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wannabekiter

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 6:06 am    Which board? Killed my celeritas Reply with quote

Ok after 3 solid years my celeritas died last night at the lower hatchery.
Which board to buy TODAY the slingshot screamer or celero ?
I am 200 plus and been riding with straps. I don't jibe and switch my feet. Ride toe side and hunt for swell.
Up wind performance and hard turning are important.
Opinions please.

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Jonpnw

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 6:19 am    Celero Reply with quote

I had been riding the previous years 5'8" Celeritas and have switched to the 5'6" Celero . the new construction is light weight and provides a more connected surfboard feel. I have used the board at the coast in small mushy waves and in river swell. Love it !


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wannabekiter

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 6:35 am    board Reply with quote

Thanks for input Jon. My celeritas was a 5'8' Should I get a 5' 6 celero or 5'8 '

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 8:28 am    5'6 - 5'10 Reply with quote

The new celero is available in 5'6 or 5'10 . I was on the 5'8 previously and went with the 5'6 and am very happy with it .
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PostTue Jul 30, 19 8:52 am    Re: Which board? Killed my celeritas Reply with quote

wannabekiter wrote:
Ok after 3 solid years my celeritas died last night at the lower hatchery.
Which board to buy TODAY the slingshot screamer or celero ?
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Curious as to what happened to it? Did the top deck break? Board snap in half?

Did you take a pic of it?

Demo before you buy if you can, but I'd go with the 5'6'' Celeritas if you're mainly riding out in the gorge.

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ldhr

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 9:02 am     Reply with quote

Screamer is a completely different ride from your Celeritas.
It's not as loose surfy - it likes to be ridden hard and fast fully powered.
Not as good surfing swell as the Celeritas.
Upwind performance is fin dependent. For your size - I like medium sized stiff fins.
My style is the sane as yours - except I switch feet when I ride upwind.
I loved my Celeritas so much - I bought 2 a few years ago so I'll always have one.

You should be able to find a 2019 5'8" Celero on sale.

https://www.slingshotsports.com/2020-SCI-FLY

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wannabekiter

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 9:45 am    board Reply with quote

The board buckled in the middle. Didn't think I landed that hard. Did not notice much difference at first. But riding towards Oregon water was spraying on my front foot.
That was different. Got to shore and could bend the board by hand.
So its probably a celero But which one 5'6 or 5'8.
No time to demo its windy.

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coupdevill

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 11:26 am    Re: Celero Reply with quote

Jonpnw wrote:
I had been riding the previous years 5'8" Celeritas and have switched to the 5'6" Celero . the new construction is light weight and provides a more connected surfboard feel. I have used the board at the coast in small mushy waves and in river swell. Love it !



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wannabekiter

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 11:32 am    Board Reply with quote

I ordered the 5'8" celero. I hope it does not feel to big.
I liked my 5'8" celeritas for it ability to not sink in up and down wind.
Thanks for help.

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Da Yoda

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 12:02 pm    Re: Board Reply with quote

wannabekiter wrote:
I ordered the 5'8" celero. I hope it does not feel to big.
I liked my 5'8" celeritas for it ability to not sink in up and down wind.
Thanks for help.

The Celero 5'8 is the EXACT same specs as the 2015-18 Celeritas 5'8...
5'8x18.5x2.25 @ 26ltrs
Enjoy! Wink

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Jonpnw

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 12:19 pm    2020 ? Reply with quote

There is not a 5'8" in the 2020 lineup


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PostTue Jul 30, 19 12:43 pm    Re: 2020 ? Reply with quote

Jonpnw wrote:
There is not a 5'8" in the 2020 lineup

The 2019 model came in 5'6, 5'8, 5'11
Since they're on sale, it looks like that's what he got.
It would be interesting to compare the updated version/sizes.

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Sasquatch

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 12:48 pm     Reply with quote

I have and ride my 2009 Celeritas; the first year it came out. It has the squared back and was made by Doyle. It is 5'4''; I love it.
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wannabekiter

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 12:59 pm    board Reply with quote

Of course a got a 2019 there on SALE

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Sasquatch

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PostTue Jul 30, 19 1:06 pm    Re: board Reply with quote

wannabekiter wrote:
Of course a got a 2019 there on SALE


Sharpie that board with your name and # first thing you do! Enjoy!

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shred_da_gorge

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PostSun Aug 04, 19 6:33 pm     Reply with quote

I see I'm late to the party but I think you made the right choice. I compared the Screamer to Angry Swallow a few years back and my experience plus friends' feedback was the Screamer needed to be powered or it schlogs. I'm 180 lbs and ride the 5'4" Angry Swallow but recently switched to the 5'8" Celero - I think of the Swallow as a Porsche but the Celero feels like a Ferrari. Newer construction should be more durable too, and Slingshot customer service has been exceptional with the few issues I've had.

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shred_da_gorge

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PostSun Aug 04, 19 6:44 pm     Reply with quote

Oh, I upgraded to FCS II Performers on the Swallow (2015? My wife calls it the 'porn' graphics... Tony I bet you know those girls... Wink which I run as a quad and I feel like it made an improvable difference, especially in lighter wind. Because I got the 5-pack I upgraded the primary fin on my Celero from the get-go. My friend is a smaller female riding a smaller Celero and felt the stock fins were too big. I was able to set her up with smaller fins using the retro kit and some nice FCS I surfboard fins I had lying around that were too small for me, and she loves it now.

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