surfer feedback 3
6′2 1/2″ x 18 5/8″ x 2 3/8″ roundtail Blackbird. photo: Burkard
Todd and Charissa,
I just wanted to thank you guys again for my 5’10 Monsta stringerless board. The timing of its arrival was perfect as tropical storm Arlene is sending some nice swell to the Texas. The quick session before work was great, and the board exceeded my expectations. I have to admit I was really amped to try out the stringerless concept, though I hardly expected to be able to feel any difference… after all it’s not like my board is plastered with stickers,
I’m just the average guy surfing next to you in the lineup.
I was doubtful that I surf well enough to notice any flex in the board.
On my second wave on the board I dropped in, pumped through a section, and found the wave doubling up and closing out. I decided to hit the lip and rebound off the closeout.
My speed was pretty slow as I set up the bottom turn and then what was supposed to be a small hack on a lip became a sizable alley oop.
That board generated a crazy amount of torque and speed coming off that bottom turn and it was totally unexpected. So I’m a believer in the flex you were touting.
The board generated that turn and air, not me.
Thanks for shaping some unexpected results and here’s to a lot more of them! Cheers, Brad Smith Proxy Epoxy Monsta v-1.3 5’10″ x 19 1/2″ x 2 3/8″ (2 5/16″) swallow tail stringerless Carbon Rail suspension system
Steve Lippman, Malibu, CA
photos: Steve Reyes
Hey Todd, it’s Jeff, how are you man?
Justin and I are somewhere in Long Beach…and I just had to call to say thanks again, cuz that was such an epic day. We just had to high-five the whole drive home, Justin’s givin’ big claps…epic, epic time. Thanks,
the boards were ripping, yeah, we’re just psyching….
talking about how gross the waves are at home and what glorious surf we had out there.
Alright man, Talk to you soon. Bye,
Jeff Baldwin, Oceanside, CA
6′4″ x 18 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ Groveler IV.p (performance), Proctor Custom Epoxy
Hey! It’s Craig In New York. Just sending you a quick note to tell you my groveler 4 worked really well during this past swell we had here.
It was about six to eight on Saturday and it felt
like the board was made for these type of waves.
On Sunday the swell peaked and I felt like I could have used some more board because it was BIG!!! What would you recommend for me?
On Monday when the swell backed off I jumped
on my rascal and caught the most waves
I have ever caught.
Anyway. I am still in the market for the falcon. I will be ordering that soon. I just bought a house at the beach and now I am so broke. Back to work in a few days so we will get that going soon. Look foward to hearing back from you.
Craig, East Rockaway, NY
Custom Groveler IV.p [performance] (G-4.E) 6′5″ x 19 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ rounded squash tail
Custom Proxy Lil’ Rascal: 6′0″ x 20″ x 2 1/2″
Just surfed north shore pumping
dbl overhead + glass….
When you stand up it just feels like butter.
Just surfs so smooth.
A great board for a guy my size.
It’s just smooth… That’s the only way to describe it. Everything flows together smoothly on this board.
Mahalo again ,
Jerid, Honolulu, HI
ht: 6′5″ wt: 185-200
Custom Proxy Titanium Series
Kevlar Compression Patch & Carbon-Hinged Flex Tail
G-4.f: 6′6″- 2 1/2″-19″
just surfed puena point on the north shore of hawaii today. 12-18 foot faces. 6′6″ G-4.f [fulcrum] no problem paddling into those waves. had it set up quad to with those sf-4’s you sent me. ill post pics tomorrow
Going on 6 months on my G4-e (f) this thing is pretty mental.
paddles amazing with that entry rocker.
Definitely worth every penny for the Proxy and kevlar patch.
thing is durable. barely a pressure ding where my poly boards have 1-2 inch depressions where my front foot goes.
Colossal wipeouts on the North shore of hawaii, broke my leash twice on this board.
surfs good in 90% of surf i encounter on the north shore of oahu and 60% of the surf i surf on the south shore.
thanks again todd!!!
Surfed my G4-E today on the north shore. pumping glassy surf.
the thing just keeps going and going…
ive buckled it once, huge delam in the nose…
got it prof. fixed….and its still the go to board.
Todd & Charissa: thank you for helpin me get an ABSOLUTLY INSANELY SICK BOARD!
Todd you’re a genius surfboard scientist
who created a MONSTA!
I just wish I was a pro so I could ride all ur boards…hey xmas is comin up, just a thought hahaha. I was just thinkin about how excited I am to ride my board 2morrow & felt that I should thank you.
Since I got da monsta my surfin has progressed!
I get on any wave I like & my turns have
gotten to the point where I now get
complements @ da break.
I know its early but HAPPY HOLIDAYS…enjoy em & take a break. Aight brudda thank u so much. Aloha
Jeremy, Honolulu, Hawaii
age: 23 ht: 5’10″ wt: 160 lb
Proxy Monsta 5’8″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 5/16″ (2 1/4″) wide squash tail
Tell Todd he is nothing less than a
SURF BOARD GENIUS!!!!!
Every board I get is better than the prior.
This board is so perfect it makes replacing the other broken board OK.
Someone thought I was a cop with the badge on my board
I think this is the magic board for me…THANKS.
Kingston took his board out an hour ago for a training session..I’ll let you know…
Monsta Carver Skateboard is sick….
6’0″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 5/16″ Proxy Titanium Series Ghost
w/ Kevlar compression patch
Sorry I lost touch…Been surfing your board..
Best board ever totally awesome.
I have some video and pictures..When I get them put together I’ll pick a few and send them….
Brian McCarthy, 42, Newport Beach, CA
Proxy Epoxy construction withTitanium Series Upgrade
Option 1.0: Kevlar Compression Patch
Option 2.0: Carbon-Hinged Flex Tail
SR71 rounded squash tail 6′4″ x 18 7/8″ x 2 3/8″
Board is still Awesome!!
Nothing like it in my quiver.
Makes big waves surfable on a short board.
Just got back, super big & fun here in Newport with overhead sets.
Leaving for Fiji in a week then traveling to Cabo at the end of the month…
Hope all is well with you and family..
Hey Todd and Charissa,
I got the board yesterday and was psyched to see the sickest looking board ever on my couch. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to use it until today and even though it missed the best part of this fun little jersey swell we had, I did get to ride it all morning on the tail end of the swell, in waist high and glassy surf. I was very happy to find that the board backed up it’s sick looks in the water.
After only my first ride I realized that your on to something special over there in Ventura.
Everything seems effortless and flowing on my new board, from the takeoff all the way to the kickout. It definitely helps me throughout every single one of my turns, I can kind of feel it finishing off my roundhouse for me, which is pretty sick seeing as I’ve been working on it for months on my old board and now I can finally get it all the way around in one smooth motion.
On some of the bigger sets, I could actually feel this flex thing you were talking about, almost as if the board was slinging me through the turns,
especially when I really put some power into it (powerful for the 125 pound ME that is). It’s fast but not too fast where I’m out in the flats, and it paddles and rides like a dream. Plus its really light, which is awesome because I’m too light to be handling a PU the way I can handle this one. I couldn’t have asked for more.
This was my first experience ordering a custom board, and I was very very surprised. I went in expecting to ask for a board model and dimensions and any other specifications and that’s it. As evidenced by over 20 emails between myself and you, this was a very interpersonal project, with input and suggestions from both sides.
Honestly, this “talk to the shaper” thing is no baloney.
You said that I’d be stoked on a
……..magic Groveler IV.p……. well, Todd, I am.
Thanks so much for your time and effort,
Robert Crane, 15, New Jersey
Custom Proxy epoxy 5′11″ x 18 3/8″ x 2 3/16″ Groveler IV.p [performance]
rounded squash tail
Future EA fins
P.S. I’ll write back when I get the board in some real surf, but that may not be for a while out here in Jersey.
Since were payin the price for all the nice surf in July, just thought I’d thank you again for the board. This time, however, I have some nice pictures from some of the fun little swells we’ve had. Thanks again for the board,
it goes so great in all the conditions I’ve tried it in.
Enjoy the rest of the summer out in Ventura,
Hope its not as flat as here.
Your recommendations for my new 2009 boards looks really fine.
My next order (probably in February or March) will be:
1-Proxy Rascal 1 6’0 / 20 3/4 / 2 9/16 Full camo green no fade.
2-Proxy stringerless carbon rail Greased Pig 6’3 / 19 5/8 / 2 1/2
Staight 4 fins,double wing?
Blue or light green airbrush top and bottom,no fade.
3-Titanium upgrade G-4.E 6’6 or under? / 19 3/8? / 2 1/2.
Merry chrismas and happy new year 2009 for you and Charissa.
I think you should be Surfing magazine “shaper of the year” next year.
a little word from Anglet to let you know how i love my new Accelerator.
This board is incredibly fast.I’ve got so much fun on it!!
Thank you again and see you soon for some other ones.
Vincent, Anglet, France
Custom PolyProxy Accelerator: 6’4″ x 19 1/4″ x 2 7/16″ round tail
Thanks so much Todd and Charissa!
Rascal II 6’8″ x 22″ x 3″ swallowtail
Rascal II v-1.3 6’8″ x 22″ x 3″ moontail
Hanglider 9’6″ x 24″ x 3 1/4″ squaretail
Hanglider 10’0″ x 24″ x 3 1/4″ squaretail
This was taken by Brent’s wife. It was a small day and Brent and I took off on the same wave.
He’s goofy foot and Im regular, unplanned, but
the stoke you and Todd created in these boards have made us life long glider pilots.
We love these boards, they are everything we hoped for.
Todd,Magical day on the right coast!
Thanks for the hangliders.
Marc, Treasure Island, Florida
ht: 6’0″ wt: 225 lb
9’6″ x 24″ x 3 1/4″ wide square tail Hanglider for Marc
9’6″ x 24″ x 3″ wide square tail Hanglider for Brent