My journey to find a new wakesurf began when my Calibrated Telum finally delaminated after 4 seasons of hard use. I was actually quite surprised at how well the Telum held up, especially considering it was a team board and not a production model.
The day that my Telum died, I posted a simple comment on Calibrated's Facebook page asking if they had any old demo or blem boards laying around so that I didn't have to pay top dollar. Within 24 hours I received a call from Mike, the owner of Calibrated letting me know that he found a "blem" board that he was willing to sell me. We agreed on a price and the next day I drove down the street to his house to pick it up.
When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find Mike finishing up a BRAND NEW Piscus when I walked in. I assumed it was for another customer, but he said that he didn't feel comfortable putting me on something that wasn't PERFECT, so he pressed me a new board for the same price we had already agreed on! What a guy!!
Now for the fun part. I would consider myself an intermediate surfer. I'm capable of doing 3's, shuvs, 3 shuvs, and a few other little things. On my FIRST run with the Piscus, I was comfortable enough to land all of my tricks, and even some that I had been struggling with! The shape is incredibly fun to ride with plenty of speed to keep you in the pocket after spinning. It also has plenty of pop for air tricks, and it is easy to land in control. Bottom line is I absolutely love this board, and I love Calibrated's customer service even more. I will never surf another skim-style board as long as Mike and Calibrated are around.