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Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: fishtank] #2974695
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Despite all the hiccups in the ordering process the board is working very well. Have a few sessions under the belt at a high quality point and it is a true rocket of a board.

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2975286
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Just picked up a lightly used 6'5 Ghost after selling a board this weekend. Dims say it is 39.4L but it feels much thinner than that. I usually ride about 36L. Now I am a bit worried that I undersized it . Anybody else felt this way? Are dims misleading on this shape or is the foam really well hidden? I'll have to wait for some juice to find out for myself.

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2975297
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It hides it's foam well, I think you'll be fine.

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2975454
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As Hoarder says, the rails are nicely foiled and hides the fat.

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2976858
07/04/19 08:33 PM
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oh just tried mine... i am 5'9 about 175 pounds. board is a 6'1x19.6x2.63.

maybe is a little too big for me, but i got it for big surf. tons of hold and in small surf u can make it work as long as it isn't too mushy. love it.
hopefully i'll get to try it in real waves pretty soon.


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Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2979590
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Gday, long time stalker of this forum first time posting. I believe it is my responsibility to report on my Ghost.

I’m 37, fit, surf ok, 180cm and 83-86kgs. I bought a 5’10 (30.1ltrs) squash tail Phantom of the rack 4 months ago and fell in love. The board goes insane in onshore slop to slightly over head punchy beachies/mellow points. Pretty much 2-6 out of 10 conditions. I feel it begins to lose its capability outside of that range........Enter the ghost.

I read this forum for 2 weeks over and over to determine what size to get. I like to feel the board so I was always going to get stock dims. Either 6’0 or 6’1. Long story short, under the arm the 6’1 felt too wide for me as a good wave board. 6’0 felt perfect (29.7ltrs). My first impression of the ghost was when I jumped off the boat to surf an outer reef and the thing paddled like a 6’3. So much so I paddled for about 20m and checked the dims😂😂😂
The board is insane. I’ve had 4 surfs on it now all in good to excellent waves, shoulder to double overhead surf. To say it paddles longer than it is, is an understatement. I actually think my 6’3 FMN2 step up will get cobwebs on it now I have the ghost. The hold during late drops is like nothing I have experienced in a board before, it holds a rail so well in the critical part of the wave, only to accelerate through the bottom turn, it encourages you to let go of the rail in backhand tubes. I remember my first turn, I pushed as hard as I could on a backhand turn in the pocket on a solid wave, normally my fins would release, but the board just held in so hard on the rails the feeling was unreal. Pyzel hits the nail on the head when he is talking about planing and floating. You feel this in the board, somehow it’s exaggerated.

I hope everyone on here has the same experience with the board. I believe the sizes are perfect for myself and I hope I help someone else out when looking at this magic board.

I got this board in a strong glass job as we have some heavier waves where I live. I ride it with the future JJF mediums and I don’t think I’ll even try another fin.

I reckon if your looking at this as a step up be careful with the length. To me it will ride as a step up in your normal shortboard dims. (If anyone even has a normal shortboard dim these days)

Enjoy, I have and will continue to....yew!

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Andyb] #2979862
07/11/19 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Andyb
The hold during late drops is like nothing I have experienced in a board before, it holds a rail so well in the critical part of the wave, only to accelerate through the bottom turn, it encourages you to let go of the rail in backhand tubes.



Same here. Felt so confident on my 6'1 ghost in late drops that I got a 6'6 as a step up - paddles like a 7'2" but surfs like a 6'3.

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2982830
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If anyone has any experience on the ghost pro in comparison to the standard ghost i'd love to hear about it.

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2982869
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Didn't know there was such a thing as a pro model, just slimmer dims?

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: imwhite] #2982902
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The Ghost Pro is exact same design as Ghost, just more refined dimensions. We find that a lot of people gravitate to the Ghost as a step-up board and the stock dims we have tend to be too wide and thick for someone of medium/lighter builds looking for a step up. For example Ghost Pro 6'1 x 19.13 2.44 x 28.5L
normal Ghost is 6'1 x 19.50 x 2.63 x 31.3L
Essentially each size is narrower and thinner and about 2 liters less volume

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2982924
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I saw one recently labelled indo spec, dims look same as pro, any other differences?


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Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2983403
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Thank the lord, for a moment there I was worried that my standard model wasn't going to allow me to surf like a pro :p
...now all I have to be worried about is being a fatty laugh

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2987647
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My non pro cadaver got a heavy barrel on my non pro Ghost today. Damn, it's a good board!

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: Maz] #2994033
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Hi guys, I'm 6'0" 220lb from South West Australia. I've felt up this board a few times but I'm unsure if I should go 6'6" or 6'8". Any bigger (or not so big) guys have any feedback on the larger dims?

Further info:

-I've been surfing 25 years and have reasonable paddle fitness
-This will be for a step up/travel board
-Current DD is a DHD 6'4" x 21" x 2 3/4" EPS Black Diamond at 39L which has been working really well for me the past few months
-I'm not scared of length...Up until the DHD I hadn't ridden any shortboard smaller that 6'7".

Cheers.

Re: Pyzel Ghost? [Re: barney79] #2994134
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Originally Posted by barney79
Hi guys, I'm 6'0" 220lb from South West Australia. I've felt up this board a few times but I'm unsure if I should go 6'6" or 6'8". Any bigger (or not so big) guys have any feedback on the larger dims?

Further info:

-I've been surfing 25 years and have reasonable paddle fitness
-This will be for a step up/travel board
-Current DD is a DHD 6'4" x 21" x 2 3/4" EPS Black Diamond at 39L which has been working really well for me the past few months
-I'm not scared of length...Up until the DHD I hadn't ridden any shortboard smaller that 6'7".

Cheers.

If you are looking for a DD I would recommend that you go on the shorter side for sure. The Ghost rides a little bit long for the length. I would also recommend you take a look at the Shadow.

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