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My New 1 Board Quiver (WaveBandit Performer 4-10)
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scottnorby

Since 23 Sep 2005
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PostFri Jan 05, 18 7:53 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Gman...interesting perspective saying
"would think you want something with glass rails once you get it dialed and anything bigger than shoulder high and pitching "
I suppose that is a common belief and it couldnt be further from the truth. Non glassed rails have incredible flex and chatter control. Here are some guys riding non glassed rail boards made by Jim Richardson on the North Shore. Jim's patented surflight Tech is what we use to make our boards too. Proven but not yet introduced to the masses.

Video - all these boards are no glass rails. Only a soft shell skin.
https://vimeo.com/210173353

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Gman

Since 11 Feb 2006
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PostMon Jan 08, 18 11:50 am     Reply with quote

Sponge worthy!!!

what is your return policy... Laughing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D5ugxEVBXA



those surflight boards look interesting - tho we were talking $149 off the shelf 4'10 wave bandit- only played with the catchsurf and softtech boards soft tops on the bend wave - superfun - you can demo them at Tumalo Creek and River Surf Co in town

you will have fun kiting with that wavebandit - just think you have more fun in overhead surf with a higher performance glass board - unless you are JOB then you have more fun on an inflatable swan

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scottnorby

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PostWed Jan 10, 18 8:08 am     Reply with quote

Warranty is like any other surfboard shaper.

We will have a few floating around the Gorge this summer so you will see them.
Nothing like foamies.

And yeah foamies are fun...I agree.
They are like taking a cheap set of waterskis to Bachelor for a 'good time in powder'.

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Slappysan

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PostSun Mar 04, 18 7:27 pm     Reply with quote

So Catch Surf has decided to only sell the Wave Bandit series in stores for the future so it might be hard to get a hold of the Performer 4-10.

There is basically an exact copy of it from Storm Blade surfboards that I just got on amazon for $150 after tax and shipping.

Storm Blade Funboard 58"

The board is the same weight, 5.6 lbs, 6.0 lbs with fins.
The fins are exactly the same, I guess they are made by a 3rd party.
Picking it up it feels a tiny bit thicker than my Performer 4-10's.
It might have a tiny bit less nose rocker.
It might be a tiny bit wider.
It comes with a leash.

Haven't had a chance to ride it yet, but I'm happy to still have a source for these boards online.

My two wave Performer 4-10's are holding up well. I have about 15-18 sessions on my main dark blue one with lots of big boosts and a few hard landings.

I took my light blue one to Tenerife and only put a couple sessions on it but it took some abuse. I cracked the HDPE base hitting a rock at speed. Also I was rescuing someone's surfboard via the leash and I wiped out and his board popped way up in the air and landed right on top of mine. His fin cut right through the tail of my board and even split the HDPE base a bit.

I fixed both with a hot glue gun.


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