hit the meals and the bars, but could always drop back down with minimal effort.

Now at 32 with more time at the desk than in the water, I woke up a few weeks ago at 202, a number I had never seen before. Been trying to drop it for a few weeks now. Just weighed myself in, dropped a whopping 5 lbs.l damn. Explains why I was struggling a bit on my anorexic 6'2" last night.

I'm determined to get back down to my "fighting weight" of 175-180 (should be easier now that I'm spending more time outside for fun and in the field and on a boat for work) but might take longer than it used to.

Luckily my beefier winter boards (that I neglected to order until the winter was half over ) are due in soon
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/01/10 02:34 AM

hackey,

what was the biggest difference ( feeling wise ) the double into single than the single to flat was ?

whats in the new batch , you have 2 or 3 on the way ?
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/01/10 08:05 AM

Hmm, I usually just have Mike decide on bottom contours, he usually puts mostly deep singles into my boards.

The only board he made for me that did not work out was a double-into-a-single; I'm talking very pronounced "vee" in the center, lower than the rails, like Rusty's "Double-D" bottom.

He did this in response to me wanting to loosen up board #1 off-the-top, but in retrospect it was because the dimensions a descriptions I sent him for that first board resulted in a board with a very straight rail-line in the back-end and wide tail-block (think the Doc Lausch "The Tail" that Brad Gerlach was riding for a while); again, my fault for getting a little too demanding in the custom process. That board was blazing fast down the line, locked into our barrels, and really liked to be put on rail and buried; I was just looking to get a little more loosey-goosey and freestyle with/in/through the lips.

The double-to-single (or was it double-to-flat?.. .I'm not sure) shortie was very lifty and got a little drifty sketchy off the bottom when it was meaty. I think that contour could work in either a very low-railed, sinky, submissive board (so you can engage/disengage the board as a whole and turn on/off all that lift), or something longer in that wants to run longer, faster lines (a la Bonzer in pointbreak waves).

I find it best to give Mike an idea of what I like to ride and what I want the board to do and let him run with it. I talk approximate dims and volumes, but always tell him to make the measurements fit the curves and the volumes fit the foils, at his discretion. The only thing I get really demanding about is I like very aggressive foils with thin, low-railed "control freak" tails.

3 boards coming: 5'8" M-80, 6'3" Qualifier (high-perf shortie) based on Surfercross's shortboard, and a beefed-up 6'4" half-step-up (I describe it my "Occy-esque" board, but again I told Mike what I want it to do and let him run with it; he said a scaled up version of what Noah Snyder surfs in the Outer Banks in those conditions) for burly NE semi-cleanup swells and when I am on my backhand.
Posted By: EntropyFletch

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/01/10 06:03 PM

Quote:

Count your blessings.

I held steady at 6' and 170 through my teens and early 20's.

Mid- to late-20's I'd hold nicely at 175-180 without really trying, and occasionally max out at 185-190 when I really hit the meals and the bars, but could always drop back down with minimal effort.

Now at 32 with more time at the desk than in the water, I woke up a few weeks ago at 202, a number I had never seen before. Been trying to drop it for a few weeks now. Just weighed myself in, dropped a whopping 5 lbs.l damn. Explains why I was struggling a bit on my anorexic 6'2" last night.

I'm determined to get back down to my "fighting weight" of 175-180 (should be easier now that I'm spending more time outside for fun and in the field and on a boat for work) but might take longer than it used to.

Luckily my beefier winter boards (that I neglected to order until the winter was half over ) are due in soon




I turn 31 on Monday.

I usually weigh up to 165 or 170, but LOTS of fieldwork lately had me down to 155 the other day...kind of surprised me when I looked at the scale.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/01/10 10:44 PM

i asked mike to make my new one , flat, double con vee, flat. like the one on greg webbers website. his advise was stick with what works best for you, flat , single, flat and thats what i am getting.
if aint broke , dont fix it.

did mike have any recommendations on fins for the M-80 ?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/02/10 02:30 AM

oceanslide ,

looks like we have some waves next week , perfect timing for the new board. looking forward to the ride review.

do you have an accurate scale? wonder what a higher volume board will weigh. my friends 6-4 at .9 cubic feet with Hawaii lam came in at 6.5lbs

Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/02/10 09:10 AM

Well, there goes my theory.

Next hypothesis: tapeworm? haha.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/02/10 02:52 PM

Quote:

oceanslide ,

looks like we have some waves next week , perfect timing for the new board. looking forward to the ride review.

do you have an accurate scale? wonder what a higher volume board will weigh. my friends 6-4 at .9 cubic feet with Hawaii lam came in at 6.5lbs






I know. Board should be delivered tomorrow, just in time
for it to sit in the garage for 4 days while I'm in Cabo
with the fam.
Don't have a scale, but I'm sure I could find one nearby.
Can't wait for the taco!
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/03/10 08:24 PM

big thanks again to you, J, for putting it all together and
getting it done.

I'm about to take mine for a stint in baja where I'll get a
chance to put it through its paces.

big thanks in general to the online surf community for really
promoting the products that the like-minded have found to
be beneficial to the thing we do...I'm really stoked with
the advances I've been able to make given the gear that
I've been turned on to by so many folks.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/03/10 09:16 PM

all that and no picture?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/04/10 12:39 AM

No worries. Big thanks to K for handling the transaction
for us all.

Well, the taco arrived today and it felt like Christmas
unwrapping the present.
6'4" x 20 3/8" x 2 5/8" 'Widerboard'.
Board looks and feels unreal. Good volume where it counts,
but very nicely foiled rails, nose, and tail. Killer shape
and the build is pretty damn impressive. Cannot WAIT to
try it out...unfortunately that won't be until at least
Friday, as I'm headed out of town. Hopefully that means
good waves for the rest of you.
Thanks again Mike Daniel for a great custom order experience
and to the Brasingtons for a very impressive-looking board.
I'm pretty sure the ride will match the looks.









Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/04/10 01:51 AM

nice to know it will be good all week
Posted By: Kairosguy

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/04/10 01:53 AM

Hi Guys,
I've been thinking of getting the White Diamond but I saw this board and it seems like people really enjoy it. I guess what I want to know is why are people getting this board instead of a White Diamond? Board characterisics like speed, snapping ability, ability to catch waves. and what not would be greatly appreciated.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/04/10 02:26 PM

j, that board is going to blow your mind. the only downside is you won't look at your other boards the same.

i had a great 4hr session at stressles yesterday on my coil. tried out a bunch of different fin setups. i'm really liking the k2.1 fins for the thruster setup and the stretch as thuster and quad. i'm going to try the k2.1/k2.1 groms as quad rears next and the H2/gx rears as per 000's suggestion. and still have yet to try the gg g-10s which i think are going to go real good. we'll see what happens. good times
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/04/10 04:54 PM

Check out the Coil
M-80


If you decide to go with them
board on the left
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/04/10 04:57 PM

i know ugly baords can ride outstanding..but man that template is ugly!
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/04/10 05:02 PM

and this is from someone riding a
loaf
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:01 AM

Took receipt of my new Coils and they look insane. Like, in-friggin-sane insane.

I'm so tired at the moment that I'm going cross-eyed, but I snapped a few quick pics of the M80 and am throwing them up here since I am really amped on it. The board packs a lot of volume without looking or feeling bulky at all, and the super foiled-down tail makes me think this is going to perfectly bridge the gap between my Springfish and shortboard.



Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:11 AM

how wide is the tail from the tips of the squash ?

ok who is going to be the first left coaster to get one ?
Posted By: goldenarmes

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:17 AM



gotta admit im a sucker for a foiled out tail.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:19 AM

5'8" x 19 3/4" x 2 1/4"
0.85 cu ft
9 inch corner-to-corner on a shallow diamond tail

I have this weird feeling this board is going to change my perspective and my surfing, as did the 5'6" Springfish that Mike shaped me a while back.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:26 AM

Quote:

gotta admit im a sucker for a foiled out tail.




Me too. That is where most of a board's "personality" is contained.

Here is another pic of the tail end for ya.

Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:39 AM

OMG he's back from the dead
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:46 AM

Quote:





love this shot!
20w and I don't agree on templates
The M80 looks pretty sick to me
Posted By: goldenarmes

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:47 AM

resurrection weekend no less...lol

note to erBB's : having a baby will decrease your water time
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 12:49 AM

Good to see you back my friend!
(only for about 8 years)
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 01:05 AM

Quote:

resurrection weekend no less...lol

note to erBB's : having a baby will decrease your water time




I agree... x3.

With 3 at home, 2 of 'em still in diapers, sometimes I think it would be easier to organize a coup to overthrow a small country than work through the logistics of strategically lining up windows of availability and the correct swell/location/tide/wind combos.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 01:07 AM

looking forward to pics of the good wave boards
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 01:09 AM

Quote:

Took receipt of my new Coils and they look insane. Like, in-friggin-sane insane.

I'm so tired at the moment that I'm going cross-eyed, but I snapped a few quick pics of the M80 and am throwing them up here since I am really amped on it. The board packs a lot of volume without looking or feeling bulky at all, and the super foiled-down tail makes me think this is going to perfectly bridge the gap between my Springfish and shortboard.








Wow, I really like that template! looks very angular and hp...

20W loves roundness and thickness is the tail of his boards and ladies so this boards a no go for him

Hopefully I'll get a chance of trying one of these soon. Although I can't really afford any more boards and have a nearly completed quiver.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 07:12 AM

Quote:

looking forward to pics of the good wave boards




I'll try to post those up soon.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/05/10 11:17 AM

havoc,

you are the perfect weight to give my flashback a go !!

i should have some free time next weekend. once you try it you can justify selling a good portion of your dust collectors
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/07/10 03:02 AM

Finally got a session in on my widerboard. It's super buoyant and loose. Exactly what I wanted for small junky waves.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/07/10 03:11 AM

hey ghostS...what dims do you get for that??
Nice get mang.

win win
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/07/10 07:52 AM

Phil, another Jersey-ite addicted to Coils:

http://josephguagliardo.zenfolio.com/p298174121/e247a6301

Edit: not embedding well, so click the linky linky.
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/08/10 01:51 AM

5'9 x 19 1/8 x 2 1/8; 0.79 cu ft; quad.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/08/10 02:46 AM

Quote:

havoc,

you are the perfect weight to give my flashback a go !!

i should have some free time next weekend. once you try it you can justify selling a good portion of your dust collectors




LOL! you gonna be at the ab3 todd? would love to try one.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/08/10 02:52 AM

i will be there. i will bring my fish for you to try and whoever else wants to go for a spin.

i wish my new 6-3 would be ready for the event but it wont

sold my widerboard , hawaii is way more expensive than i planed.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/09/10 08:40 PM

Session #1 today on the Widerboard after 4 straight days
of drinking and eating in Cabo equaled a very out-of-sync
but still very promising session in semi-funky S. wind
riddled beachbreak peaks. I had been told it would feel
different than any board I've ever ridden...it turned out
to be even MORE different than I expected. First off, the
board is very foiled out for me compared to what I usually
surf, but floated and paddled me fine and picked up waves
better than I thought it would. Feels really solid and
is very fast out of the gates, but what totally F-ed with
my head was how much the board loads up coming off the
bottom and pushing hard. On 2 of the better waves I caught,
I went to drive it off of the bottom and wasn't prepared
for the spring effect and my rear foot came completely
off the board, causing me to fully kook the section. It
seems like the board doesn't need the 'rider input' normally
involved in generating speed by pumping hard. Pretty crazy.
I look forward to figuring it out in coming sessions because
I felt like a kook today. Feels very promising though from
what I can tell thus far.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/09/10 10:38 PM

ride it 5 more times in any condition, then get your favorite normal board and surf it
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/09/10 11:02 PM

seconded. dead on.

I blew three backside waves today just totally exploding out
of my backside bottom turns...goes totally vertical with a
bullet.

rode it with my griffin quad set...not *quite* right for the
board, but I did have a few open frontside waves where it
catapulted.

mine is shorter, narrower and far more foiled than anything
I ride...the paddling is only slightly more labored than
my modfish but overall the thing catches waves I don't expect
to and goes bananas when you load it up.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/10/10 08:43 AM

M80 first impression/first ride report:



I rode the M80 in waist-chest and clean surf that was not too weak, but not particularly punchy either. The performance of the board was outstanding, I could not be happier.

General first impressions are: paddles well, catches waves well, very submissive, very maneuverable (seems to roll rail-to-rail with a flick of the ankle, which is very helpful in speed-generation and back-off-sections in small surf), and is easiy to overpower when things get dicey. Still has a nice grounded thruster feeling and likes getting vertical and coming out of the turn with very little swing-weight resistance.

I feel like I've been missing out by not having one in my quiver earlier. Pretty jazzed to get back out on it again, hopefully in improved conditions.

Honestly, a springfish and an M80 combined would probably make for a minimalist, East-Coast-Summer two-board quiver (until, of course, real storms and swell materialize); if you had to boil it down to a one-board summer quiver, the widerboard could probably cover the spread reasonably well.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/10/10 11:19 PM



5’6” x 21” x 2 3/8” x 0.79 cu. ft. Springfish

5’8” x 19 3/4” x 2 1/4” x 0.84 cu. ft. M80

6’0” x 19 1/4” x 2 3/16” x 0.85 cu. ft. Widerboard

6’2” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/4” x 0.75 cu. ft. Qualifier (heavily personalized custom)

6’3” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/16” x 0.85 cu. ft. Qualifier (mostly a blend of surfercross’ and Ron's (SE FCS rep) go-to boards)

6’4” x 19” x 2 1/4” x 0.90 cu. ft. Qualifier “kinda step-up”
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/10/10 11:57 PM

Wow
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 12:12 AM

Quote:



5’6” x 21” x 2 3/8” x 0.79 cu. ft. Springfish

5’8” x 19 3/4” x 2 1/4” x 0.84 cu. ft. M80

6’0” x 19 1/4” x 2 3/16” x 0.85 cu. ft. Widerboard

6’2” x 18 3/4” x 2 1/4” x 0.75 cu. ft. Qualifier (heavily personalized custom)

6’3” x 18 7/8” x 2 3/16” x 0.85 cu. ft. Qualifier (mostly a blend of surfercross’ and Ron's (SE FCS rep) go-to boards)

6’4” x 19” x 2 1/4” x 0.90 cu. ft. Qualifier “kinda step-up”




Fark yeah!
Did you take a bottom shot, by chance?
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 08:20 AM

I did not because I had to set the boards up on the ground-level deck, run to the second floor and climb out the window onto the low-level roof to check the vantage point, run back downstairs because the boards were over-hanging into the garden area, run back upstairs to check the frame, run back downstairs because the wind had blown the boards and rotated some of them out of alignment (this step x3), run back upstairs to take the shot, etc... all this while my wife was "gently urging" me to get my oldest daughter ready and out the door for soccer, etc.

I'll try to take some bottom shots in the near future.

Boards are all thrusters except the Springfish (quad) and the 5-fin option Widerboard (which is usually ridden as a thruster anyway).
Posted By: rdj

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 01:30 PM

Quote:







There is something really comforting about a 1 shaper quiver. You've worked with Mike so much at this point he can probably shape you any board with minimal input. There's a lot of value in building a shaper/surfer relationship like that. This picture tells a lot about that.

I surfed with Hackey for about 3 hours on Friday in really clean lined up stomach - chest high south swell. It was short period and lacked some push, but the rides were long and the wave stayed open. Watched him work the M80 and pull some kid tricks like a much younger surfer. Then he switched over to the Spring Fish with pretty much a flawless transition. I think that can really be attributed to that working relationship he's built with Mike.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 02:38 PM

my new dilema.......springfish or m80
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 02:40 PM

Quote:

I did not because I had to set the boards up on the ground-level deck, run to the second floor and climb out the window onto the low-level roof to check the vantage point, run back downstairs because the boards were over-hanging into the garden area, run back upstairs to check the frame, run back downstairs because the wind had blown the boards and rotated some of them out of alignment (this step x3), run back upstairs to take the shot, etc... all this while my wife was "gently urging" me to get my oldest daughter ready and out the door for soccer, etc.

I'll try to take some bottom shots in the near future.

Boards are all thrusters except the Springfish (quad) and the 5-fin option Widerboard (which is usually ridden as a thruster anyway).






I kid, I kid. Nice work!
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 04:45 PM

I like them both
The M-80 looks like it could be tweaked into a souped up version of my old Bumble Bee
But I lean more towards the Spring fish
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 05:09 PM

Springfish...somewhere around 6'0" x 21" x 2 5/8".
If you don't end up liking it, well...
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 07:40 PM

Quote:

6'0" x 21" x 2 5/8".



Sound a little small for Nick
I was thinking 6'1"x 21 1/2"x2 3/4"
and if you don't like it, well...
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 10:44 PM

Quote:

I kid, I kid. Nice work!




Haha, yeah, no prob. I figured the whole "conflict" (Me: "I gotta get these boards lined up and these pics taken" vs. my wife "Do you really have to do that NOW? The kid is gonna be late and it will be all your fault!") was humorous and possibly more common than one might think, and thus worth posting.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 10:59 PM

for what kind of conditions ?
slowers = m 80
hb = spring

what about a higher volume WB ?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/11/10 11:58 PM

Quote:

Quote:

6'0" x 21" x 2 5/8".



Sound a little small for Nick
I was thinking 6'1"x 21 1/2"x2 3/4"
and if you don't like it, well...




ha. both of those dim suggestions are nowhere near where i'm going. sorry guys. i was thinking something like 5'8 21x2 1/2 would be money for me.

the m80 just reminds me of the wd i had but i have a feeling this might be a little bit better. i'll probably go 5'8 20 x 2 7/16.


Quote:

for what kind of conditions ?
slowers = m 80
hb = spring

what about a higher volume WB ?




i'm days away from putting in a widerboard order at 6'0 19 1/2 2 3/8. just waiting for the flashback fish to come in so i can feel out the difference between 1.0 ft3 and .90 ft3 (current widerboard) i'm just guessing its going to come in around .95ft3

hopefully my surfboard firesale goes well so i can just order all three
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 12:43 AM

what is the eta on that flashback?

you get the grom fins?
Posted By: JWRVPR

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 01:00 AM

does any one have a Coil with wings?
I havent seen one yet
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 01:11 AM

not that i know of.
Posted By: JWRVPR

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 02:06 AM

can it be done ?
Posted By: rdj

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 08:46 AM

Quote:

does any one have a Coil with wings?
I havent seen one yet




I have seen Coils with bumps/wings and have talked to Mike about doing them, so yup they can be done.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 12:08 PM

Quote:

what is the eta on that flashback?

you get the grom fins?




i talked to an fcs rep and they're about to release a k2.1 quad set so i'm waiting on that.

ETA? still waiting to hear back. maybe a week
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 12:36 PM

Why'd you get rid of the white diamond?
Posted By: gkatz

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 12:53 PM

Quote:

i talked to an fcs rep and they're about to release a k2.1 quad set so i'm waiting on that.




jack's might have them in stock - it looks like you can buy them through their website... go to this page and choose the quad set in the combobox (drop down list) @ the bottom...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 03:31 PM

$104 for the set yikes. i just want the quad rears. anyone know how i can get em?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 08:28 PM

bashams
949 492 8144

did the fcs rep say if the grom fin was the same as the quad rear?

try the mod fish rears pushed back.

so many options
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 08:55 PM

nkpheous, how come you got rid of the white diamond?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 09:14 PM

Pretty sure he developed an uncurable disease...Coiltous.
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 09:30 PM

I've got a coil, but now I'm stuck between ordering another (m-80? m-80/flashback diamond cross?) for a smaller wave groveller, and a white diamond. love my coil, but everyone seems to go crazy for the white diamond too...tough choices...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 11:53 PM

Quote:

Why'd you get rid of the white diamond?




Quote:

nkpheous, how come you got rid of the white diamond?




well to be perfectly honest, my modfish is better than the wd in almost every aspect (for me). i had a really fun first session with it, tried a bunch of different fin setups and kinda just lost interest.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/12/10 11:55 PM

thanks retodd. hey no more posting on this thread


Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/13/10 01:54 AM

Quote:

Pretty sure he developed an uncurable disease...Coiltous.





yeah man, I've heard about that, highly infectious too hence the multipage thread....
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/13/10 02:19 AM

oops i forgot .

littlewave,

who shaped your coil, mike or kirk ?
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/13/10 02:20 AM

mike. it's a 6'8" qualifier, currently has hynson quads in it...
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/13/10 07:47 AM

Quote:

I've got a coil, but now I'm stuck between ordering another (m-80? m-80/flashback diamond cross?) for a smaller wave groveller, and a white diamond. love my coil, but everyone seems to go crazy for the white diamond too...tough choices...




The best thing you could do is talk to Mike and hash this out. Don't forget he is in FL, which gets plenty of small, weak surf, so he would be familiar with such demands.

Here is my perspective:

As point-of-reference, I'm 6'0" 185 and riding a 5'8" M80 and a 5'6" Springfish.

For me, the M80 is a small-wave performer. Thruster that likes to be ridden aggressively off the tail. It pumps and pops through sections, so it is not a "let the board do all the work" groveler, but rather a "let's use what this board has to make the most of it" small wave board. Bear in mind, I've only ridden it one day, but for about 2 hours with consistent waves and no crowd/competition; on its inaugural session, once the tide got too high and the waves softened up, I traded to the springfish and it was like resetting the fun factor.

I'd say if you want a true groveler and decide to go M80, maybe oversize it a little and spring for the 5-fin plug option. By oversize, I don't mean big and bulky, maybe match your height or go a little less.

Or go for the Springfish set up as a quad to really take advantage of the low-end.

Or go full-custom with Mike and let him work his magic. My best boards are the ones that I told Mike what I want the board to do (and had him make all the decisions), not what I wanted him to do while shaping them.

Either way, definitely talk over your needs with Mike. Mike@coilsurf.com
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 12:44 AM

hackey, did you say your Springfish can be ridden both as
a twin or quad? Like, a keel-fin twin or??? Mike mentioned
setting them up sometimes to run as twins, but with trailers
to go quad if you want to...

Also, for any larger Widerboard owners out there (190lbs.+), what fin setup
(thruster, quad, or twin/trailer) are you prefering on your WB,
and what particular FCS fins are you having the most luck with?

Myself, I've tried the following FCS quad setups so far:

Large Simon fronts, Med. Simon rears...felt like too much fin,
fairly drivey but kinda stiff.

Mayhem GMB fronts with Q1000 rears...this has felt pretty good so far.

Tomorrow I'm trying it as a thruster with Sunny carbon fins...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 12:55 AM

the sunny fin is the stiffest fin i have even tried .

try the TP fins or m5
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 01:13 AM

tc redline

is there a test drive center in o side?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 01:26 AM

Don't you really dig another shaper's super-stiff fins?
Would really like to try the Redlines (hope to borrom those
from a friend soon). Pretty sure Surfride has an FCS test-
drive center...know they have Futures.
Will also try M-5's at some point.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 01:41 AM

flex stiff yes , i should have said the sunny fins were difficult to turn.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 07:58 AM

I rode the Springfish as a twin with FK3 keel fins for some time because that is what I knew well (twin-keel fishes), but once I put the quad fins in at Mike's recommendation there was no turning back.

I'm still experimenting, but I seem to always come back to K2.1's on most my FCS-equipped thrusters (including the widerboard and M80). Since the foils are so thin on most of my boards, there is a lot of efficiency and "edge control", which allows for smaller fins. If it gets a bit bigger I'll drop in a set of M5's. My preferred fins may change, of course, as I try different templates in different positions.
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 10:08 AM

I don't have a Coil, but I recently spent some time playing with fin setups on a FW Lost Stealth as a bigger guy (185-190). Somewhat similar board, relaxed entry rocker with a bit more beef than your standard thruster.

I had PC5s, PC7s, K2.1s, and the GMB5 set to work with. My favorite setup ended up being a thruster: the GMB fronts with a PC5 rear.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 11:52 AM

I think I mentioned to you that I tried my griff quad fronts
with the m5 rear.

I really liked it...I don't have a good frame of reference
since I never ride thrusters and have only had poor experiences
on them but I found the board to be super predictable and
quick through turns.

I kind of want to try the griff fronts with an h2 rear...?
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/14/10 02:05 PM

FYI for any NJ guys, there is a good deal ($350) on a used round-tail shortboard 5'10" x 18.25" x 2 1/8" Coil (not mine) at No Flat Earth in Brick, NJ. It is one of the previous-generation versions (WRV logo, bare rails (no wrap)) but in really condition.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/10 11:28 PM

just got a new 6-3 from mike , wide point pulled back with the nose and tail pulled in. some pics on sways .

ride report after a few more sessions.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/19/10 03:14 AM

at the request of retodd: here's his new coil.....tada...

nice looking board mang!!

win win
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/19/10 09:55 AM

thank you !
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Latley I've been thinking. - 04/21/10 02:27 AM

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Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/21/10 02:42 AM

Quote:

I am there, pro I exist. It's essentially of the collective unconscious.

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what
Posted By: littlewave

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/21/10 03:20 AM

he is there, pro he exists. it's one of mike's secret models. has to do with the rocker.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/22/10 03:10 PM

OK, I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I've heard waaaaaay too many good things about Coil to not give it a try. I'm thinking about a Flashback fish moontail to rip into some of these Socal summer waves.

For the Flashback riders out there, what kind of fins are you using? Does the Flashback normally come as a quad, or are you running a 5-fin box?

I also need to dial in size. I'm 6'1", 175 lbs, 36 years old.

Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/22/10 03:29 PM

according to mike the flashback was originally a twin + trailer. mine is set up as a tri with larger sides and smaller trailer. there are some on the way that will have 5 boxes .

you and i are the same size, my flash back is 5-8 x 19.5 x 2.16 = .81 cubic feet.

what dims did you order?
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/22/10 03:41 PM

Quote:

according to mike the flashback was originally a twin + trailer. mine is set up as a tri with larger sides and smaller trailer. there are some on the way that will have 5 boxes .

you and i are the same size, my flash back is 5-8 x 19.5 x 2.16 = .81 cubic feet.

what dims did you order?




I'm dialing it in with Mike. Nothing ordered yet. Are you happy with your dims? Are you also in your 30's? Do you have any issues with paddle-ability or picking up waves? Would you do anything different? 5'8" seems real small to me. Do Coil boards float more than your standard board?

I'll probably run it as a quad but was curious on the 5-fin option in case I want to experiment with a trailer later on. Also think the moon tail might be fun to try to get more "bite".
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/22/10 04:08 PM

Quote:

Quote:

according to mike the flashback was originally a twin + trailer. mine is set up as a tri with larger sides and smaller trailer. there are some on the way that will have 5 boxes .

you and i are the same size, my flash back is 5-8 x 19.5 x 2.16 = .81 cubic feet.

what dims did you order?




I'm dialing it in with Mike. Nothing ordered yet. Are you happy with your dims? Are you also in your 30's? Do you have any issues with paddle-ability or picking up waves? Would you do anything different? 5'8" seems real small to me. Do Coil boards float more than your standard board?

I'll probably run it as a quad but was curious on the 5-fin option in case I want to experiment with a trailer later on. Also think the moon tail might be fun to try to get more "bite".




i am 28

dims are fine for me but i like more of a shortboard feel in a fish. they paddle well for their size and catch waves easy to me. i know some folks like extra float so if that is the case make sure to let mike know. if you plan to use it as an all rounder the quad would be the way to go. i have used mine in overhead wave and it was a bit skidish, shoulder to knee is when mine is at its best.

i dont think they float any diff from a poly.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/22/10 08:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

according to mike the flashback was originally a twin + trailer. mine is set up as a tri with larger sides and smaller trailer. there are some on the way that will have 5 boxes .

you and i are the same size, my flash back is 5-8 x 19.5 x 2.16 = .81 cubic feet.

what dims did you order?




I'm dialing it in with Mike. Nothing ordered yet. Are you happy with your dims? Are you also in your 30's? Do you have any issues with paddle-ability or picking up waves? Would you do anything different? 5'8" seems real small to me. Do Coil boards float more than your standard board?

I'll probably run it as a quad but was curious on the 5-fin option in case I want to experiment with a trailer later on. Also think the moon tail might be fun to try to get more "bite".




i am 28

dims are fine for me but i like more of a shortboard feel in a fish. they paddle well for their size and catch waves easy to me. i know some folks like extra float so if that is the case make sure to let mike know. if you plan to use it as an all rounder the quad would be the way to go. i have used mine in overhead wave and it was a bit skidish, shoulder to knee is when mine is at its best.

i dont think they float any diff from a poly.




I think I'll go 5-fin box, for another $50. It'll be nice to run a tri setup as well as quad. Mike recommended 5'10 to 6'1 range, depending on how much paddle power I want.

Still debating on how small to go. I'm agonizing over it. LoL. With your 5'8", do you find yourself catching waves by late take off, or is it pretty versatile and able to catch those weak summer mushy waves?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/22/10 08:51 PM

weak waves no problems, easy as pie.

bigger that shoulder high and steeper and it gets a bit difficult.

if an all rounder is what you want i would say 5-11 to 6-1 x 19.5 - 20 and stay thin like 2.16 - 2.25
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/23/10 12:32 AM

Quote:


Are you also in your 30's?




Yes.
Quote:


Do you have any issues with paddle-ability or picking up waves?




For the dims, for me, my WB paddles OK...not great, but picks
up waves well...sometimes waves I don't expect to be able to.
Quote:


Do Coil boards float more than your standard board?





I agree with retodd that they feel like they float similar
to a standard (poly) board.

Quote:


I'll probably run it as a quad but was curious on the 5-fin option in case I want to experiment with a trailer later on.




Good call, IMO.

Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/23/10 01:13 AM

Good info guys, thanks.

I'm leaning towards a 6'0" or 6'1" but keeping it thinner to maintain flex. Still discussing with Mike. I'm going to go with the 5-fin box and moon tail. What do you think, FCS or Futures? Which has better quad systems? Any good fin recommendations? I'll be surfing Socal summer mush with this board.

Cheers!

Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/23/10 12:51 PM

is your DD a fish? if so what dims?
what were MD recommended dims?
fcs 100% over future.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/23/10 01:01 PM

Quote:

is your DD a fish? if so what dims?
what were MD recommended dims?
fcs 100% over future.




My DD is a 6'4" x 18 7/8" x 2 1/2" Proctor Blackbird.

MD suggested: "You could go as short as 5’10’’ on this, but maybe 5’11’’ or 6’0’’ would be safer and still much shorter than your other boards. 6’1’’ if you really value paddling/wave catching over tight radius turning. Width is usually proportioned to length; a 5’10’’ would be about 19.75, 6’1’’ would be 20.5’’. If your normal board is 6’4’’ x 2.5’’, you’re used to a little more volume than Todd. I’d lean towards 6’0 or 6’1’’ to keep it comfortable."

I'm getting more feedback on whether there would be any appreciable difference between 6 and 6'1" in flex. What do you think?...

Definitely going with fusions, too.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/23/10 01:18 PM

i dont know about that.
6-1 to 6-0 , super small i am guessing.
get one first and see how it goes, then play with flex on the next few if needed .
i am sure now i could tell mike to make a board for me now without any input and it would go off.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/23/10 07:32 PM

Quote:

i dont know about that.
6-1 to 6-0 , super small i am guessing.
get one first and see how it goes, then play with flex on the next few if needed .
i am sure now i could tell mike to make a board for me now without any input and it would go off.




We decided on 6’0" and 20.25", and keeping the thickness minimal for small wave rippability.

I'm stoked to go with the 5-fin and play with tri or quad on the flashback.

Moon tail will be fun, too!

It's going to be a loooooong 6-week wait!!

Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/23/10 09:19 PM

My FBF should be ready soon
tough waiting but, it's almost over
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 12:42 AM

Quote:

My FBF should be ready soon
tough waiting but, it's almost over




Sweet! What dims did you get?
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 12:47 AM


6'3"(1.4ft³)
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 12:49 AM

Definitely post pics when that bad boy gets in!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 12:57 AM

5'11 flashback due in tuesday
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 01:57 AM

so close yet so far.
masonite tacos are muy bueno
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 01:59 AM

Quote:

5'11 flashback due in tuesday




hey buddy, you wanna go surfing on Wednesday? you know you wanna try the new board out...
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 02:12 AM

Quote:

Quote:

5'11 flashback due in tuesday




hey buddy, you wanna go surfing on Wednesday? you know you wanna try the new board out...




should be fun watching him catch all the waves
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 02:35 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

5'11 flashback due in tuesday




hey buddy, you wanna go surfing on Wednesday? you know you wanna try the new board out...




should be fun watching him catch all the waves




yeah man, wave hog
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 03:09 AM

Quote:

Quote:

i dont know about that.
6-1 to 6-0 , super small i am guessing.
get one first and see how it goes, then play with flex on the next few if needed .
i am sure now i could tell mike to make a board for me now without any input and it would go off.






We decided on 6’0" and 20.25", and keeping the thickness minimal for small wave rippability.

I'm stoked to go with the 5-fin and play with tri or quad on the flashback.

Moon tail will be fun, too!

It's going to be a loooooong 6-week wait!!






these will be 6 long weeks , especially when need 4 speed and nphenikous start going on and on about how fun they are.

did mike recommend any fin set ups ?

my recommendations

quad = stretch with q1
tri = stretch or pattersons or m7 with m3 trailer
twin = mr 78's or the griffin's
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 01:33 PM

Quote:


these will be 6 long weeks , especially when need 4 speed and nphenikous start going on and on about how fun they are.

did mike recommend any fin set ups ?

my recommendations

quad = stretch with q1
tri = stretch or pattersons or m7 with m3 trailer
twin = mr 78's or the griffin's




Mike didn't have any fin recommendations yet.

Thanks for your recommendations. I've been doing fin research, going through the threads, etc., trying to figure out good combos to try. It's funny I didn't even picture running this as a twin.

Do you run yours mostly as a tri or quad?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 06:09 PM

mine is permanently a tri.
SOAR a9L up font and a9S as the trailer.

no plans to travel with it and i like having a board that i CANT tinker with. grab and go.

if you want glassons on a coil do not get white fins, they look yellow compared to a coil.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 08:38 PM

Quote:


if you want glassons on a coil don not get white fins, they look yellow compared to a coil.




White pads also do not look quite as white
against the board.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 08:54 PM

are you speaking from experience ?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 09:02 PM

Quote:

are you speaking from experience ?




Maybe.



Not bad, but when I was putting it on, I was like wtf?
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 09:06 PM

even new wax looks yellow.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 09:09 PM

your lawn looks nice
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 09:38 PM

the colors will match up in a couple of years
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 09:41 PM

Oslide, the board looks great. Let me know what you think of the hynson and redlines
Posted By: afoaf

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/24/10 11:59 PM

seconded...except I've pretty much resolved to running mine as a tri.

nk, any chance you still have a griffin twin? I think I'd be
interested in trying those on this board...kind of a lark.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/25/10 12:09 AM

nope....all i have left is the mod. i think the modfish fronts with the middle fin will almost serve as a twin w trailer in the flashback. i'll let you know how it goes when i try it. after seeing the fins on todd's board that greg made for him, i'm considering ordering a set as well. i've got a good batch of fins that all seem to work well in the widerboard.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/25/10 12:44 AM

tri fin WB for AFOAF, didnt you say you hate thrusters?
Posted By: afoaf

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/25/10 12:12 PM

more like thrusters hate(d) me...I think a lot of the new
found success has to do with getting off big boards and
learning how to work for my speed.

but running griffin modfish fronts with an M5 trailer works
killer...good projection when I put the rail down, but a
tighter turning radius off the bottom and top when needed.
very predictable...thinking of trying an h2 center and/or
some smaller trailers to see how much fin I can eliminate.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 04/30/10 01:59 PM

Had a pretty good session on the Widerboard this a.m., so
I thought I'd offer a bit more of a review...
Waves were anywhere from chest-high to overhead, peaky and
shifty low-tide windswell with some push. The bigger waves
would jack up quickly and produce quick-moving, steep drops,
some of which would line up a bit with others burgering out
after the drop.
Had a few rights and lefts that were overhead and the board
performed really well w/ TC Redline thruster fins (first
time trying those). Picked up waves well and handled the
steep drops well too. I actually stuck two backside air
drops, and the board loaded up off the bottom and around
a steep pitching section that I didn't think I'd make both
times. Also had two steep and bowly lefts, going from a
late drop into a short shoulder where I was able to really
lay into a frontside carve and feel the coil/spring effect
coming out of a turn that everyone loves with these boards.
Not much in the way of longer lined-up waves, but the board
performed very well in these steep windswell conditions and
gave me more of a feel for it's potential. I dug it.

Some overall impressions of the board/build so far...

1) These are not buoyant like many other more standard
EPS/epoxy builds. I'd say it floats and paddles more like
a poly board, so take that into consideration when deciding
dims. I could use a touch more foam, although the board
does well as long as there is some push in the wave.
I really notice the lower buoyancy when duck-diving. While
it's easy to sink it, it doesn't pop back up quickly like
my other eps/epoxy boards.

2) My board is not nearly as light weight as my higher-volume
EPS/epoxy boards...also probably more similar to a standard
or light glassed poly.

3) The Coil/spring effect is really most apparent when
coming off the bottom hard or laying into a carve hard.
It really does load up and project...a very cool feeling!

4) The Widerboard is most definately all performance
shortboard. Nothing fishy/alternative feeling about it.
Don't confuse it for an alternative to riding a fish...it's
completely different. Feels like it wants to be pushed and
surfed hard, and goes rail to rail very well.

5) I dig the board a lot, and look forward to surfing it
quite a bit when the waves are good. Not a mush-buster at
all for me, but super fun when the waves are better.

Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 05/01/10 09:04 PM

Since I dig Mike and the Brasingtons' program and have been
happy with the Widerboard, I placed an order for a Springfish
with Mike yesterday. Got some really good feedback from
some other SF owners and am stoked to get it.
Likely dims will be 5'11" x 21 1/2" x 2 5/8", a bit more
full than the super blades some have, but still with Mike's
foil characteristics. Hoping for a great small wave killer
that will still handle punchier surf if needed.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 05/01/10 10:32 PM

Can't wait to give that one a spin
Posted By: retodd

Re: Latley I've been thinking. - 05/02/10 12:23 AM

clear out your pm box when that thing gets here !!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/02/10 01:07 AM

Quote:

at the request of retodd: here's his new coil.....tada...

nice looking board mang!!

win win




this board kicks ass !!!
Posted By: Rick__Kane

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/03/10 05:17 PM

So how does one get the guys at coil to answer emails? at least 1000 posts on the erbb? a blog? I guess its not worth their time if I don't plan on telling the internet house fast the coil springs me out of my turns. Oh well
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/03/10 05:24 PM

mike@coilsurf.com

Probably better about getting back to me than any shaper
I've ever dealt with.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/03/10 05:37 PM

Mike was VERY responsive when I emailed back and forth last week placing an order.

One of the best interactions with a shaper I've had.

Are you using the right email?

Posted By: Rick__Kane

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/03/10 08:07 PM

sure am. tried that email and the info one listed on the website. doesn't really matter now that i've picked up pretty new (to me) bulkley hipster quad
Posted By: obproud

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/03/10 08:33 PM

Quote:

sure am. tried that email and the info one listed on the website. doesn't really matter now that i've picked up pretty new (to me) bulkley hipster quad




Sounds like a personal problem, since the rest of us haven't had a problem.

What happened when you called the phone number on their website?
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/03/10 08:35 PM

bummer for you i guess. Mike is always super responsive, even late (I'm on west coast) and he goes so far as to respond on weekends. Either you just got unlucky, or something else is going on (bad email server, getting put into a spam box, user error). Next time you're in the market, try Mike again. Or try him now, just to let him know you're interested. Or one of us could pass your email along to him, just in case a spam filter's trapping it? Best of luck if/when you decide to go coil, you won't regret it.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/03/10 08:37 PM

i tried the coil info email and got no email back. the mike@coil worked for me . hipster quad is a good board !

just wondering, where do people from west philly surf ? NJ?
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/04/10 07:57 AM

I agree with everyone. There were a few days I waited for a response after my first email to him and he apologized due to being super busy. From then on
I've received answers to my questions usually within an hour. Mike is really on top of things and I would give him a chance on your next order. Must have gotten lost in junk mail or something. Brian's hipster quad looks great as well!!!!
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/10 03:55 PM

Adding another positive response here, ordered a Springfish from Mike yesterday and he was very responsive with emails. Going to be a long 6 weeks!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/10 04:00 PM

Quote:

Going to be a long 6 weeks!




Yes it will. To make it worse, I think it may be closer to
8. Just sayin'.
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/10 04:13 PM

That's ok, 8 weeks may put us in boardies in Southern NJ
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/10 05:44 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Going to be a long 6 weeks!




Yes it will. To make it worse, I think it may be closer to
8. Just sayin'.



why???
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/10 06:29 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Going to be a long 6 weeks!




Yes it will. To make it worse, I think it may be closer to
8. Just sayin'.



why???






Because they are busy
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/10 06:52 PM

that was more of a desperation why. i know they're busy cause I'm helping...got a board on order, can't wait for coil #2...
Posted By: Rick__Kane

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/10 07:17 PM

Quote:

i tried the coil info email and got no email back. the [Email]mike@coil[/Email] worked for me . hipster quad is a good board !

just wondering, where do people from west philly surf ? NJ?




not in west philly anymore, i've moved east about 30 block but that doesnt really make a difference. anywhere between LBI and Cape May, can be in the water in AC in about 65 minutes. Lots of travel too

as for the coil, oh well maybe next time
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/10 04:15 PM

Surfed the Widerboard this a.m. in overhead, peaky waves
that were breaking all over the place. Fun drops, but
no shoulder or face left after the drop. Only had one wave
that 'sorta' lined up for a bit where I was able to really
do a turn. Felt good on that one turn. Ran the BKQ fins
in it for the first time. Very fast on the drop, but with
the chatter from the surface chop on each wave, it really
felt like I had to nurse the bottom turns to avoid getting
all squirelly. Not sure if that was due to the chatter
or the fins, but felt a bit sketchy coming off the bottom
on the bigger (couple feet overhead) sets.
Posted By: Tanque

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/10 06:33 PM

Uh oh, moving to the classified section in 3,2,1.....
Posted By: Mandu

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/10 06:38 PM

Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/10 07:12 PM


Nope...not going anywhere anytime soon.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/10 07:18 PM

in the conditions described i have never liked quads.

with all that fin area it does not make sense that it felt loose.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/07/10 01:04 AM

Quote:

in the conditions described i have never liked quads.

with all that fin area it does not make sense that it felt loose.




Didn't make sense to me either, but...
Mike said the same thing about surfing this board as a
quad in those conditions. Tomorrow I'm trying the BKQ
fronts with an M-5 trailer. One thing that was crazy about
those bigger drops with this quad setup...the damn board
was retardedly fast from the peak down to the trough and
into the flats. I think that, coupled with the chatter,
made it a bit sketchy to lay it on a rail coming off the
bottom. Almost like I needed something to slow things
down a touch on the drop.
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/07/10 01:23 AM

Quote:

Quote:

in the conditions described i have never liked quads.

with all that fin area it does not make sense that it felt loose.




Didn't make sense to me either, but...
Mike said the same thing about surfing this board as a
quad in those conditions. Tomorrow I'm trying the BKQ
fronts with an M-5 trailer. One thing that was crazy about
those bigger drops with this quad setup...the damn board
was retardedly fast from the peak down to the trough and
into the flats. I think that, coupled with the chatter,
made it a bit sketchy to lay it on a rail coming off the
bottom. Almost like I needed something to slow things
down a touch on the drop.




maybe spread the cluster a little? I had them too close together, and I had a couple sketch drops that last south swell we had a couple weeks ago. Pulled the back fins back just a little, and it helped tighten things up.

Rode my 6'8" at Malibu today, put in some k2.1's (thruster), wasn't completely thrilled with them, at least for Malibu. I'm too big for them at 230, I think, but I could see them working well in beach break. I'd love a blown up k2.1, great template, but I could overpower it a little too much on the bottom turns. I need to get some AM's or occy fins to try out. Coil went well though, felt good to take off late on my backhand, and I got in a couple smacks, and one wall that I swung late on and raced down the line. I just can't get over how good the Coil feels through turns.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/07/10 10:48 AM

Yep, not the conditions in which I would pick a quad either.

Did Mike make your board as a quad (like rdj's "widerboard-qualifier blend") or as a thruster (which the widerboard actually is) with a 5-plug option?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/07/10 10:53 AM

the red line is similar to the k 2.1
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/07/10 02:40 PM

Quote:

the red line is similar to the k 2.1




yeah, spent some time looking at them online last night and thought they looked similar.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/07/10 04:26 PM

Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/08/10 01:37 AM

Dropped an M5 trailer in, liked that a little better, more confidence in the bottom turn. Picking up some of the occy fins to try out. Old plastic ones, but a good deal, so, we'll see how those go.
Posted By: reefer12

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/08/10 04:34 PM

B
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/10 09:52 PM

almost here
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/10 10:16 PM

taco time for n4s !!!

what fins are you going to try first ?
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/10 11:07 PM

Griff's quad
Rode the H-2's(quad) in my step up on Friday
quirky and they hum at speed
seem good for lined up down the line waves
Don't like to turn at speed(like my speed dialers)
which was weird ,I thought the more upright fins were more pivoty
probably going to try to move them
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/10/10 12:26 AM

one more on its way

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/10/10 12:34 AM

Quote:

Griff's quad
Rode the H-2's(quad) in my step up on Friday
quirky and they hum at speed
seem good for lined up down the line waves
Don't like to turn at speed(like my speed dialers)
which was weird ,I thought the more upright fins were more pivoty
probably going to try to move them




i did not like the h2's, same humming thing and i felt the lacked drive.

is greg making u a set? cant go wrong with his fins. the ones he made me FVCKING go off , i have left the sides alone and played with the center fin. on the shapers dot for trestles and up a tad for newps
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/10/10 12:44 AM

They seem to have plenty of drive to me
large up front/smalls in the rear
Worked great in my Mod Fish a couple of weeks back
some nice peak bowls,real hollow
would like to have swapped back the 5 fins for comparison
on same waves same day type deal.
The Griffs are back in if that says anything
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/10/10 04:24 PM

Quote:

almost here




Look forward to hearing how you like the volume in this
one...

Retodd, what are you getting?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/10/10 08:37 PM

widerboard

6-0 bump squash
flat deck and slightly fuller rail than my 6-3, the rest is up to Mike D.

under head high trestles board

the fish and the new one will be taken to the beach on the same days and be put head to head.


and last friday got to break in the new 6-3 in some really good waves , holly chit , its amazing.

when does your new fishy get here?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/10/10 09:20 PM

Quote:

when does your new fishy get here?




Ordered 4/30, so end of June is my guess? Hopefully I can
try out N4S's FBF before it's shaped to really nail down
my preferred volume. Maybe this weekend...if he has it.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/10 09:21 PM

Surfed my Widerboard this morning for the first time in a
while. Waves ended up being much smaller and softer than
I expected, but wanted to surf it anyway. Although I
certainly could have used a fishier shape for the waves,
got a few (very few) waves that tried to line up amongst
the crumble. On one left, I dropped in behind a mushy
section and pumped off the bottom and around it towards a
crumbly oncoming section. Without much hope, I threw the
board up into the foam and was very surprised how quickly
in sprang up and almost threw me into a layback off the
section. Wasn't prepared for it and barely didn't pull it,
but it was a cool feeling anyway. On the only real decent
wave I got (a right, backside for me), I took off and pumped
high before dropping down, and with a fairly lined up line
ahead of me, came off the bottom and sprang into a quick
top-turn, then did the same thing 3 more times in a row
probably as quickly as I've ever done. I was surprised how
quickly the board seemed to want to transition right into
the next turn and load up to do it again.
For a pretty crappy overall session, those two waves stoked
me out, especially the backside spring attack (which I'm
normally hopeless for).
These boards really do feel like nothing else I've surfed.
I have high expectations now for the Springfish on the way,
and think the volume will probably be slightly better suited
for me.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/10 10:30 PM

had my 6-3 out early sunday morning at my favorite low tide spot . soooo fun , lined up lefts that let me do turn after turn . i love this board !

OS,

cant wait to here the review on your spring fish
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/10 12:35 AM

Give those Redlines a go?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/10 01:17 AM

Quote:

Give those Redlines a go?




Yep. Like 'em! Thruster setup.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/10 01:19 AM

Thruster or quad fronts?
Posted By: Ricknj

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/16/10 01:35 PM

What are the dims on your 6'3" I just picked up a 6'3" 18 3/4x2 3/8 82ft Picked this up second hand custom from a guy who said it was too HP for him. I am 39 5'10" 175 lbs got this board for good waves chest high plus haven't had the waves to try it yet. Most feedback on here has been from wider boards or m 80' springfish not hp qualifier type boards.



Quote:

had my 6-3 out early sunday morning at my favorite low tide spot . soooo fun , lined up lefts that let me do turn after turn . i love this board !

OS,

cant wait to here the review on your spring fish


Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/17/10 11:15 AM

6-3 x 18.75 x 2.25 = .82

thin anorexic tail that is flat under foot. deck is domed but not super domed , i am flat footed and the flatter the better. single con starting 12 in back to the rear fin then flat.

used in waist high mush to overhead good waves , love , zero complaints. when you get yours in some good waves it will blow your mind . i would recommend you surf it all the time and get used to the coil effect . i also have a flash back fish , i like it a bunch for soft rolly waves but i can surf my 6-3 in the same waves just fine.

is this your first coil ?
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/17/10 11:40 AM

Rick, that is a friend/acquaintance's (barely) used board. If it did not overlap so heavily with what I currently have, I would have probably snatched it up.

I think that volume is a good match for you; it should provide a good jumping-off point in your coil experience.

Read my posts (regarding both HP boards and alt-shapes) earlier in this thread and over at swaylocks.com There is also a review of my 1st coil (a hp thruster) at eastcoastsurfer.com .
Posted By: Ricknj

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/17/10 01:25 PM

Thanks Retodd and hackey, Yes this is my first coil.
Cant wait to get it in some waves!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/26/10 08:48 PM

My latest taco arrived today...LOVE those Fedex deliveries!


The 5'11" x 21.5" x 2 5/8" Springfish turned out insane!
Volume came out to 1.32 cu. ft. and feels great underarm with
some beef through the middle and that ever-present Coil foil
in the nose and tail. Of course, nice rails too!

The way these things are packed trips me out, even though
I've seen it before.


Having never seen a Springfish in person, I only had pictures
and reviews of other owners to go by. Gotta say this thing
looks and feels pretty badass...can't wait to get it wet.
Thanks again Mike and Kirk!









Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/26/10 09:44 PM

Quote:

My latest taco arrived today...LOVE those Fedex deliveries!


The 5'11" x 21.5" x 2 5/8" Springfish turned out insane!
Volume came out to 1.32 cu. ft. and feels great underarm with
some beef through the middle and that ever-present Coil foil
in the nose and tail. Of course, nice rails too!

The way these things are packed trips me out, even though
I've seen it before.


Having never seen a Springfish in person, I only had pictures
and reviews of other owners to go by. Gotta say this thing
looks and feels pretty badass...can't wait to get it wet.
Thanks again Mike and Kirk!










wow, love the board... the logo ummm, maybe not



Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/27/10 01:29 AM

Actually wasn't sold on the new logo in pics before getting
this one. Now I think I like it better than the old one.
Looks sweet in person. All waxed up and ready to go!
Forgot to mention, the board feels LIGHT....surprisingly
so, which is a great thing for me.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/27/10 02:02 AM

it looks whiter than the others ?

should be a good day to test it tomorrow

what fins you going to rock on its maiden voyage ??
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/27/10 02:19 AM

It'll either be the SF or WB tomorrow. Going to try
the BKQ fins first, then the keels later.
Don't know if it's whiter or not, but pretty friggen white.
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/27/10 06:25 AM

damn aryans
Posted By: WarrenC

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/27/10 09:16 AM

great looking fish oceanslide; a friend of mine from S FL has a springfish and a hp coil and that's it, he says perfect two board quiver, says the springfish is a longboard killer for him...and I have heard more than one coil owner say the springfish is capable of surfing plenty big surf as well

great to see Coil, MD and Brasington (sp) bros bring some of the spotlight back to Melbourne FL on board building

I have only personally seen a few of these boards, but for those who have not, when you do, the boards and their high quality build are immediately noticeable, unlike anything I have ever seen
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/27/10 10:04 AM

Quote:

damn aryans




dont hate the player
hate the game
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/27/10 02:40 PM

Quote:

...says the springfish is a longboard killer for him...and I have heard more than one coil owner say the springfish is capable of surfing plenty big surf as well






Well, I bought it hoping it will be a great summertime
small-wave board, and was stoked on the fact that it felt
REALLY, REALLY good this morning in head-high+ waves that
were standing up.
It's early to say, but I think I'm going to LOVE this board.
Had paddled out early on the Widerboard and the section
of beach I was on just was not doing it...sorta fat and
wonky. Ran in and grabbed the Springfish to battle the mush
and ran into a few friends who ended up walking up the beach
a ways. Night and day...the waves were bigger, cleaner,
and standing up nicely. Figured I made a bad choice swapping
boards, but had to try the SF out. Noticed right away
while paddling out that Mike nailed the volume with this
one. Felt great and paddled well through lots of whitewater
getting out and all around the lineup. From the first wave
I caught (about head-high), I noticed the board gets into
waves really early allowing me to negotiate a pretty steep
drop...then it just took off like a skateboard on a steep
hill! Super skatey and playful feeling, held well off the
bottom, feels really responsive and nimble through turns.
Me likey! Got a bunch more waves from waist to overhead
and it was a really good first session for the board.
Can't wait to try it out in all kinds of conditions.
Definately obvious this board is a damn winner already.
Thanks Mike and crew!
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 12:20 AM

So O-slide are you gonna clear out your quiver to ride only Coils? I gotta start saving my $$$ cause I will get one. Not sure if I should try the Springfish or the Flashback fish... I want one of those taco's!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 10:42 AM

spring fish is the longboard killer and flashback is 100% HP .

there is a round tail quad flashback on oahu , town surfer.

spring and flashback go head to head in a few days
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 03:11 PM

Not going to be doing any fire sales like a couple others
on here ....like my Shadow too much and have another
Von Sol on the way. But, I definately see this SF being
used a lot and will most likely order more Coils in the future.
Really good boards/shapes AND the durability is rediculous
to boot. They have their act together, for sure.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 03:14 PM

Quote:

spring fish is the longboard killer and flashback is 100% HP .

there is a round tail quad flashback on oahu , town surfer.

spring and flashback go head to head in a few days




Would that town surfer be willing to let a brotha try um? I've exhausted my board fund, but the coil looks like it is definitely next on my list. Hoping to make it my Christmas present.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 05:30 PM

i cant wait to combine these





with these



Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 09:42 PM

the choices you will have might be a problem

can we expect a fire sale of previous favorite fins ??

Oceanslide ,

early pages of ride reports mentioned the Mr. 78 fins being alot of fun in the spring fish
Posted By: dtorrent

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 09:52 PM

I had my new 5'8 x 19 3/4 x 2 5/8 Flashback fish out for it's first sesh today in some punchy waist+ east coast beachbreak. Initial impressions: paddles into waves really easily, I was little nervous since it seems so thin and foiled out. The board is really, really fast. I am riding it as a quad with Curtis 4wd quad set (4 1/2 fronts, 3 1/2 rears).

I only got a handful of fun waves before the wind cranked up hard sideshore and blew everything to crap. Looking forward to sesh #2 in hopefully better conditions.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 09:59 PM

NICE , almost the same dims as my flashback. after a while your " other " boards will look fat and bloated , especially the tail.

what fin system ?
Posted By: dtorrent

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 10:11 PM

Fusion 5 fin.

I knew a tiny bit about coil technology via Tom Neilson, our local shop here (Folly Beach SC) briefly carried Neilson's boards 2 or 3 years ago.

But...two weeks ago the shop got in it's first shipment of new coils (nothing to do with Neilson, these are the "alien technology" ones)...and I was pretty blown away. The shop staff got a 5'10 FB fish to demo and were raving about it. I had $600 in credit so decided to give the 5'8 a whirl (after reading the 8 pages here and the 28 pages over on swaylocks).

The boards here are running $550, which is $50 less than I would pay for clear Lost RNFQ (which I was planning on getting with my $600)...and will no doubt hold up much better.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 10:43 PM

damn i am jealous , 550 and no wait

i guess some times it pays to be on the right side !!

what else does this nelson shop have in inventory ? LOL

MIKE D. or KIRK B. shape ?
Posted By: dtorrent

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/28/10 11:13 PM

The shop is actually Mckevlin's in Folly Beach SC, here's their blog with the Coil post

http://mckevlins.blogspot.com/2010/06/alien-technology.html

They got a few boards in, a HP thruster and maybe 2 M80s.

All Mike Daniels shaped.

I would pay more and wait longer to surf this board in some real waves. East Coast sucks.

Love that post in the General section about Charleston SC being one of the top 5 cities in the country...no doubt judged by some annoying foodie/hipster-types who do not surf and never come in the summer when the high temp is 95 and the low is 80...it's been that way all month.

But stoked on my Coil!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/29/10 11:16 AM

try the Mr. 78 twins

what are the riders dims ?

what is the volume on your 5-8 ?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/30/10 01:04 PM

bonzer

is your board here ? throw up some pics
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/30/10 01:15 PM

The mothership dropped off a taco in San Diego -

FB Fish: 6'0" x 20 1/4" x 2 7/16" = .93 vol.

I'm 6'1, 175 lbs, and plan to use this as a small wave ripper.

I had it delivered to Hansen's surf shop as I wasn't sure if I would be in town. It was funny watching the small crowd gather as it was being unwrapped. Everyone was digging the nicely foiled rails. It feels good. I love the shape and you can tell it's a high quality, hand crafted board.

I'll follow up with a ride report after I get some time in the water.

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/30/10 01:17 PM

Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/30/10 01:23 PM

Dude, I can't believe how thin the tail is. It's going to flex like crazy!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/30/10 08:15 PM

caution ,

they have been known to cause fire sales
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 06/30/10 11:27 PM

That thing looks rad!
The WB will be put through it's paces in warm water barrels
over the next week. Will report back after the 7th.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/01/10 12:43 PM

I'm looking forward to the WB report, Joey!

Warm water barrels!

Here are a few other pics of the FB Fish. The shot from the tail really shows you how foiled down it gets. It should be fun to play with that flex. The deck is also a lot flatter than what I'm used to, but again... it's all about maintaining flex.

I also opted for the 5-fin box. For now, I'm running Stretch fins in a tri setup... but I'd like to see how it handles as a quad as well as a twin (MR 78's).

Good times!

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/02/10 10:49 AM

t minus ?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/02/10 04:48 PM

the mothership just delivered the motherload
Posted By: klynch

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/03/10 11:32 PM

To any of the New Jersey guys- are you planning on another coil demo day this summer? If so I would like to partake.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/14/10 01:13 AM

Got shafted by the winds in Nica...go figure! Here are the
pics a buddy got of the Widerboard in action. Kook...

















Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/14/10 11:29 AM

Looks like a blast!

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/14/10 11:33 AM

so when is Coil going to have a 5 fin bonzer setup?
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/14/10 01:22 PM

klynch, where are you located?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread (NEW TACO arrival!) - 07/19/10 04:15 PM

oldy but a goody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeW7FP6gUwA
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/19/10 04:49 PM

How much do they end up costing by the time you get it home? Similar to a locally shaped EPS board like in the $550 to $700 range + the shipping cost?

PM me if you don't want to make it public
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/19/10 10:04 PM

$600. Plus $100 for shipping to your door.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/19/10 11:15 PM

5-fin box is $50 extra.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/19/10 11:39 PM

You might want to find a buddy to put an order in with... That way you might save a little on shipping costs... Check with Coil..

I put an order in for a Springfish a couple weeks ago... If what I am seeing and hearing is true there might be a nice school of fish for sale in the classifieds soon.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/24/10 09:16 PM

Top.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/24/10 09:33 PM

Quote:

come on , spill the beans on the tweaks

stock = bump squash , single to vee off the back fin.



I'll have to get those details from Mike.
I was trying to modify the WB to be my more user friendly/versatile step up
will still have the low entry with enough flip to handle larger, hollow waves
round pin with 5 fin boxes
Subtle triple concave
(I had some concerns about single
on a board wider than 19")
with a relatively hard edge rail
increased the volume about 15%
about 1.38ft³
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/24/10 09:46 PM

im still not used to you with hair
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/24/10 09:57 PM

+1
I didn't notice until you
pointed it out
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/25/10 02:14 AM

Quote:

Quote:

come on , spill the beans on the tweaks

stock = bump squash , single to vee off the back fin.



I'll have to get those details from Mike.
I was trying to modify the WB to be my more user friendly/versatile step up
will still have the low entry with enough flip to handle larger, hollow waves
round pin with 5 fin boxes
Subtle triple concave
(I had some concerns about single
on a board wider than 19")
with a relatively hard edge rail
increased the volume about 15%
about 1.38ft³




that should get the job done .

standard or hawaii lam ?

hard edge or tucked ?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/29/10 02:17 AM

FlashBackFishy: i think that this is my favorite board of all time! no joke. was pretty skeptical at first, but this is THE board. thanks to Retodd for letting me try his coil....i'm addicted for sure. You Da Man

5'8" x 19.3/4 x 2.5/16. M5fronts + g-1000 rears or Griffin G-10's seem to be money thruster set up. Me: 172-175# for reference....

note: the packaging tape over unused fin boxes...let it flow, no drag



also, props to Dtorrent from the Right coast....for shipping it this away!

More coils on the way.....thanks for all the inputs guys, esp Nkpheous + Retodd....mas stockage
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/29/10 02:45 AM

they are different that is for sure .

jealous of how you got this one .
Posted By: surfwhere

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/06/10 02:16 PM

Bill Gates is working on the data. Surfermag and Swaylock's.

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/06/10 02:51 PM

Nice surfwhere. That would be helpful for others considering you have a volume # to factor in along with standard dims.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/06/10 06:10 PM

Got to sneak out for a quick session on the Springfish
this afternoon. Ran it with just MR '78 fins that I'm
borrowing since I haven't had any luck with other setups
in crappy mushy waves so far. Actually had a lot of fun
with it set up this way, although I had to nurse it just
a touch a couple times without any trailers. Started getting
the hang of picking up the burgers (body pretty far forward)
more easily and was able to do a few fun turns both front
and backside in the weak conditions. The couple that lined
up even slightly, the board was fast and skatey (that's how
I'd best describe the feel of this board) and I had fun
throwing it up into the foam or off the incoming section
with a bit of speed. Need to get ahold of some small FCS
trailers (GX or??) now.
If anyone has any they'd like to unload, PM me.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/06/10 10:13 PM

Want to borrow some Griffin modfish rears?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/08/10 07:12 PM

how is the data going ???

retodd's quiver =
6-3 x 18.75 x 2.25 @ .82 qualifier round tail
6-0 x 19.25 x 2.25 @ .86 with fuller foil bump squash widerboard
5-8 x 19.5 x 2.2 @ .81 flash back fish

been liking GG's fins , size 4.5 with smaller trailers . the 6-3 has a shorter trailing fin with less base and the 6-0 has a taller trailing fin with less base. also have used some SOAR a9m solid glass fins with good results. have a set coming from Halcyon to add to the mix =). oh yeah TP-1 in glass , i like these fins in fast beach break when its chest high and up but they have taken a back seat sine i got the GG's.

me ,
6-1 x 180 x 28 . goofyfoot heavy front footer or as matt B would say a weak back footer " flicky little kid "
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/08/10 07:27 PM

Had a blast today on my FB Fish, using the MR 78 twins. Hoo yah!! The twins provided good drive in ankle to waist high surf while also freeing up the tail. Loved it and am looking forward to testing it out on stronger surf.

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/08/10 07:32 PM

nice !!!
how about the other twin + trailer set ???

hows the other board doing ? no fire sale ?
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/08/10 11:15 PM

Quote:

nice !!!
how about the other twin + trailer set ???

hows the other board doing ? no fire sale ?




Twin & trailer set work awesome. I have them on the Von Sol. I actually haven't tried out the other board yet. I wanted to make sure it had enough time to cure and I was out of town last weekend. I think I'll give it a go this coming week though!

No fire sale yet!
Posted By: rdj

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/10/10 01:17 PM

I was bored with the flatness two weekends ago and decided to paint my 6'1":



Posted By: Mandu

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/10/10 02:39 PM

Congrats! One of the best paint job's I've seen.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/10/10 04:25 PM

rick, that looks amazing. personally i wouldn't want to paint my coils but i have to say that looks pretty damn cool.
Posted By: rdj

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/10/10 04:38 PM

Thanks guys. I was hesitant about painting it because I really do like the purity of the Coil design, but it just wouldn't be me not to paint a board. Gotta make 'em mine. I've only got one other board that I've owned longer than this one that isn't painted... and it's also a Coil.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/10/10 05:40 PM

Dig it!
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/10/10 08:30 PM

I like the industrial look.

What kind of paint did you use and how did you seal it?
Posted By: rdj

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/11/10 12:10 PM

Quote:

I like the industrial look.

What kind of paint did you use and how did you seal it?




I use both Posca and Sharpie waterbased paint pens. Several good coats of Krylon UV resistant Acrylic Clear is enough to keep the paint job intact for the life of the board. Sand the board with 150 grit to remove any wax, oils or dirt. Sand with 220. Paint. Spray at least 3 - 4 coats. Done.
Posted By: surfwhere

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/12/10 02:02 AM

Working on the Swaylock side of the reviews for a sheet. If you use an ID over there that is different from the one you use on here, can you send it to me in a PM or Reply? That will help me get it done faster and minimize duplicate reviews. Thanks.
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/13/10 01:45 AM

Very cool. Nice work!!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 08/16/10 07:31 PM

Springfish this a.m. Waves about waist high, mostly burgers
with a few that would have a dumpy takeoff and short section, back off, then (if you were lucky) reform inside.
Set up the board with MR 78 twins and little fiberglass GL
trailers and dug it. Fast, got up and went quickly, was still
able to throw the board up super fast, and the one good pockety
section I got, was able to lay into an incredibly quick
carve right in the pocket. Also was able to milk a couple
in the foam to the inside and do a quick whack or two in
knee deep water. Waves sucked, but good to know this setup
worked in the crap.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/04/10 05:30 PM

Any new ride reports...especially from those of you on
the east coast with all the swell you've been getting?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/04/10 06:04 PM

had my flashback out today in some fun peaky barrels , love this board . i was going to sell it to fund a mini gun but after today that idea has vanished .
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/04/10 08:18 PM

some weird alien spacecraft called a "taco" just landed in front of my place...
Posted By: Azazel

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/04/10 09:09 PM

Im feeling the need for a few Coils... next year maybe
Posted By: Brrr

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/04/10 09:48 PM

Quote:

had my flashback out today in some fun peaky barrels , love this board . i was going to sell it to fund a mini gun but after today that idea has vanished .




I am really glad to hear that. I was going to beg you to reconsider shipping. That will be my next order from Mike.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/05/10 11:35 PM



Got my springfish in yesterday...
5'10 x 21 x 2 9/16 - me: 185+ 6'0"
After opening this thing up I was REALLY concerned about the volume of the board. It is pretty damn thin in the tail and the nose. The Hanel quad I have is pretty much the same dims and from the looks of it, the coil is carrying much less foam. I had to try it out. The board floats me PERFECT. I caught a few wind swell closeouts but dont have any opinion on the performance... Time will tell.
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/05/10 11:55 PM

Quote:






These things are beautiful. I too was wondering about the thinned out areas. Looking forward to your report.
Posted By: rid

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 01:24 AM

Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 02:06 AM

Whats the cuft?
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 02:18 AM

1.04ft

please explain this to me...
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 10:46 AM

Hey Fishface,
Beautiful board. I can't explain the volume number , I'm sure someone can help. My magic number is 1.04 as well. I'm 185-190. I also thought my coil was way to thin opon opening the taco. It wound up paddling and picking up waves better than any board I have. Getting a 6'1 m80 squash this week I think. It 2 is at 1.04. It's really great to have these vol numbers rather than tweaking width or thickness. Just give mike the model, length
And desired vol number. He does the rest... Perfect! Enjoy the board!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 11:53 AM

Quote:

No worries. Big thanks to K for handling the transaction
for us all.

Well, the taco arrived today and it felt like Christmas
unwrapping the present.
6'4" x 20 3/8" x 2 5/8" 'Widerboard'.
Board looks and feels unreal. Good volume where it counts,
but very nicely foiled rails, nose, and tail. Killer shape
and the build is pretty damn impressive. Cannot WAIT to
try it out...unfortunately that won't be until at least
Friday, as I'm headed out of town. Hopefully that means
good waves for the rest of you.
Thanks again Mike Daniel for a great custom order experience
and to the Brasingtons for a very impressive-looking board.
I'm pretty sure the ride will match the looks.













What's the volume?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 01:24 PM

My Widerboard is 1.2 cu. ft.
My Springfish is 1.32 cu. ft. and the M80 on the way will
be around 1.3 cu. ft.
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 02:12 PM

This is the volume of the board. I think most other shaper use liters for their volume but Coil uses cuft. For example every Firewire model has the liters for each board listed online. This really helps when ordering a board if you already know what volume you want. I have a Coil Flashback Fish that is 5'11" x 20" x 2.5" with a cuft of 1 so your Spring Fish will have just slightly more volume. There are free conversion calculators online. Your fish with 1.04 cuft roughly equals 29.5 lts. Someone please correct me if I am mistaken.

http://www.metric-conversions.org/volume/liters-to-cubic-feet.htm
Posted By: Bonzer111

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/06/10 04:48 PM

Rode the FB Fish (.93 vol) this AM with MR 78's at a local pier.
The tail was loose (!) but drivey in waist high waves.
The lines were real short so I didn't have much chance
to work the face.
The board seems to like being a quad but I'm mixing it up
and having fun experimenting.
After having ridden my Von Sol Shadow yesterday, the Coil
felt so much thinner and foiled, especially along the rail line.
Great board so far!
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/07/10 01:00 AM

I ordered along with another guy. Maybe he will do a write up on this custom he got.


Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/07/10 01:14 AM

Nice boards! I rode winwins and although the waves weren't offering me much, it felt very unique and intriguing. The only thing I can't get past is the poo poo lam. It just needs another squiggly line emanating from it

Fun boards. I have too many other boards on the "I want list" and far too little $$

I'll see what pops up in the classified. I do like the fact that they are well foiled out.


Havoc
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/07/10 01:32 AM

Quote:

I ordered along with another guy. Maybe he will do a write up on this custom he got.







what r the dims ?

looks fun , like the rounded swallow tips .
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/07/10 01:49 AM

"like the rounded swallow tips"

that can be construed in many ways J/K

"winged rounded swallow tips" is the name of my new band
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/07/10 01:55 AM



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/07/10 02:01 AM

Quote:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbGkxcY7YFU




You must have grabbed that from Eunice's blog or something.

Posted By: easternlines

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/08/10 04:47 PM

I just got an email from Mike saying my step up is done and ready to be shipped. It would have been great to put it through the paces last Friday but I am sure we will get another round soon.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/09/10 12:19 AM

New 6'8" widerboard just got delivered today
stoked!
I'll get some pics up soon
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/09/10 02:19 AM

what did you and mike do different on this one?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/09/10 05:57 PM

Quote:

New 6'8" widerboard just got delivered today
stoked!
I'll get some pics up soon




what is your definition of soon ?

Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/09/10 09:47 PM

Soon as I'm off the work laptop and back on my PC(being repaired)
I think pretty standard Widerboard.Increased the volume 10%
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/11/10 12:37 PM

Quote:

New 6'8" widerboard just got delivered today
stoked!
I'll get some pics up soon




1) What are the dims?
2) WTF are the pics??
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/11/10 03:00 PM

Quote:

New 6'8" widerboard just got delivered today
stoked!
I'll get some pics up soon




my new coils just showed up. so stoked.

i'll post up some pics in a couple of months
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/11/10 03:38 PM

Quote:

i'll post up some pics in a couple of months




Cool I'll b sitting here waiting
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/11/10 04:38 PM

Quote:

Soon as I'm off the work laptop and back on my PC(being repaired)
I think pretty standard Widerboard.Increased the volume 10%




poor guy actually wen tto those websites i told him about
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/11/10 04:59 PM

A bunch of M80 bump squash tails and few widerboards en-route to NY.
Will try to take pics if I'm there for the delivery, which I don't think I will be...
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/11/10 09:03 PM

12.5x20.18x15 1.38 ft³ (probably could have came down a bit, maybe 1.35ish)
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/16/10 02:26 AM



about half way down



http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1028009?page=172
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/16/10 03:00 AM

Yeah Todd, I saw those pics. You RIP





Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/18/10 05:43 PM

Great session on the Widerboard this morning in head-high to a few feet overhead,
mostly-walled beachbreak with some nuggets to be had here
and there.
Paddled out and within 5 minutes, lucked into a really nice
peak for my first wave. Steeper drop, pumped off the
bottom around an exploding section, and just saw the wave
lining up ahead. Stalled slightly, barely hunched down,
and was greeted with one of the best barrels I've ever had,
just screaming along in a good sized cavern, properly shacked.
The thing stayed open the entire way and I must
have had a momentary burst of confidence after the initial
shock, since I came out and immediately dropped down off
the bottom and right up into a reeeeeally fast and hard carve right
in the critical section and continued down the line with
no loss in speed. As good as I'm capable of surfing a wave,
and the board felt sooooo good the whole way.
Over the next two hours, got around 7-8 more fun waves,
some steep, late drops, a few racetracks, couple fun carve
pockets...but nothing like that first wave. Actually didn't
see any other waves line up that way period. I'll take
that luck any day. Made my month.
Ran Mayhem GMB-5 quads and that felt great.
Stoked!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/18/10 05:58 PM

Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/04/10 01:40 AM

New squash tail M80...have yet to be ridden by me. Had given the honor of the first session to Nkpheous....I think he's liking it a bit, is an understatement.
dims: 5.8 x 19.3/4 x 2.3/8 (.90 cuft)
.....the pad is slightly to the right due to kids invading daddy's work space exactly when daddy was about to stick the pad on the board.

[image]IMG_5661 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
[image]IMG_5662 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
[image]IMG_5664 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]

win-win
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/04/10 01:43 AM

Quote:

Yeah Todd, I saw those pics. You RIP










YES!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/04/10 01:55 AM

Quote:

New squash tail M80...
.....the pad is slightly to the right due to kids invading daddy's work space exactly when daddy was about to stick the pad on the board.




too funny!

Nice ride there Ry! We've gotta get an NB sesh sometime and trade for a few waves.


Havoc
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/04/10 02:01 AM

that m80 is seriously the best small wave board i've ever tried.
Posted By: dawnpatrol77

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/04/10 02:07 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Yeah Todd, I saw those pics. You RIP










YES!!!!!!!!!




+1 for rippage
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/05/10 04:42 PM

update time

just rode my 5-8 fish last weekend , i have gotten a bit tubby for the volume , .80 and me 180ish. had fun once i was up but catching waves was , um , not so easy. the board loves to fly down the line and is a floater landing machine, cutbacks throw tons of spray and i was guilty of watching over and over . i always get the same comment at the shower , " is it easy to ride a tiny board like that "

6-0 bump squash WB, .86 volume

this thing is spot on for my daily driving needs, catches SUP wakes and still does well into the 7 foot face range. played with the fins a ton just for s hits and giggles and still prefer GG's fins on the dots . forgiving and fast are the boards best qualities , it LOVES trestles and creek because it likes to run on an open face and do full rail cutties. newps fast walls are fun also and turns in the hook equally well.

6-3 qualifier , .82 volume

when its good this is what i grab , chest high and up .
super fast and lets me turn hard any time any place, in an EM to mike d i told him i have no excuses because this board allows me to do anything i want , its all up to me.
for bigger trestles GG's fins and newps Soar DL's or GG's with the center slightly ahead of the rear dot. gg's like to be surfed on top of the fins and the dl's will let me surf with a bit more forward stance .

the air in the pick was on ry's FBF, first time i tried it. it works SUPER good and would like to try agian thanx N for the pic

looking forward to getting the M80 under my feet for a few waves , it looks sick and only imagine it to ride even better.

7-0 mini gun on order and i am FVCKING excited to get to hawaii this feb. might be over thinking the fins but thats just me
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/05/10 11:15 PM

per request of fellow erbb'ers , photos of FlashBack Fishy & M-80.
which would you ride in what condition? i'm liking the flashback as a quad, and kills it as a thruster too (g-10's of course). always good to have variety.....review to come: both are .90 cuft, 5'8"s

Flashback fish:
[image]IMG_5665 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
[image]IMG_5666 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]

M-80 squash version
[image]IMG_5661 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
[image]IMG_5662 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
Posted By: Azazel

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/06/10 12:02 AM

god, the M80 looks way good!... jealous
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/06/10 04:29 AM

If you had a choice of only one fin setup whether quad/thruster,small trailer, which would you choose on the Flashback? Swallow tail or moon tail?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/06/10 11:37 AM

The moontail looks the best by far and feels the same as the swallow tail. Get the tri/quad option. I liked the quad setup with gg g-10s the best
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/06/10 05:27 PM

thruster for flashback fish with g10's. just have GG make a set with a slightly smaller back/center fin(something along 1/4 smaller base). keeps it loose, yet more control on steeper face/larger waves...it was this set up that got me into ordering more coils if that says anything.

win win
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/07/10 04:05 AM

Thank for the feedback guys. I'm gonna go moontail for sure. I was leaning toward the thruster setup with a slightly smaller center fin, so that I don't have to adjust my surfing when going back to my 6'1".

I rode only quad setups for so long, but have a newfound love for thrusters. I figure I should stick with one setup so that I don't have to adjust so much.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/07/10 10:56 AM

get some volume packed into it for a grovel monster!!


and winwin ,

how would the m80 foil go on the fbf ?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/09/10 11:59 PM

i just thought i would share, just got a new poly board not that long ago , waited a long time for it and it came out SICK

took the new board out a few times in newport and once at lowers. when i got back on my WB today everything is just better , EVERYTHING !

my 7-0 is getting close to being bagged getting a 3/4 fin combo . why not . might come in handy in 10 foot G-land . plus i get to try some new fins .

i still like my other boards but i LOVE my coils
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/10/10 02:20 AM

Quote:

i just thought i would share, just got a new poly board not that long ago , waited a long time for it and it came out SICK

took the new board out a few times in newport and once at lowers. when i got back on my WB today everything is just better , EVERYTHING !

my 7-0 is getting close to being bagged getting a 3/4 fin combo . why not . might come in handy in 10 foot G-land . plus i get to try some new fins .

i still like my other boards but i LOVE my coils




which poly? coils have a unique feel for sure... I can see the addiction
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/10/10 01:54 PM

Still waiting to take out the new-to-me Springfish. I'm stoked enough on it that I keep taking it out of the bag and looking at it and I stripped and re-applied wax on it already

Is owning a Coil going to end up costing me more money in other Coils?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/10/10 02:21 PM

Quote:

Still waiting to take out the new-to-me Springfish. I'm stoked enough on it that I keep taking it out of the bag and looking at it and I stripped and re-applied wax on it already

Is owning a Coil going to end up costing me more money in other Coils?




Yes.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/10/10 04:26 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Still waiting to take out the new-to-me Springfish. I'm stoked enough on it that I keep taking it out of the bag and looking at it and I stripped and re-applied wax on it already

Is owning a Coil going to end up costing me more money in other Coils?




Yes.




QFT
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/10/10 05:52 PM

Quote:

Still waiting to take out the new-to-me Springfish. I'm stoked enough on it that I keep taking it out of the bag and looking at it and I stripped and re-applied wax on it already

Is owning a Coil going to end up costing me more money in other Coils?




yes .

you are having a coilgasm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWDROlOG3-s
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/10/10 06:39 PM

Quote:

Still waiting to take out the new-to-me Springfish. I'm stoked enough on it that I keep taking it out of the bag and looking at it and I stripped and re-applied wax on it already

Is owning a Coil going to end up costing me more money in other Coils?




What dims on your springfish?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/10/10 06:53 PM

Traded a board to Oceanslide for the one that he had up in the Classifieds

5'11" x 21 1/4" x 2 5/8"
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/11/10 01:18 AM

looks like waves this week

get some quads and get down to pill box
Posted By: hyper2

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/11/10 01:27 AM

hey guys what is $pricing$ on these boards i cant seem to find anything. thanx
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/11/10 01:38 AM

email the shaper

mike@coilsurf.com
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/11/10 12:22 PM

Quote:

hey guys what is $pricing$ on these boards i cant seem to find anything. thanx




worth every penny

less than a CI poly
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/11/10 12:31 PM

I'm a believer.

I went up to a beach break with some underwater structures in Leucadia that I go to a lot this morning with the SF I got.

Waves were pure mush and I couldn't believe the speed and turns I was generating; I plugged in the Mayhem quad set I got yesterday and will try that tomorrow

Even with a fish planshape the Coil feels high performance and "alive."

Once the baby is born I'll be calling Mike
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/11/10 10:20 PM

Quote:

I plugged in the Mayhem quad set I got yesterday and will try that tomorrow



Perfect in my FBF
Posted By: Ricknj

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/10 06:16 PM

Hey guys I ahve a 6'3" qualifier 82cu I just got it before this summer I have been getting to ride it alot through this hurricane season in some fun waves. It is the most HP board I have ever had and I feel like I am surfing well on it. What is the best chioce for another coil board? Widerboard,FBF SF etc.. I have a Rocket that I use when the surf is too small for my coil and an old beat up fish I use when its summer small. Would A WB replace my rocket or would a M-80? Thanks
one day I hope to rip like retodd
I am 39 180 lbs 5'10" avg surfer in New Jersey
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/10 06:40 PM

i love my WB
fbf is a true HP fish
M80 , have not tried one but i think i would like
SF, IMHO is more of a good wave fish than an all out grovel mush buster, but mike could make you one that would.

if i were you it would be between a M80 and a FBF
Posted By: Ricknj

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/10 06:44 PM

Quote:

i love my WB
fbf is a true HP fish
M80 , have not tried one but i think i would like
SF, IMHO is more of a good wave fish than an all out grovel mush buster, but mike could make you one that would.

if i were you it would be between a M80 and a FBF



Good advice but why not a widerboard? Curious to know since you love yours?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/10 06:52 PM

WB is the the one board quiver. most start off with that, since you jumped into a qualifier first then i think a knee to chest high board would be best.

FBF and M80 , knee to chest or 1-4 foot faces
WB 1.5 - 7 foot faces as long as its not super suck tubes
qualifier 3-8 foot with some curve

my WB gets used 8 out of 10 sessions
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/10 06:53 PM

i would get an m80. i'm 39 5'9 195 and i have a 5'8 19 7/8 x 2 7/16 m80 .94ft3 on order. i tried one a few weeks back and it blew my mind. better than the sf and fbf and i liked it better than the roberts white diamond if that says anything.

mike recommends going about 5% more volume than your qualifier (generally) so that would put you at about .86ft3 for the m80. the widerboard is a great board as well but the m80 will be way more fun in the smaller stuff to HH.

Posted By: Ricknj

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/10 07:03 PM

Great Info Thanks guys!!
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/10 10:06 PM

+1 on the M80. It is amazing. I surf NY breaks and have had it out in
Thigh windswell to head high clean hurricane swell. Always puts a smile on my face. Mike D is the man....
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/10 12:54 AM

I'd like to try an m80 sometime...
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/10 03:47 AM

Is the widerboard a lot like a flyer? I have the FBF on order, but maybe I can get a WB when tax returns come in.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/10 11:10 AM

Quote:

Is the widerboard a lot like a flyer? I have the FBF on order, but maybe I can get a WB when tax returns come in.




yes and no

same idea as an all-rounder but mike d. can do way more custom options with the whole deal.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/10 10:40 PM

m80 + g-10 thruster set= best thruster i have ridden in punchy beachy....2-4' +

flashback fish + g-10 quad set.....makes my senses smile
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 01:46 AM

Quote:

m80 + g-10 thruster set= best thruster i have ridden in punchy beachy....2-4' +

flashback fish + g-10 quad set.....makes my senses smile




i wish the griffin quads were in the day i tried the air would have been 2 times higher .

I am jealous of winwin , got a used coil in perfect condition and perfect volume for him with NO WAIT, and a used 5 fin set of GG's fins in perfect condition with no wait !!!!

faka
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 01:52 AM

Here's the next board I order...

I bet this would work in 90-95% of all conditions in SoCal

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:08 AM

yes that one looks like a winner !

might ever work as a thruster
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:22 AM

what's the "conventional" equivalent to the m-80? a rocket? I'd like to see more pix... Rocker, etc...
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:24 AM

Quote:

what's the "conventional" equivalent to the m-80? a rocket? I'd like to see more pix... Rocker, etc...




template looks like a sub scorcher with a pulled tail... rocker well that's secret stuff
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:27 AM

What's a good 2 board Coil quiver? If you had to choose boards that would work from knee high to 10ft faces?

If I find the right boards, I will end up saving money since the board will last for so much longer than a poly would.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:33 AM

BTW- I had a really good time on my spring fishy this morning... Put some MR-X fins up front w/ GX-Q trailers... Did some things on that board that I normally don't pull off on this type of shape. Kinda took me by surprise.

If I could get a Shadow in Coil tech, that would be
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:41 AM

Yeah, the SF that I got has me doing things that I usually can only do on a full on perf. shortboard shape. I can't wait to get a more performance-oriented shape. I like it with both the Mayhem quad set and the custom keels that Oceanslide had made for the board

I think I've drank the kool-aid after only one board.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:42 AM

Quote:

What's a good 2 board Coil quiver? If you had to choose boards that would work from knee high to 10ft faces?

If I find the right boards, I will end up saving money since the board will last for so much longer than a poly would.




2 boards = flash back fish with a moon or swallow tail and a round pin qualifier with the Hawaii lam schedule.
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:42 AM

I have a WB and just got a flyer last month. WB is foiled much thinner in the rails with more nose rocker. Much closer to a hpsb IMHO.

I want an m80 for small days. I think the two board quiver depends on how you surf. I ordered the WB as my small wave board but I can ride it as my normal shortboard. If I did two boards now, I'd go with the m80 and qualifier, but some might want a fbf or SF and WB, or WB and qualifier.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:48 AM

the WB is all HPSB just a bit wider and a bit less nose rocker key word being " a bit "
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:50 AM

Quote:

what's the "conventional" equivalent to the m-80? a rocket? I'd like to see more pix... Rocker, etc...




i still have not seen Winswins
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:55 AM

Quote:

Yeah, the SF that I got has me doing things that I usually can only do on a full on perf. shortboard shape. I can't wait to get a more performance-oriented shape. I like it with both the Mayhem quad set and the custom keels that Oceanslide had made for the board

I think I've drank the kool-aid after only one board.




i think the alien tech has some crack added to the glass job


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVQ0TCoOUYQ
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 02:56 AM

you got some fo me?
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 03:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

What's a good 2 board Coil quiver? If you had to choose boards that would work from knee high to 10ft faces?

If I find the right boards, I will end up saving money since the board will last for so much longer than a poly would.




2 boards = flash back fish with a moon or swallow tail and a round pin qualifier with the Hawaii lam schedule.




yep.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 03:44 AM

Thanks Retodd and everyone who chimed in. I got the FBF moon tail coming already. So qualifier may be next when I get tax return money back.

Mike Daniels really keeps you in loop the whole time. It's unreal considering how busy he must be.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 06:57 AM

" and a used 5 fin set of GG's fins in perfect condition with no wait !!!!"

those were my griffs! SHouldn't have sold em but needed $$$ towards my M80. Might pick up another set in the future. Stoked winwin loves em!!!
I'm having some great M80 sessions with Trueames CI fins (large) in front and K2.1 in the rear. LOVE my M80.
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 10:06 AM

Quote:

Here's the next board I order...

I bet this would work in 90-95% of all conditions in SoCal




Hey I recognize that board (I'm PeteF over on Sway's)! For those not on Sways it's a roundtail FBF with a pulled in tail, I was thinking Rusty Slayer / Lost Rock-Up when I ordered it. For the guy who said it may even work as a thruster, here's the bottom

Posted By: klynch

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 10:24 AM

ordered a qualifier today. will be a good wave board for winter here, and travel. cant wait to try this out.
Posted By: nightfly

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 10:34 AM

Which model is this?

Quote:




Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 10:43 AM

Its the AARP ?
Posted By: nightfly

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 12:23 PM

If not, that's a great name.

Can someone post up a photo of an M80? Not on their website.

Quote:

Its the AARP ?


Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 12:27 PM

its a roundtail flashback fish with a pulled in tail
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 03:47 PM

Quote:

its a roundtail flashback fish with a pulled in tail




it looks similar to mike d's personal with the blue tint also.

he called his the " AARP " ?
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 03:53 PM



There's the AARP. Definitely similar to what I was looking for.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 03:56 PM

Quote:



There's the AARP. Definitely similar to what I was looking for.




i dont know how you found that so fast !

Posted By: nightfly

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 04:37 PM

What's the AARP designed for? Looks like more paddle for bigger surf with the pulled in tail? Or is it small wave board?

Dims?

Quote:

Quote:



There's the AARP. Definitely similar to what I was looking for.




i dont know how you found that so fast !




Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 04:54 PM

Quote:

If not, that's a great name.

Can someone post up a photo of an M80? Not on their website.






board on the right (5'8)

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 05:14 PM

Quote:

New squash tail M80...have yet to be ridden by me. Had given the honor of the first session to Nkpheous....I think he's liking it a bit, is an understatement.
dims: 5.8 x 19.3/4 x 2.3/8 (.90 cuft)
.....the pad is slightly to the right due to kids invading daddy's work space exactly when daddy was about to stick the pad on the board.

[image]IMG_5661 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
[image]IMG_5662 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
[image]IMG_5664 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]

win-win




nightfly

and the AARP is Mike Daniels good wave HPSB
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 07:30 PM

The board that nkpheous posted is the M80 bump-squash. The board below is the original/root M80 with no bump and a wider diamond tail. This thing is a drive-monster, LOVES being on-rail, and a definite quiver-killer.



Posted By: nightfly

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 07:48 PM

Would an M-80 and an AARP be a good two board east coast quiver?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 07:54 PM

i don't know about that aarp thing but you could easily get away with a qualifier and m-80 as your east coast quiver. i've surfed winwin's m80 and i can tell you that board will take care of 90% of the waves we get here and the qualifier for the rest. i have one on the way and it will probably be my daily driver over my widerboard.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 08:00 PM

I wish we'd get some more surf around here so I could get
my mind off of my board compulsion and in to some waves.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 08:43 PM

Quote:

I wish we'd get some more surf around here so I could get
my mind off of my board compulsion and in to some waves.



me too
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 09:32 PM

Btw, what tail were you going with on the M80?
For others that were thinking of ordering one, the bump squash was suppose to be more front footer friendly....according to mike daniels .
Don't ask me why.

Ww
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/14/10 09:51 PM

Quote:

The board that nkpheous posted is the M80 bump-squash. The board below is the original/root M80 with no bump and a wider diamond tail. This thing is a drive-monster, LOVES being on-rail, and a definite quiver-killer.








Boner.

Mine will hopefully be done before too long...thanks for
making the wait harder.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 12:24 AM

Quote:

Btw, what tail were you going with on the M80?
For others that were thinking of ordering one, the bump squash was suppose to be more front footer friendly....according to mike daniels .
Don't ask me why.

Ww





i'm really torn about this. i know the bump squash works but the i just like the look of the diamond tail. i read somewhere that the diamond tail has more upper range but the squash did just fine in head high punchy waves the other day. anything over that and i'm on my good wave board anyway.
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 12:30 AM

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Dammnit you people. I have a great couple of boards right now that pretty much cover me. I have been avoiding posts as much as possible, but, boredom brought me to reading this post, which led to reading the one over at Sways, then seeing pics of this board and others. Mikes shapes are just as nice as the rest of the top shapers around, but I think the tech is something that definately stands out. I would love to eventually get one. Course this would entail selling boards that work, expaining to my wife what I'm doing, and well...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 12:35 AM

hey BF, hows that handplane coming along

Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 12:39 AM

I felt the exact same way about the tail....but after reading sways and MD explaining how the bump squash works for FFooters....it was a no brainer. Besides I had too many boards that looks good under my arm, but not in the water. My .02.

And, remember what you said:
Quote:

I like it better than the roberts white diamond if that says anything.



.....and what tail does the wd has?

Winwin
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 12:46 AM

Quote:

hey BF, hows that handplane coming along




I am not that bored. Actually should be cutting yours out tomarrow. Now stop hijacking the Coil thread.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 12:46 AM

Quote:

I felt the exact same way about the tail....but after reading sways and MD explaining how the bump squash works for FFooters....it was a no brainer. Besides I had too many boards that looks good under my arm, but not in the water. My .02.

Win-win




I'd get the bump squash if I was to order one. diamond looks to be more backfooted e.g. get yo foot all the way back
I love me double concave bump squashed squashes
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 01:10 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I felt the exact same way about the tail....but after reading sways and MD explaining how the bump squash works for FFooters....it was a no brainer. Besides I had too many boards that looks good under my arm, but not in the water. My .02.

Win-win




I'd get the bump squash if I was to order one. diamond looks to be more backfooted e.g. get yo foot all the way back
I love me double concave bump squashed squashes




A couple of "front-footed" diamond-tail-M80-owners have
told me the things go off for them. Plus, no reason
you can't go single-to-double with a diamond...at least
that's what I'm banking on.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 01:23 AM

Quote:

Would an M-80 and an AARP be a good two board east coast quiver?




yes it would , i think ?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 02:07 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I felt the exact same way about the tail....but after reading sways and MD explaining how the bump squash works for FFooters....it was a no brainer. Besides I had too many boards that looks good under my arm, but not in the water. My .02.

Win-win




I'd get the bump squash if I was to order one. diamond looks to be more backfooted e.g. get yo foot all the way back
I love me double concave bump squashed squashes




A couple of "front-footed" diamond-tail-M80-owners have
told me the things go off for them. Plus, no reason
you can't go single-to-double with a diamond...at least
that's what I'm banking on.




I've just been riding consistently a 5'10 bump squashed squash thruster and enjoying it immensely despite my feeble abilities. The diamond would take me a session or two to get used to but would likely grovel better and have tighter radius turns no? they all look badass to me but I'm looking back and realized I love bump squashed squashes.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 06:49 AM

From Mike D on Sways page 155-Diamond vs bump squash M80.

"The diamond has a longer rail line (in relation to its length) than the squash- the way Kirk and I do the outlines. Someone else's outlines may be the opposite, it depends on roundness of squash and depth of diamond. As usual, we don't follow the ''rules''.
Behind the widepoint, the squash and diamond are completely different outlines. The squash actually carries a little more area between your feet, the diamond carries more area behind the 1' mark to tailblock. The outline curve is distributed in a different way on each. The feedback on the boards indicates that the squash is more front foot friendly and kills it in small waves. The diamond is punchy and drivey for guys that plant the back foot and blast, in small to medium waves.
Maybe the diamond has a little more upward range, but it would be simple to adjust the squash a little to equalize. If a customer wanted it that way...."
Posted By: fredman

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 09:05 AM

I usually consider myself to be more front footed and usually ride twins and quads because of it. I got the diamond M80 and have absolutely no problem with it. In fact, I think it becomes easy to get back on the tail because speed is no issue. There's nothing I can't do with it that I can do with any twin and quad; plus, there's more I can do with the M80 that I can't do with my twins and quads. So, there's that. I'm a wee bit stoked on the board. Get one.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 09:26 AM

Quote:

I usually consider myself to be more front footed and usually ride twins and quads because of it. I got the diamond M80 and have absolutely no problem with it. In fact, I think it becomes easy to get back on the tail because speed is no issue. There's nothing I can't do with it that I can do with any twin and quad; plus, there's more I can do with the M80 that I can't do with my twins and quads. So, there's that. I'm a wee bit stoked on the board. Get one.




Same here, well-said.

That said, sounds like Mike is willing to blend the two tail types, so why not do that if you are undecided and report back?
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/10 09:33 AM

I agree. I have the bump squash version. Coming of riding fish for years
I've had problems with tris. I have a WB and I've had super fun sessions on it, but sometimes it just doesn't click right away because of me riding fish designs so much. ( plus the fact I'm just not that good a surfer);)
The M80 clicked right away. It's the first shortboard ive really had zero transition problems with, has that low entry rocker, fish paddle and wave catching ability, with shortboard maneuverability. Great all round board.
Wish I discovered it sooner. Would have saved me some $$$ on buying trying other boards.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/16/10 09:52 PM

Hi adam33, loving my m-80 with the g10's . Took it out in OH+ beaches and it is super drivey,fun. Walled cond with open corners for a few nice cover ups and turns.... I can easily take this board 3-4' OH if needed, and not a dent on it despite heavy thumpers....luv d coils construction.

Win win
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 12:06 AM

Quote:

I agree. I have the bump squash version. Coming of riding fish for years
I've had problems with tris. I have a WB and I've had super fun sessions on it, but sometimes it just doesn't click right away because of me riding fish designs so much. ( plus the fact I'm just not that good a surfer);)
The M80 clicked right away. It's the first shortboard ive really had zero transition problems with, has that low entry rocker, fish paddle and wave catching ability, with shortboard maneuverability. Great all round board.
Wish I discovered it sooner. Would have saved me some $$$ on buying trying other boards.




you too!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 12:07 AM

Quote:

Hi adam33, loving my m-80 with the g10's . Took it out in OH+ beaches and it is super drivey,fun. Walled cond with open corners for a few nice cover ups and turns.... I can easily take this board 3-4' OH if needed, and not a dent on it despite heavy thumpers....luv d coils construction.

Win win




man I wanna try that board!! coil tech is where it's at!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 12:40 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Hi adam33, loving my m-80 with the g10's . Took it out in OH+ beaches and it is super drivey,fun. Walled cond with open corners for a few nice cover ups and turns.... I can easily take this board 3-4' OH if needed, and not a dent on it despite heavy thumpers....luv d coils construction.

Win win




man I wanna try that board!! coil tech is where it's at!!




nice !

got to check out the m80 yesterday and it is by far the best mini HPSB out .
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 04:14 AM

Is everyone going squash on the M-80? That original diamond tail looked sick. Better performance/more range out of the squash?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 10:04 AM

oceanslide went diamond

they both seam to be working great for all.
Posted By: choch

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 12:26 PM

what size M80 do you bigger guys have?
love the description and the bump squash being a bit more front foot freindly..
any 6'2" - 6'4" around north oc to check out?
Thanks
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 12:40 PM

I'm 6'2 175-180 and have a 6'1, 1.04 vol. Bump squash.
A bit oversized compared to the norm, but I LOVE mine.
Doesn't feel corky or too big at all. Can't say enough good things about this board. Also, surprised me at how well it goes in mushy windswell as well as head high hurricane swell. Very versatile board. Too bad waves
are non existent here.
Ps- mike d told me they scale up to larger sizes well. He's made m80s up to 7ft with good feedback! I would assume a 6'2-6'4 would be somewhere at 20.75 wide.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 01:02 PM

Quote:

what size M80 do you bigger guys have?
love the description and the bump squash being a bit more front foot freindly..
any 6'2" - 6'4" around north oc to check out?
Thanks




I have a 6'2" no-bump diamond tail on the way.
I believe it's 21" x 2 5/8", 1.28 cu. ft.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 01:49 PM

wtf, no bulk order!?!?!?

I think I've broken.
Posted By: mike_g

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 04:26 PM

i'm just a little confused about the two versions of the m80. from what i've read, the bump squash goes a little better in smaller surf? if so how does taking area out the tail (adding a bump) help a board grovel better than the same board without a bump? also how can a squash have a smaller rail line than a diamond (which wouldn't the smaller rail line have less drive and not go as well in small surf)? i read what was posted by mike over on sways but i'm still confused. can any of you design savvy people help a kook out?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 05:26 PM

as i understand it the bump squash is wider between the feet than the diamond. the diamond tail is a little bit wider at the tail block but is narrower than the squash from the midpoint back so there is actually more area to the front fins than the diamond. i still can't get my head around the explanation of the squash having the shorter rail line than the diamond but its on the sways coil thread somewhere.

all i know is the m80 squash is a freak of a board. so much fun. cant wait to get mine
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 05:56 PM

Quote:

what size M80 do you bigger guys have?





Don't know if I qualify as a "bigger guy" but at 6'0" and currently a hair over 190lbs, I'm riding a 5'8" x 19.75" x 2.25" @ 0.85 cu. ft.

Probably on the lower-volume size for my H/W, but that is generally how I like 'em (anything over 0.9 cu ft starts to feel "boaty" to me; I do hear of guys my size riding over 1.0 ft3, but I can't relate to that).
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 07:47 PM

From what I can gather, you're a freak.
Just sayin'.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 08:34 PM

Quote:

I do hear of guys my size riding over 1.0 ft3, but I can't relate to that).



wait until you pass 45...
you'll relate
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 10:22 PM

haha, yeah, I know... I grew up on Slater-era "rocker chips", was competitive swimmer early in life, pretty good and very comfortable bodysurfing, etc., so I don't mind having to "swim" my boards if there is a performance pay-off in the end.

That said, believe it or not, I'm also a very competent longboarder and have a few higher-vol fish and alt boards in my quiver as well, so I do respect the foam when applied competently. But I just love the feel (once up and riding) of a thin-railed board, at least for now...

Unfortunately, at 34 y.o., I have a herniated disk in my back and a jacked hip (maybe arthritis, maybe something worse; gotta get it checked out) that flares up more often than I'd like, so over the next few years I'm probably going to nurse my way up in volume while attempting to preserve the performance-y feel, and I think that Mike is just the person to work with on this effort. Actually got the ball rolling with a 0.90ft3 Occy-esque 6'4" shortboard from MD that I think might become my go-to this winter and take it from there.
Posted By: Brrr

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/17/10 10:59 PM

Quote:

haha, yeah, I know... I grew up on Slater-era "rocker chips", was competitive swimmer early in life, pretty good and very comfortable bodysurfing, etc., so I don't mind having to "swim" my boards if there is a performance pay-off in the end.

That said, believe it or not, I'm also a very competent longboarder and have a few higher-vol fish and alt boards in my quiver as well, so I do respect the foam when applied competently. But I just love the feel (once up and riding) of a thin-railed board, at least for now...

Unfortunately, at 34 y.o., I have a herniated disk in my back and a jacked hip (maybe arthritis, maybe something worse; gotta get it checked out) that flares up more often than I'd like, so over the next few years I'm probably going to nurse my way up in volume while attempting to preserve the performance-y feel, and I think that Mike is just the person to work with on this effort. Actually got the ball rolling with a 0.90ft3 Occy-esque 6'4" shortboard from MD that I think might become my go-to this winter and take it from there.




Not to hijack, but the hip problem could be a tight IT band. I was for me, my front foot hip (or so I thought) was killing me, luckily my physical therapist surfs so I got it sorted. One of the older guys at my local spot was having the same issues, thought he had arthritis in his hip, turns out it was a tight IT band.

Back to the stokage of spring-loaded bottom turns
Posted By: cdes

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 01:03 PM

Quote:

I have a 6'2" no-bump diamond tail on the way.
I believe it's 21" x 2 5/8", 1.28 cu. ft.





Let me know when you get tired of that one, and need to sell it to finance another!
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 01:30 PM

Quote:

From what I can gather, you're a freak.
Just sayin'.





I actually bought one of Sak's widerboards recently on a whim. I'm 5'11 ~185, and typically ride boards with a bit of volume (my latest coil is 1.1). The widerboard is .85, I was curious about guys my weight riding really low volume boards. Figured I could always sell it easily if it didn't work for me.

I've been pleasantly surprised at how surfable it is in our day to day waves (NJ). It's not a great paddler compared to my normal boards (obviously), but it picks up waves easy and feels great once up and riding. I don't think I'll ride it much in the winter with a 5mm suit on, but in boardies or a 3/2 it's fine. It has definitely changed my perspective a bit, I'm probably going to order an M80 in the .9-.95 range as a summer board.
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 02:03 PM

Quote:

i still can't get my head around the explanation of the squash having the shorter rail line than the diamond but its on the sways coil thread somewhere.




The bump in the squash tail breaks up the rail line about 8"-10" up from the tail. The rail line on the diamond breaks a couple inches up from the tail. Therefore shorter rail line on the bump squash.
That's the way I see it anyway, I could be wrong.

I think its time to venture over to sways & see what's going on overthere.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 02:30 PM

thanks, that makes sense
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 02:32 PM

that's it. I'm ordering an M80.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 02:45 PM

diamond or squash ?
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 03:58 PM

bump squash...
Posted By: choch

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 03:59 PM

what size/dims and what size are you?
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 04:05 PM

i'm 6'0 / 185lbs
I have the springfish which is 1.04 volume. Floated me perfect. I've been emailing mike and that translates to
6’0 x 20.5 x 2.5... and thats about the same dims as my Von Sol Shadow (which I should have gotten a tad shorter as its a fuller template).
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 04:38 PM

fish face did you ever try the big twins from your shadow and the keel looking trailers in the SF ?
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 04:44 PM

no I tried the MR fins w/ gx trailers. Worked really well.

Thats a great idea though. I should try that...


MR w/ q1's on the coil
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/19/10 04:48 PM






I think its time to venture over to sways & see what's going on overthere.




193 pages! this can take awhile.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/20/10 01:37 AM

How long on average has it taken everyone to get your coil from the time you place your orders?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/20/10 01:50 AM

8 weeks
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/20/10 01:51 AM

my s.f. took 6 weeks. Now they are est. 8... koolaid takes longer.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/20/10 02:19 AM

now 8 weeks, worth the wait
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/21/10 12:59 PM

http://www.swaylocks.com/surfshop/Detailed/6915.html
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/29/10 08:54 PM

Took my Coil FlashBack Fish out to Taco Bell reef for a lunch time session today, and this board kills it as a thruster with G-10's. waves were 2-4' with 6'+ sets, peaky, high tide. lefts and rights were on offer, but lefts were usually bigger and longer....love the flex, drive and feel of the coils under my feet.

i wished that i had the more time to switch over to the m-80 and do a comparison in these nice conditions, but had to return to work....

win-win
Posted By: AquaClear

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/29/10 09:23 PM

Have yet to see a coil on the west coast. Not trying to steal the thunder, but so excited about new technology.

Take a look at what we are doing.
Any shaper, Any design, Hydroflex
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-a...9_6496308_n.jpg
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/29/10 09:31 PM

There are many here now. Not hard to find if you ask
around.
Start a new thread about something totally different.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/01/10 07:19 PM

Did the Masonite Taco of love show up ???

looking forward to the review , esp with this " sshh " swell on the way

Fark if i would have just ordered my 7-0 when you did
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/01/10 07:56 PM

Was supposed to ship today...hopefully it did.
Hope to have it within a few days.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/01/10 11:18 PM

I'm at 12 weeks since I placed my order, and still anxiously waiting for my big guy FBF. Board was finished being shaped back in Sept. The delay is with the glassing. Needless to say, I'm getting really antsy.

I place dthe order through a shop, and I think there were three customs in all, so that's slowing it up I'm sure. Shop estimated 4 weeks total, I guessed it would be closer to 8, didn't expect to still be waiting 12 weeks out.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/01/10 11:24 PM

thats longest i have heard . what shop did u order from ?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/01/10 11:53 PM

I placed my order on Aug. 27th, putting me at just over
9 weeks at this point. I was told at the time that a
small flood of orders had just come in from a few shops,
so I think that's why it's been longer than usual. I think
my previous orders were approx. 8 weeks and 6 weeks for
delivery. Worth the wait, IMO.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 12:08 AM

what r the dims on that fbf
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 12:19 AM

Quote:

Shop estimated 4 weeks total, I guessed it would be closer to 8, didn't expect to still be waiting 12 weeks out.




that shop shouldn't have told you 4 weeks. I've never heard of anyone getting a coil that quick. 8 weeks is the norm and because of all the hype from this thread and sways, the wait time is only going to increase. I think I waited 9 or 10 weeks for my last order. the wait for my m80 is going to be torture

you'll be stoked on the board. post some pics when you get it
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 01:43 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Shop estimated 4 weeks total, I guessed it would be closer to 8, didn't expect to still be waiting 12 weeks out.




that shop shouldn't have told you 4 weeks. I've never heard of anyone getting a coil that quick. 8 weeks is the norm and because of all the hype from this thread and sways, the wait time is only going to increase. I think I waited 9 or 10 weeks for my last order. the wait for my m80 is going to be torture

you'll be stoked on the board. post some pics when you get it




I would like to eventually get a qualifier. maybe 6'2x18.78x2.38 roundtail for chest+ stuff. love the template. can mike tweak the rocker a bit for front footed tards like me?
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 01:51 AM

I surf pretty front footed and love my qualifier for chest-head and better.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 04:49 AM

I believe I'm at 8 weeks or so. Mike said he coulda shipped today, but I get paid this Friday. So bummed, I'm the one delaying the stock... Hope you get yours soon!
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 09:01 AM

I'm sure it will be worth the wait, I'm just not great in the patience department. Actually, I was fine, but at the 8 week mark, I blew the fin box out of my fish which is the primary board I've been riding. That made the wait more difficult.

I ordered through No Flat Earth in Brick NJ. Assuming I get another Coil, I'll probably order direct instead. I don't know this shop, just ordered there because they handle custom coil orders. Owners seems like a pretty good guy, but some of the kids he has working in the shop seem pretty clueless.

I honestly don't know all the dimensions of the board, I emailed back and forth with Mike quite a bit; I went with his suggestions that he based on my input.

It's a round tail, 6'5" final width and thickness at his discretion. 5 fin fusion. I think he mentioned 21.5" wide, but I can't remember. He's aiming for volume around 1.35. I'm 215lbs on a good day and I like foam. This will probably be low volume for me, but none of my current boards have volume measurements so that's a guess really. This is to be my primary board on everything but the smallest junk, I'll keep the retro fish for that. I also plan to use it in the winter when I'm wrapped up like a neoprine sausage.

Biggest draw for me was the extra strength. At my weight, I tend to be a little rough on boards. Polys always meet their demise by delamming on the deck starting under my rear foot.

I'm also the type of person that over researches everything. I've looked at just about all the information available online for coils, and the positive feedback on them is really overwhelming compared to their competition.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 11:15 AM

Have you discussed this with Mike (at Coil) or Mark (NFE owner)? They are both pretty approachable guys.

Mark is usually in during the week and on Saturdays, but takes Sundays off and leaves Dan (younger guy) in charge. I think there is also a new-hire, but I don't think I've met or dealt with him yet.

Try calling the shop and ask for Mark. If you dead-end for some reason, I'll mention it to him next time I drop by (I need to go there myself this weekend).
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 12:19 PM

Anyone in San Diego or Orange County going to order a Coil at the end of the month/December? Want to split shipping?
Posted By: mike_g

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 12:25 PM

Quote:

I would like to eventually get a qualifier. maybe 6'2x18.78x2.38 roundtail for chest+ stuff. love the template. can mike tweak the rocker a bit for front footed tards like me?




sounds like exactly what i want to do. i want to order an m80 first though but i have no cash . anyone want to buy a rocket or wd in the southeast?
Posted By: easternlines

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 12:47 PM

I haven't had a chance to get my Qualifier step up out, so no review yet. Since it arrived it's been flat, probably the worst October in a while. As far as the timetable Mike was spot on with my order. Hopefully the waves pick up soon so I can put it through the paces.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 01:02 PM

qualifiers go like this ,

late drops into the barrel , huge hooks under the lip , tightest possible cutbacks , impossible floaters , and above the lip flying . you will see your limits with one .
round tail or E tail recommended . and please get some real fins
Posted By: easternlines

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 01:15 PM

Quote:

qualifiers go like this ,

late drops into the barrel , huge hooks under the lip , tightest possible cutbacks , impossible floaters , and above the lip flying . you will see your limits with one .
round tail or E tail recommended . and please get some real fins




It's a roundtail. As far as the fins I am probably going to order some from GG. I like them in my Modfish so I will probably get a set of quads. Ideally I would like to have a tri fin set too but I have a set of K-3's I am going to try out first.
Posted By: Gallery

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 01:27 PM

Quote:

probably the worst October in a while.




Probably?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 01:29 PM

good stating point , how do your modfish front fins compare to the k3's in size ?
Posted By: easternlines

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 02:49 PM

Gallery - correction definitely

I am not sure how the fronts compare in size. I am in the process of moving so my boards are all over the place. I would like to try the Modfish fronts if they aren't too big but I don't know what would work for the center. Not really an expert on fins.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/10 04:26 PM

Quote:

curious about this tech...does he do bonzers? really not interested in thrusters anymore.




yes
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/04/10 06:18 PM

Quote:

Was supposed to ship today...hopefully it did.
Hope to have it within a few days.




Didn't ship Monday, and instead went out yesterday.
Delivery is scheduled for Saturday.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/04/10 06:24 PM

post some pics of that board when you get it

i still have a ways to go
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/04/10 07:14 PM

I'm going to go dig in to my change jug...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/04/10 09:18 PM

Afoaf,

my friend will be ordering around dec/jan if you need to let that jug fill up a bit more
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/04/10 10:23 PM

Quote:

Afoaf,

my friend will be ordering around dec/jan if you need to let that jug fill up a bit more



remind me when this happens. Sounds like a perfect time for me to order as well
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/05/10 12:35 AM

Quote:

Have you discussed this with Mike (at Coil) or Mark (NFE owner)? They are both pretty approachable guys.

Mark is usually in during the week and on Saturdays, but takes Sundays off and leaves Dan (younger guy) in charge. I think there is also a new-hire, but I don't think I've met or dealt with him yet.

Try calling the shop and ask for Mark. If you dead-end for some reason, I'll mention it to him next time I drop by (I need to go there myself this weekend).




Thanks for the offer, but it's not necessary. Mike caught wind that I was getting impatient, and he contacted me. Honestly, now I feel bad for being impatient.

I did speak to Mark, but didn't really get anywhere doing so. I'll be surfing something from my garage in the next 24-48 hours. If current forecast holds true, it should be a pretty decent swell too.
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/05/10 02:38 AM

I might have to stick an m80 in that order.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 02:24 AM

Taco Tuesday!

M80, Just under 6'2" x 21" x 2 5/8". 1.28 cu. ft.
Maiden voyage tomorrow morning.





Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 02:32 AM

Looks nice. I like them dims.
I know I don't have to ask.......but, let us know how it goes.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 02:34 AM

who else is in line to try a couple of waves on it?

looks awesome
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 02:39 AM

Sweeet looking board. Curious to know if you will eventually like it as a tri or quad.....

Win win
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 02:40 AM

i am liking the quad setup on this , trailer location looks like a GG .

tc redlines first ! on the dots
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 02:49 AM

you really needto gaina few lbs
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 03:00 AM

nice look forward to hearing how the double concave goes on this

still got a ways to go for mine but having a few sessions on an m80 i know its so worth the wait. i'm having a 5fin set of halcyons made for this one.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 07:37 AM

What a beauty!
Enjoy it!
I'm down to a 3 board quiver (2 Coils and a Shadow)
because of the M80. No need for the other boards I had.
But now what do I do with all the money I have from selling them?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 10:47 AM

Quote:

What a beauty!
Enjoy it!
I'm down to a 3 board quiver (2 Coils and a Shadow)
because of the M80. No need for the other boards I had.
But now what do I do with all the money I have from selling them?




fins
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 12:29 PM

good idea, but I'm thinkin maybe a plane ticket somewhere tropical...
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 12:47 PM

So far, it's great! Put my trusty twin+trailer set in
(Aurora 5.1" twins and GS trailer) for the first go-out.
First, paddles really well and catches waves REALLY
easily. Fast...easy speed right on the takeoff. Most
waves were punchy on the takeoff and then got soft quickly,
so I only had a couple chances to put it on rail, but it
felt really good. Seems like it will go well in a wide
range of waves based on how much it varied today.
So far, stoked! Going to try the Redlines next, Todd.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 10:26 PM

Quote:

good idea, but I'm thinkin maybe a plane ticket somewhere tropical...




yep , that sounds better !
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 11:27 PM

Quote:

Quote:

good idea, but I'm thinkin maybe a plane ticket somewhere tropical...




yep , that sounds better !




i wish i would obsess in the surf travel forum instead of this place
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/10 11:30 PM

Quote:

Quote:

good idea, but I'm thinkin maybe a plane ticket somewhere tropical...




yep , that sounds better !




forget the boards and hit the plane... warm water and memories trump foam, fins, and fiberglass...
Posted By: centralcoastlurker

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/11/10 03:42 PM

Quote:

Taco Tuesday!

M80, Just under 6'2" x 21" x 2 5/8". 1.28 cu. ft.
Maiden voyage tomorrow morning.










Sick board! Add another one to the "boards I want to try" list

What are the nose and tali dims on this one?

Cheers
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/11/10 04:44 PM

Not sure of the tail, but the nose is close to 14".
Had fun on it the past two days in really random waves.
Posted By: centralcoastlurker

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/11/10 07:09 PM

Quote:

Not sure of the tail, but the nose is close to 14".
Had fun on it the past two days in really random waves.




Thanks for the reply...next board will be similar to yours
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:12 AM

Here is some more porn.
Widerboard
6'3" X 19 3/4" X 2 7/16"
Cuft 1.00
Wanted a board for those better days or a little more size. New baby so I have only got a chance to ride it once but so far




Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:20 AM

is it me or do they look ever whiter ?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:21 AM

Sweet......what are your dims sd?

Ww
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:32 AM

6'3" 185lb
I have a flashbask fish that is 5'11" x 20" x 2.5" (1.00cuft) and paddles great so i wanted to keep the same volume in a shortboard to help get in a little earlier.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:01 AM

what fins came with it ?
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:22 AM

Shiny ones with stickers !
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:42 AM

GG
If I order fins from you either through ebay or your own website do you just send a "stock" set or do I let you know my dims and the board's dims so you know what size to sell me?
Posted By: lex

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 11:15 AM

I just receieved my flashback roundtail, and having nothing but praise for the board,mike nailed it, overall excellent custom experience
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 12:45 PM

I custom size them .
Posted By: WarrenC

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 12:52 PM

Quote:

Shiny ones with stickers !




Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 01:43 PM

Surfed the M80 this morning in clean, but fairly softish
knee-chest high waves. Ran it with the Mayhem GMB-5 quad
set. I had been having a touch of trouble in the previous
couple sessions getting the board to GO backside, but clicked
with it today.
90% of my waves were backside, usually my downfall, but I
was able to pump once on these little waves and then just
push hard off the bottom and use the Coil spring effect to
shoot me right up into a quick top turn and repeat 3, 4, and
sometimes 5 straight times going down the line.
Board feels like it just wants to crank off the bottom and
and hit the lip, and goes better the more you load up off
the drop.
It picks up waves with ease, is really fast, and just overall
a super fun board. Stoked with this one and think it's
going to be a great all-rounder.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 01:47 PM

thanks Greg
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 01:49 PM

M80 owners:

Is it worth it to get 5 plugs? I usually like quads better anyway but the people on Sways (including Mike D) say that thruster ends up being the go-to on those boards.

I probably going to do it anyway but I want some feedback
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:00 PM

I only rode quads until I got my M80 as a tri only. Board is unreal.
Don't think it's as fast as my quads, but surfs better in the pocket.
If I were to order another, I would still ask for tri only, don't feel the need for the extra plugs on this one.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:12 PM

what are the best fins for a thruster set up (M80)?

ww
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:27 PM

I weigh about 180. Tried the GMB tri set, no good for me. Drivey, but felt stiff. Tried the K2.1 tri set. A bit too loose and lost drive. Ordered the Trueames CI fin template (large). Use those in the front and the K2.1 in the rear. Bingo. Works great for me. Drivey and loose.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:38 PM

darn, i have to buy 2 sets of fins and mashed them together?....
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:47 PM

Hehe... Nope. This is the setup that works for me. East coast surfer,
coming of riding quads exclusively for years, tris being new territory to me. Might not work for others. I was talking with Sean Mattison a month
ago, and although he doesn't ride tris anymore, the AM fins upfront smaller rear was his go to setup when he did. Whatever Sean says to me regarding surfing, I'll listen 2.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:47 PM

winwin

griffin sides with M3 center
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 02:51 PM

thanks retodd/adam, I'll bring my bag of fins next time to the beach and try those combos...I'll report back.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:02 PM

Winwin,
Are you not diggin your M80 or just wanna tinker?
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:08 PM

Quote:

what fins came with it ?




Glass Flex M-5 Tri

GG are you back from your trip? I want to order some fins.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:23 PM

I only had about 8 or 9 sessions on the M-80, and about a third of them were phenomenal....the other ones, were short, good, but crowded lunch time sessions (45mins), so it is hard to tell. The g-10 fins works really well with the flashback fish, but on the M80 did not release as easily off the top... Hence, i was looking to try it with a different trailer or a new set up altogether.

but, in short; i am very happy with the m80 and just want to optimize my fin set up.

I have found that the flashback is more front footed friendly and the M80 a more neutral board (good for both back and front footers).
Win win
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:24 PM

Anyone tried H2s?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:29 PM

i did. blah. board felt slow. i'll lend you mine next time we surf
Posted By: Northern_Shores

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:30 PM

excellent board! high end Surftech!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 03:41 PM

Quote:

I only had about 8 or 9 sessions on the M-80, and about a third of them were phenomenal....the other ones, were short, good, but crowded lunch time sessions (45mins), so it is hard to tell. The g-10 fins works really well with the flashback fish, but on the M80 did not release as easily off the top... Hence, i was looking to try it with a different trailer or a new set up altogether.

but, in short; i am very happy with the m80 and just want to optimize my fin set up.

I have found that the flashback is more front footed friendly and the M80 a more neutral board (good for both back and front footers).
Win win




that board is phenominal. just for the hell of it try the g10 fronts with a k2.1 rear. or just try the m5's. that first session i had with the m5's was off the charts fun. and i don't normally like those fins.

hey if you want to try the qualifier again let me know. just leave me that board
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/17/10 07:55 PM

So far I've tried a twin/trailer setup, thruster (TC redlines), and the GMB-5 quads. I'm digging the quads
best, although it's gone well with each and I'm really liking
the ability to play around with all three to find what I
like best. Worth it, IMO.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/18/10 01:15 AM

Quote:

Anyone tried H2s?




Got a 5 fin set for sale
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/18/10 01:55 AM

large?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/18/10 02:15 AM

Quote:

excellent board! high end Surftech!






how's that t-patterson smurftech holding up for ya NS?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/18/10 02:22 AM

Quote:

smurftech


Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/18/10 04:10 AM

I got my taco today. 5'9" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8" 1.04 volume. It's slightly beefier than I expected, but I asked for a groveler and bet volume should be right on. My last 5'8 x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8" was too foiled and didn't paddle like I wanted, so hoping this ones perfect. 3 fins. Griffin sides and g3 trailer. I still want the fins Greg!
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/18/10 10:48 AM

Quote:

large?




yes
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/18/10 02:27 PM

Quote:

I got my taco today. 5'9" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8" 1.04 volume. It's slightly beefier than I expected, but I asked for a groveler and bet volume should be right on. My last 5'8 x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8" was too foiled and didn't paddle like I wanted, so hoping this ones perfect. 3 fins. Griffin sides and g3 trailer. I still want the fins Greg!




got any pics? like those dims
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/10 09:25 AM

Since there has been a little chatter about an M80 serving as a do-it-all quiver-killer:

I had planned on sneaking in a short session before dark yesterday, but some events in the AM had me pretty close to losing my sh*t at work , so I bailed early in the afternoon, called rdj and convinced him to do the same, and we scored some really fun HH+ freight train rights with huffing offshore winds. A bit shallow, quite hollow, and really fast. The only boards I had with me were my M80 and an old poly Merrick Twin-finner I keep stashed at work as a "just in case board". At first I considered ruinning home to retrieve my 6'3" qualifier, but did not want to have to answer any questions and deny my kid's requests to stick around and play, so decided to tough it out with the boards I had. While I would not have necessarily picked the M80 for these conditions, I was really surprised at how well it handled the late, and at times inverted, drops and how well the wide tail and short rail-line actually held their own in I-really-should-be-on-a-pinny-shortboard conditions. In retrospect. I think the board actually let me get in slightly earlier due to the lift generated by the wider tail as the entry peaks were being held back by 20-30mph offshores.

EDIT: not me, but this feature illustrates what the waves were like: http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/sequen...ed-shack_50114/

Posted By: WarrenC

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/10 11:03 AM

Quote:

Since there has been a little chatter about an M80 serving as a do-it-all quiver-killer:

I had planned on sneaking in a short session before dark yesterday, but some events in the AM had me pretty close to losing my sh*t at work , so I bailed early in the afternoon, called rdj and convinced him to do the same, and we scored some really fun HH+ freight train rights with huffing offshore winds. A bit shallow, quite hollow, and really fast. The only boards I had with me were my M80 and an old poly Merrick Twin-finner I keep stashed at work as a "just in case board". At first I considered ruinning home to retrieve my 6'3" qualifier, but did not want to have to answer any questions and deny my kid's requests to stick around and play, so decided to tough it out with the boards I had. While I would not have necessarily picked the M80 for these conditions, I was really surprised at how well it handled the late, and at times inverted, drops and how well the wide tail and short rail-line actually held their own in I-really-should-be-on-a-pinny-shortboard conditions. In retrospect. I think the board actually let me get in slightly earlier due to the lift generated by the wider tail as the entry peaks were being held back by 20-30mph offshores.

EDIT: not me, but this feature illustrates what the waves were like: http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/sequen...ed-shack_50114/






that sequence is insane, different kind of bottom turn but the guy sure slots himself high and tight regardless, the end shot is priceless

your comments: proving wider is not so much a hinderance and can give you certain advantages at times (imo)
great post.

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/10 11:13 AM

Hackey's post goes to show that when you get commfy on your boards they will work for you in all conditions .

also the m80 is a quiver KILLER !

EC guys have been SCOOOOOOOORING solid waves
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/10 12:21 PM

Waves were complete crap onshore this morning, but still
managed to throw up a few turns on the M80 in the gutless
junk. Digging this board. Ran as a thruster with
GMB-5 fronts and G-AM rear.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 10:06 AM

Yeah, that bottom turn looks a little wonky when viewed frame-by-frame, but it was probably the right way to handle it based on the way the waves were breaking with the blown out/negative tide. A lot was happening really quickly that day because as the waves approached the bars, they wind (20-30+ mph offshore) would hold them back and up and they would actually trip-up on rips more than sand-bottom features, causing the wave to act one way, but as soon as the wave advanced a few more feet and found the super-shallow bars, water would begin to draw almost perpendicular to the beach/bar, so going wide on the bottom turns and then pulling in and cinching up was not really an option. Kinda tough to explain, but abrupt fin-to-rail (and vice-vera) shifts and adaptation was key in managing those drops that a day.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 04:23 PM

I took the fb fish out in some high tide south shore. The board paddles super well and picks up waves easily. Didn't really get to surf it cause the waves were too soft and rolling. Can't wait to actually surf it. I had gg side and g3 center. If anyone has other fin suggestions lemme know. Thanks to Mike Daniels and everyone who posted reviews and gave me advice!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 05:41 PM

post some pics. i want to see that board

that fin combo sounds really good to me. hard to do better than gg's fins. the fins i liked best were

GG sides/ k 2.1 (anything)
stretch (slopey waves with some push)
TC aqualines (medium size waves with some push)
k2.1s (good in anything)

honestly i think what you're running now is the best combo for drive and agility. maybe just try different trailers

Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 06:21 PM

I've tried all the fins that nkpheous mentioned, but in quad sets (in order of preference):

GG: just got these, but so far they feel great in turns (drive and hold amazingly well);
Stretch: had these in PC and glass flex and these held in turns but still felt loose enough to slide the tail off sections and off the top;
k2.1s: only tried the PC fronts (quad set didn't exist) w/ GX rears, these felt fast, bit too loose, but I would use them in rippable beachbreak, if not for GG and Stretch;
TC aquas: tiny trailers, tight arcs, but felt too loose for me;
the Goods: fronts only, similar to k2.1s, but looser

FWIW, I'm a lightweight, but I prefer medium-sized fins, and HATE fins that slide during cutbacks
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 08:50 PM

yep those gg quad rears are my favorite on my widerboard and they worked really good in the fbf. i've got a set of fins in the works that are going to be off the charts good. i will say no more on this
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 08:59 PM

Quote:

yep those gg quad rears are my favorite on my widerboard and they worked really good in the fbf. i've got a set of fins in the works that are going to be off the charts good. i will say no more on this




yu's?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 09:01 PM

did mike set that up as a twin + trailer ?

http://www.surffcs.com/en/products/fins/specialty/M.RTFX.aspx
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 09:17 PM

Quote:

Taco Tuesday!

M80, Just under 6'2" x 21" x 2 5/8". 1.28 cu. ft.
Maiden voyage tomorrow morning.










O'slide, have you tried this as a quad?
What's the verdict so far on quad vs. thruster?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 09:32 PM

Quote:

Quote:

yep those gg quad rears are my favorite on my widerboard and they worked really good in the fbf. i've got a set of fins in the works that are going to be off the charts good. i will say no more on this




yu's?












havoc check your pm
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 10:15 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Taco Tuesday!

M80, Just under 6'2" x 21" x 2 5/8". 1.28 cu. ft.
Maiden voyage tomorrow morning.










O'slide, have you tried this as a quad?
What's the verdict so far on quad vs. thruster?




Yep...posted about it a couple days ago. Mayhem GMB-5 quad
setup works really well on it. Actually, every setup has
worked 'well' so far. Best session for me so far has been
with that quad setup though. Many more options to try still.
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/10 10:45 PM

I tend to miss stuff with all these pages.
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/10 05:08 AM

My pics are with my cell cam and suck, but I'll e-mail them to you. Mike said instead of starting with the big twin small trailer, to try it with AM sized sides with a smaller trailer. Just wanted to hear what you guys had tried. I can't wait to get a few good waves on it. Nk, check your e-mail tomorrow.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 11:59 AM

N

" IF " it gets here you are more than welcome to open it up and post pics
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 12:38 PM

sakana's board moontails on these look insane. right in my dims too




retodd. will do
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 06:54 PM

Quote:

N

" IF " it gets here you are more than welcome to open it up and post pics




just got word that my m80 is on the way as well.......stoaked.

less than a month shaped to shipped
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 07:01 PM

Quote:


less than a month shaped to shipped




Don't know whether to or .


I think you'll like.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 07:22 PM

well from what i heard they were moving their operations to a larger facility and that slowed up production the last few months. orders are moving through faster now

Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 08:04 PM

Quote:

Quote:

N

" IF " it gets here you are more than welcome to open it up and post pics




just got word that my m80 is on the way as well.......stoaked.

less than a month shaped to shipped





WHAT!?!?!?? I'm hearing the board I ordered a month ago wont be ready til January? I guess you have ordered a bunch of them and maybe that gets you pushed to the front of the line... wow. I envy thee...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 08:46 PM

Shaped to shipped. Not order placed to shipped. I put a deposit down a long time ago to get mine in line to get shaped.
Posted By: Azazel

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 09:03 PM

by the time I save up, mine will take 6 months
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 09:12 PM

Buy my springfish. Cheap and instant gratification
Posted By: Azazel

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 09:18 PM

too big, SF for me wud be 5'2"
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/23/10 10:08 PM

ahh.. all I saw was "one month" and I flipped.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 12:20 AM

yep he put his money in before i put mine in .

and like any of us a hurting for a board to ride
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 12:47 AM

In all honesty, Todd should get his boards in half the time, considering he was one of the first to get Coils on this coast and is responsible for everyone here getting one. When I ordered mine way back in the spring, he was the only one I heard of that had one over here. I only ordered one b/c of his raves. Hopefully, Coil is taking care of him, considering how much business he generated over here.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 01:13 AM

Quote:

In all honesty, Todd should get his boards in half the time, considering he was one of the first to get Coils on this coast and is responsible for everyone here getting one. When I ordered mine way back in the spring, he was the only one I heard of that had one over here. I only ordered one b/c of his raves. Hopefully, Coil is taking care of him, considering how much business he generated over here.




totally agree. he gave me his qualifier to try out for a few weeks shortly after i met him. who does that? i ended up buying that one from him later and now i'm on board #6 from coil. i never would have ordered one if i hadn't seen one in person. so thanks todd. next time we surf i'm going to let you have a set wave





Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 01:41 AM

Right on! If it wasn't for retodd, then I would have never been on a coil.
Plus, he puts up with all my stupid coil/design questions.....if there was an erbb member of the year, my vote is for retodd.

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 01:52 AM

Quote:

Right on! If it wasn't for retodd, then I would have never been on a coil.
Plus, he puts up with all my stupid coil/design questions.....if there was an erbb member of the year, my vote is for retodd.





I 2nd that.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 01:55 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Right on! If it wasn't for retodd, then I would have never been on a coil.
Plus, he puts up with all my stupid coil/design questions.....if there was an erbb member of the year, my vote is for retodd.





I 2nd that.




I third that motion.

retodd loaned me his widerboard and qualifier each for a week to try out. always patient and helpful with my retodd'd questions

thanks brotha for the help, coils are the real deal.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 02:38 AM

Thanx fellas

and just for the record i have the longest wait of all you , my fish took 4 months from deposit to doorstep , its all good
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 05:54 AM

Thanks to Retodd and to Nkpheous for putting the pic up. We'll swap boards when you come down. I caught a couple fun ones today. I like the board a lot so far. Just need more time on it in decent waves.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 11:31 AM

Quote:

Thanks to Retodd and to Nkpheous for putting the pic up. We'll swap boards when you come down. I caught a couple fun ones today. I like the board a lot so far. Just need more time on it in decent waves.




i want some warm water town waves !!! and sweet n sour ribs from LnL
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/10 02:22 PM

Word is they made a composite clone of Mike Daniel out of some
new high tech fiber concoction and so they are now shaping at
double speed.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/10/10 11:08 AM



My new round tail flashback fish. 5 fin fusion. Bad pic taken with phone on floor of shop. 6'5" x 21" x 2 5/8" vol 1.3 cu ft. Turned out fantastic!

Waves were too small to get an opinion the day I picked it up, and there hasn't been any surf to speak of since. Will post a ride report once I get a few good sessions in on it.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 01:09 AM

that should be a nice All-Rounder for NJ !!

what is your height weight ?

tons o fins to play with
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 02:15 AM

I hope so. Hoping to test it in some better conditions this Sun or Monday with a little storm rolling through.

I'm 5'11 215-220lbs. I've been surfing for quite a while, but I'm pretty out of shape these days, so my paddling is weak. I've been riding a retro fish almost exclusively lateley which I really like, but I was looking for something a little more performance orientated. Hoping this board is the ticket.

Seems like it should be. The volume only looks to be a touch lower than my retro, and the round tail although not technically pulled in for the FBF, is pulled in compared to my retro fish outline. The board looks exactly as I wanted/hoped for/expected. Now I just have to see how it works. In theory, should be perfect.

At 220lbs I also tend to be rough on boards. Hoping the coil technology will stand up better under my feet as well.

I had a real hard time NOT ordering the springfish. It would overlap with my retrofish, but the outline is just so appealing to me. I think if this one goes well as I expect it will, a springsish could be another addition for me. I just couldn't order more than one right now
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 11:17 AM

Don't be disappointed if you see dents pretty quickly. For me at least they dent fast, but are very tough to actually ding. The only open ding I've managed out of my 3 coils was a rail shatter when I kicked out of a wave and my board got caught in the wind & hit me in the head. My head came out on the losing end of that situation. I wasn't worried about it, it was a hit that would have dinged any board.
Posted By: WarrenC

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 11:35 AM

Quote:

220 lbs




looking forward to hearing your ride review
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 12:23 PM

Quote:

Don't be disappointed if you see dents pretty quickly. For me at least they dent fast, but are very tough to actually ding. The only open ding I've managed out of my 3 coils was a rail shatter when I kicked out of a wave and my board got caught in the wind & hit me in the head. My head came out on the losing end of that situation. I wasn't worried about it, it was a hit that would have dinged any board.




ouch !

my friend took a coil to the face , broken noes and a concussion. small rail ding on the board .

a few days later he was glad it was a coil , if it was a poly he would have been pulling foam and fiberglass out of his face .
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 01:10 PM

I am still seeing pressures on my deck in the normal places but not nearly as bad as either poly or EPS boards

I dropped my Coil rail-side down directly on a rock and it didn't even get a dent!
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 01:40 PM

Quote:

Don't be disappointed if you see dents pretty quickly. For me at least they dent fast, but are very tough to actually ding.



+1. I own 2, both have pretty deep heel dents. They are however IMO, very resilient to shattering or dinging. Your'e gonna love how lively these boards are. I love 'em, especially my M80.
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/10 05:47 PM

I have minor dents on both, a little more on my flashback. I'm assuming that's because the glass schedule is different than my step-up qualifier, could be wrong though. Other than that, the footwells don't shatter like some poly, no delams, hitting the rails on stuff has resulted in no dings, all that kind of goodness that we've come to expect from our coils.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/12/10 01:57 PM

Deck dents don't bother me much. After all, at my weight they are pretty much inevitable. My traditional boards typically meet their eventual demise by delaminating in the area under my rear foot. Hoping that doesn't happen to the coil, or if it does hopefully it's waaay down the road.

When I find a board I like, I generally ride it to it's death. With the coil my hope is a longer lifespan.

Definitely plan to avoid testing it's strength with my head.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/14/10 10:12 PM

Quick review:

Waves were waist to chest with occ bigger sets. air temps in the 20's wind howling offshore 15-20 knots......I stayed out for over 4 hours on the new FBF.

I think that qualifies as a positive review. more details after I catch up on the work I didn't do today.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/14/10 10:13 PM

safe to say its solid
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/14/10 10:41 PM

my spring fish has no dents or any signs of use after 10-15+ sessions on it. Very solid.

Its been 2 months since I ordered my M80 and I'm going crazy!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/14/10 10:53 PM

2 months !!

maybe the red pigment takes longer to cure

did u go 5 or 3 plugs ?

i tried a bump squash m-80 today !! soooooooo nice .

FF you will love yours
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 01:46 AM

finally found a fin setup that works really good with the springfish. good times.


Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 02:04 AM

Here's some more detail on my FBF...

Board paddles very well. It's slightly lower volume than what I've been riding, but it seems like it actually paddles better, and took a little more of my 220lbs to duckdive.

I could tell it catches waves pretty easy, but the offshore winds were relentless. they were holding me up, and spraying me in the face something awful. I'll need more time, and better conditions to really get a feel for how easily it catches waves, and what it's lower wave size limit will be.

I can take later/steeper drops easier then what I'm used to. This is a huge plus for me, as I wanted this to be a "fish for better waves". I ride my retro in everything, but I eat $hit on takeoff a lot on the better days. I think this board will be more forgiving in this dept. Not sure if it's due to the rocker, or the tail or what, but I got held up by the wind a few times and dropped in real late and stuck it.

Here's the biggest thing I noticed...The board felt more "alive" then what I am used to. That probably doesn't make a lot of sense, but I don't know how else to describe it. It just had a very lively feel. Not sure if that's the flex characteristic, or just the feel of a new board (it's been a while) but it actually kind of messed me up at first. For example, I am used to getting a lot of drive off little turns on my fish...in a way where I almost kind of load the rail and push off the board then un-weight it and bring it with me, if that makes any sense. I do this to squirt around sections, to get speed, etc. When I did this on this board, it reacted differently. Kind of like the board did some of the work, but since I'm not used to it, I had trouble making the adjustment at first. However by the end of the session I had a few set waves where I was really getting the feel of it and stringing together some nice rides.

It goes rail to rail very easy, and goes up the face much easier than what I am used to or expected. Basically to a guy that rides an old school fish as a daily driver, it feels way more high performance. I expected it to feel that way, but I didn't expect it to be that drastic of a difference since it's still a very full outline.

Overall I am very happy with it. It's really exactly what I was looking for...A Good Wave Fish.
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 02:10 AM

N
So Redline up front
Aqualine (rears) in the rear
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 02:24 AM

Quote:



Here's the biggest thing I noticed...The board felt more "alive" then what I am used to. That probably doesn't make a lot of sense, but I don't know how else to describe it. It just had a very lively feel. Not sure if that's the flex characteristic, or just the feel of a new board (it's been a while) but it actually kind of messed me up at first. For example, I am used to getting a lot of drive off little turns on my fish...in a way where I almost kind of load the rail and push off the board then un-weight it and bring it with me, if that makes any sense. I do this to squirt around sections, to get speed, etc. When I did this on this board, it reacted differently. Kind of like the board did some of the work, but since I'm not used to it, I had trouble making the adjustment at first. However by the end of the session I had a few set waves where I was really getting the feel of it and stringing together some nice rides.





That's the reCOIL! Even though mine is a high volumed Springfish that's what surprised the hell out of me on my first couple of waves. That same feeling is what makes my other boards feel dead and why I have an M80 on the way
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 02:29 AM

Quote:

N
So Redline up front
Aqualine (rears) in the rear




yes. the other set that seemed to work were the stretch fronts with aqualine rears but i like the redlines best.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 02:31 AM

i still have a few poly boards , a good board is a good board , BUT , they do lack that COIL that i am totally addicted to

and whats up with 4 fins being so touchy , my goodness ! that combo is a keeper
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 03:35 PM

So that's the "recoil" huh? It's gonna take me a few sessions to get used to it and figure out how to harness that energy.

The corner of my garage is a graveyard of delaminated poly boards that are too small for me.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/15/10 07:43 PM

Quote:

So that's the "recoil" huh? It's gonna take me a few sessions to get used to it and figure out how to harness that energy.






I've f-ed up quite a few waves by pumping hard off the
bottom or trying to pump and project down the line and not being
prepared for that spring effect. I think that's mostly
due to not riding them exclusively. When you are ready
for it though, and especially when you load it up and
use it to your advantage, it's a pretty insane feeling that's
unlike anything I've felt in another construction.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 01:38 AM

i don't even notice that spring effect anymore. until i get back on a poly board.

i love my m80

Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 01:58 AM

yeah that coil-ed /recoil thing is what these boards are all about. I've ridden plenty of firewires and while they have the 'flex' to some extent, the coil is really different. Ive been able to pull off some crazy sh!t on the coil springfish that I really dont think I could have done on a poly quad fish. It surprises me every time.

my M80 is about ready to be shipped.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 06:10 PM

nice little coil quiver you got there nkpheous.
Fishface, you're gonna love your M80. My fav board.
Too bad for me NY has been horrible wave wise.
Take pics when it arrives.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 06:17 PM

I'm itching to get it out again and get it dialed in. I need a predictible, consistent day and I feel like I could get it dialed in quickly. There were just too many variables the other day to really figure it out. If I get marginal conditions, it'll probably take me a few sessions.

I did f-up a lot of waves off my first turn. Just pushed too hard, projected up the wave a bit rather than down the line and the waves were a bit too fast to forgive me for it. I did get hauling on a few of them though and it felt good.

I am pretty good at generating a lot of speed pumping down the line on a dead stiff board, so I feel like if I get this thing wired I'll fly.

Riding this thing was also my first time riding a quad as well. I have twins tris and singles, but no quads...until now anyway.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 07:35 PM

what is in your fin bank ?

fcs or future ?
Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 09:13 PM

anyone tried the goods-1 in the M80?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 09:46 PM

Quote:



There's the AARP. Definitely similar to what I was looking for.




winwin
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 10:15 PM

Quote:

anyone tried the goods-1 in the M80?




same fin as a m5 . but no i have not tried them
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/16/10 10:16 PM

That is it..... Coil industry, here comes some cash.

Thnx retodd for the coil consultation!
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 12:30 AM

Quote:

what is in your fin bank ?
fcs or future ?




Not a heck of a lot, but what I have thats removable is mostly FCS. I have a GAM set, a G5 set, and a G3000 set. All elcheapo black plastic.

In the flashback I have glass flex MRTX fins up front and M5 fins in the rear. I have no idea if this is a decent setup for me. I've never done too much playing around with fins.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 12:54 AM

blk plastic is worthless

http://www.surffcs.com/en/products/fins/Quads/R-2QUAD.aspx

and

http://www.surffcs.com/en/products/fins/specialty/M.R78.aspx

your mrtx / m5 is way to much fin . board must feel stiff and hard to turn , also going to make it hard to get into waves.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 12:12 PM

Quote:

your mrtx / m5 is way to much fin . board must feel stiff and hard to turn , also going to make it hard to get into waves.





So is it the combo of the two fins, the set of MRs or both? To me the board felt loose, but I'm sure that's because I've been riding on keels for the past few years.

So the fins can make it harder to get into waves? I never considered this, and honestly don't understand it.

Can you tell I've never paid too much attention to fins before?
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 12:36 PM

retodd will help set you up. he is into his fins.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 01:35 PM

yes , fins can make it hard to catch waves .

the board feeling loose is due to rocker and the round tail.

220 pounds right ?? big guy but no need for that much fin .

i can give you ideas but the thing with quads everyone likes different stuff .

the rusty quads should be spot on for you .

the mr 78 should do you good to with a trailer , g1000
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 02:36 PM

i am pulling the trigger on a "pre-AARP" model as Mike Daniels puts it...
5'11" x 19 x 2.3/8 .93vol.....let the waiting begin

Pkovo, i would recommend griffin g-10's or similiar template/material...it lit up my flashback fishy both as a thruster or quad....it was THE fin/board combo that kept me ordering more Coils!

win-win
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 02:47 PM

Quote:

i am pulling the trigger on a "pre-AARP" model as Mike Daniels puts it...
5'11" x 19 x 2.3/8 .93vol.....let the waiting begin


win-win




oh my ! dims are perfect !!!

MD
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/17/10 06:00 PM

Thanks for the fin suggestions. I think my first step will be to see what kind of fins my friends that ride FCS have, and do a little experimenting to see what I like.

Seems like evryone loves Griffins fins
Posted By: teleross

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/10 04:59 PM

Had this 6'1 18 3/8 2 1/4 Qualifier for a while now. Sick board, that's all I can say.








Posted By: klynch

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/10 08:45 PM




Think this setup will work good?

Great service from the guys at Coil, hopefully we get some waves soon to feel this out. Board will be going to Hawaii soon, anyone on ERBBs in Oahu who would like to try this out, let me know. Will give a review later.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/10 08:52 PM

bread and butter

thats the setup
Posted By: klynch

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/10 09:10 PM

This is 6.1 x 19 x 2 1/2
Needed a little extra foam for the wetsuit. Floats and paddles great. Very light and flexy.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/10 09:13 PM

Quote:

bread and butter

thats the setup



yessir it is
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/10 10:19 PM

It's TACO TIME!!!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/10 10:28 PM

Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/10 11:38 PM

Quote:

It's TACO TIME!!!!



Coil M80
6'0 x 20 1/2 x 2 9/16

Me: 6ft 185lbs (maybe a lil more due to lack of surf)



Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 12:37 AM

NICE and g10's you're gonna love that board.

its shocking how good mine goes in fast dredgy stuff. best coil yet
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 12:44 AM

oh yeah....that's one heck of a board! you are gonna love it FishyFace!!


win-win
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 01:28 AM

what's the volume? mine's going to be 1.1 cu. ft. 5'10" x 20 x somewhere in between 2 1/2 and 2 5.8

board look sick
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 01:36 AM




Posted By: rid

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 01:42 AM

that looks fun fun fun!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 01:42 AM

Whore.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 01:51 AM

Wheres the round rails ?
Tucked edge cant be right !
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 01:56 AM

its crazy how much it looks like my new one


GG,

i am about to watch " North Shore "
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 02:08 AM

not mine.

GG, the little felix keel is next in the cue
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 04:14 AM

I am at home Chandlering right now.
Down Rails Forever !!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 04:20 AM

only 1 GG !!
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 04:22 AM

Quote:

what's the volume? mine's going to be 1.1 cu. ft. 5'10" x 20 x somewhere in between 2 1/2 and 2 5.8

board look sick



volume is about the same as yours 1.12
My spring fish is 1.04 and its good for me.
I bumped the volume up a tad because of the reduced surface area of the m80... but .08 increased volume is negligible.

Oh yeah... I got the g10's... they are similar to an FCS M-5 fin. I have very few FCS thruster sets and they are all plastic except for the GG fins and FG-5's. I'm interested in running the von sol twins and trailer on this...
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 09:24 AM

Really nice M80 FF. Very similar to mine. You're gonna really like it.
I asked Mike D if he had heard any experimenting with twin trailer sets in the M80 and he said yes, very favorable results in the small stuff. My board with AM1 fronts and K2.1 rear has been going so well, I don't wanna change it up.
No use messing with a good thing. Enjoy the board!!!
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 10:01 AM

FF- Your M80 looks so fun. Hit me up next time you are in the complex I got some FCS thruster sets you can try out.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/23/10 02:55 PM

Quote:








I loved winged swallows. Twin?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 12:44 AM

a recent acquisition from bb member nkpheous




I felt left out of the coil gang and this puppy has just cured my HPSB anxiety





6'1x19.25x2-5/16, 91 ft^3 = 26.3 liters


see you'll out there next week yo! Coil Crip Cuz Out!!


Havoc
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 12:53 AM




yeah, don't know how they translate to CI's volume. feels good. I rode a coil 0.86 ft^3 and it felt good. maybe this is close to 28 liters for CI? Hard to tell. Either way, board has a bump swallow, similar to a whip outline with more foil and much more rocker. Stoked!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 01:13 AM

Quote:

yeah well volume should be volume but I have a hard time believing one of those values given the dimensions of each board.

nice board!




yeah, it's relative to the shaper. CI's 28 liters may not be the same for coil, ...lost, etc.

can't wait for some swell!! I'll stop posting all those hpsb threads now since I've got mine now.


Havoc
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 01:15 AM

coilfoil

volume under the chest , everywhere else the " fat " is removed

29 litters of balsa would float diff than 2.4lb pu and diff than 1.7lb eps .

have NO fear , let MD know what rib bone you want to float to and your poundage . master will take it from there
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 01:30 AM

Quote:

coilfoil

volume under the chest , everywhere else the " fat " is removed

29 litters of balsa would float diff than 2.4lb pu and diff than 1.7lb eps .

have NO fear , let MD know what rib bone you want to float to and your poundage . master will take it from there




agreed, this thing is pretty darn foiled out. it's by far the most foiled board I've ridden since the early 90's. can't wait!!


Havoc
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 01:58 AM

If anyone is stoked on these in Hawaii and wants to get a buy together to save on some shipping let me know.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 02:05 AM

Volume in the right places


Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 02:30 AM

stocked N
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 02:31 AM

Quote:

Volume in the right places







is that yours?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 02:42 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Volume in the right places







is that yours?




NAH

thats mine !

N's got the 4 in the back


i kid i kid


happy hollow dayz ERbb
Posted By: Mudshark

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/25/10 09:46 AM

Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/26/10 07:12 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Volume in the right places







is that yours?




NAH

thats mine !

N's got the 4 in the back


i kid i kid


happy hollow dayz ERbb




retodd, what's the deal with the swallowtail that's (I think?) yours that was posted on Sways? Details?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/26/10 09:59 PM

not mine , but i know the owner logs on sometimes .

if we are talking about the quad with the double con / spine in the tail
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/26/10 10:12 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Volume in the right places







is that yours?




not mine. i pulled that off the sways coil thread. a great example showing how they pack foam where you need it. none of the boards i've got from mike were this extreme.

re-todds 6'3 looks like that though
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/26/10 10:34 PM

Ahhh...guessing it's the guy I sold my Maalaea (sp?) to?
If you're lurking out there man, post up some details!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/28/10 06:50 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Volume in the right places







is that yours?




not mine. i pulled that off the sways coil thread. a great example showing how they pack foam where you need it. none of the boards i've got from mike were this extreme.

re-todds 6'3 looks like that though




insanely foiled!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/28/10 09:03 PM

Quote:

a recent acquisition from bb member nkpheous




I felt left out of the coil gang and this puppy has just cured my HPSB anxiety





6'1x19.25x2-5/16, 91 ft^3 = 26.3 liters


see you'll out there next week yo! Coil Crip Cuz Out!!


Havoc




ok, this board flat out rocks. felt weird first wave and then got better and better and better until I got multiple little turns per wave and one really fun inside lipper on the closeout section. pure joy riding this thing. first thing i noticed was more projection coming off the bottom, I was able to hit my cutbacks a bit higher. riding it with the simon anderson s2 (medium) fins. super stoked so far!!


Havoc
Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/01/11 04:41 PM

Anyone tried the M80 slim that was on sways yet? I havnt gotten on a shortboard in like three months because the M80 is insane and tried to ride my new qualifier and it felt like a gun when I was paddling
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/01/11 07:40 PM

i love my m80. i know what you mean, makes my 6'2 qualifier feel like a gun. i wouldn't mind a slimmer m80. mines 19 7/8 wide and i could comfortably drop it to 19 1/2 but i really cant complain. this one is just spot on. i find it works best with soar a9m's all around or a k 2.1 rear to loosen it up a bit more in smaller stuff. my next session i'm going to try gg g10 twin w/trailer. should be interesting
Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/01/11 08:48 PM

Yeah I would love the slim for like head-well overhead beach break just because I really cant see myself riding my qualifier unless its super hollow and on the bigger side lol the M80 rocks
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/01/11 09:22 PM

Winwin

m80 slim on its way ? or did it go by a different name .

pre aarp ? wide point a hair above center , single con , qualifier round tail , normal rails .

this should be the AOTA model
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/02/11 03:07 AM

hi retodd, it's the AARP model, but MD doesn't think the dims are big enough for my age, hence he coined it pre-AARP.Outline is slightly wpforward and wider nose, tail is all hp roundtail. I asked my aarp to be a good-wave board that would get me into waves early. Big single con works best all-round and just gets better as waves get better.

2 board quiver + an experimental/x-factor sled for 2011... Is all I need.

Win-win
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/03/11 03:35 AM

Quote:

hi retodd, it's the AARP model, but MD doesn't think the dims are big enough for my age, hence he coined it pre-AARP.Outline is slightly wpforward and wider nose, tail is all hp roundtail. I asked my aarp to be a good-wave board that would get me into waves early. Big single con works best all-round and just gets better as waves get better.

2 board quiver + an experimental/x-factor sled for 2011... Is all I need.

Win-win




heard the back half of those are all qualifier... glide in the front, business out the back
Posted By: 20W-50 and blood

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/03/11 04:40 AM

Quote:

glide in the front, business out the back



porn title
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/05/11 01:40 PM

7-0 is getting wet

playa negra here i come
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/06/11 12:34 AM

the bad boy is a good time , more testing friday

as a quad
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/06/11 02:23 AM

ok so this setup





nice and loose with tons of projection off the bottom turns. i could probably just run it as a twin but this set up is a keeper

cant say enough good things about GG's fins. highly recommended

and this board has to be one of my all time favorites
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/06/11 02:26 AM

Quote:

ok so this setup





nice and loose with tons of projection off the bottom turns. i could probably just run it as a twin but this set up is a keeper

cant say enough good things about GG's fins. highly recommended

and this board has to be one of my all time favorites




I've heard/read plenty about GG's fins, so what's the deal?
Are the flat - foiled or is it just the material's that he uses?
I bet this could be a thread on it's own........
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/06/11 09:45 PM

rode my 6'1 qualifier today in waist to shoulder high waves and was just blown away by how good this board is. Ran the k2.1's, board was super fast, loose, and drivey. Got 2 of the best frontside roundhouses I've ever done, so much projection, it was insane!! Also got one of the best frontside closeout reos on it where I was hanging in the lip by just the back fin, rest of board felt out of the water. Feels like I hit everthing higher with this board due to the drive and flex. Farking over the moon on this board... only 2 sessions but so a bit premature, but I'm calling best HPSB I've ever ridden!!


Havoc
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/06/11 10:05 PM

Took the maiden voyage on the M80 today and these boards continue to trip me out. The board flexes on the drop in and catapults you forward. I almost fell off the back a couple times... I didnt get to push it hard as I was trying to feel it out... So far so good...
Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/06/11 10:53 PM

I usually don't post on here but I have been watching this thread since it started.I am happy to see that other people are feeling the same things I have felt from riding these boards.I have the first coil that got from Mike and I still ride it to this day.It has the same feel as to the 1 day I got it.the board is a little over 3 years old.The thing that is great about coils is the fact that they are durable yet have that great feedback to the rider.My board always feels connected to my feet.Good times Good times!!!!!
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/07/11 12:58 AM

wait...that's not his thruster setup is it?

looks like twins plus his quad trailer?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/07/11 01:54 AM

thats right twin plus trailer. works great in the small stuff. i like the soar a9m's best when the waves are good. i still have to try the gg tri and quad set but they are out of my possession at the moment.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/07/11 02:01 AM

Gg tri fronts and k2.1 rear/center is money (at the moment) for my m80.

Ww
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 01:03 AM

what trailer?

is it the quad or quint trailer or a custom rig?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 01:12 AM

custom

set farther back .

should go 3/8ths behing the dot
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 02:10 AM

Looks about the same as t modfish rear center but tabs are set different. It's 3 3/4 h x 3 1/2 b
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 04:49 AM

Tried this out tonight and damn! This is a fun setup for the M80... I'm gonna take it out again in the morning... Ordered a K 2.1 center from Bashams... All the cool kids have it... I'm really impressed with this new stick...

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 04:53 AM

that just looks so fun !!
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 04:58 AM

your flicky kid style would like it
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 11:32 AM

what is that, exarctly?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/08/11 08:41 PM

Quote:

what is that, exarctly?




fins = SM twin + keel trailer

board is an M-80 bump squash , no al merick label under the composite
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/09/11 11:59 PM

Got some more time in on my Flashback Fish this weekend. Very small clean waves. Found a spot that made the most of the tiny swell. It was breaking thigh to belly, inconsistent and on the weak side, but clean and lined up....and cold! Pretty stiff offshores.

Amazed at how well this thing caught these tiny waves. It paddles really well, and feels more bouyant to me than a poly of similar size. I'm very pleased because I didn't expect this to work on the tiny gutless stuff.

Got a handful of waist/belly high waves that lined up nicely, and I was really able to put together some nice rides. Got the feel of pumping on it, and was able to pull off a couple little cutbacks. It felt smooth and lively.

I don't know if it was the fact that I had it set as a twin which I'm used to, but the board just felt real natural to me today. Last time I had a couple of real goony moments where my first turn caught me off guard and I was a bit spazzy, but today I didn't really have any of that. I was able to do less thinking and more surfing.

Although most say the weight of a coil is on par with a poly, the board seems light to me. A good thing for the most part, but I did get a little hung up once or twice in gusting offshores.

Not sure if I'll stick with this fin setup. I got a hold of some 50/50 GX trailers. I would like to play around with some different combos using what I have. I may end up buying a new quad set but will play around with what I have first. I would love to be able to switch fins up during a session to really get an accurate comparison, but this time of year it's simply not possible. When I peel my gloves off, my hands are frozen in 5 minutes, I can't imagine trying to deal with a fin key, especially considering I had to walk through snow to get to and from the car.

I'm really pleased with the board. If only we were getting more consistent surf, and I had more free time to use it.

I had set my board on a snow drift when I got out. It's white as snow

Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/10/11 01:41 PM

nice post pkovo. i love that pic. you guys who surf in the snow, mad respect!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/10/11 02:46 PM

keep the twin fins in and try the gx as a trailer fin . twin + trailer.

next session put them both in as quad trailers .
Posted By: fredman

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/10/11 07:25 PM

I want to see some pictures and some reviews of the pre-AARP. Anyone?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/10/11 10:12 PM

Nobody has that one yet. Winwin is the guinea pig. Looks like it's going to be a good one
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/10/11 10:43 PM

Quote:

keep the twin fins in and try the gx as a trailer fin . twin + trailer.

next session put them both in as quad trailers .



That's exactly what I'll do.

As for the cold, thanks to wetsuit technology, it's surprisingly not that bad. to and from the car, and changing into/out of the suit are the bad parts. Admittedly I'm kind of a puss when it gets big in the winter. getting worked in cold water is just no fun..
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/12/11 06:07 PM

Quote:

what is that, exactly?



M80 bump squash
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/12/11 10:19 PM

that is some stellar trac pad placement , +A
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/13/11 10:39 PM

This question is directed at Fishface, Oceanslide and any others who have held and/or ridden at least 2 of the boards below.

What waves would you say your M80 is best suited for vs. your Von Sol Shadow? Also do you see any similarities between the M80 and a White Diamond?

I am about to sell off one of my boards and will have the funds for another. These three have peaked my interest and I'm trying to decide which one to pull the trigger on. Feel free to PM me if necessary. Thanks in advance for the feedback!
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/13/11 11:42 PM

youre pretty much considering the 3 most talked about boards as of late. I am surprised you aren't asking about the modfish (that was sooooo last year, I guess)
Anyways - the 3 boards - m80, shadow and WD are all small wave boards...

I just got my M80 and it's a fun board so far in my 3 sessions... I got into the Coil's due to the tech. I have been intrigued by different ways shapers use flex... The pendoflex, firewire, ambrose and coil are all boards I've had... I like the coil tech the best...

I briefly had a WD and sold it soon after... I think its a board for people who ride thrusters and dont really want to go to a fishy shape. It just wasnt for me. I felt like it was overlapping w/ my other high performance fishes...

The Shadow - I've had this board for about 6 months and LOVE it. I really like the shape... The twins are a great setup and the quads are fun when the surf gets a little bit bigger
..

All 3 have the similar flatter rockers...
The WD is about $100 less but probably about the same price in EPS.

I dont know what boards you are coming from but if you want a cool swiss army type board that works in most conditions, get the Shadow...
If you want a cool swiss army type board that works in most conditions but has alien technology - get the Coil...

I'd like to have a Shadow in Coil tech. That would be

I could give more info as I ride the M80 more... I'm sure Oslide has more to say..
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 12:04 AM

piqued*

Coil can do a shadow shape, no prob.

I have something somewhat similar on order.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 01:56 AM

My Mod Fish 5 fins work extremely well.
Designed and made by myself.
If you would like i can repost you and your friends support of this seemingly deceptive company you support.
Such as your comment , Belik shape same as Comet.
Hyped as the the NEW design.
Its not about the boardworks.
It about the morals.

This is your statement.

6'2" Shimbawa (cant remember its crazy Hawaiian name but its the same as the Von Sol Comet)

Promoted by Joey as the best of the Von Sol boards designed by..
He loves this board and thats great.
It would be nice if who made and designed it was mentioned.
This is what you said that will bring this funky back up if you desire.
. I am surprised you aren't asking about the modfish (that was sooooo last year, I guess)
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 05:23 AM

"I am surprised you aren't asking about the modfish (that was sooooo last year, I guess) "
does this say anything BAD? no. Your boards are not being mentioned as much. Thats all. Dont turn this thread into another pissing match. I have one of your boards(sorry it wasnt listed in my 2011 quiver list - maybe I'll update it) and a few sets of your fins and they are fantastic--- built by you, shaped by you, sold by you. I'm stoked on GG products.

This discussion is about COIL and their incredible tech. Let's keep it there.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 08:36 AM

+1
Seriously Greg... This is a Coil thread. Please don't
ruin this one now. Coils are amazing boards. Whomever is on this thread all loves 'em. If I wanted to talk about your modfish, (which I don't) I'd be on a Griffin thread. Thanks.
Posted By: mike_g

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 02:08 PM

I'm trying to get an order in for an M80. Emailed Mike a few days ago and haven't heard back. I'm glad I've finally gotten up enough cash to order a coil.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 02:18 PM

He usually responds pretty quick... Email him again...
Posted By: mike_g

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 06:57 PM

Quote:

He usually responds pretty quick... Email him again...




thanks, I did that and he got back to me. just sent a deposit for an M80 bump squash. It's going to be 5'8 x whatever Mike decides. I'm stocked, stoked or whatever you prefer!
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 07:21 PM

btw, what does that 7 means? 7 layers of glass? 7 weeks to make...
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/14/11 07:55 PM

Quote:

This question is directed at Fishface, Oceanslide and any others who have held and/or ridden at least 2 of the boards below.

What waves would you say your M80 is best suited for vs. your Von Sol Shadow? Also do you see any similarities between the M80 and a White Diamond?

I am about to sell off one of my boards and will have the funds for another. These three have peaked my interest and I'm trying to decide which one to pull the trigger on. Feel free to PM me if necessary. Thanks in advance for the feedback!




I own a Shadow and M80 currently. Have had 2 WD's and sold
them both. All three are great boards, but pretty different
from one another, aside from the fact that they all cover
a broad range of surf well.
The M80 and WD would be most similar, although the WD is
much more beefy throughout. Mike Daniel foils his designs
out considerably more, while still keeping foam where you
need it for wave catching/paddling/float.
The WD is FULL from nose to tail. Both are tilted much
more toward the "shortboard" end of the spectrum as opposed
to a fishy feeling. User friendly shortboards at that,
especially if you don't ride chip shortboards most of
the time. I sold the WD and kept the M80 if that tells you
my preference.
The Shadow is basically a fish front-end, with a pulled-in
single e-wing tail, allowing it to surf more like a fish but fit better in the pocket
and have a bit more range than a wide-tailed swallowtail
fish, IMO. My favorite board, still, and a Shadow in Coil
tech would be rediculous.

So...I'd say if you prefer a more "shortboardy" feel, the
M80. If you generally prefer "fishy" shapes, Shadow.
Can't lose either way. Also, ordering from both parties
is as good as it gets. Good peeps and great service.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/15/11 03:52 AM

Quote:

btw, what does that 7 means? 7 layers of glass? 7 weeks to make...




soli deo gloria
7
made in USA
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/15/11 04:13 AM

thanks for the closeup!... didnt realize Mike D was the religious type
Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/15/11 09:29 AM

It has something to do with music.I asked Kirk about what it meant and I think it is the 7th verse in a musical piece by a famous composer from way back.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/15/11 09:44 AM

Found this "The name Soli Deo Gloria is inspired by J.S. Bach's enscription SDG on all his compositions."
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/15/11 01:39 PM

From wiki:
Quote:

Soli Deo gloria is one of the five solas propounded to summarise the Reformers' basic beliefs during the Protestant Reformation; it is a Latin term for Glory to God alone.


"SDG" at the end of a G. F. Handel manuscript
The doctrine states essentially that everything that is done is for God's glory to the exclusion of humankind's self-glorification and pride. Christians are to be motivated and inspired by God's glory and not their own.





....it means that the Coil industry guys are grateful to God for everything that they have and everything that they do....ie. Every board that the make, they try to do the best and give god all the credit for their ability to do so. (just like the above mention that j.s bach composition has that). A lot of shapers/surfers are Christians, like Roberts, Merrick, Rusty, etc.... They have that little fish next to the dims....

Just explaining and not to turn this into a religious thread

Win win
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/15/11 09:45 PM

if hes thanks full to God its none of our business, he could have thanked the devil for all I care as long as hes a great human being and shaper... which he obviously is
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/15/11 10:50 PM

Quote:

It has something to do with music.I asked Kirk about what it meant and I think it is the 7th verse in a musical piece by a famous composer from way back.




i like classical music

Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/16/11 05:42 AM

winged M80 twin?!??!!!! tell us more...
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/16/11 05:11 PM

Got a chance to try these out today in some fun 3-5'
Maybe a little much on the bigger sets but crazy fun on the softer in betweeners


Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/16/11 05:43 PM

Quote:

winged M80 twin?!??!!!! tell us more...





Nothing to tell yet. That's just a coil twin outline. Actually I'm thinking about getting a 5'9 twin off an flashback fish template because I want it to have less rocker than the m80. Something to think about for a future order. Like this with a wing


Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/17/11 06:51 PM

Anyone in OC wanna split a box for shipping on a coil? Give me a holler. Gonna place an order soon.


Havoc
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/17/11 09:10 PM

i know someone who is thinking about it , wait a couple days !
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/17/11 09:59 PM

box?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/17/11 10:02 PM

Quote:

box?






he is new
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/17/11 10:59 PM

for fck's sake don't tempt me.

Mine hasn't ever showed up yet and I want another.

No box btw F
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/17/11 11:22 PM

I've had several orders of boards from coil that come in a box. One board orders come in Masonite tacos
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 12:18 AM

The Taco:



I'm falling in love with my M80... Put H2s on it today... My other boards are
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 12:35 AM

Still using that little keel trailer thing? I'm thinking about getting one to use with my g10 twins.

I hear you on the m80. That board is my favorite. Man I dig coils
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 12:38 AM

This one is going on the block, if anyone is interested.
Really like it, just haven't quite clicked with it like I
have with a couple others.
Would really prefer to trade for another Coil model in the
1.25ish range if possible. Otherwise I'll sell it.
PM with interest.

Quote:


M80, Just under 6'2" x 21" x 2 5/8". 1.28 cu. ft.







Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 12:58 AM

Quote:

Still using that little keel trailer thing? I'm thinking about getting one to use with my g10 twins.

I hear you on the m80. That board is my favorite. Man I dig coils




I have been using different fin sets each time I've taken it out. The H2's today were fun... Compared to the cost of G10s, the little keel trailer is minimal $$... Its worth a try for sure...
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 02:10 AM

Took me a dozen session on my m80 to really get it dialed....one of the best thruster i have ever own....g10 + k2.1 pc pushed together lights it up

You should give it more time, esp now that we got some surf

Ww
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 03:08 AM

Could you guys please tone down all this Coil lovin'?

It's getting

kind

of

annoying.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 03:14 AM

Get one and you will see...
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 03:52 AM

Quote:

Could you guys please tone down all this Coil lovin'?

It's getting

kind

of

annoying.




coil qualifier or widerboard and you will be stoked!!

I stayed away from them and ended up buying nkpheous' qualifier and first day out on it I was like

one thing about Mike Daniels shapes is that the rockers are so smooth and refined. No surprises. I jumped on nick's widerboard and surf for 3.5 hours and caught a bunch of waves, no weirdness or drive issues. just paddle and go. same for my qualifier. very under-rated shaper imho. does some very unique things on boards.
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:12 AM

Quote:

Get one and you will see...




I'm working on it...

But in the mean

time

just tone it down a bit, please.

If not for my sake, then for the sake of the multitudes of other financially challenged surfers, lurking in the shadows and gazing with longing upon those pearly white curves.
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:15 AM

Quote:

coil qualifier or widerboard and you will be stoked!!

I stayed away from them and ended up buying nkpheous' qualifier and first day out on it I was like

one thing about Mike Daniels shapes is that the rockers are so smooth and refined. No surprises. I jumped on nick's widerboard and surf for 3.5 hours and caught a bunch of waves, no weirdness or drive issues. just paddle and go. same for my qualifier. very under-rated shaper imho. does some very unique things on boards.




Havoc, this is exactly the type of thing I'm talking about!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:20 AM

bad news ,

4 or 5 are about to be posted up soon , xmas orders up


nice things about coil ,

no brittle eggshell glassing , great shipping container , flex that stays alive , a shaper that surfs and knows how to speak surfer , quality , value , no website that makes you think every board they make is perfect for you , and just great people to work with .


i have a feeling N's twin is going to have us ALL looking for cans and bottles or what can i do with that shed out back !
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:23 AM

god i hate you guys
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:25 AM



I seriously tried not liking coils and tried to believe it was all hype and stuff but to no avail... once you go coil you never go back!

Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:26 AM

it's all a gimmick. dont listen to these guys... They/We are obviously paid guerrilla marketers by Coil. Get a firewire.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:27 AM

Quote:

great shipping container




Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:30 AM

Quote:

it's all a gimmick. dont listen to these guys... They/We are obviously paid guerrilla marketers by Coil. Get a firewire.




yeah, get a custom firewire that You have to custom tweak yourself and totally screw it up and pay $75 extra bucks to do it

one of my buddies was all set on a firewire alternator until he checked out the coil widerboard. that was the end of his firewire fantasies...
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:32 AM

plus when you order a Coil you get a great shipping container.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:33 AM

http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/quiver_boards.php?boardid=lost_f1

the dims are a joke
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:35 AM

Quote:

plus when you order a Coil you get a great shipping container.




I'll give it to Eunice after I'm done with it. sure he has some stuff to ship
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:37 AM

you like a the shipping container
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:38 AM

Quote:

Quote:

great shipping container









haha, busted.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:40 AM

a box a bubble wrap have nothing on a masonite taco of LOVE
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:40 AM

i like TACOS
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:41 AM

Quote:

i like TACOS




+1
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:42 AM

Quote:

plus when you order a Coil you get a great shipping container.




20W wants to park his loaf into your shipping container
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread *DELETED* - 01/18/11 04:45 AM

Post deleted by retodd
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:46 AM


edit: aw, cmon retodd, that was a good one.

maybe should have gone with a play on baguettes, but still, it was solid.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:48 AM

Quote:

Quote:

plus when you order a Coil you get a great shipping container.




20W wants to park his loaf into your shipping container




Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:50 AM

as a redirect from all the shipping container jokes.

my current 6'1 qualifier is so good that I'm building a quiver of boards based on it for seamless transition. so hopefully by this summer I'll have a full 3 board quiver:
1. 6'1 coil bump swallow qualifier (good wave thruster)
2. 5'11 coil bump swallow widerboard (step-down)
3. 5'9 winged swallow M80
Those three will let me surf 95%+ of what socal can throw my way. All I need to do is only work on my surfing since my boards will be dialed yo!!


Havoc
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:53 AM

what about a flashback fish?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:54 AM

i can get carried away , 20w has a little one on the way .

nuff said
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:56 AM

Quote:

what about a flashback fish?




would love one so I can boost like retodd

but I already have my gh fish and my loaf for that range. also, the m80 is fairly close. flahback has wider nose and tail obviously.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 04:58 AM

Quote:

i can get carried away , 20w has a little one on the way .

nuff said




now that's so wrong but funny at the same time
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 05:02 AM

my friend wants that one , 4 dings in the board u sold him already , i give it 3 more months .

probly a 5-11 with a pulled in tail and some vee , twin + trailer setup with hawaii lam . customs are good
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 05:13 AM

Quote:

my friend wants that one , 4 dings in the board u sold him already , i give it 3 more months .

probly a 5-11 with a pulled in tail and some vee , twin + trailer setup with hawaii lam . customs are good






tell J to hurry up, I'm placing my order this week yo!!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 11:31 PM

Just placed my order on a 5'11x19.5x2-5/16 bump swallow coil widerboard 0.92 ft^3 volume. Should make an exceptional daily driver. Shoot, wish work and this nagging shoulder tweak would give me a break so I can get some more waves this week!!


Havoc
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 11:53 PM

your shoulder is still jacked?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/18/11 11:58 PM

Quote:

your shoulder is still jacked?




yupp! driving me crazy since there's waves all week the older i get the longer it takes to heal
Posted By: afoaf

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/19/11 12:17 AM

Quote:

Quote:

your shoulder is still jacked?




yupp! driving me crazy since there's waves all week the older i get the longer it takes to heal




I bet you'll think twice before jerking off next time.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/19/11 12:21 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

your shoulder is still jacked?




yupp! driving me crazy since there's waves all week the older i get the longer it takes to heal




I bet you'll think twice before jerking off next time.






that's my wife's job!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/19/11 12:29 AM

oh and the wait begins
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/19/11 01:13 AM

Quote:

Just placed my order on a 5'11x19.5x2-5/16 bump swallow coil widerboard 0.92 ft^3 volume. Should make an exceptional daily driver. Shoot, wish work and this nagging shoulder tweak would give me a break so I can get some more waves this week!!


Havoc




i have 5 coils am i think i'm jealeous of this 2 board quiver
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 12:37 AM

Got the day I've been waiting for since I got my coil FBF. Started out with pretty consistent chest to shoulder high sets, 4 hours later it had faded to chest with a rare shoulder high set. Clean with light offshores and warm out (relatively speaking) at 40 degrees. I couldn't resist, left work early and went straight to the beach.

Surfed the board with MR TFX front fins and double foiled gx rears. Felt great to me with this setup. Very fast, but still pretty loose. I would really like to try it with the same front fins and one gx trailer on a similar day to feel the difference.

On a couple of the better set waves, I thought I had the opportunity to pull in, but I had trouble stalling. This board really gets running down the line!

The only bad part was a pretty surprising steady North current off the jetty, which left my out of shape arms aching.

Very happy with this board.
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 01:17 AM

A few coil action shots from today.





Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 01:21 AM

a stock of stoke !!!
Posted By: need 4 speed

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 02:00 AM

dims?
Posted By: pkovo

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 09:53 AM

Quote:

dims?




Board....6'5 x 21 x 2 5/8 1.3 cu ft
Me....Between 210-220 without the wetsuit
Posted By: Mushin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 05:23 PM

Quote:

Just placed my order on a 5'11x19.5x2-5/16 bump swallow coil widerboard 0.92 ft^3 volume. Should make an exceptional daily driver. Shoot, wish work and this nagging shoulder tweak would give me a break so I can get some more waves this week!!




Havoc what's your height and weight ? What's the nose and tail dims on that 5'11 you ordered?










Havoc what's ar

Havoc


Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 05:36 PM

retodds guestamation

12" nose
14.5" tail

lets see if i am correct in a month
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 06:42 PM

5'10 x 160 lbs, 36 years old of hardcore weak back footed middle aged surfing ability... some call me a flicky little kid

I'll ask mike daniels but I'm assuming the measurements will be close to nkpheous' with slightly more area in the tail.

this board I can't wait for!! wish I had it now!!
Posted By: Mushin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 07:08 PM

Thanks . Am looking at ordering one too . Kinda hard Cause I never seen one in person .
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/20/11 07:44 PM

Quote:

5'10 x 160 lbs, 36 years old of hardcore weak back footed middle aged surfing ability... some call me a flicky little kid

I'll ask mike daniels but I'm assuming the measurements will be close to nkpheous' with slightly more area in the tail.

this board I can't wait for!! wish I had it now!!





i'll be needing that wb this weekend sir
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/21/11 01:02 AM

Quote:

Thanks . Am looking at ordering one too . Kinda hard Cause I never seen one in person .




neither have I, yet Im saving for two
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/21/11 01:15 AM

swallow tail qualifier and a bump squash widerboard ???
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/21/11 01:31 AM

rountail Qualifier and diamond tail M80, gonna ask Mike D to shorten the rail to a more traditional diamond

I was thinking no bump-swallow for the WB once my Scorcher needs to be replaced (not soon)
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/21/11 01:42 AM

the scorcher might never need replacing , just a dust rag .
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/21/11 01:47 AM

Wonder if I can get a Scorcher in alien tech...
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/21/11 01:56 AM

You'll almost have the exact same Coil quiver:
I have a 5'9 WB swallow and a 5'6 M80 diamond coming soon.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/21/11 02:09 AM

Finally got off my booties 2 days now, and wow the m80 lit up. Nice to feel my feet planted at the tail end....and was surprised that I am not as front footed as originally thought....
Love the m80 and the fact that there's barely any dents on the deck, and no freaking spiders crack on the rails! Just a good feeling that a magic board will last for years to come.

Winwin
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 12:51 PM

Surfed a borrowed winged-swallow at dawn in pumping,
but mostly walled surf. Ran it with the big Mattison
twins/keel trailer setup. Board is 1.14 cu. ft. Thought
it was not going to be enough for me, but with some good
push in the wave, had no problems catching waves. Was by
myself for 20 minutes or so and picked off a couple right
nuggets, then a gem of a left that just screamed. Board
felt super fast, lively, and sensitive...so much fun.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 01:08 PM

its weird but i have thought you might like a way lower volume coil .
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 01:14 PM

What are the other dims on that board? Sounds like the Coil im going to order for next winter
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 07:12 PM

Quote:

retodds guestamation

12" nose
14.5" tail

lets see if i am correct in a month




12" and 14-5/8"
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 07:43 PM

6'3" x 20.5" x 2.5".

Want to try in less-than-juicy waves to see if it still
goes for me.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 07:53 PM

Quote:

6'3" x 20.5" x 2.5".

Want to try in less-than-juicy waves to see if it still
goes for me.




widerboard??

rode my qualifier and it felt so good today. easy to duckdive too!

one of my buddies jumped on it for a few waves and did'nt want to give it back. first wave he dropped in backside and came off the bottom and was shocked at how fast it sprung him to the top. caught him off guard. he'll be ordering one very soon!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 07:57 PM

No, although the outline is really similar to my WB.
Winged swallow-tail. Supposed to be Mike's take on a
Rusty Hustler-ish type shape. Not sure how rocker and concaves
differ from my WB...need to check that out.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 09:03 PM

Quote:

6'3" x 20.5" x 2.5".

Want to try in less-than-juicy waves to see if it still
goes for me.




my prediction ,

better than expected
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 09:13 PM

Quote:

6'3" x 20.5" x 2.5".

Want to try in less-than-juicy waves to see if it still
goes for me.



was this the one for sale on Sways? I want that faka
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/24/11 09:18 PM

Uhhh, maybe.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/25/11 09:18 PM

Oh btw, has anyone here ordered a Coil with certain dims but then feeling you could have gone smaller? Im guessing you cant order a Coil as if it were a PU/PE dims wise.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/25/11 10:13 PM

I rode nkpheous' M80 and Widerboard in dims that I would never dream would float me and they worked perfectly

Mike Daniel is a genius; its not like the construction makes crazy float either
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/25/11 10:22 PM

Ok, so for all of you M80 riders out there, what tail design do you prefer? bump squash, bump swallow, wing swallow, or diamond?

The diamond likely changes the template a but putting more curve in the outline vs the bump or wing swallow, squashes.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/25/11 10:35 PM

Quote:

Oh btw, has anyone here ordered a Coil with certain dims but then feeling you could have gone smaller? Im guessing you cant order a Coil as if it were a PU/PE dims wise.




you can and lots of folks have , consult mike d. for best results .

1. tell him what you are surfing now
2. body type, surfing style, and ability level.
3. anything you do not like on a board like vee, double con, full rails , ect.

should come out really good .

my last 2 boards were left up to Mike , they came out perfect .
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/25/11 10:37 PM

2 words

Seamless Transition

Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/25/11 10:55 PM

Diamond for the M80 forsure, As for ordering from mike exactly like retodd said it's that easy
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/26/11 01:13 AM

Im gonna end up getting a loan, saving up sucks
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/26/11 11:58 AM

Quote:

Quote:

6'3" x 20.5" x 2.5".

Want to try in less-than-juicy waves to see if it still
goes for me.



was this the one for sale on Sways? I want that faka




ifallalot-
The coil that oslide was trying out was the one from sways. I am still on the fence about keeping it as i can't stop ridding my flashback fish. If you are interested i will let you know if i decide to sell it before i list it in the classifieds.
And your PM's are full
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/26/11 02:29 PM

are you liking the FBF as a tri or quad better ?
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/26/11 02:41 PM

I have been running a set of griffin quads recently and they have been unreal. Super fast and holding surprisingly well in the bigger surf we have had recently.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/26/11 04:02 PM

I cleared my PMs. I'm not at a position to buy one right now since I have an M80 on the way but I guess let me know if you do decide to get rid of it in a couple months
Posted By: singlFIN

Durability - 01/26/11 08:09 PM

I have been following this thread for a while and I hear owners touch on the durability topic a lot, but it's never really discussed too much. How long are your boards lasting? Are they yellowing? Pics are welcome!

Also, has anyone seen more pics of the Bloop?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Durability - 01/26/11 08:25 PM

not indestructible but very tough. the first one i got was a year old used and all it had was a footwell and a small scuff mark on the nose from hitting the reef. compared to my newer ones it was just slightly yellowed. however still whiter than a new poly. they're really white. i don't know if they age like fine wine but that first one had the best flex characteristics of any others. or maybe i'm just used to the flex now
Posted By: retodd

Re: Durability - 01/26/11 08:31 PM

i have got foot wells and minor dings , i have yet to have a board break , buckle , delam , finbox issue, ect.

no loss of performance at all in any board .

my friend who is a board destroyer has yet do damage his board from surfing or traveling , 2 month long trips to playa hermosa with glassed in fins .

i was tossed on the reef in hawaii , minor dent and no puncture .
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 07:57 PM

word around the campfire is that a burrito shipped on Monday...
Posted By: FishFace

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:03 PM

this is the worst part of the wait.
Posted By: winwin

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:12 PM

I am waiting for that email saying my AARP is ready....anyday now...

BTW:
there's a chance a Flashback fish for you skinny or ultra fit guys, going up for sale in the near future. Brother's 5'8" Coil swallow tail FBF, .90 vol. might be too small for him, since he's not in great, mid-life surfing shape...

win win
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:18 PM

win, i may want to try that fbf again. let me know
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:19 PM

Quote:

word around the campfire is that a burrito shipped on Monday...





maybe tomorrow then
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:39 PM

Quote:

win, i may want to try that fbf again. let me know




me too!!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:43 PM

Quote:

Quote:

word around the campfire is that a burrito shipped on Monday...





maybe tomorrow then



I still have to wait until I meet up with the people that it got shipped to
Posted By: retodd

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

win, i may want to try that fbf again. let me know




me too!!




this board
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 09:56 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

word around the campfire is that a burrito shipped on Monday...





maybe tomorrow then



I still have to wait until I meet up with the people that it got shipped to




they may hold it hostage.

btw, after riding nk's m80, I want one bad!! too bad my tax return is going straight to the wifey
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 10:05 PM

Everything goes straight to my wife and I have to hide things like this from her
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 10:13 PM

Quote:

Everything goes straight to my wife and I have to hide things like this from her




that's what's nice about coils, they all look the same. so coil aficionados do you find that the stashy stashy with coils is much easier than with your other boards?
Posted By: chimpn

Re: Durability - 01/27/11 11:05 PM

Just had the sickest sesh on my SF think u guys are missing the boat on this board ! SB rocker and future controller or soulus are the Key ! tried same dims with FCS SA ,,,, no where near the drive and speed ! i have sooo many boards its silly and i always come back home , had this board for 18 months and even in PR HH peeps say ... WATF is that never sen a board go tht fast ! Just love that RE COIL !!!
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: Durability - 01/28/11 05:48 PM

M80 keepin' the back-off mushy end-section entertaining:

Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: Durability - 01/28/11 05:51 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Everything goes straight to my wife and I have to hide things like this from her




that's what's nice about coils, they all look the same. so coil aficionados do you find that the stashy stashy with coils is much easier than with your other boards?




I plead the 5th.
Posted By: afoaf

Re: Durability - 01/28/11 08:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

word around the campfire is that a burrito shipped on Monday...





maybe tomorrow then




I ate the burrito. goodnight.
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Durability - 01/28/11 11:04 PM

Burritos don't exist without photo evidence
Posted By: afoaf

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 01:56 AM



quintuple taco deluxe burrito especial
Posted By: retodd

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 02:08 AM

come on ,

thats the biggest F'in ***** tease ever
Posted By: littlewave

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 03:26 AM

come on man, post up the rest of the pics
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 12:47 PM

I'll get the pics of my M80 up when i get it
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 08:15 PM

New baby brother: M80 5'6 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 0.90 cu ft
siblings


it looks bigger than the WB in the deck shot b/c of the fins

Rode it as a quad today. I was worried it was going to be too much volume for my lightweight self (my WB is 0.79 cu ft), but it was too loose. Need to stiffen it up for the next go around.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 08:45 PM

What fins did you use?
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 09:04 PM

Griffin G10s.
Posted By: winwin

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 09:12 PM

I am curious to see the vol distribution on your new m80....mine is the same vol with these dims: 5'8" x 19.3/4 x 2.3/8

Maybe you can get a rocker/profile pic...keep the g10 and put in a smaller trailer like a k2.1 pushed forward, you will love it as a thruster!

Win win
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 09:19 PM

It feels tiny. Doesn't feel any more buoyant than my WB. I bet yours is noticeably more buoyant.
Blurry phone pic:
Posted By: winwin

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 09:28 PM

[image] IMG_5664 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]

I think yours have a wider diamond tail vs my bump squash ...and stays fuller at nose area....btw, i know this is a pretty bad rocker shot...

win win
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 11:18 PM

Can you post a pic of mine pretty please?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 11:26 PM

i'm surprised at how loose the g10 rears are. love em. i used k2.1 quads today in OH surf and they were so stable on some late drops. not my favorite quads but they are more stable. You might want to give em a try.

here's my rocker shot. same as win describes, coilfoil in the tail and fuller up front.



Posted By: Havoc

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 11:29 PM

Quote:

New baby brother: M80 5'6 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 0.90 cu ft
siblings


it looks bigger than the WB in the deck shot b/c of the fins

Rode it as a quad today. I was worried it was going to be too much volume for my lightweight self (my WB is 0.79 cu ft), but it was too loose. Need to stiffen it up for the next go around.




nice board gs! so let me ask you, what made you decide on the diamond tail vs say a bump squash or swallow?

ps. nice toys in the background
Posted By: littlewave

Re: Durability - 01/29/11 11:50 PM

My set up in the flashback this morning:
Posted By: afoaf

Re: Durability - 01/30/11 01:21 AM

if you like that, you should try swapping in the rears from
the belik high aspect set.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Durability - 01/30/11 01:51 AM

where is the afoafsters junk in the trunk disc egg nugget mash up ala loaded dome .

and lets get a straight edge on that beatch
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Durability - 01/30/11 02:17 AM

I asked mike about a squash but he suggested the diamond because he thought it would fit the outline better. It seems like a pretty subtle difference. It doesn't stick out much past the corners.
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Durability - 01/30/11 01:31 PM

Win, it would be interesting to surf these together and compare. My M80 feels so mini that I doubt it would float you. Plus you have at least 30 lbs on me. I'm going to take some measurements on it later (tail, nose, actual length, etc).

Nick, good shots of the tail. It looks like mine is almost concave, it's so flattened out. I can't believe how wide the tail is. I had a Cole firefly once, and gave up on it b/c the tail was so wide. Hopefully, I can figure out the fin situation, because I felt like an idiot on it yesterday.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: Durability - 01/30/11 01:41 PM

interesting he suggested the diamond tail when he told me the bump squash has been working better for most people. Try it as a tri fin...
Posted By: winwin

Re: Durability - 01/30/11 01:49 PM

Yeah ghost shaper, let's meet up for a surf...I will pm you...
I saw the diamond tail on nkpheous board, and its pretty wide.... I went with the bump squash because it was more front foot friendly...The diamond was too much like a white diamond, which I did not clicked with..
The m80 is by far the best thruster I have ever ridden!
Btw, I dropped down to 166#s now....a liitle low vol at .90 but it's perfect once I m up on my feet

Win win
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Posted By: italiansurfer79

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 07:41 AM

This thread deserves more than the 4th page on the forum... so let's put it where it has to be!
Finally I've ordered my first Coil!!! it's a Widerboard 6.0 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4 Bump Squash with FCS 5 fins option.... I can't wait anymore!!!!

Any suggestion for quad fin configuration???
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 10:59 AM

Good choice going with a widerboard. My favorite coil. I like these

Griffin
Halcyon
Soar a9m with m3 rears
Tc aqualines (good on sloped waves with some push)
Posted By: italiansurfer79

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 12:17 PM

Thanks!

Any suggestion on where to find these fins? Except from Griffin's that I can order online, I don't know where to find the others.... here in Italy it's very difficult to find something different from FCS and Futures...
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 03:16 PM

ask Halcyon if he can send them overseas (very likely): halcyoncustomfins@hotmail.com

Soars can also be bought online.
Posted By: Meddle

Tacos in the mail! - 04/15/11 03:20 PM

I'll chime in. Just got word that my 6'0 x 20.5" x 2 1/2" diamond tail M80 and 6'5 x 20.5" x 2 1/2" squash blur have been taco'd and are on the way to Hawaii.

Will have them in my mitts next week!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 03:31 PM

Soar has jacked up the prices big time

Halcyon has shipped overseas and for weak Mediterranean surf i would recommend them !
Posted By: retodd

Re: Tacos in the mail! - 04/15/11 03:33 PM

Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: Tacos in the mail! - 04/15/11 04:19 PM

Had a damn fun 4 hour session on my M80 Thursday AM. Somewhat of a crossed-up combo fading NE windswell + a slightly stronger ESE windswell with offshore winds, but for the most part the two swells were letting each other through, resulting in really skate-park-y conditions. Perfect fit for the M80. I've found my best fin setup (thruster) to be G-AM sides and the K2.1 center fin. Plenty of drive when set on rail and driving down the line, but loose enough to get plenty freestyle through maneuvers.
Posted By: adam33

Re: Tacos in the mail! - 04/15/11 04:29 PM

G-AM sides and the K2.1 center fin,
That's my goto M80 fin setup as well.
Posted By: Halcyon

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 06:13 PM

FYI. A small box can be shipped from California to Italy via U.S.P.S. for a fair price. I believe around $15.00.
Delivery time is 6 to 10 days as I recall.


No Worries, Rich
Posted By: italiansurfer79

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 06:54 PM

Thanks Rich! where can I see your fins?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 07:06 PM






Posted By: italiansurfer79

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 07:24 PM

Ok, I'm gonna write him soon... they seem to be the perfect fins for Coil! and I guess they work so good!
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 07:25 PM

Halcyon fins are hypnotic... Im having a hard time deciding which fins to try first... GG's or Rich's stupid money
Posted By: italiansurfer79

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 07:38 PM

looking at the design of the single fin, it recalls me the sailing race boats' keel design... pratically he's reducing the surface of the fin in contact with the board and for some hydrodinamic law I ignore, it works better, isn't it?
I remember a great sailorman once told me that the perfect keel for a boat would be one not having any contact point with the hull... offcourse impossible :-)
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 07:48 PM

Rich's fins have one major design involved other than just a good template, theyre Helically foiled... I honestly dont know what this means but those who surf Halcyon fins are loving the benefits of it.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/15/11 07:57 PM

Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/16/11 04:50 PM

Quote:

Halcyon fins are hypnotic... Im having a hard time deciding which fins to try first... GG's or Rich's stupid money




Like retodd, nk, and a few others, I've tried both. I like them both. Rich's fins worked better for me in my M80, so I'm having him make me a set for my widerboard, too. Rich is a super cool guy, on top of that.

Sold my Griffins, but bought my friend a set so that I can steal them back if I need to.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 05:28 PM

I tried hard to resist, but...well, I couldn't.
Here's my latest. 6'6" Blur. Looks like it will be perfect
for a certain nearby hollow spot I like, as well as Blacks.




Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 05:32 PM

more rocker and more volume
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 06:05 PM

Quote:

I tried hard to resist, but...well, I couldn't.


Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 06:09 PM

Quote:

I tried hard to resist, but...well, I couldn't.
Here's my latest. 6'6" Blur. Looks like it will be perfect
for a certain nearby hollow spot I like, as well as Blacks.








What are the rest of the dims on it? Vol? Looks really fun.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 06:22 PM

Says 19 3/4" x 2 5/8" on the bottom. Appears to measure
20" wide via my extremely accurate tape measure/eyeball technique.
Vol. # on the bottom is 1.25 cu.ft.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 06:42 PM

man, what a board whore! oh. uh... I just picked this up... I couldn't resist...
6'3 x 20.5 x 2.5
Rusty Hustler Template.
I borrowed it before and had a lot of fun on it... It is pretty springy on the bottom turns...

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 07:22 PM

Let me know first if you sell that one
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 08:36 PM

was this the one in the classifieds?
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 09:02 PM

Quote:

Let me know first if you sell that one




Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/17/11 09:18 PM

Quote:

was this the one in the classifieds?




Yes.

And FF, try that board with the big Mattison twins/trailer
combo. I really liked it with that in good, punchy waves.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/11 12:19 PM



Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/11 01:51 PM

Is that color or odd lighting?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/11 08:08 PM

Quote:

I tried hard to resist, but...well, I couldn't.
Here's my latest. 6'6" Blur. Looks like it will be perfect
for a certain nearby hollow spot I like, as well as Blacks.











nice board J

what is a blur? haven't seen a description of it. how does it compare to a wb or qualifier?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/11 08:19 PM

I think the Blur is a "blur" between the WB and the Qualifier.

Takes elements from both
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/11 08:43 PM

i'm sure there are some that should be able to provide more specifics but i spoke with mike through email and what ifallalot said was pretty much what mike said... hence it's name. "blur"
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/11 08:58 PM

thats what i figured
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/18/11 09:45 PM

Quote:

I think the Blur is a "blur" between the WB and the Qualifier.

Takes elements from both




you are all mistaken. it's called the 'blur' because of how fast you'll be going, everything becomes a 'blur'!

coil crip cuz out!


Havoc
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/21/11 10:19 PM

Some SICK examples of hpsb's on the the sways thread
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 03:26 AM


you are all mistaken. it's called the 'blur' because of how fast you'll be going, everything becomes a 'blur'!

coil crip cuz out!


Havoc




QFT! I've had my 6'5 Blur just a mere two days now and it's by far one of the best boards I've ever had. Does anything I want without even a second thought and sooo fast down the line! I haven't even taken out the M80 I bought with it yet
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 03:30 AM



Enough is enough , I am getting a Blur
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 03:56 AM

Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 04:09 AM

Quote:



Enough is enough , I am getting a Blur




Alright here are pics of both boards I got on Wednesday.

Still Taco'd up


And still clothed


Unclothed decks


Da bottoms


Blur rocker


M80 Rocker
Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 11:34 AM

Quote:

Quote:



Enough is enough , I am getting a Blur




Alright here are pics of both boards I got on Wednesday.

Still Taco'd up


And still clothed


Unclothed decks


Da bottoms


Blur rocker


M80 Rocker



Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 11:36 AM

I am in the process of ordering an M80. If anyone wants to split a box to San Diego or Orange county, send me a PM or e-mail me at brownfishsurfing@gmail.com
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 11:45 AM

Quote:

Quote:



Enough is enough , I am getting a Blur




Alright here are pics of both boards I got on Wednesday.

Still Taco'd up


And still clothed


Unclothed decks


Da bottoms


Blur rocker


M80 Rocker





nice airplane
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 12:24 PM

Thanks! My other hobby
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 01:04 PM

Mooney? I used to fly a cessna 310 all the time. Its been a few years now. I miss it.
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 05:01 PM

Quote:

Mooney? I used to fly a cessna 310 all the time. Its been a few years now. I miss it.




Good eye! My mistress is a '78 Mooney M20J
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 06:07 PM

Did you already post the dims on these?
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/22/11 08:29 PM

Quote:

Did you already post the dims on these?




M80 (diamond tail), 6’0’’ x 20.5’’ x 2 ½’’
Blur (squash) 6’5’’ x 19 7/8’’ x 2 ½’’

And for reference the Blur came out to 1.18ft vol and the M80 1.19ft vol and I am 6'2 210lbs.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/23/11 07:42 PM

FYI...this board is up for sale. Really like it, but wish
it had a bit more volume for what I'm preferring.
PM with interest.

Quote:


6'4" x 20 3/8" x 2 5/8" 'Widerboard'. Volume is 1.14 cu.ft.











Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/23/11 08:10 PM

Does this make you Coil-less?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/23/11 08:15 PM

No...check back a page or so. Picked up a Blur with a bit
more volume. Yet to try it though.
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/23/11 09:47 PM

Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/24/11 03:04 PM

I told you to sell me that board months ago

I had to go order my own, still a bit more volume than your Wider Board but when your 50 foam is your friend.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/24/11 08:30 PM

WB is sold.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 01:09 PM

Did u try the blur ?
Posted By: kookies12

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 01:36 PM

I wanna order M80
i ride 5'10" 20 1/4 2 5/8 WD EPS
should i order similar dim to WD?
is M80 almost similar to DD or WD type?
if thats the case i might just get blur for more shortboard
thinking around 6'3" 19 3/4 2 5/8
i am 6 200 socal
thanks in advance
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 01:43 PM

My M80 is 5'10" x 20 x 2 5/8 and I think I could have gone a bit smaller. I weigh about the same as you but I'm 3 inches shorter. If those dims work on your WD they would work on the M80. The M80 doesn't grovel as well as I've heard the WDs do so I don't think it would replace your WD. Since you are used to riding that kind of shape it would be an easy transition between sht and better waves. However, talk to Mike because he will dial you in much better than we can here

The magic isn't only the construction, its the Mike Daniel shapes at the heart of it all

Where do you live in Socal, you could take mine for a test drive one day
Posted By: kookies12

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 01:50 PM

thanks for the input i am in the OC
i was thinking to get 5'10" motorboat in same dim so that might work out haha
if u ever come up to maybe trestles we can def swap
i have bunch of boards u might like but bit big for u ha i have 58 biscuit 56 sweet potato u might like, 510 wizard sleeves i havent even rode it yet
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 02:25 PM

There are comparisons on here:
http://forum.surfermag.com/forum/showfla...amp;Search=true

I'm 6'2 185 and own a 6'1 20.5 2 7/16 M80 Bump Squash. Love it.
The Coils are way more foiled out than a WD. Most WD's I've seen are pretty thick to the rail. Coils are bladed in comparison. Love the board.
Not the best grovel board for me. Works fantastic in anything over waist high and can handle Overhead beachbreak easy. My guess is a WD will grovel better but won't have the upper range the M80 has. Both sick boards though...
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 03:28 PM

I'm down. I meet up at Trestles with retodd, nkpheous and Havoc lots of weekends. I'll let you know next time we meet up there. There's usually lots of Coils around
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 03:39 PM

Quote:

I'm down. I meet up at Trestles with retodd, nkpheous and Havoc lots of weekends. I'll let you know next time we meet up there. There's usually lots of Coils around




i want in on some of that action. i've *got* to surf that wave some time.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 04:14 PM

cruise down anytime T
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 04:15 PM

Are you after an all-rounder or more of a good wave board ?
Posted By: kookies12

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 05:17 PM

Probably al arounder I don't surf big waves
Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 05:32 PM

Quote:

Probably al arounder I don't surf big waves



My blur has worked in waist high crap- overhead drainers and I still feel like I could push it in bigger waves. great all arounder
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 05:49 PM

Widerboard for sure , and if trestles is where u surf most I would say no bump squash .

Just by your h+w I would say 6-2-- 19.75--- 2.38
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 06:48 PM

Quote:

Widerboard for sure , and if trestles is where u surf most I would say no bump squash .

Just by your h+w I would say 6-2-- 19.75--- 2.38




Those dims, compared to his WD, will feel anorexic on a
Widerboard.
I'd say 6'2" x 20" x 2 5/8" and have Mike keep some foam
in it. WD's pack much foam, and if you're very comfortable
on your WB don't go with too little foam. IMO.

retodd, have not tried the Blur yet. If there's enough
swell tomorrow I'll prob. give it a go then.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 07:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Widerboard for sure , and if trestles is where u surf most I would say no bump squash .

Just by your h+w I would say 6-2-- 19.75--- 2.38




Those dims, compared to his WD, will feel anorexic on a
Widerboard.
I'd say 6'2" x 20" x 2 5/8" and have Mike keep some foam
in it. WD's pack much foam, and if you're very comfortable
on your WB don't go with too little foam. IMO.

retodd, have not tried the Blur yet. If there's enough
swell tomorrow I'll prob. give it a go then.




I have $10 bucks saying that you're gonna say it's too little foam for you j/k

I'd love to have a squash tail blur maybe 6'1x19.25x2-5/16 for winter.
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 07:37 PM

Quote:

Widerboard for sure , and if trestles is where u surf most I would say no bump squash .





Just curious, why would you say no bump for trestles?
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 07:44 PM

more drive?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 08:25 PM

Quote:

more drive?




Bingo
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 10:34 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Widerboard for sure , and if trestles is where u surf most I would say no bump squash .





Just curious, why would you say no bump for trestles?




He is a bigger guy , rides a WD , so he is a back footer .
The no bump squash because he will like the continuous curve more in the open faced waves . Smooth and predictable lines .

The bump squash gives us front footers a straighter rail to drive off of , more curve between the feet ( for ease of turning ) an less curve off the tail block ( for drive in the turn )

Many ways to skin a cat , pick the best for you
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/26/11 11:00 PM

Quote:



Many ways to skin a cat , pick the best for you




You can say that again.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/27/11 12:25 AM

You can crash on my sofa if needed .
Posted By: kookies12

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/27/11 02:56 AM

Wow right on thanks everyone for input but I am scared to go 2 3/8 thickness never rode anything under 2 1/2
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/27/11 09:18 PM

Please don't flame me for having a non-Hawaiian made stick... My FB fish at 5'9" x 20 1/4" x 2 5/8" moon tail thruster has been ridden a lot lately. I asked for more volume and got it. At first I thought it was too much, but I'm not getting any younger.

What can I say? Board is fast, paddles well, and didn't ding when I was attacked by a coral head. I will definitely have to get another when funds permit.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/27/11 09:30 PM

Stupid attacking coral heads

lol , that happened to me in Hawaii .
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/28/11 12:36 AM

looks like my blur is done... just in time for me to not be able to surf it for 6 weeks i guess i'll have something fun to look forward to
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/28/11 01:48 AM

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/28/11 03:45 PM

my boards are done too... dunno when they ship
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/28/11 06:43 PM

Mine shipped about 3 business days after I got word they were done! Almost there and you'll have a tracking number soon to obsess over lol
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/28/11 07:17 PM

already obsessed looking at my inbox...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/30/11 01:32 AM

Quote:

already obsessed looking at my inbox...




LOL , this part feels like an eternity
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/30/11 01:47 AM

definitely. Luckily you got tracking #s... Not always the easiest thing to get from them. The day the Coil to arrive is the ABSOLUTE worst. Good ol' Fedex.
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 04/30/11 05:49 AM

Just make sure when you get that 'your board is done' email that you ask for a tracking number once it ships... worked for me
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/04/11 01:45 PM

Burrito friday!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/11 10:59 AM

It's the Florida special buritto ,
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/11 12:26 PM

Quote:

It's the Florida special buritto ,




are you getting one too? i wanna check out your new one
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/05/11 12:35 PM

Next week
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/11 02:01 PM

What do you have coming?

Had a couple sessions on the M80 now and I need to try some different fins. I'm currently using Stretch SF4 quads. Might try it as a thruster with the included M5s today. The SF4s feel too stiff, maybe some smaller rears?
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/11 02:09 PM

The $earch begins !

Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/11 02:11 PM

Quote:

The $earch begins !






Or maybe I'll just get ahold of Greg. I do still need a few replacement fins for my modfishs too I've been dragging my feet on getting lol
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/06/11 02:22 PM

Quote:

The $earch begins !






greg - i'm picking up a coil twin fin this weekend and would LOVE to try a set of your g10 fins in it. it has futures boxes though... pretty please with sugar on top?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/11 02:05 AM

Quote:

What do you have coming?

Had a couple sessions on the M80 now and I need to try some different fins. I'm currently using Stretch SF4 quads. Might try it as a thruster with the included M5s today. The SF4s feel too stiff, maybe some smaller rears?




i would get to a fcs test drive center , try the large Simon anderson and the large Merrick .

try the pc2 for rear fins , if the feel to big them maybe the rusty quad set .

the simon fin has the inside foil , the merrick is flat .

the 80/20 foil gxq could be a bit looser .

i liked the M80 best with the K3 fins
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/11 02:23 AM



how did it go as a tri with the M5 setup ?

true ames will make glass al merrick fins , the rtm simmon anderson fin asre pretty stiff .
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/11 02:40 AM

Quote:



how did it go as a tri with the M5 setup ?

true ames will make glass al merrick fins , the rtm simmon anderson fin asre pretty stiff .




I don't know yet... it's been blown out and tiny on the BI of late... hoping for some better conditions soon to play around in. Man I really want to love quads but always have better runs on thrusters or even twins with a small trailer. I'm gonna have GG build me a quad set and a thruster set to play around with. I have a 5 fin set of McKee m4s I'm gonna try as a quad set here soon...
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/11 03:01 AM

Just a quick update on the pre-AARP model. Had several sessions on it and the board is my favorite coil so far. Ridden it mostly as a quad and really liking the round tail with the g10 fins sqeezed together...
The board was made for better waves, but has more lower range than I thought! Took it out on hb side of river jetties last Friday and had a blast!
Knee to chest high weak low tide waves...surfed these little waves to the best that I possibly could.
More lengthy review when I have the time.....
Waiting for my new coil, hopefully with some colors....

Retodd your orange twinzer looks sweet on sways man....



Win-win
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/11 04:08 PM

It will be here this week , so I am the one to blame for the crap conditions
Posted By: Halcyon

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/09/11 09:42 PM

No Worries Todd there's a mondo south on the way!
Posted By: Diplomat

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/11/11 11:39 PM

Just picked up a new-to-me Coil tonight! 5'11 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4. On first inspection the coil foil feels great, and hopefully I'll get to try it tomorrow as a new NE swell fills in here on the east coast. I'm sure it's somewhere here in the thread, but going through 36 pages will take me hours. If i contact Mike could he tell me what model the board is and what year it was made by the serial number? Anyway, stop posting things like "griffin-coil collaborations" or "Coil Twinzers" otherwise I'll bankrupt after 10 new coils!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/11/11 11:41 PM



dims on that are very qualifierish
Posted By: Diplomat

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/11/11 11:47 PM

Yeah, that's what i figured it was, but unfortunately after taking off the world's ugliest tail pad I discovered some slight delamination. Apparently the guy i bought it from not only managed to ding a Coil, but also dinged it on the grid stuff. He also repaired it immediately without letting it dry out. Does anybody know how to fix delams on the grid stuff? I guess i could always pay Mike a visit he's only 20 minutes away, but I'm frothing to surf this thing!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 12:01 AM

might want to show them .

if its water tight now just surf it .
Posted By: WarrenC

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 12:02 AM

better get your duct tape out... gonna be a fun couple of days starting tomorrow







anybody headed to PR?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 02:07 AM

skittles

Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 02:11 AM

Quote:

skittles






OK, I want the green one!!
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 02:15 AM

I want one with orange grid with black where the white usually is. I don't think that's an option though
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 02:18 AM

Quote:

I want one with orange grid with black where the white usually is. I don't think that's an option though




dude, halloween is still quite a bit away from now.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 02:34 AM

OK, here's the scoop on the pre-AARP:
me: 5'8". 170 lbs, , early 40s... avg ability. 28+ yrs surfing

board: 5'11" x 19.25 x 2.3/8, .93vol....pretty much a pulled in round tail m-80 with a shallower single concave. Board gets better as the waves gets better! I have owned a few coils, and this is my favorite/bread and butter board.


A single board quiver in my opinion. works from waist high to double over head....needs a little push for the waist to chest high stuff. the one thing that stands out in this board is that it is very front footed friendly...this may be due to the wide point being .5 to 1" forward of center. lots of volume on the chest area and gets into wave very easily, especially on waves that are a bit hollower and throwing a bit. I think it covers similiar range in waves as the Widerboard and overlaps a bit with the Qualifier too... But, for those shorter and stockier build guys who are liking their shorter/wider boards, this board will fit your needs when your local break is throwing a bit and you don't need a step-up just yet.

pics shown is my favorite fin set up with the G-10s quad fins pushed together. Thruster set up is only needed when it's a few feet OH.. [image] IMG_8823 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image] [image] IMG_8821 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 03:00 AM

Quote:

OK, here's the scoop on the pre-AARP:
me: 5'8". 170 lbs, , early 40s... avg ability. 28+ yrs surfing

board: 5'11" x 19.25 x 2.3/8, .93vol....pretty much a pulled in round tail m-80 with a shallower single concave. Board gets better as the waves gets better! I have owned a few coils, and this is my favorite/bread and butter board.


A single board quiver in my opinion. works from waist high to double over head....needs a little push for the waist to chest high stuff. the one thing that stands out in this board is that it is very front footed friendly...this may be due to the wide point being .5 to 1" forward of center. lots of volume on the chest area and gets into wave very easily, especially on waves that are a bit hollower and throwing a bit. I think it covers similiar range in waves as the Widerboard and overlaps a bit with the Qualifier too... But, for those shorter and stockier build guys who are liking their shorter/wider boards, this board will fit your needs when your local break is throwing a bit and you don't need a step-up just yet.

pics shown is my favorite fin set up with the G-10s quad fins pushed together. Thruster set up is only needed when it's a few feet OH.. [image] IMG_8823 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image] [image] IMG_8821 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]




wow, knice board there gangsta ry! perfect for newps/hb.


Havoc
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 10:12 PM

Nice review win. Got to try that board for a session and it seems like a versatile board. Definitely a good stepup.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 10:17 PM

My working quiver for 2011




6'2 2- 5'11s and a 5'7
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 10:34 PM

Posted By: Vale46

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 10:35 PM

Good God man, that's a sweet quiver !
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/12/11 10:47 PM

that pic could also be used as evidence of a "problem" at a erBB Anonymous meeting
Posted By: Andrei

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/13/11 02:48 PM

Quote:

that pic could also be used as evidence of a "problem" at a erBB Anonymous meeting




LOL

A
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/13/11 03:26 PM

Quote:

that pic could also be used as evidence of a "problem" at a erBB Anonymous meeting





if there is such a thing, please sign me up

Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/14/11 12:22 AM

Quote:

Quote:

that pic could also be used as evidence of a "problem" at a erBB Anonymous meeting





if there is such a thing, please sign me up






I'll be right there with you brother. Just got my first two a month ago and am already planning the second batch of two... My M80 is going mental with the McKee quad set for me at 210lbs... so drivey and still has no problem breaking them loose... so much fun on waves shoulder high and under!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/18/11 08:16 PM

http://www.easternsurf.com/test/videos/gabrielcanals.html
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/20/11 03:22 PM


M80 Slim 5'6x18.63x2.13 0.75 cu/ft
 




Qualifier 5'10x18.25x2.13 0.70 cu/ft


Super stoked!! cant wait to shred!
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/20/11 03:26 PM

sick
is the qualifier quad/tri/convertible?
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/20/11 03:29 PM

Nope, Im sticking to thrusters
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/20/11 03:45 PM



beautiful boards
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/20/11 04:46 PM

Thanks! The M80 Slim is impressive, it almost feels like a rocket under the arm but I can tell it still surfs like a shortboard.

Qualifier is second to none, this board is delicious! if its not one of the highest performance boards ever, then I dont know what is.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/20/11 04:50 PM

i agree 100%

round tail hpsb holy grail , nothing comes close
Posted By: Meddle

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/20/11 06:15 PM

Nice! Can't wait to hear how they go
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/21/11 01:22 PM

Quote:











Finally got a chance to surf this board (twice) this week
with some solid swell in the water. First day was large,
but pretty much just a big drop if you could hunt one down,
then burger-ish. Board paddled well and picked up waves
well, but hard to get much of a feel. Next day was a little
smaller and went to a different stretch of beach that was
much punchier and ranging from chest+ to overhead, low-tide
sucking waves. Didn't get tons since it was really random,
but got a few really fun, steep drops and a couple fast
runners. Nothing really throwing and staying open, but
plenty steep faces. Again, paddled well and handles steep
drops great, plus it's plenty fast for those racers. Didn't
turn much, but felt pretty responsive. Should serve its
purpose well (bigger, steeper, faster beachbreak waves).
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/22/11 09:13 AM

Something wicked this way comes...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/23/11 01:15 AM

Quote:

Something wicked this way comes...




Good stuff , grovler ?
Posted By: desmond

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/23/11 06:26 AM

Quote:


M80 Slim 5'6x18.63x2.13 0.75 cu/ft
 
Ivan what's your frame for reference? This M80 is pretty short (5'7) but got a very nice outline. How does it go?



Qualifier 5'10x18.25x2.13 0.70 cu/ft


Super stoked!! cant wait to shred!


Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/23/11 02:19 PM

5'8" @ 140 (give or take )
The Slim is bananas, Ive scored enough waves on the last two days to say its without a doubt the fastest board I've surfed, it will pick up speed from any curvy wave, it will take on 1ft waves but quite sure the fatter M80 is far more suited for weaker conditions.

Turns real tight and fast, took me a whole day to get it dialed in but Im yet to try it with bigger side fins; carves like a shortboard, goes airborne without much effort, it has all the drive such a small can provide and loose when it has to be. Will surf choppy (tho not too choppy) and make it look good, when its glassy it becomes unstoppable.

Made both my Lost Grocket and Scorcher a thing of the past, I cant find a reason to go back to either of them as the Slim can do what those two can do, but its not a replacement for a shortboard, just an amazing alternative shape.

The range of it is huge, 2' chops to 8' glassy... to bad I dont have any barrels to try it on.

Definitely looking into getting the fat M80, after all, whats a quiver without a groveler
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/23/11 02:46 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Something wicked this way comes...




Good stuff , grovler ?




M80-slim. I think MD and I agreed on 5'11" @ 0.85ft3, but
it's been a while since we hashed out those numbers so I'm
not sure; I just let Mike build off what has worked for me
in the past and work his magic. The idea is to take what I
like (love) about my current M80 and translate it into
something with a little higher-end.


Ironically, it was actually working backwards for him as
the M80-slim is chronologically an older template than the
contemporary M80. I'll try to dig up his words regarding
the story of the M80 and M80-slim sometime...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/23/11 07:01 PM

did you see the pic on sways of all the templates mike has ?
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/24/11 04:26 AM

5'11 bump swallow coil widerboard. money in da bank!







Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/24/11 09:26 AM

Cha ching
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 05:49 PM

i'm going to flip out if i don't get to give mine a go soon. i'm sure when i get to it, the mighty pacific ocean will turn into lake pacific. don't be surprised if it all goes flat right around june 14th.
Posted By: sdsurf

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 06:14 PM

Quote:

did you see the pic on sways of all the templates mike has ?




Have a link? That thread is like 5,000 pages.
Posted By: jkb

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 09:57 PM

Sorry if this has been covered earlier, but where can I go to see a description of all the Coil models? Their website has two boards listed
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 10:35 PM

this thread and the behemoth on Swaylocks.

I don't think a lot of the boards are specific "models" as all Coils are completely custom. The "models" come from shared templates
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 10:35 PM

Theres none, but a quick rundown would be something like...

Bloop: longboard killer, a disc or mini-simm esque board, rides very short and wide

SpringFish: another longboard killer, mushbuster. 3-6" shorter than yourself

M80: stubby groveler/all rounder for some, single concave. get it short, about 4 to 6" shorter than your HP shortboard.

M80 Slim: HP all rounder, deep single concave (80's shape perfected) ride 2" longer than the M80 and a little narrower, width kinda falls in between the Widerboard and M80

Flash Back Fish: HP fish, a must for those who like the SpringFish. same size as the M80, a hair wider

Blur: all around shortboard, falls in between the Qualifier and Widerboard. 1-2" shorter than Qualifier

check the Coil ride reports to read some feedback.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 10:59 PM

someone has been payin attention

but forgot one

the TWINZA

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 11:12 PM

I didnt forget, but its yours to describe
Posted By: jkb

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 11:34 PM

Quote:

Theres none, but a quick rundown would be something like...

Bloop: longboard killer, a disc or mini-simm esque board, rides very short and wide

SpringFish: another longboard killer, mushbuster. 3-6" shorter than yourself

M80: stubby groveler/all rounder for some, single concave. get it short, about 4 to 6" shorter than your HP shortboard.

M80 Slim: HP all rounder, deep single concave (80's shape perfected) ride 2" longer than the M80 and a little narrower, width kinda falls in between the Widerboard and M80

Flash Back Fish: HP fish, a must for those who like the SpringFish. same size as the M80, a hair wider

Blur: all around shortboard, falls in between the Qualifier and Widerboard. 1-2" shorter than Qualifier

check the Coil ride reports to read some feedback.




Thanks for that!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/25/11 11:35 PM



this one in particular is a stub widerboard , tail a bit wider than stock , normal nose , modified rocker , flat deck , concave deck in the tail , and jet bottom .

glides like no other , front foot and back foot gas peddle ,and Adriano approved floaters
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 02:15 AM

There's also the "pre-AARP" model.....similar to a rusty slayer or lost rock-up, but with alien tech. Here's my 5.11 x 19.25 x 2.3/8.. [image] IMG_8823 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 02:17 AM

Quote:

There's also the "pre-AARP" model.....similar to a rusty slayer or lost rock-up, but with alien tech. Here's my 5.11 x 19.25 x 2.3/8.. [image] IMG_8823 by wynry08, on Flickr[/image]




knice board meng! so do you regret selling your m80? r u gonna get another one?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 02:24 AM

Nope, no regrets... This is pretty much a round , pulled in tail m80 with a quad option that I really dig!....works really good with g-10 fronts and qxr rtm rears.....
Posted By: jkb

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 11:03 AM

Thanks for posting up a quick synopsis of all the Coils The M80, the twinzer, and the pre-AARP interests me most. Has anyone tried a cross between a M80 and a twinzer? If not, do you think it would work around the 5'6 x 18 3/4 range?

This has probably been answered earlier, but are you ordering these with the same thickness as your PU/PE or your Epoxy?
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 11:26 AM

Quote:

Thanks for posting up a quick synopsis of all the Coils The M80, the twinzer, and the pre-AARP interests me most. Has anyone tried a cross between a M80 and a twinzer? If not, do you think it would work around the 5'6 x 18 3/4 range?


This has probably been answered earlier, but are you ordering these with the same thickness as your PU/PE or your Epoxy?


Your best bet is to contact Mike and he'll set you in the right direction.

This board is Mike's favorite model he call's it a Custom and I have 2 more Customs on order and Egg and a Fish, I think the Fish is going to be a hybrid like a cross between a spring and the flashback with a round tail and some custom fins to go with it.


Posted By: rid

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 01:50 PM

Ok, so.....

Quote:

Theres none, but a quick rundown would be something like...

Bloop: longboard killer, a disc or mini-simm esque board, rides very short and wide

SpringFish: another longboard killer, mushbuster. 3-6" shorter than yourself

M80: stubby groveler/all rounder for some, single concave. get it short, about 4 to 6" shorter than your HP shortboard.

M80 Slim: HP all rounder, deep single concave (80's shape perfected) ride 2" longer than the M80 and a little narrower, width kinda falls in between the Widerboard and M80

Flash Back Fish: HP fish, a must for those who like the SpringFish. same size as the M80, a hair wider

+Twinza: small wave HP killa

+Widerboard: best eva all arounder?

Blur: all around shortboard, falls in between the Qualifier and Widerboard. 1-2" shorter than Qualifier

+Qualifier: HPSB
Posted By: Halcyon

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 02:22 PM

Don't sell the Twinza short. I seen it at Mavs and Nelscotts on huge faces under the right surfer killin' it.
On the right board the fin set-up will handle just about anything. But then it has as much to do with the board the set-up is on as the fins themselves.

No Worries, Rich.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 02:34 PM




Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/26/11 02:58 PM

Quote:

Don't sell the Twinza short. I seen it at Mavs and Nelscotts on huge faces under the right surfer killin' it.
On the right board the fin set-up will handle just about anything. But then it has as much to do with the board the set-up is on as the fins themselves.

No Worries, Rich.



For real.

I've seen lots of Twinzer guns up north

My next Coil is going to be a twinzer step up from my M80
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/30/11 10:31 PM

Rode the Twinzer today , 2-6 foot faces ( some bigger ) and ranging from soft and slopey to hollow and angry .

I think Twinzer and fast go hand and hand but the best part about it is how you can just put it anywhere on the wave you want . This can get me in trouble , on one wave I tried an air and flew so far out into the flats it was ridiculous good thing I did not land it

Front side cutbacks are so fun , just don't rebound off the white wash like a tri fin .

Backside is amazing , long or tight , fast and flowing . It's a good time !

Whatever the brasington brothers did with the new / altered fiber orientation is amazing !!!!!
Mike D . shaped a serious weapon for me !!
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 05:00 AM

Please keep the ride reports coming. Did Nkpheous have a chance to surf his yet? Coil construction is by far my favorite. It's really worth the extra coin for the added life of the board. Not to mention the Coilspring effect.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 04:27 PM

Took the Qualifier today on DOH on less than good conditions and it worked like a champ!
cant wait for a wind-less day
Posted By: JTS

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 08:23 PM

Hey Gr8day,
Make sure to post some pics when you get those customs- I would really like to see that egg shape. What kind of waves are you getting that shaped for ?

BTW my FBF sustained some rail damage this weekend when a "friend" tossed his board as I was riding by.

Expected much worse from the sound it made, only a slight crack on the top and bottom - shouldn't be too hard to fix. These boards are pretty tough.
JTS
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 08:30 PM

just to be safe ,
put some glass over the cracks
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 08:53 PM

The Egg is a 7'0" and plan on riding it in anything from knee to chest. The Fish will cover that as well but the Egg is for those days when I'm in Longboard infested water's and want to keep my wave count up (plus I'm old)

Here's all I got for now

Posted By: averagejoe

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 08:55 PM

great looking outline
Posted By: JTS

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 09:41 PM

That is a nice looking outline, I've always liked a well shaped egg. What fin set up are you planning? Yeah I know the feeling about getting old, turned 52 last month Keep surfing and stay as in as good of shape as possible and buy good boards

Thanks Retodd- The cracks went through the surface so I figured I would have a pro do the repair. Dropped it off with one of the local guys who does really good work and has been working with epoxy for 10 + years

JTS
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 09:58 PM

7" Greenough 4a with side bites, I also have a 6.5" TK Flex on a 9'0" LB I only ride on the smallest of days, I may give that a go as well.
Posted By: squattyfk

Re: The COIL review thread - 05/31/11 11:23 PM

alright... who was jaywalking pch this am to get to hb cliffs? ... of course, with a coil... to keep it related.

oh and buy my boards so i can get a coil. sheeeet
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 03:43 PM

not mine but a pretty cool 5'8 x 22 7/8




Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 03:49 PM

I have a photograph of its owner.

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 04:12 PM

Quote:







Sick
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 04:21 PM

Are there any pics of the "Bloop" out there?

Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 04:29 PM

there are on the Sways thread but I don't have the time to search right now, maybe later
Posted By: adam33

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 04:32 PM

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http...&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0&tx=21&ty=90&biw=1569&bih=942
Posted By: laidback

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 04:39 PM

Quote:

there are on the Sways thread but I don't have the time to search right now, maybe later




I saw some talk about it in the last pages of that thread but I couldn't find any pics.
It'd take days to go through that thread.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 05:03 PM

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 05:11 PM

Quote:

Please keep the ride reports coming. Did Nkpheous have a chance to surf his yet? Coil construction is by far my favorite. It's really worth the extra coin for the added life of the board. Not to mention the Coilspring effect.




sorry sk. didn't see this. i'll review it soon. i've only surfed it a few times. i like

Posted By: squattyfk

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 07:49 PM

very nice...

so i don't wanna read... question for you OC ppl...
but if you were 150-160lbs (yah i swing that wide), way way under 6 ft and looking for an all arounder for everyday hb to newport conds say 2 to 6ft semi mush to good conds, what coil model and dims?

Quote:

not mine but a pretty cool 5'8 x 22 7/8



Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 07:54 PM

m80 or widerboard
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 07:56 PM

once retodd gets on he'll have an exact answer for you
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 08:31 PM

Quote:

very nice...

so i don't wanna read... question for you OC ppl...
but if you were 150-160lbs (yah i swing that wide), way way under 6 ft and looking for an all arounder for everyday hb to newport conds say 2 to 6ft semi mush to good conds, what coil model and dims?

Quote:

not mine but a pretty cool 5'8 x 22 7/8








m-80 slim that is the same height as you
19.38 wide
swallow tail
let mike d. do the rest .
Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 08:34 PM

There is a new model that Mike posted on the sways thread that you guys will probably like!
Posted By: squattyfk

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/01/11 11:50 PM

Quote:

Quote:

very nice...

so i don't wanna read... question for you OC ppl...
but if you were 150-160lbs (yah i swing that wide), way way under 6 ft and looking for an all arounder for everyday hb to newport conds say 2 to 6ft semi mush to good conds, what coil model and dims?

Quote:

not mine but a pretty cool 5'8 x 22 7/8








m-80 slim that is the same height as you
19.38 wide
swallow tail
let mike d. do the rest .




thx! wish me luck on board sales and to avoid trading cuz i want an all around coil.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/02/11 12:06 AM

i like my widerboard more for hb and my qualifier more newport. though the qualifier doest come out unless its good. i would get a blur and get the best of both worlds

don't know how tall you are but maybe something 1-2" taller than you
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/02/11 12:17 AM

good luck with the sales , you should have a deposit soon if that all works out .
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/05/11 06:24 PM








this is a new model - " the custom "

i kid i kid

let us know how it goes winwin
Posted By: Halcyon

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/05/11 08:06 PM

nkpheous & retodd,

Have you figured out where your new Twinzers fit into your Quivers, mates?

No Worries, Rich
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/05/11 08:10 PM

Quote:

nkpheous & retodd,

Have you figured out where your new Twinzers fit into you Quivers, mates?

No Worries, Rich




that retodd guy was just killing it on his twinzer today, just ridiculous top to bottom spray chucking hacks. I'm pretty sure his twinzer has taken over his whole quiver at least for now lol!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/05/11 08:24 PM

mine goes from knee high to one foot overhead .

it is my quiver right now

i do want to try a new cannard first ( just cause )
and soon a new main fin .

sending positive thoughts your way for a speedy recovery !


Posted By: Halcyon

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/05/11 10:19 PM

Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 12:46 AM

i like it in waist to OH. I really like the way it drifts/releases off the top. Great board, great fins! works great as a twin too.

Todd's board has some serious pop to it with that wafer thin tail and has to be one of the best boards i've ever tried. seriously.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 02:31 AM

Thanks Retodd & nkpheous for posting the pics of my new boardie....this puppy is a small wave board....up to hh. Moderate single with low entry and tail rocker. Designed to be ridden primarily as a quad so the quad fusion boxes are about 3/8" closer together....to keep it loose. Dims are 5'10" x 19.5 x 2.3/8....nicely foiled rails on the business end. 2 subtle bumps for pivoting, and a small swallow tail. Grey color under black grid. Vol. Is .92cuft.
Super stock on how this board came out....one of the best customs I have gotten from the coil crew. Thnx md & kb and all those involved...

Win win
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 02:34 AM

nice board winwin!

can the coil crew do black under the grid or is that a no no for heat reasons?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 02:39 AM

Black wasn't one of the color option, but for what reasons , I have no Idea.

Winwin
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 03:13 AM

I really like the curve in the tail. that boards a keeper for sure. or at least for 3 months.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 12:12 PM

I'm going full-on Giants colors on my next one, or at least a close approximation
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 03:39 PM

Quote:

I'm going full-on Giants colors on my next one, or at least a close approximation




you struck me more of as a 49ers fan?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 03:41 PM

SF Giants as in baseball

I am a 49ers fan but baseaball is my favorite sport
Posted By: Andrei

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 05:28 PM

Thanks to Retodd's advice I'm gonna switch from FWs to Coil. MD sent me the outline of my new stick. It's supposed to be a small wave HP stick, something like a LOST sub. Enjoy the pic - details when the taco arrives.

Andrei

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/06/11 07:32 PM

looks like you're getting an M80, what dims?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/07/11 12:24 AM

Quote:

Thanks to Retodd's advice I'm gonna switch from FWs to Coil. MD sent me the outline of my new stick. It's supposed to be a small wave HP stick, something like a LOST sub. Enjoy the pic - details when the taco arrives.

Andrei






Nice , what r the dims ?
Posted By: Andrei

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/07/11 02:58 PM

Yeah, it's a variation of M80.

It's a 5'9 x 12 7/8 x 19 1/2 x 15 by 2 5/16 squash with 5 fusion boxes - there was hesitation between 2 1/4 and 2 5/16 but the spot I'll surf with that it's very weak and foam helps. That should bring the float level towards the upper side of the ribs; an estimate as far as I understood.

Mike said it's already in the queue to be shipped. Don't know how much longer it will take but I'm stuck in another city anyway for 1 week so it doesn't really matter now.

Andrei
Posted By: Andrei

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/08/11 02:02 PM

Oops. The queue to be sanded not shipped . Either way I'm really not in a hurry.

A
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/08/11 08:55 PM

please post pics when you get it
Posted By: Andrei

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/09/11 04:21 PM

Should be done in about two weeks max. technically. For sure I will.

Andrei
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/09/11 09:37 PM

maiden voyage on the new coil today. waves were inconsistent but super fun 2-4' with occassional 6' beach break. super fun board, and threw some major buckets....tried 3 different quad set ups and settled with G-10 fronts and QX-R pc rears as the money set!..... one thing that stands out about this board is that it allows me to go vertically at HIGH speed a lot easier than some off my other boards. the tight quad cluster of the fusion boxes just allows for swiveling quick, tight turns...

a bit low volume for me due to the coil foil, especially with the heavy Patagonia R3 on. but when water warms up, with less rubba, the board is gonna be perfect...

win win
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/09/11 10:14 PM

What's temp up there? I surfed yesterday afternoon in my R2 and was overheating. The report said 63, though.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/09/11 10:58 PM

It was 59ish, cloudy
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/09/11 10:59 PM

Quote:

How bad ass would it be to see some Griff/Coil colaberation?


Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/09/11 11:00 PM

what did the volume come in at ?

edit

.92
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/09/11 11:28 PM

It feels a lot smaller than the AARP despite being only .01 cuft smaller.
More like a 5'9"....you, nkpheous or havoc would really like this board!

Win win
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/10/11 12:14 AM

Altered fin placement and the bump wings sound fun .
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/10/11 11:44 PM

Die, spambot.
Posted By: delacroix

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 03:47 PM

You HAVE to post pics of this board when it arrives! I order an m80 squash from Mike about 3 weeks ago and I asked for a Lost... sub scorcher style board with a wider tail. Those are the same dims and volume that Mike quoted me, looks like we are getting the same board!

Cant wait to see what it looks like, I still have 5 weeks to go.


Quote:

Yeah, it's a variation of M80.

It's a 5'9 x 12 7/8 x 19 1/2 x 15 by 2 5/16 squash with 5 fusion boxes - there was hesitation between 2 1/4 and 2 5/16 but the spot I'll surf with that it's very weak and foam helps. That should bring the float level towards the upper side of the ribs; an estimate as far as I understood.

Mike said it's already in the queue to be shipped. Don't know how much longer it will take but I'm stuck in another city anyway for 1 week so it doesn't really matter now.

Andrei


Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 08:14 PM

Mind blowing session on this board today in waist high mush:

Quote:






thing grovels insanely well while still allowing shortboard antics to the best of my middle aged ability. So stoked right now! Wide open sweet spot for both the front and hind legs. So forgiving. Stoked!!! This may be in the running for best daily driver shortboard yet!


Havoc
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 08:26 PM

That board was really good when I tried it. You got a keeper for sure

I may need to try the prototype fins again
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 08:53 PM

Great board !

Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 09:00 PM

I got a burrito today!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 09:20 PM

Show us what's inside

Posted By: BrownFish

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 10:15 PM

Got it right before I left. 5'7 x 19.5 x 2 1/4. Orange M80 Roundtail. 5 boxes, but set up as a quad. Sad thing is, they sent me a thruster set. Me being a lokbox/101 guy for the last 8 years, only have a bunch of old black plastic FCS fins. I've already aranged a Halcyon quad set, but, he's not able to get out any new orders until the late summer/fall. So, I need a recomendation on an FCS quad set for this board for now. I weigh 160. Don't want to sift throught the 18 pages of threads on here or Swaylocks. Anyone?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 10:19 PM

Am 1 front
Gxq rear
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/14/11 11:12 PM

pic or didnt happen
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 12:30 AM

This lurker just put a deposit down on a 6'4" m80 fusion. Stocked!
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 02:10 AM

M80 Fusion?... did I miss something?
Posted By: feralseppo

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 02:41 AM

Curious to get some input about a Springfish. From what I gather searching through this thread some call it a mushbuster/longboard killer and Fishface commented that it didn't work for some people because it had too much tail rocker.

Is the Springfish more of a HP type fish or closer to a more traditional fish or some where in between?

How does it compare to a Speed dialer type shape ala Pavel, DK or Mandala?

What types of waves does it excel?
How's it with steep or hollow surf?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 02:50 AM

IMO, stick with a Zamora, gh or mandala....
If you want a coil fish, go for the flashback fish that's like a lost driver or ci pod in outline.

Win win
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 02:52 AM

It worked well for me in mush , small and large .
It has normal short board type rails , no funky down rail .
Thin tail .

I reality mike can shape any variation of a fish you want , just be clear what you want out of it and what worked for you in the past .

But a stock spring fish will run a flat to vee bottom , aggressive coil foil , quad set up , more rocker than a retro, and be light .
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 03:37 AM

Quote:

Fishface commented that it didn't work for some people because it had too much tail rocker.

Is the Springfish more of a HP type fish or closer to a more traditional fish or some where in between?

How does it compare to a Speed dialer type shape ala Pavel, DK or Mandala?

What types of waves does it excel?
How's it with steep or hollow surf?




Yes. It had too much tail rocker. It didnt grovel like any other fish I've had... I'd say it is a fish that you'd surf in more punchy waves but then again, you'd probably grab another board. It has the traditional fish planshape/outline but its pretty rockered out. I was a tad diasppointed. The other previous owners may agree but not say anything.. I recommend the Flashback Fish in the Coil family.

and if you are comparing to the other fish-god shapers - pavel, gh(my recommendation), larmo, zamora, hynson, mandala, etc - go with them
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 04:09 AM

I hope i am included in the etc.

Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 09:52 AM

Quote:

Curious to get some input about a Springfish. From what I gather searching through this thread some call it a mushbuster/longboard killer and Fishface commented that it didn't work for some people because it had too much tail rocker.




Springfish is my daily driver in NJ, really versatile board. It's in my car probably 95% of the time I'm headed to the beach. I ride it in anything knee to head high, as long as it's not too hollow. It grovels fine, in the same ballpark as any other fish I've ridden (and I own a traditional twin keel also). It obviously does better with a little steeper wave, but what shortboard doesn't?
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 09:58 AM

Quote:

M80 Fusion?... did I miss something?




To clarify it will be an m80 with the 5 fusion fin option.
Posted By: averagejoe

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 10:48 AM

coil qualifier: has anyone gone with the 5 fin convertible option? what did you think? is it set up to favor the thruster or quad? which did you like better?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 10:57 AM

I liked the tri set up better in almost all conditions but the quad was fun in backside point breaks and waist high mush ( gave it a better low end ).
Posted By: easternlines

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/15/11 12:16 PM

I have mine set up with the 5 fin convertible option. Unfortunately, due to my work schedule and lack of surf I can't report on it yet. Once I get a chance to test the different setups I will post some feedback.
Posted By: Andrei

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/17/11 04:05 PM

I was wondering - since I don't have this clear - you guys that rode FWs, do you find the Coils to be lighter, the same or heavier than FW's for similar dims/volume?

A
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 06/17/11 04:09 PM

Lighter than the FW with the wood deck, I don't know about the other ones from personal experience.

I have a 2 5/8 M80 that is as light as an EPS/Epoxy board in the same dims
Posted By: csarqui

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 01:41 PM

How do I order a Coil in San Diego?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 02:19 PM

email him...: mike@coilsurf.com

what board and size were you looking for?

winwin
Posted By: csarqui

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 05:44 PM

I like the wider board with a swallow tail.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 06:04 PM

what's your height/weight and size you're looking for?
Posted By: feralseppo

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 08:57 PM

Why are so many of these boards for sale in the Classifieds? Are people not buying them in the right dims or something?
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 09:03 PM

its M80 price wars in the classifieds!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 09:04 PM

Maybe not the right dims. I was careful on mine given that eps is more buoyant. I test rode quite a few including my first coil i bought which is rad. Mike nailed it on my widerboard. He only took my order after i knew exactly what i wanted and after trying one similar.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 09:13 PM

Quote:

Why are so many of these boards for sale in the Classifieds? Are people not buying them in the right dims or something?




Surfer's mistake?

I'll sell mine when they no longer work for me, which is the same for any construction. I let MD do the thickness accordingly to my skill and size, so far perfect.
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 09:16 PM

for me: the volume issue and number was very confusing. I just had to guess and go along with the shaper's estimate 1.04. On my second coil I upped the volume a tad to 1.12 and the board was too much for me. The Hustler (got it used) was about the same vol too.. (dang, i've had 3 coils)

I then rode Rid's widerboard and SDSurfs FBF both at 1.00... perfect... lesson learned - listen to M.D.

On these, you can go way lower in volume than you think.

I like the fact that these boards are hitting the secondary market... Give us all a chance to score a nearly indestructible Coil at a di$count.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 09:35 PM

Too high of volume is why I'm getting rid of mine; I am dropping volume because of the fact that I am both dropping pounds and changing personal preference.
Posted By: csarqui

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 10:05 PM

I saw the M80. Dims are just too thick on that for me.
Posted By: SPP

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 10:22 PM

Quote:

Why are so many of these boards for sale in the Classifieds? Are people not buying them in the right dims or something?




It's the way of the design forum. Any time you see a mega popular board expect to see a bunch of them go up in the classified section 2-3 months later. It happened with Griffins, White Diamonds, and now Coils. People have serious board ADD.
Posted By: fredman

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/11/11 10:36 PM

The generalizations about the Coil postings are making me defensive. It might also be coincidence (not a bunch of dudes who didn't do their homework).
I'm perfectly happy with the M80 I bought last October; it's still my go to board.
I bought the board that I posted in the classifieds used (and it is the correct volume according to Mike Daniels) for a surf trip which is now over, and I need the money for another custom Coil.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 12:17 AM

Quote:

Why are so many of these boards for sale in the Classifieds? Are people not buying them in the right dims or something?




many reasons ,
wrong size
want to tweak it a little
gained or lost weight
did not like it


i go into great detail with Mike about what i want , nothing gets started until we cover all the bases .

my advice is to start with a widerboard if you ride HPSB's
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 12:38 AM

This board has greatly exceeded expectations. The foiling is impeccable. Mike completely nailed it!
Quote:








Would be cool if they had some west coast demo boards to help people nail down volume etc. I think most people order them with too much foam based on their poly dims. I never thought I could ride 25.something liters at my age and ability.

widerboard is a sure thing.
Posted By: squattyfk

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 01:40 AM

Quote:

I like the fact that these boards are hitting the secondary market... Give us all a chance to score a nearly indestructible Coil at a di$count.




heck yeah! secondary market is the only way some of us (me) can have such a diverse set of rides... do the before/after math. love being able to acquire/ride boards close to my dims before i decide to commit to ordering. thx brahdahs!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 01:53 AM

got this qualifier second hand and I love it in decent waves with some push! Go anywhere in the pocket you want. In fact, just give me a steady stream of good waves and this board! 6'1 qualifier

Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 02:37 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I like the fact that these boards are hitting the secondary market... Give us all a chance to score a nearly indestructible Coil at a di$count.




heck yeah! secondary market is the only way some of us (me) can have such a diverse set of rides... do the before/after math. love being able to acquire/ride boards close to my dims before i decide to commit to ordering. thx brahdahs!




+1.

the next one will be ordered.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 02:59 AM

I had that board in my hands....was almost mine
Posted By: squattyfk

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 03:19 AM

5'8 moonfish not really fishy...
seems most coil prior owners are, perhaps constantly, fine-tuning their dims.
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 06:37 PM

5th session, finally figured out my new m80 swallow slim...
had a bag full of fins and found the magic quad set up:
yu rtm fronts and qx-r rtm rears.

lots of drive, full rail carves, and back side hacks feels very natural with this set up.... waste to head high peaky waves were on the menu today...sucks that i bummed my knee though...some R and R for 2 days and try that knee again.

Posted By: Dudebro

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 06:41 PM

Is this the 5'10" double wing swallow or a different one?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 06:49 PM

hey DB, that's the double soft bump m80 with the swallow tail...same one.

i was able to loose a tad of weight and shed off some rubba....so it's pretty sweet now. i know you would like this board because you like foiled out rails, do you not??

win win
Posted By: Dudebro

Re: The COIL review thread - 07/12/11 07:00 PM

Yes I do and the board does look like I would enjoy it. The double bump to a shallow swallow tail also is something I like a lot. Have to say for me that is one of the nicer ones I have seen.

Maybe should have bought it when I had the chance. My little round tail Gipos like thingamajig has the same volume and seems to paddle well enough. Only thing is it is considerably wider at 5'8" x 20 3/4 x 2 1/8". Actually think yours would paddle better than this one.
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 08:43 PM

Just in time for the weekend swell!

Here are better pictures.



Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 08:53 PM

little pictures but outline looks promising. looks similar to something i was considering in the near future. it's literally between this outline and one other. maybe sacred craft will shake things up
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 09:01 PM



i dig it
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 09:03 PM

Not sure why the pictures are so small?
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 09:15 PM

probably because theyre thumbnails

Coil-ver!

Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 09:20 PM

How do I post regular size?
Posted By: alpharon

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 09:45 PM

Quote:

little pictures but outline looks promising. looks similar to something i was considering in the near future. it's literally between this outline and one other. maybe sacred craft will shake things up




I'm hoping to see some interesting shapes at sacred craft. Maybe I can bring up some ideas to Mike for a custom Coil. Don't forget to bring my Knox Carver!
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 09:50 PM

Quote:

How do I post regular size?




I recommend using imageshack.us and the UBB code panel, its very simple
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 10:47 PM

Is Mike going to be at Sacred Craft?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 09/29/11 11:11 PM

Quote:

Is Mike going to be at Sacred Craft?




nope .
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 12:42 AM

Quote:

little pictures but outline looks promising. looks similar to something i was considering in the near future. it's literally between this outline and one other. maybe sacred craft will shake things up




Went with a cross between the M=80 and Widerboard. Had a chance to ride this in 4-6 footers today and had a blast. Paddles great caught waves easy. Felt great. I'm no expert and do not have tons of experience but its a great board.
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 02:38 PM

Quote:

Quote:

little pictures but outline looks promising. looks similar to something i was considering in the near future. it's literally between this outline and one other. maybe sacred craft will shake things up




Went with a cross between the M=80 and Widerboard. Had a chance to ride this in 4-6 footers today and had a blast. Paddles great caught waves easy. Felt great. I'm no expert and do not have tons of experience but its a great board.




got any pics? been thinking about something like this for a while
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 04:13 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

little pictures but outline looks promising. looks similar to something i was considering in the near future. it's literally between this outline and one other. maybe sacred craft will shake things up



I did they came out small. I'll try to post some bigger ones.


Went with a cross between the M=80 and Widerboard. Had a chance to ride this in 4-6 footers today and had a blast. Paddles great caught waves easy. Felt great. I'm no expert and do not have tons of experience but its a great board.




got any pics? been thinking about something like this for a while


Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 04:23 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

little pictures but outline looks promising. looks similar to something i was considering in the near future. it's literally between this outline and one other. maybe sacred craft will shake things up




Went with a cross between the M=80 and Widerboard. Had a chance to ride this in 4-6 footers today and had a blast. Paddles great caught waves easy. Felt great. I'm no expert and do not have tons of experience but its a great board.




got any pics? been thinking about something like this for a while




http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7042/coill.jpg
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 04:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

little pictures but outline looks promising. looks similar to something i was considering in the near future. it's literally between this outline and one other. maybe sacred craft will shake things up




Went with a cross between the M=80 and Widerboard. Had a chance to ride this in 4-6 footers today and had a blast. Paddles great caught waves easy. Felt great. I'm no expert and do not have tons of experience but its a great board.




got any pics? been thinking about something like this for a while




http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/coil3.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/coill.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/coil2.jpg/
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 06:05 PM

dayum, that boad is nice nice!! one of the best mini hpsb templates I've seen in a while. I like!!
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 06:10 PM

Yea I was surfing a xanadu Rocky model which I liked a lot. Went with similar dims with a better foil to the rail. So far so good.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 06:22 PM

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Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 06:35 PM

Quote:

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Awesome you got them to post large.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 08:30 PM

thats my next board right there
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/01/11 09:13 PM

please let me know how it grovels
Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/02/11 10:27 AM

that board looks like a blast
Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/03/11 06:32 PM

Anyone in Cali have a coil they want to sell in my size? I'm 5'7"x135
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/11 12:39 PM

WinWIn,

What's the dimension of your M80? I got a couple peeps with M80 but I'm not sure what size for me?
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/11 12:59 PM

if i were to order another one, which is very possible...i am gonna go with the m80 slim.

around 5.10 x 19.1/4 x 2.3/8 .93 volume.

hope this helps, ...also sent you a pm...

win win
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/11 01:18 PM


I'm going to order 1, not sure yet if M80 or Qualifier
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/11 01:23 PM

Mega options , have a look a the photo album on sways just posted by fredrik .
Posted By: airboy808

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/12/11 01:49 PM


Link to Fredik's photo album compile of coils. Awesome. Glad someone did it.

Props to Fredik

http://c.slum.se/
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 03:34 PM

anyone from San Diego wants place an order from Coil soon? want to save $50 on shipping..
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 05:49 PM

I think I just ordered 1.

It's a Qualifier at volume .89, this is what MD recommended, hope he's right and still would like to save shipping fee, if anyone from San Diego's ordering a board from Coil..
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 05:55 PM

Let me see what the accountant says
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:16 PM

what do you have on mind now?
didn't know you were from SD, http://www.surfline.com/surf-report/blacks-southern-california_4245/
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:19 PM

Sorry , oc guy but 1 dollar saved is a dollar earned .

Don't need to twist my arm to get me to come surf there
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:21 PM

Posted By: csarqui

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:24 PM

How long does it take to get a custom Coil these days? I'm getting ready to order.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:29 PM

Oh and I want a 6-1 blur
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:35 PM

anything from 4 to 8 weeks.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:44 PM

MD says 8 weeks now (backedup)
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/13/11 06:47 PM

Nice board looks like an all around board but I don't know much about Coil models so..
Posted By: surfer57

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/11 05:16 PM



I'm having a blast on this board lately. 5'11, pretty positive its a qualifier.

Peace,
Kyle
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/15/11 09:38 PM

The man usually behind the lens, in front of the lens. Nice!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/16/11 11:43 PM

2 sessions on a borrowed WB , luvin it !
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/30/11 07:43 PM

New favorite fin set up for the flashback fish in beach breaks.





Posted By: rid

Re: The COIL review thread - 10/30/11 09:53 PM

cleaned up my widerboard. not a single notable dent on the deck or the bottom since i got it in March. very very slight pressures that you only see when you inspect it very carefully.
Posted By: Ricknj

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/11 01:29 PM

Anyone familar with a Rusy Slayer and the template would compare to an AARP or a pre AARP I am highly considering the AARP and chatted with Mike a bit Found a Slayer used locally and picked it up I am loving it for the head high + hollower waves but really want to get a coil shaped for these conditions and some more volume under chest than my Qualifier for the Winter rubber..Slayer seems to be a good fit..
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/02/11 10:02 PM

Quote:

Anyone familar with a Rusy Slayer and the template would compare to an AARP or a pre AARP I am highly considering the AARP and chatted with Mike a bit Found a Slayer used locally and picked it up I am loving it for the head high + hollower waves but really want to get a coil shaped for these conditions and some more volume under chest than my Qualifier for the Winter rubber..Slayer seems to be a good fit..




winwin can probably chime in on the pre-aarp.

I have a widerwiderboard (WWD) on order that has a wider nose template and roundtail, kinda like a grovel version of the slayer/rockup/pre-aarp dealio. I'm currently riding a round tail widerboard and love it in everything. I love roundtails!!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 12:20 AM



i only got to try it one time , 3-6 foot combo swell and nice hollow conditions . it was cheating getting into the waves so early .

loved it frontside

only got 3 waves backside and my timing was off
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 12:59 AM

Quote:



i only got to try it one time , 3-6 foot combo swell and nice hollow conditions . it was cheating getting into the waves so early .

loved it frontside

only got 3 waves backside and my timing was off




What board is that? Dims? Looks nice.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 01:11 AM

<a href="http://c.slum.se/tag_albums/show/720/50/0/5712416158_5c167fa652_b.jpg">Link to picture</a>
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 01:14 AM

so question to retodd, is the coil pre-aarp like an m80 with a pulled roundtail? or is it a completely different concept?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 01:21 AM



felt like a normal hpsb with a different nose and more volume under the chest

that 5-11 had the ability like a 6-4
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 01:47 AM

my Pre-aarp (pic above): 5'10" x 19.25 x 2.3/8. ...93 cuft. wide point .5" above center. single concave. low entry, low exit rocker. modeled after the Rusty slayer.
ride is better as the waves gets better. groveled well on smaller stuff too.
perfect board for when waves gets punchier and faster at your local break that you need to get in early, but not big enough for a step up ...

it's in Hawaii now...living the good life
win-win
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 03:25 AM

I like the looks of it, if I didnt have an m80-s I'd think about getting it
Posted By: kendo

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 05:30 AM

Quote:

<a href="http://c.slum.se/tag_albums/show/720/50/0/5712416158_5c167fa652_b.jpg">Link to picture</a>




Make post -> using HTML and UBBCode. Or links wont work it seems.


Link to picture
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 10:31 AM

Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/03/11 02:02 PM

This probably has a wider nose than the Slayer, love this board when I'm at a break where the waves start to wall up.

Get's in and goes, with the nose and tail rocker it has made late take offs much easier to pull off. Especially backside I've dropped into a few where I just knew I was going to eat it and the board just righted itself, the next thing I know I'm out on the shoulder. Huge smile on my face thinking how the #$%& did I just pull that off.

It will grovel a bit as well but you do have to work on generating some speed. This was a custom that is somewhat similar to the Pre-AARP


Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/08/11 08:51 PM

completely blown away at the Blur...my favorite coil so far.
ran it with powerbase DL ceramic thruster set(borrowed from a fellow bb'er) and the board is redunculously fun....
i can even say it's better than my second favorite coil: bump squash m80!
very puzzled at how this board has lower volume than my other coils, but still easy to catch waves (despite being in a heavy patagonia R3)....still don't understand the volume/wave catchability on these Coils.
...Stocked, none the lesss
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/08/11 08:59 PM


I should've grabbed it from you when it was offered..
I'm glad for you, I know how it is to let go a board and then regret it for years...
Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/08/11 09:14 PM

yeah, it looked to thin for my taste at first....
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/08/11 10:33 PM

frothing for mine
Posted By: seacow

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 12:00 AM

Blur is widerboard / Qualifier combo?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 12:01 AM

i will ask mike
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 12:50 AM

Yes, the Blur sits in between those two boards, width, rockers, foil and contours are in the midpoint of both... at least thats what he told me, though Im sure numbers can lie, performance sure cant

If you're thinking of getting one you wont be disappointed. I recommend it 110%
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:15 AM

not a blur






Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:16 AM

ok so its kinda blurry
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:25 AM

wow! knice!!

I believe nkfefus has a few up his sleeve also...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:28 AM

they are
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:31 AM

I've seen pics...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:32 AM

Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:35 AM

Quote:

I've seen pics...




me too

lets' just say that he's gonna get a lotta waves at chest to shoulder high swamis this winter...
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:42 AM

Winter sleds!

7'oh 19 1/8x2 1/2
5'11 19x2 5/16






Got a few non coil projects in the works as well

Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:53 AM

Quote:

Winter sleds!

7'oh 19 1/8x2 1/2
5'11 19x2 5/16






Got a few non coil projects in the works as well




Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 04:15 AM

wow!!

btw, does that color scheme act as shark repellant since the board looks like a baby shamu?
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 04:50 AM

Dayuum! I want a new Coil too...
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 10:39 AM

That Black lam is badass

Thanks for posting the boards, have a FBF on order and told Mike I didn't want color but after seeing those boards I'll have to change my order. I don't use track pads on my boards but I probably will do to the fact I'll worry about the wax melting off the tail in the hot FL sun.
Posted By: seacow

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 11:39 AM

Love those black lams! 7'0
Posted By: rid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 12:14 PM

sick looking boards!
Posted By: alpharon

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:18 PM

Nick, is that the 7'0" you were planning to take to Blacks this winter?
Posted By: ORORiley

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 01:45 PM

I want those!!!
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 02:36 PM

Posted By: VaB

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 02:47 PM

Quote:

Winter sleds!

7'oh 19 1/8x2 1/2
5'11 19x2 5/16









are the white sections of these boards the same color or is one more grey than the other?

either way, both sick boards

Retodd-orange looks awesome! any word on MM?
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:15 PM

thanks guys. i'm really stoked on these!

alpharon, yes the 7'0 is for blacks and anywhere else when the waves are up

ororiley, i wish i had the 7'0 for those first few days at your home break

Vab, the 5'11 is the "darkstar" scheme. grey deck and bottom, black grid. the 7'0 is just the black grid. mike d was telling me the coil guys were looking at the 7'0 when it was finished and saying "why didn't we think of that". the darkstar color is great but the white/black grid looks really sharp in person
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:20 PM

man, that 7' looks brutal! now I wish more than ever the color options were available with my first order
Posted By: VaB

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:40 PM

thanks, the white black combo is bad ass. especially on that board.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:46 PM

here's a closeup of the grid. i'm not 100% sure they are offering this yet. mine and a few other customers were sort of test subjects. you'll have to check with mike



Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:56 PM

really nice looking boards/shapes. what are the volumes on those??

winwin
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 03:59 PM

Quote:

here's a closeup of the grid. i'm not 100% sure they are offering this yet. mine and a few other customers were sort of test subjects. you'll have to check with mike


Already sent an email this morning waiting for a reply
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 05:20 PM

Quote:

wow!!

btw, does that color scheme act as shark repellant since the board looks like a baby shamu?




Was just going to say I like the colors on those.
Posted By: Kaptman

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 05:24 PM

Had my Coil out today. The more I use it the more waves I catch. Grovels and good up to head high so far.
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 05:35 PM

Quote:

Winter sleds!

7'oh 19 1/8x2 1/2
5'11 19x2 5/16





More details please (bottom contours, fin set ups, etc.).
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 05:54 PM

the 5'11 is a tri fin, single concave with more a touch more nose rocker than a normal qualifier

the 7'0 i believe is a reverse v so v to flat to double to flat. not 100% on this. i just asked mike to make me something for bigger waves

retodd???
Posted By: Blacks

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 06:38 PM

Quote:

Winter sleds!

7'oh 19 1/8x2 1/2
5'11 19x2 5/16






Got a few non coil projects in the works as well






Nice boards!!!

Quick question: Is that a picture of an Austin Healey between the boards. My old man restores old Brit cars and has an amazing one right now. I'm sending the link to him so he can check it out as well. I'm sure I'm wrong and that he will let me know but...
Posted By: Blacks

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 06:45 PM

Old man says yes. He figures it's an Austin Healey 100 but many folks called them 104s. Anyway, back to the boards.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/11 09:23 PM

Good eye. That's my grandfathers Austin Healy 100m. He has a 2 of those. I do this 1000 mile car rally with him every few years through the back roads of the Colorado Rockies with this car and Ferrari 250 California spyder. So much fun!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 12:48 AM



Posted By: winwin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 01:01 AM

Looks like a beauty retodd!....saw it on sways...you and nk are leading/representing west coast coil well. Color combos and new coil shapes are stupid sweet.

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 01:06 AM

Tried it today , so far so good .

Review soon
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 01:13 AM

fuggin sweet MM you got there!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 02:16 AM

Looks like the matrix one of the most interesting boards I've seen. Lot of stuff going on with this one





One more group shot

Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 02:23 AM

Wow. Each of these new boards you and Todd have look REALLY
nice.
Posted By: freaknut101

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 02:54 AM

Quote:

Looks like the matrix one of the most interesting boards I've seen. Lot of stuff going on with this one





One more group shot




Posted By: dosel83

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 05:52 AM

Oh wow.....
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 10:51 AM

Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 11:36 AM

Quote:












this thing looks insane! diggin....

dims? info?...care to share....
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 03:00 PM

5-5 x 22 x 2 3/8

1.16 ft.

Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 03:52 PM

sick
Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 03:57 PM

Whaaaaat? Nice custom Retodd!
Posted By: surfer57

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/11 04:15 PM

Quote:

5-5 x 22 x 2 3/8

1.16 ft.






That thing looks so fun and punty. Obnoxiously colored Coils unite.

Peace,
Kyle
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/11/11 10:54 PM

2-6 foot , fast left walls , lots o fun .

Megamind does ok in bigger stuff
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/11/11 11:23 PM

That Megamind looks so rad! Concave deck?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 01:41 AM

C- photo skills

Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 02:09 AM

Deck already caved IN !!


2 years ago you never would have thought 22 " !

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 02:14 AM

I am 30 now and its legal for me to own a crutch
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 02:30 AM

I am over twice that and can still stand up !


Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 02:36 AM

But for real you are correct .2 years ago my widest board was 20" .
Posted By: gkl68

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 04:44 AM

I always like my skateboards deck concave. Easier to lean toward the rails. How does the deck concave feel for you?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 10:52 AM

i like it a lot , really locks in the back foot and feels good when i paddle .
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/12/11 11:06 AM

And no tailpad needed?
Posted By: bigswells2

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/13/11 03:25 PM

Is a roundtail widerboard similar to a Rusty slayer?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/13/11 03:28 PM

No, a Widerboard is much more similar to a standard HPSB, it is just a little wider and has a little more relaxed rocker than the Coil all-out HPSB, which is known as the Qualifier
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/13/11 03:33 PM

Quote:

Is a roundtail widerboard similar to a Rusty slayer?




agree with ifallalot. slayer has a rounded pin, much narrower tail and more racy outline. the coil pre aarp is closer to the slayer.
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/14/11 12:34 AM

Quote:










This thing is a trip. Felt it up today and it looks like
a seriously good time. BEEFY rails, especially for retodd,
thinned out tail, gnarly concave deck (especially the tail),
concave combo bottom. Looks so fun!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/14/11 01:01 AM

it was a perfect board for fish face reef today

soooooooooooooo fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/14/11 02:27 AM

Im stoked for you and im getting 1
Posted By: Brrr

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/24/11 09:21 PM

Quote:

Quote:












this thing looks insane! diggin....

dims? info?...care to share....




bottom shot as if I didn't know what the fin set up was
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/25/11 01:35 AM

quad



rockin my Brrr twins today

Posted By: Brrr

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/25/11 11:10 AM

Thought for sure it was going to be a twinzer. I have something similar in the works from Albumatt
Posted By: Halcyon

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/25/11 03:04 PM

Yo ReTodd,

Those must be the Brrr... main fins for the Coil Twinzer, no?
At the trailers symmetrically foiled? That would be a very strong set-up in tiny surf. Those fins are well over 5" deep. How does she go?

Aloha, Rich
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/25/11 07:32 PM

it went very well with that setup ( Brrr gxq 80/20 foiled rear )

speed with zero effort , still nimble , fun fun .

still wanna get the ones you should me in the email , the ones in your source
Posted By: Havoc

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/27/11 05:58 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:












this thing looks insane! diggin....

dims? info?...care to share....




bottom shot as if I didn't know what the fin set up was




this board just about blew my mind today!!! holy smokes thing is insane!!! I want one bad bad bad!!!
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/27/11 08:02 PM

Those are not your Dims !
Maybe now they are .

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/27/11 08:14 PM

if i only new i would have got one way sooner.
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/27/11 08:16 PM

Its those Darn Dims threads that kept you away !!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/27/11 08:22 PM

lol , i asked for 5-3 x 21 x 2.25 , MD said 5-5 x 22 x 2.5 and i went but went with it . now i am
Posted By: Greg Griffin

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/27/11 08:28 PM

Thats what makes Mike a Good friend !

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/01/11 10:25 PM

combo pack is getting close

combo pack #2 is not close
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/01/11 10:45 PM

Hey, Retodd,
When are we getting our boards from Mike? getting close, right? man, can't wait..
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/01/11 10:52 PM

we should have them on the 8 or 9 week mark
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/01/11 11:00 PM

I think another 4 more weeks or so..
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 07:49 PM

Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 07:56 PM

well i see they got the red i was asking for
Posted By: airboy808

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 08:00 PM

Red with black looks nice. Even flipping the colors with black base and red grid would bad @ss.

umm maybe another coil or two is in wishlist.
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 08:01 PM

blue one yours?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 08:03 PM



Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 08:08 PM

tri/quad/twinzer?

why swallow tail?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 08:13 PM

tri/quad


swallow tail ? i liked havoc's widerboard with a swallow tail so i was all set to get one of my own
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/02/11 08:24 PM

Quote:






dark red looks awesome... there should be dark green/blue as well, that would complete the spectrum quite nicely...
Posted By: VaB

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/03/11 02:33 PM

what futures fins for an m80-arctail ?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/03/11 03:14 PM

Simon Anderson or Mayhem sides , f4 trailer .
Posted By: squattyfk

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/03/11 03:20 PM

Dammnnn... So what's the story? Is this your new quiver??
Quote:




Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/03/11 08:36 PM

Quote:

what futures fins for an m80-arctail ?




My magic fin setup for my M80: a set of Merricks for good surf and have something smaller and more up-right (closest futures match to an FCS M3/K2.1 center) to swap-in when it is a softer, more playful wave.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/04/11 03:09 AM

Im really paranoid now that i saw this coil WB and it was 6'2 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/4, and its cuft was .90
I ordered a qualifier and i asked Mike 6' x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 .89cuft.... I guess i wanted to say around .84-86cuft? Anyone knows hiw this works?
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/04/11 03:13 AM

I think you think waaay too much about every detail of your
boards. Just saying.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/04/11 04:28 AM

I agree, overthinking it could lead you to overfoam. If you usually ride 2 1/4" thick, dont bother mentioning volume, just your weight, MD will nail it.

Give it a try, talk to him again before you pull the trigger or before he gets your board in line.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/04/11 11:09 AM

Alright, everyone has been saying the same thing about Mike being pretty accurate about dims... Ill waif and see
Posted By: OBkook

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/08/11 05:05 PM

I'm in the market for a quad daily driver for SoCal waves, from hollow blacks to mushy sunset cliffs. Something I'll grab in anything from 3-6ft. What do u guys think would be a better quad DD for me, a M80 slim or a widerboard? I tend to be slightly front footed, and I don't surf super aggressive and vertical. I usually go barrel hunting and flow top to bottom into a cutback or 2, nothing too crazy. I've read that the M80S is 'fishier', but likes to be driven off the back foot and is better as a thruster. I'm leaning towards a 5'9 1/2 (my height) x 19 1/4 x 2 5/16 round tail widerboard. Thoughts?
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/08/11 05:38 PM

do it. widerboard a good choice.
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/08/11 06:50 PM

i have 6'0"x19 1/4"x2 1/4" .86 cu ft widerboard for sale, 5 fin fcs fusion...save a bunch of money and find out before ordering custom.
i haven't tried the M80 and i'm not a huge quad fan but i can say that a widerboard fits your description.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/08/11 08:02 PM

Quote:

I'm in the market for a quad daily driver for SoCal waves, from hollow blacks to mushy sunset cliffs. Something I'll grab in anything from 3-6ft. What do u guys think would be a better quad DD for me, a M80 slim or a widerboard? I tend to be slightly front footed, and I don't surf super aggressive and vertical. I usually go barrel hunting and flow top to bottom into a cutback or 2, nothing too crazy. I've read that the M80S is 'fishier', but likes to be driven off the back foot and is better as a thruster. I'm leaning towards a 5'9 1/2 (my height) x 19 1/4 x 2 5/16 round tail widerboard. Thoughts?




5-11 x 19.16 x leave the thickness up to MD based on your weight , qualifier roundtail or swallow .

i say qualifier because you want it for good waves , WB is for the " ok " days
Posted By: surfnbid

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/02/12 05:17 PM

Coil's ROCK!


http://www.surfnbid.weebly.com
Posted By: nicros

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/15/12 01:44 PM

Been looking at the coils, seem very cool! Couple questions- if Ive been riding a 5'11" BKQ, would the M80 be a step towards a more shortboardish but still hybrid shape?

Also anyone know how heat resistant the boards are? In particular compared to firewire? I surf at lunch and have to leave my board in my car- even with windows down sometimes it gets pretty warm.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/15/12 02:54 PM

Yes, the M80 is still a hybrid but its very shortboardy. Coils dont suffer from heat issues.
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/15/12 03:00 PM

those guys will make you anything you want so don't get stuck on these board models. they're all about doing customs.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/15/12 07:59 PM

keep the board in a white boardbag with the zipper left a bit open and your fine .

if you are on a 5-11 black night and looking for a bit better range then consider a flash back fish .

Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/15/12 08:17 PM

Flashback fish is my daily driver, and handles everything from knee high to overhead for me.

I leave mine in a boardbag in the car pretty much 24/7, and have had no problems so far.
Posted By: nicros

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 12:38 AM

What's the ride difference between the M80 and flashback fish? And compared to the BKQ whats the best size? Got an email out to Mike Daniels yesterday but havent heard back from him yet...
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 12:48 AM

Not sure, never been on an M80, but Mike had this to say awhile back when I was deciding:

"The M80 is usually a ''pumper'', very shortboardy."
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 12:51 AM

Quote:

What's the ride difference between the M80 and flashback fish? And compared to the BKQ whats the best size?




fbf has a flatter rocker and a mild single concave ( modern fish )
m80 has low entry , high tail , deep single , a compressed hpsb ( high performance short board )

prolly wanna go same dims as your black night for the fbf .
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 12:59 AM

Quote:



m80 has low entry , high tail , deep single , a compressed hpsb ( high performance short board )








Posted By: sakana_kid

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 01:16 AM

Fbf is one of my all time favorite boards. My moontail get squirrelly on OH waves, but the swallow should give it more range.
Posted By: nicros

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 02:02 AM

Retodd... from this post: those are all FBF's? The one in the middle... what kind of tail is that?? Looks awesome! Heard back from Mike he recommended a FBF as well.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 02:21 AM

yes they are all fbf

middle one is a moon or crescent tail , it was mine :-)
Posted By: nicros

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/16/12 02:41 AM

Nice!! Super lame I know but after riding the BKQ for years would be nice to get that performance and a bit more hybrid from a board thats not a 'fish' (swallow tail). Cool to see the crescent or moon and squash are options too. Thanks.
Posted By: backset

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/17/12 12:01 AM

FBF is my daily driver an goes real well in up to head high.
Mine is a round tail so might consider that as well if you like the feel of those..
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: The COIL review thread - 03/18/12 05:49 PM

I think it'd be pretty cool to see pics of those snapped boards.
I only hope I can snap my Coil someday.

Once my qualifier comes in, I thinks two board quiver will be complete.
Nano as the daily driver and Qualifier as the step up.
That is, until the erbb finds the next "big thing"...
Posted By: littlewave

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/07/12 12:47 PM

You've got to be ***** kidding? 8 months gone. What's the deal??
Posted By: Chacotaco

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/07/12 01:07 PM

someone's been busy round here!
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/07/12 01:19 PM

Haters! 40+ pages gone.
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/07/12 01:26 PM

bits and chunks gone. not just the last half. Someone did their work well.

If they are gone for good. That would suck.
Lots of good R&D/ & pics by riders gone. Good info that helped.

bummers, hope it gets restored.
Posted By: prjwebb

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/07/12 03:28 PM

Thought I posted this morning but maybe that got deleted with a second sweep.

When threads get over a certain size they put quite a bit of strain on the server and slow things down. A lot of forums lock large threads after so many posts and start a fresh one to continue in. That way the information is still there for people in the future.
It seems like here they just delete a huge chunk to keep things streamlined.
Posted By: Retropete

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/07/12 04:41 PM

Quote:

I think it'd be pretty cool to see pics of those snapped boards.
I only hope I can snap my Coil someday.

Once my qualifier comes in, I thinks two board quiver will be complete.
Nano as the daily driver and Qualifier as the step up.
That is, until the erbb finds the next "big thing"...




Groovey!
I'm about to have 2 birthdays in one year.
The time machine has swept me back to March.
Good excuse to buy another board.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/12 08:28 PM

my 7'0 Egg is being shipped very soon, it's got a quad + 1 fin set up, what fins recommend? I'd probably ride either as single or quad fin most of times, so let's please leave out the 2+1 set up for later
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/12 09:04 PM



8 inch Bing Lotus fin

K2.1 / k2.1 grom quad set should be fun too
Posted By: dclim87

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/12 09:08 PM

Quote:



8 inch Bing Lotus fin

K2.1 / k2.1 grom quad set should be fun too




What no 8" Dobson???

ANd I'm stoked for you sublime, did you get the color you wanted??
Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/12 09:11 PM

Mega mind is the best small wave board I have ever surfed on!It surfs way different than it looks.Super A+!
Posted By: FishFace

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/12 09:23 PM

greenough 4a... get it...
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/09/12 09:55 PM

R: as always my friend.. I'll get it
D: no, I don't think so
F:
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 12:04 AM

What kind of fin setups are you all running in your Megamind? Was figuring on starting out with Powerbase DXL fronts and DL or DM rears but I feel like Kirk said to run equal size fronts and rears. Or am I tripping?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 12:09 AM

been there done that ( powerbase )

get some UL7's ,simon anderson Large , or AM2's up front and PC2 rear and blast away . that been my fav.
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 12:20 AM

No powerbase love?

I think I have FG-7's. Those are like the old version of the UL's, right? I don't have any of those other fins, haha. Seems like I have quite a few sets though. I'll probably just try what I have before dropping some bux on more sets.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 12:26 AM

i LOVE the way the ceramic powerbase feels as a thruster in my blur . was not feeling them in the MM . ( do not over tighten them )

for me the inside foil fins in the MM just have more drive and hold . the FG7 are good . u r right , just put in whatever u have first and go from there

i have some fg3 sides u might like ( 20 bux )
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 12:36 AM

I'm a big fan of the ceramics. Got all the sizes.

I think I have some inside foil scarfini's in a few different sizes that will probably work. I liked the hx1's and 0's as quad rears but prefer the DM's as they seem to hold a little better. Should not be a concern for the conditions in which I use my MM.

Boards are done and paid for as of the 7th, still waiting on shipping confirmation. Going on week 15 or 16 now I think, yikes.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 12:50 AM

I h8 the w8

sounds like u have fins under control
Posted By: surfercross

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 02:18 AM

I have PC 5 in front with JS fins in the rear.FCS setup with inside foils on both sets.It seems to work great for me.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 02:23 AM

I've been digging the PG5 which I got from win-win and GXQ rear, monster drive off the bottom turn you won't believe if you already have those fins run them and let me know how it went for you, love even small days lately, just no rainy windy days please
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 03:27 AM

I have FG5's and GX rears but they're the crappy plastic kind. Sounds like there's more than one fin combo that will work.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/10/12 04:30 PM

Ghostshaper halcyon fins worked good, retodd rec k2s grom work and etc, the board itself is so fast, goes good with many sets
Posted By: sublime74

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 04:46 PM

Just got the Twinzer fins from Robin at Hanalei fin system, Love the work, very clean & most importantly, it took him 2weeks to send 'em to me after the payment & it was all pleasure

I'm gonna throw in my 7'0 Egg which Mike will ship to me soon hopefully & all my quad fin boards, here's what Robin has to say about the fins..



Advanced Twinzer Series - ATS



Standard Color: Red Tint



Materials: Fiberglass or G-10


This fin series is our twinzer quad combination. It utilizes the AS design for the larger fin and a brand new template, the QTS, for the front canard fin. The prime design directive for this design was that the fins needed to be able to work in our standard quad layout. This would allow someone to have access to either a quad or a twinzer without the need for a specific fin box layout.











The HF350QTS canard fin design has the body of the fin pushed back off the backend of the base, in order to allow it to overlap the back fin. The base of this fin has an additional 10Ί of cant built into the base, this allows a wide range of cants to be used when the fin is used in a ProBox fin system.

The outline of this design is a very raked elliptical shape loosely based on our QS design. By maintaining a smooth outline with a soft tip the fin has a neutral feel.

The back fin is responsible for providing most of the drive, plus because of the size of the fin it also has good turning characteristics. The back fin is one of the AS series of fins, most commonly the 5.25" version.

The AS template has an enhanced tip area through the use of the reverse curve in the trailing edge near the tip. The version used for this setup has a softer tip to help smooth out the whole feel of the combination. Due to the narrower base of this template it still makes for a fin that has great turning abilities.

When combined with the canard fin you get a setup that has a lot of the best characteristics of a twin fin melded with some of the properties of a quad. Lots of drive and speed and very tight turns!
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 10:56 PM

Got a guy in San Diego selling a coil that I want to buy. He's busy getting his stuff ready to move back east so he doesn't really want to go through the hassle of packing and shipping the board up to me in Oregon. Trying to figure it out, thinking maybe there could be a shop or shaper that would pack/ship it for a fee or something. Any ideas?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:00 PM

where in SD ,, i think there is one or 2 erbbers in that city that might help . i can get it to greyhound from there
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:06 PM

Quote:

Got a guy in San Diego selling a coil that I want to buy. He's busy getting his stuff ready to move back east so he doesn't really want to go through the hassle of packing and shipping the board up to me in Oregon. Trying to figure it out, thinking maybe there could be a shop or shaper that would pack/ship it for a fee or something. Any ideas?



Red step-up?
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:11 PM

I'll find out. He's heading up to San Fran on Tue. to visit a friend before he drives back east and I was going to have a good bud meet up with him but my buddy is going to be out of town. Not trying to make this complicated but if I can figure out a way to make it work it would be pretty cool.
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:12 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Got a guy in San Diego selling a coil that I want to buy. He's busy getting his stuff ready to move back east so he doesn't really want to go through the hassle of packing and shipping the board up to me in Oregon. Trying to figure it out, thinking maybe there could be a shop or shaper that would pack/ship it for a fee or something. Any ideas?



Red step-up?





SHHHHHH!
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:31 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Got a guy in San Diego selling a coil that I want to buy. He's busy getting his stuff ready to move back east so he doesn't really want to go through the hassle of packing and shipping the board up to me in Oregon. Trying to figure it out, thinking maybe there could be a shop or shaper that would pack/ship it for a fee or something. Any ideas?



Red step-up?





SHHHHHH!



If I were down south, I'd hold it for you.
Hope you get it.

Bunch of Coils being dumped here in the OC.
Todd...
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:39 PM

yes

i have a new one on the way and about 2,500 worth of torture work that needs to get done

CI and tomo up for grabs 2

i am for sale too , need a kidney or spleen
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:43 PM

The guy's selling a board bag too. You think he could throw in on a greyhound like that and I could pick it up at the nearest terminal?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:45 PM

still needs to be packed well , like its going on a plane .

greyhound can be a pain , get there at the wrong time and
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:49 PM

yeah. I've never done it, just throwin stuff out there.

you gonna post your boards up for sale in the classifieds?
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:53 PM

CL is easier
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/15/12 11:59 PM

Bummer!
Heal up, waves to come.
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 01:36 AM

spill the beans.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 02:08 AM

Damn Retodd too bad those are too thin
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 02:16 AM

Quote:

spill the beans.




dentist
Posted By: chrisp510

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 07:50 AM

Aruka, check you PM's...
If your buddy wants to bring it up to the Bay Area, I can pack and ship it for you.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 09:37 AM

Quote:

Quote:

spill the beans.




dentist




Ugh
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 01:06 PM

Patiently waiting for my freshy! It's tough but I'm trying not to think about it until that email pops up in my inbox saying it's ready for pickup
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 01:25 PM

what u getting
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 02:34 PM

Quote:

Aruka, check you PM's...
If your buddy wants to bring it up to the Bay Area, I can pack and ship it for you.




Replied. Hope I can work it out but either way I really appreciate the offer.
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 05:28 PM

Quote:

what u getting




Going to be a blur/widerboard roundtail. Should end up around 6'8" x 21 x 2 7/8 with the same volume as my 6'4" 1.54 vol m80
Posted By: gr8day

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 06:41 PM

Quote:

Quote:

what u getting




Going to be a blur/widerboard roundtail. Should end up around 6'8" x 21 x 2 7/8 with the same volume as my 6'4" 1.54 vol m80


Damn where's he packing all that foam my 7'0" x 21.75" x 2 5/8" Egg is 1.55?
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/16/12 07:40 PM

My M80 is 6'4" x 22 1/2" x 2 7/8" 1.54 vol. It's got a beak on the nose but that's the only place it looks chunky It's pure magic!
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/12 08:13 PM

Got my MM and 6'2" Widerboard/M80slim mashup today. Two days shy of 4 months.

Megamind looks really fun. Need to order a traction pad for it. Suggestions welcome.

Both boards have the name "Ron" on them. I am not Ron.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/12 08:24 PM

way off from moodswings
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/12 08:31 PM

pics or it didnt happen
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/19/12 08:32 PM

http://www.realwatersports.com/gear/surfing/traction?price=2%2C10
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 02:42 PM

Quote:

pics or it didnt happen





Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 04:40 PM

Posted By: gordy

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 07:18 PM

VERY NICE! What the dims on those badboys?
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 07:20 PM

I somewhat recently acquired a used MM....
i've been enjoying it so much that after taking a hightide mushburger to the inside little dredger i managed to land on the sand with my shin on the bottom of my board between the fins. i now have a significant new single concave/channel area between the fins
Question: is there anything i can do in terms of repair to restore the bottom? i'm assuming this will be rather complicated due to the complex bottom on these...

BTW...nice acquisitions Aruka! Very strange about the name thing...the Coil team has been exceptional with attention to detail for me in the past...they must be REALLY busy.
Posted By: airboy808

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 07:24 PM

nice boards Aruka. You can tell people you score Ron Jeremy's boards.
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 09:04 PM

Megamind is 5'9" x 22 3/4" x 2 1/2" 1.35cf
I just told MD how much I weigh and told him I wanted dims for full on groveling. We actually agreed upon 22 1/2" wide but it says 3/4"

The short board is 6'2" x 19 3/8" x 2 3/8" .92 cf
Wideboard rocker with wide point moved forward to center. Outline is slightly fuller in the nose I think. Sort of an M80slim/Widerboard mashup. Deep single concave. Feels pretty good under arm. Wish I'd specified Mckee quad placement.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 09:24 PM

on the MM you wont be hurting from that extra 1/4" (if its not a typo), these boards are meant to be wide as hell but are very nimble too.
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 09:36 PM




grats Aruka!
The MM will rule your life!*(sorry thinking aloud)*
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 09:37 PM

if its a dog then we know the extra 1/4 inch will be to blame
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 09:40 PM

Quote:

I somewhat recently acquired a used MM....
i've been enjoying it so much that after taking a hightide mushburger to the inside little dredger i managed to land on the sand with my shin on the bottom of my board between the fins. i now have a significant new single concave/channel area between the fins
Question: is there anything i can do in terms of repair to restore the bottom? i'm assuming this will be rather complicated due to the complex bottom on these...






might lessen over time , i have hit mine really hard before and got big dents . they slowly work there way out to some degree .
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 09:42 PM

Quote:

Got my MM and 6'2" Widerboard/M80slim mashup today. Two days shy of 4 months.


Both boards have the name "Ron" on them. I am not Ron.




Wait, is this for real? Thought it was some sort of inside joke. bummers man!
Posted By: Oceanslide

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/20/12 10:08 PM

Both boards look sweet, Aruka.
Bummer about the dims and name.

I want that MM.
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/12 02:46 AM

Thanks Retodd! i posed the same question to the sways folks and Mike responded with the same tidbit. sounds pretty crazy...springback and all. here's to hoping it works. i don't think the little single right over that v is going to do me any favors. i figured i'd get the lowdown on this thread...surprised you're the only one of the regulars that has responded so far.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/12 03:15 AM

ahhh , right over the vee spine

so one time i let my friend ride the megamind , in the parking lot i see the fin is kinda off and i have 2 new pressures on the bottom . oh that happened when i ran over someone

they popped out over time
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/12 10:24 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I somewhat recently acquired a used MM....
i've been enjoying it so much that after taking a hightide mushburger to the inside little dredger i managed to land on the sand with my shin on the bottom of my board between the fins. i now have a significant new single concave/channel area between the fins
Question: is there anything i can do in terms of repair to restore the bottom? i'm assuming this will be rather complicated due to the complex bottom on these...






might lessen over time , i have hit mine really hard before and got big dents . they slowly work there way out to some degree .



The real question OG is how is your shin?
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/12 11:49 AM



ahhh bummer J.

At least coils can take a hit like that. Hit my noggin on the bottom before... that hurt.
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/12 12:40 PM

ifall - Surprisingly my shin was fine...i spent all my hurt tokens on my elbow this year it seems...good thing too cuz it was hard enough to bust up a pupe real good and prob should have busted my shin too.

salty - i'm glad it wasn't my head
Posted By: backset

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/12 03:56 PM

Hey Oceanguy- a while back I came down wrong and hard from an attempted floater and hit my shin on the deck of my coil fbf near the rail.. made a nice elongated dent on the deck and was totally bummed. Got back to the car and I swear the dent was 50% "healed".. now it is barely noticeable... so I can attest to the strange self-healing properties of Coils.
Posted By: roner

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/21/12 04:22 PM

I've been surfing my 5'9" x 22 1/4 x 2 1/2 MegaMind here in Costa and love it. The board doesn't grovel quite as well as a flatter mini-simmon style board, but it makes up for it with a huge boost in performance. The added nose and tail rocker allow the board to be surfed in the pocket rather easily. Still super-fast too.

I’ve been running the standard PC K 2.1 Quad setup in the board and it feels great. Nice drive, but can still get board on rail. I tried PC MR big twins, but it felt like too much fin.

Last week I took the board to a local beach break expecting waist high waves but found the new swell had moved in faster than expected. Waves were pumping and solid head high to a bit bigger. Surprisingly the board worked well. A little out of control front side on some big walls, but backside it really handled well. All in all had a super fun session.

Highly recommend this board. Great travel groveler for Central America as it has some range and doesn’t really ding.
Posted By: KevinPhan

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/22/12 01:03 AM

This thread is a curse.

Put a nice big knee dent on my deck.

Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: The COIL review thread - 11/22/12 01:22 AM

you're lucky it's the deck and not the bottom. i dont care about the deck dents but the bottom is another story.

Posted By: sublime74

EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 08:31 PM

Finally the eggy is Heeeeeeru
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Posted By: sofradis

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 08:46 PM

looks fun as hell.
pulled in tail, plenty of rocker that thing will be so much fun to whip around. just stomp on the tail and you can turn it on a dime.
f@ck my wife needs a new egg
Posted By: FishFace

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 08:47 PM

the erbb does not approve of funboards.
Posted By: sublime74

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 08:59 PM

im gonna ride it everyday for next 3 weeks, dare me?
quad/twinzer set of fins for smaller days & single(Bing Lotus)fin for the better days
Posted By: retodd

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 09:03 PM

Is blacks gonna be 10 foot on Saturday ?
Posted By: sublime74

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 09:13 PM

will know for sure by thursday good morning or Friday for sure..btw, it was on fire on turkey day without getting worked too much luckily that day and Delmar was super fun too on friday but I wasn't on a coil so, I won't mention it in here
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 10:01 PM



sweet!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 10:28 PM

Yeeeeww nice
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 10:42 PM

Sweet!! that thing must be feather light for the size
Posted By: Havoc

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 11:16 PM

wow, that thing looks fun. I'll be ordering one for the summer so I can surf with fishface at fishface reef.

I like how u chose the quad/twinzer option. was gonna get exactly that myself. you're the guinea pig! testy testy fins gangnam style!

Posted By: ReefTeef

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 11:32 PM

Quote:

quad/twinzer set of fins for smaller days & single(Bing Lotus)fin for the better days




I think I would go the other way around.
Posted By: retodd

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 11:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

quad/twinzer set of fins for smaller days & single(Bing Lotus)fin for the better days




I think I would go the other way around.




how so ?
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/27/12 11:49 PM

Quote:

Quote:

quad/twinzer set of fins for smaller days & single(Bing Lotus)fin for the better days




I think I would go the other way around.



Me too.
Posted By: ReefTeef

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 12:25 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

quad/twinzer set of fins for smaller days & single(Bing Lotus)fin for the better days




I think I would go the other way around.




how so ?




I'd just prefer quad setup with that rounded tail in the bigger better stuff, more speed with control. I don't think you'd need the quad set up in the smaller stuff with that much planing surface. and the single fin would be all you need in the trim.
Posted By: retodd

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 12:30 AM

nice

we see fin set ups on the opposite side .

i feel a quad or twinzer would be looser in the small stuff and provide better turning without loosing speed .

the drawn out bottom turns and centered feeling of a single fin in bigger surf is what i like .

to each is own
Posted By: ReefTeef

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 12:34 AM

Quote:

nice

we see fin set ups on the opposite side .

i feel a quad or twinzer would be looser in the small stuff and provide better turning without loosing speed .

the drawn out bottom turns and centered feeling of a single fin in bigger surf is what i like .

to each is own




Posted By: sublime74

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 12:43 AM

Yeeeeew, thanks to everyone for the props and hopefully I will tell u guys how the fin set worked for me within a couple of months...
Posted By: kellsmith

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 01:25 AM

twinzer? am i missing something? must be some weird tabbed fins
Posted By: ReefTeef

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 01:34 AM

The length and tail shape are what make feel this way towards my fin prefrence. For a shorter board with a wide tail I feel the sameas you do about quads.
Posted By: KPindaOC

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 03:23 AM

Cool board dude!

You were definitely vibing on David's egg last time we surfed.

Fun Fun Fun

Posted By: backset

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 01:06 PM

Sweet looking board!
How did the dims and specifically the volume turn out?
I am thinking about an egg or MM for next summer..
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 01:41 PM

Coil volume question...
when converting a volume on a coil with 1.13 cu ft it comes out to 31.99 L...anyone know how this translates to volume used by say Lost? I haven't noticed a big difference in float between coil tech and poly (YMMV) so let's say a Lost pupe.

Posted By: retodd

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 01:49 PM

Coil is Coil volume

Others are ...lost

Posted By: sublime74

Re: EGGYeeeeew - 11/28/12 02:00 PM

It's a quad set up but I sometimes put my twinzer fin set on my quad boards just for the hack of it..

man, where should I go surfing for this weekend, want small waves

Backset: mine is 7'0 x 22 x 2 5/8 vol 1.45cuft (alots of foam hiding on the chest area and coil rail on the tail as usual), wanted a small noseriding to mush buster and looks sweet, I tried my other bud's eggs before and I know I'll love it..

Kpinda: Kevin? is that you? yeah babe

Havoc: get it "Dongseng" and hit me up when going to surf with FF, I'm in
Posted By: gordy

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 02:03 PM

Maybe Im wrong but 1.13 cu ft = 33.9 . I always thought the it was
cu ft x 30 = lost.... volume measurement?
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 02:27 PM

1 cu ft = 28.316 L
Posted By: Aruka

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 02:47 PM

The question I think is, say you've got a CI or ...lost board that has the right volume, do you just convert that number to cf when ordering a custom Coil?

I don't feel like the numbers agree. Just for example, my 6'2" x 19 3/8 x 2 3/8 Coil is .92cf or (26.05L). Take a CI DFR and to have similar volume the dims would be 5'10 x 18 5/8 x 2 1/4 (25.6L). A ...lost Driver would have even more volume @ that length, 5'10 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/4 (26.3L)

Overall I think the big companies volume #'s agree pretty well with each other, maybe because they're using the same program that tells them the estimated number before the machine shapes it? I'm not really sure how it all works, just guessing.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 03:03 PM

The Coil crew uses a different formula... but I think you're right when saying the big companies do use the CAD output numbers
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 08:18 PM

Thanks for understanding my question Aruka.
I know Coil does things differently and I know how to literally convert cu ft to L. What I'd like to know is what do you think the difference is between the two methods of measuring expressed in numerical terms. Both Lost and Coil have consistent volume numbers amongst themselves, so how do they relate numerically to one another. For example Lost (L) = Coil (L) + 2L or something like that. I really need to build a displacement tank and dunk all my boards, everyone I know's boards, and everyone on the erBB in SoCal and come up with ratios in relation to stated volume numbers.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 08:58 PM

I did a few comparisons myself back in the day, the numbers on similar boards (Whiplash 2.18" thick vs Qualifier 2.13", both 5'10x18.25) in my range is 23.6L (.83 cf) for lost and 19.8L (.70 cf) for Coil.
If I were to remove 1/16" from the Whiplash, volume would drop around 0.5-0.8 L, the diffrence is the same as yours, 2 L from one another.

I honestly trust Coil's numbers more than Lost's.
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 10:16 PM

Thanks Ivan. This helps confirm my numbers.

and i completely agree with your last statement.
the Coil folks are meticulous.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/28/12 10:37 PM

OG ,

u need to consider that PU and eps coming from different suppliers will have different densities and different stringers ( lot of variables ) + a hand lamination ( )

so even at the same exact displacement they will behave different from a coil
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/29/12 05:36 PM


stop raining on my parade with your logic and reason retodd!!


i was really just looking for rough figures to confirm my observation. nothing critical here. though i am building my displacement tank...
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/29/12 10:40 PM

I've mentioned it here before, but mike has said that he's hit his target volume before, which implies that he's measuring volume after he shapes, not just taking it from the file before shaping. If you know the density of the stringerless foam, you can find the volume by weighing the shaped blank. V = m/d. Do you think ci is doing this? Probably why it's so hard to compare vol from one brand to another.

Many people can't even agree on length. Over curve or straight? Top or bottom?
Posted By: ifallaIot

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/29/12 10:47 PM

Nifty trick. Though EPS is not consistent density, despite what the producers say.
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Coil Surfboards - 11/29/12 10:51 PM

Quote:

Nifty trick. Though EPS is not consistent density, despite what the producers say.




How so? Or how not so?
Posted By: fredman

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/05/12 10:17 PM



This + me + boardshorts = heading to Puerto Rico.

By the way, this board rules.
Posted By: R3W

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/05/12 11:08 PM

So is it safe to say that machine based volume(like Lost or CI) is essentially a mathematical result (e.g. Length x width x thickness) while Coil is measuring volume by displacement?

Quote:

I've mentioned it here before, but mike has said that he's hit his target volume before, which implies that he's measuring volume after he shapes, not just taking it from the file before shaping. If you know the density of the stringerless foam, you can find the volume by weighing the shaped blank. V = m/d. Do you think ci is doing this? Probably why it's so hard to compare vol from one brand to another.

Many people can't even agree on length. Over curve or straight? Top or bottom?


Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/05/12 11:37 PM

No, not safe to say bc nobody knows. Guessing that most companies go off the vol from the file. But this isn't accurate bc you can alter the vol depending on how much scrubbing you do.

If density is consistent, then you can get vol just by weighing the final shaped blank. Displacement would give you the final vol with resin and cloth. Vol only matters if you already know what you like/want. Jumping shapers would give you different results, too.
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 12:37 AM

great lookin board fred!
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 01:37 AM

Quote:

No, not safe to say bc nobody knows. Guessing that most companies go off the vol from the file. But this isn't accurate bc you can alter the vol depending on how much scrubbing you do.

If density is consistent, then you can get vol just by weighing the final shaped blank. Displacement would give you the final vol with resin and cloth. Vol only matters if you already know what you like/want. Jumping shapers would give you different results, too.




ifallalot has a conspiracy about blank density so simply weighing it without talking about how this affects the poor peasants of 19th century england and how the 1% of today's society in america has sucked the life and density out of said blanks will not suffice.
Posted By: Aruka

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 02:17 AM

got my hands on a 6'4" round pin qualifier thanks to chrisp510. he picked up the board from the guy who was selling it and shipped it to me, what?! yep, he basically rules.

got to ride the thing for the first time today in some big ol' wedging beachbreak. it worked really well, perfect for the conditions. would have been dicey on my 6'2" squash but just the little extra length and the pulled in tail made some otherwise scary barrels actually feel pretty mellow. even got a few rights that walled up and allowed for some carves and whatnot. butter.

took the megamind out for it's first session in the evening at my local but I think it was a little steep for that board to really shine. i always read about people having trouble adjusting to their hpsb after riding the stubby boards but it's the opposite for me. it wasn't much bigger than head high on the sets but it was dumping pretty hard. after an hour or so I came in and got the 6'4" and had a much better time on it.
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 02:27 AM

Quote:

great lookin board fred!




+

whats the dims/vol. on that M80?
I likey...
Posted By: retodd

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 02:37 AM

megamind to the 6-4 step up

good stuff
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 03:47 AM

Aruka - Nice find! a 6'4" round pin coil is the one hole in the coil side of my quiver. jealous!

fredman - that is a nice m80! i dig the color too. what are the dims? and what is your preferred fin setup?

Posted By: fredman

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 09:12 AM

5'9" x 19 1/8" x 2 1/4" x .79


For fins, I've had the most success with larger template Merrick fronts in honeycomb(from Trueames) and either Yu center fin in honeycomb (from Shapers) or 80/20 TP quad rears in honeycomb (from Trueames) plus a nubster in the foremost center plug.
Posted By: ifallalot

Re: Coil Surfboards - 12/06/12 09:21 AM

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No, not safe to say bc nobody knows. Guessing that most companies go off the vol from the file. But this isn't accurate bc you can alter the vol depending on how much scrubbing you do.

If density is consistent, then you can get vol just by weighing the final shaped blank. Displacement would give you the final vol with resin and cloth. Vol only matters if you already know what you like/want. Jumping shapers would give you different results, too.




ifallalot has a conspiracy about blank density so simply weighing it without talking about how this affects the poor peasants of 19th century england and how the 1% of today's society in america has sucked the life and density out of said blanks will not suffice.



Its the Rothschilds man
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/12 03:16 PM

Just picked this up last night. Thanks Mike and Kirk!






Maybe a Megamind next?

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/12 03:20 PM

Awesome pair! you're stoked
And yes! you must have a MegaMind
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/12 10:20 PM

sweet WB & M80!
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/12 10:41 PM



love this shot , when i get new boards i look down the deck like that for at Least a half hour
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/12 10:49 PM



My new groveler. Thanks ghosty/and bro. one session in, need to make little adjustments here and there, skill wise.
Once I dial the fins, and get some decent waves pretty perfect as is. So far really like it.....

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/11/12 11:08 PM

SF! If I didnt have a MM I'd jump on one of those
Posted By: csarqui

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/12/12 01:01 PM

What model and dims for the orange/round tail board? Looks awesome!
Posted By: useridzero

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/12/12 01:13 PM

I'm a big dude, 6'2" 225lbs.

The orange board is a Widerboard at 6'8" x 21" x 3" 1.51 volume.
Posted By: backset

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/19/12 05:10 PM



Just posted this on another thread, but picked this up earlier this year.. "comfortable step-up" for the good days here on the east coast. HAd about three sessions on it so far and -- smooth as butter.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/19/12 10:20 PM

i like

what are the dims
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/19/12 11:56 PM

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My new groveler. Thanks ghosty/and bro. one session in, need to make little adjustments here and there, skill wise.
Once I dial the fins, and get some decent waves pretty perfect as is. So far really like it.....






Think youre gonn alike it more than your MM? What are the dims on this one?
Posted By: backset

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 12:51 PM

Supposedly a beefed up version of your 6'6"...

6'7" x 20x 2.5 x 1.23 cu ft
Very nicely foiled as always and seems to go better the steeper and hollower it gets.. FCS GAM thruster set
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 01:15 PM

Proven magic

Posted By: roner

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 02:33 PM

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My new groveler. Thanks ghosty/and bro. one session in, need to make little adjustments here and there, skill wise.
Once I dial the fins, and get some decent waves pretty perfect as is. So far really like it.....






Think youre gonn alike it more than your MM? What are the dims on this one?




What model Coil is this? How does it differ from the MM?
Posted By: backset

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 06:00 PM

Rocker shot.. a little old - now has new traction pad, diff fins, and changed to cold water wax
Come on Noreaster!!
Posted By: backset

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 06:06 PM

Roner- that is the good ole SpringFish.. others can chime in on the diff from MM but I think Mike commented on this recently.. MM has a narrower tail block, shallower swallow tail, curvier outline -- probably more differences in bottom and rocker as well.
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 06:26 PM

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Wow, that looks so good.
Posted By: retodd

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 07:39 PM

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seems to go better the steeper and hollower it gets..






I call mine the "confidence booster"
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/20/12 08:39 PM

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Think youre gonn alike it more than your MM? What are the dims on this one?




5'8x21.5x2.5 @1.1
I picked this up from ghostshaper recently. Ive only ridden it 3 times. Th first 2 sessions were absolute crud waves. I still managed to get on some open face and its fast. Today prob would have been reaally good if I hadnt blew my toe out.

Still got two fun ones. But as for the MM, that board is just nutso man. I prob should have kept it. But my lust for perfection is a disease. If I had to compare the two, I would fail.

Both are solid designs...the springfish has more entry rocker.(from what I can see)...but it still has good exit curve as well.

I like em both for sure.
Posted By: Aruka

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/21/12 04:12 AM

The 6'4" qualifier round pin that I got used has been crazy good in bigger waves so far. Ran SA Med, YU and Powerbase C4 DL's so far and each set felt pretty good with the DL's have the slight edge as far as the best balance of drive/pivot/hold and release. Confidence booster is exactly what this board is for me. Makes super critical drops and holds so well in the barrel but doesn't feel stiff at all somehow and really turns smooth on the open face.

Next Coil would be a similar shape sized 6'6"-6'8" with maybe a little more thickness under the chest and some other subtle changes. Thinking maybe a little deeper single concave under the chest for wave catching but mellowing it out in the rear end to keep that smoothness and predictability.
Posted By: VaB

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/12 05:40 PM

I know coils are not indestructible but anyone break one? I know one or two of you guys have, I just don't feel like filtering though 20 pages of post and it may even be on the deleted section.

Sak- think you may have and maybe one other on here . what kind of conditions was it?

all the broken boards from the recent swell left me thinking - shoulda been on a coil.

10 weeks in on a blur order
Posted By: hackeysaky

Re: The COIL review thread - 12/22/12 11:19 PM

I snapped one years ago, but it was the Coil version of light/small-wave glassing, the board was a few years old by that time (and was my go-to in everything so was ridden all the time), and I was amped up, feeling fearless, and put it in some really bad places during it's final well-overhead session.

I know of one other personally (guy is a charger and much more powerful than your average surfer) and there have been a few others world-wide that I know of (thanks to the internet) , but I'd bet the occurrence is still statistically rare compared to just about any other construction.
Posted By: Turtle71

Re: The COIL review thread - 01/05/13 07:34 PM

Nice Megamind in the classifieds (not mine)
Mega mind for sale
Posted By: retodd

Blurry Vision - 01/09/13 11:02 PM





should be making its way across the US as we speak
Posted By: saltyNuts

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/09/13 11:32 PM

Posted By: iamrusty

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/09/13 11:34 PM

Step up? Is that new material?
Posted By: surfercross

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 12:05 AM

Welcome to the club!It looks a little different than the 2 new ones I have.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 12:15 AM

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Step up? Is that new material?




its a 6-1

Material looks new to me
Posted By: KPindaOC

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 12:56 AM

Ahh yeah!
Swallow tail fiend.

Liking this new Alien Tech.

Hope my board comes with it.

Posted By: silentbutdeadly

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 01:07 AM

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Step up? Is that new material?




its a 6-1

Material looks new to me




No other dims or a shot of the beav?

Geez!
Posted By: Davie

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 01:20 AM

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should be making its way across the US as we speak




What is this new alien technology? And looks like Retodd just started another trend
Posted By: retodd

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 01:20 AM

i never asked for the other dims , but prolly 19ish and 2.25 ish with a somewhat flatter deck

beav shot one its in my hands
Posted By: Havoc

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 01:33 AM

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beav shot one its in my hands




now that's just plain nasty!
Posted By: nkpheous

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 01:39 AM

My 6'6 egg has the new tech
Posted By: winwin

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 02:51 AM

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should be making its way across the US as we speak



If you ever sell this , you're gonna have say on the ad: "comes with standard pressures" .

Nice board btw!

Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 03:34 AM

damn! the Coil techs are working hard! nice board Todd!
Posted By: krypBudz

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 06:46 AM

for the guys with the new tech what date u guys ordered? hoping mine one gets it
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 09:38 AM

You just flooded md's inbox for days

Edit: I guess he did this himself.
Posted By: jkb

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 09:53 AM

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Any issues with a traction pad sticking to that surface?
Posted By: backset

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 02:54 PM

Awesome!!! Eagerly awaiting some first hand feedback on the new tech!
Posted By: krypBudz

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 06:10 PM

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Awesome!!! Eagerly awaiting some first hand feedback on the new tech!




ya surfercross and retodd, any ride reports yets/ comparisons with other coils
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 06:12 PM

From the man himself:
Any board in process that hasn't already been bagged can be switched over at no cost. Color options deleted.

It's a significant leap in fiber-to-resin ratio, so Kick is both lighter and stronger.
Posted By: retodd

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 06:22 PM

Mother ship has not dropped mine off yet
Posted By: diverse

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/10/13 06:38 PM

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Any issues with a traction pad sticking to that surface?



looks like a silicone table mat stuck in the lam bag..!
Posted By: surfercross

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 12:24 AM

No there is no hot coat on the new fabric that is why there are dimples.My board weighed 4.25 pounds before fins and traction pad.There is hot coat under the tail area so you can put a pad on and it will stick.
It helps that the coil guys live on the space coast where advanced tech is everywhere!
Posted By: ghostshaper

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 12:49 AM

So how about a ride report? How does it compare to your qualifier in the old tech?
Posted By: KPindaOC

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 01:43 AM

I'm on the list for this new golfball tech.

Posted By: fredman

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 02:16 PM

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You just flooded md's inbox for days

Edit: I guess he did this himself.




Seriously... I had the bad luck of emailing Mike my summer board order about an hour before the pictures came out. No reply yet...

So, no color options on the "Kick" tech yet, correct?
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 02:23 PM

So let's get this straight...
KICK:
1. Stronger and lighter
2. No color options (yet)

Are the dimples on just the deck or the bottom too?
Are there any other advantages to this new tech other than its gains in strength to weight ratio?
Posted By: prjwebb

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 02:53 PM

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So let's get this straight...
KICK:
1. Stronger and lighter
2. No color options (yet)

Are the dimples on just the deck or the bottom too?
Are there any other advantages to this new tech other than its gains in strength to weight ratio?




Isn't 'stronger and lighter while still keeping the performance level' the holy grail of surfboard technology?

New tech looks real interesting. Have you got your new one yet Todd?

Is it the same principle on the bottom as the Kerrzy 3D dimple fins/golf balls?
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 03:14 PM

Wait till some of us get the boards, its the only way to answer those questions

But the golf ball effect is a very real thing, the dimple size has to be perfect to actually see a benefit and eliminate all possible drawbacks.
On surfboards and boats, its arguable whether the benefits are noticeable. Sanded boards are told to be faster than glossy finishes, so maybe there's some legit advantages for the dimples.

The only way to know is to put all three finishes to the test in a controlled environment while measuring drag, who knows, maybe the Coil scientists did this
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 03:24 PM

mostly yes but there are definitely times when i prefer a slightly heavier board or perhaps a light board that somehow has better dampening qualities (denser blank maybe?).
I guess my question is the similar to yours...are the dimples there for another performance benefit or are they the byproduct of the process that yields the lower resin to glass ratio?
Posted By: OceanGuy

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 03:26 PM

i thought there were a few folks that already had the new tech...or maybe thats just on sways?
Posted By: Ivan_

Re: Blurry Vision - 01/11/13 03:30 PM

It was rather secret from the looks of it, now that Mike has shed some light we'll see more and more of these.

Surfercross is the only one known to have one on the erBB.
Posted By: surfercross

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