Chilli Fader Review

What the Chilli Surfboards site says about the Fader:

‘Welcome your new model to fit the much needed 5 fin round tail board in the quiver. Fresh with a thumb tail (not too wide for bigger stuff and not too pinny for the smaller stuff, a perfect balance), very fast outline with no break, all drive and speed for this one.

With a new rocker changing the sweet spot allowing you to get up in the trickiest take offs and be smack bang on target for the whole wave. This board works really well in the pocket. We kept a single concave in the mid section, allowing it to hold through turns when you’re out on the face. Just behind the back fin it goes to a flat bottom for release and an easy transition from rail to rail.

Complete with a 5 fin setup, makes it well rounded in all conditions. With the new FCS II system we have found the Performer template to well in the pocket and Carver template for down the line drive. In Futures we found the JJF template to work best in the pocket and the AM2 template for drive.’

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Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

Image Source: Chilli Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“What an AWESOME board!!! Magnificent finish and colors etc. Coming to terms with the Quad setup now. Using the “Mayhem” 5 fin set. We’ve had some hollow conditions and it’s fantastic in that steepness and with the late takeoffs often associated with small conditions. Can’t wait to let it loose in some size.” – Stu Mackenzie on Chilli Surfboards

“A sexy little 5-fin, round tail number for big turns, steep drops and for weaving through barrels, this well balanced Chilli Fader surfboard promises to have you tearing up good waves at home and away.” – Compare Surfboards

“I do like the look of the smooth outline on the Chilli boards. This one’s no exception. Should carve a good bottom turn and snap hard. Those dims are thin.” – user Jim on Compare Surfboards

“The Chilli Fader is great in the pocket and allows you to have some fun on the open face and from rail to rail surfing. Best combined in FCS fins with the Performer in the pocket and the Carver template for drive. For Futures lovers we found the John John Florence worked great in the pocket and for drive it was the AM2 template.” – Boardcave

“Excellent board for what the design is intended for. 5’11 stock at 25.7L was perfect for me. Great for 3ft- 6ft hollow powerful waves. Not so great for mushy beaches.” – user Yiming on Benny’s Boardroom

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