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Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       05-14-2011, 12:56 PM Reply   
Ever since hearing that Keenan was getting a pro model skim board made with the same construction as James Walker's pro model I have been intrigued. The sandwich construction used in the Flyboy makes it super light, stiff, and way more lively. Riding the Flyboy last year it was a night and day difference between the feel of the sandwich construction board to a standard board. Standard boards just felt dead after that. It's hard to explain(my vocabulary sucks), but it just feels different underfoot.

I have yet to ride a skimboard that has a similar feel. Carbon fiber in boards like Phase 5 and Calibrated feel a little more lively by being stiffer and having a faster rebound after flexing. So I am really excited to try out Keenan's Pro Model by Inland Surfer. It is sandwich construction but also has carbon rails to be extra stiff. And I put it on a shipping scale and it's only 4.75lbs which is crazy light. The Inland website says it's 3lbs which is wrong, but 4.75 is still super light. But I dont really think weight matters much anyway.

I am really curious to see how the new construction helps the board. It looks to be the same shape as the Moss just built differently. At 150lbs I thought the Moss was too slow compared to the other boards on the market. So I wonder if the sandwich construction and carbon rails are able to make up for that.

Also, I'm stoked Inland Surfer finally has an arch bar. I don't know how people ride without them.

I'm going to be taking a demo out tomorrow from California Marine Sports and I'll write up a review like I did for the Phase 5 Danielo Diamond.

I love trying new boards.
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