The COIL review thread

Ivanmeister

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A very unique Coil Custom arrived today.

Im super stoked on the outcome and its right on time for some good S swells. The rocker is a modified Qualifier with Mike's own touch on the nose and the outline is a wider Blur, diamond tail because reasons.

5'8x18.38x0.74 cu/ft, while it started out as 0.72 cu/ft, more volume was needed to fill in the outline, but the rails are still quite foiled. Review in due time! :wave2: .
 

pee_pee

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looks good Ivan! what made you stick with kick as opposed to the new smooth tech?
 

pee_pee

Legend (inyourownmind)
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makes sense Ivan, thanks! my best coil ever was kick (RIP). got 2 new ones in smooth tech and while they are a bit heavier than kick, since I'm in booties 100% of the time, the extra weight is a bit welcome to combat flypaper syndrome.
my new mike daniel 6'4 thumbtail reverse v is treating me really well!
 

wavesontheway

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Looks killer ivan - really like what MD did on that one.
what changes did you make to the "standard" rocker, and why?
 

Ivanmeister

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The objective was to give the Qualifier more planning surface and relaxed entry rocker for a better low end, some more built in speed and the whole shebang. Really just wanted a normal shortboard for everyday conditions.
 

Aruka

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Rocker and outline both look great. Less nose flip than the classic qualifier? I like the little extra width up front as well. Overall it's right up my alley I reckon.

Diamond tail, hell yeah.
 

Ivanmeister

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Had a decent session on it today, got to surf 2ft to OH which gave me a pretty good idea what to expect next time. I probably got north of 18-20 waves in 3 hours on a crowded day, it handles the lineup quite nicely. So far Im really liking it, conditions were OK at best, the wind was a couple knots away from ruining it and there was a weird bump even after a couple waves went by (which is rare-ish).

MikeDaniel said:
That was a fun one to do! Came out just over 5lbs, which is a heavyweight for us.
I honestly didn't mind the weight at all, it is still pretty light and Im glad it is a touch heavier cause it is wicked responsive but not squirrely.

Gotta do more field testing before a full review, but its lookin like an out-of-the-stadium homerun :wave2:
 
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Picked this M80 just in time for some summertime flatness in Florida.
5'10 x 20 1/4 x 2 5/8
The outline looks like its going to be super fun, never surfed a board so thick before. Hope that I (205lbs) can sink the rail.
Included are some pics of my nice yard and clean house.