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#2897461 - 01/13/19 09:56 AM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: jkb]
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noel salad,
ghost - 5’9” x 18.88 x 2.44 Liters 26.70

phantom - 5’7” x 19 x 2.31 Liters 26.10

gremiln - 5’4” x 19.25 x 2.31 Liters 26.35



i went 2 1/2" under my height with a stock 5'7,

deffo would go an or so longer like aruka said, also agree with the low end not being quite what you would expect from the style of shape/dims,

really comes alive when the waves have some bowl, the low entry does seem to catch if its lumpy/bumpy/onshore though,

not a laid back ride, needs full driver input imo

i am enjoying it thoroughly in the right waves for sure though cheers

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#2897744 - 01/14/19 03:10 AM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: jkb]
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had a demo session on a stok 5'9 this last week in clean head hi drainers and again on waist to overhead slopey long easy clean walls. had a great first time session, very happy afterwards. conditions were good but the board helped also.
This board 'feels' very similiar to the gremlin,we have a 5'5 between wifey and I. first time she took the gremlin out, she started surfing like one, i was very surprised how well she went on it. fast fwd, if you like gremlin, phantom is a very similiar riding bort. demo blade was slighly overvolumed -5'9 - 19 1/4 2 7/16 28.7ltrs. im 165... only thing i noticed was a little bit of swing weight compared to some other boards. stock glass? dunno but would probably want a 5'8 for that day. maybe the 5'9 if you surf breaks w lots of water moving around.

easy speed, nice rail to rail, carves flowing turns, snaps easy.... medium am honeycombs worked well.
overall very nice board in my opinion. if i had to start over, i wouldnt be afraid to do the 3 board quiver of these.
...my flaming .02 of a review

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#2897840 - 01/14/19 11:01 AM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: jkb]
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I have one, thruster, no quad option, I use the JJF fins. Works great, not really a groveler, more just an every day shortboard I ride in CA in any conditions. I have pared back to one surfboard in the van, and this is it.
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#2898098 - 01/14/19 03:23 PM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: jkb]
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anyone ride a gremlin in addition to the phantom? curious how those two compare.

wonder if a hp-outline'd gremlin would be the ticket.

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#2898113 - 01/14/19 03:40 PM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: youcantbeserious]
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I have a gremlin on order
Originally Posted By: youcantbeserious
I have one, thruster, no quad option, I use the JJF fins. Works great, not really a groveler, more just an every day shortboard I ride in CA in any conditions. I have pared back to one surfboard in the van, and this is it.


How did you size yours ycbs?

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#2898697 - 01/15/19 01:53 PM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: jkb]
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I'm around 168lbs and have been riding the stock dims 5'9" (XTR construction though) Phantom for a while now. I think Jon's description of the board was to cover the range of "so-so to good" waves and I think that's spot on. It's not a groveler (that's what the Gremlin is for -- and I have one of those on order) but IMO the Phantom is a very fun, capable, and forgiving daily driver as long as you aren't surfing soft, longboarder style breaks. Anywhere from waist high to a bit overhead feels really good to me. Had a great session this morning in 4-5 foot waves with off shore wind and occasionally hollow sections. Paddled into the set waves easily and got partially covered a few times. The light rain kept the usual crowd away -- hopefully I won't end up with a sinus infection though.

I've been riding it as a quad and it feels good, but I might try it out as a thruster one of these days to compare.

The Gremlin I have on order is slightly stretched out instead of stock. Something like 5'7" x 19 3/4 x 2 7/16 to come out around 29.5 liters (so about a liter more than my Phantom). I expect that to cover the groveling as well as daily driver conditions for softer breaks (when I decide to join my longboarding friends at various softer point breaks and rocky reefs around this area).

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#2898727 - 01/15/19 02:28 PM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: Aruka]
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Originally Posted By: Aruka
I have a gremlin on order
Originally Posted By: youcantbeserious
I have one, thruster, no quad option, I use the JJF fins. Works great, not really a groveler, more just an every day shortboard I ride in CA in any conditions. I have pared back to one surfboard in the van, and this is it.


How did you size yours ycbs?


I grabbed an OTR 6'3" from Jon's shop in Waialua, stock dims, it works unreal
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#2898833 - 01/15/19 05:00 PM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: jkb]
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I have a 5'11 phantom. Got it for 4-6' NJ waves. Took it out today with the AM Med Air Core. Went pretty well in 3-4-5' surf. Felt very responsive, sharp turns but I have to get used to it before I can give a true review.
The air core fins seem to work well. My go to fin is AM med honeycomb.

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#2901604 - 01/21/19 01:03 AM Re: Pyzel Phantom Review [Re: jkb]
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Just got this board a few days ago, and the surf went flat. Will report back.

82KG, riding a 5.10 stock board, 5 fin FCS setup. Bought some Large Aircode AM fins for it too. Will pair those side fins with quad performer M rears at some point too.

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