What the Maurice Cole site says about the Metro:
‘The Metro combines width and thickness from the old retro fish, but introduces a tow inspired bottom rocker and a very deep concave. More width in the tail creates a larger sweet spot and an accentuated change in curve at the 1 mark loosens the board up. This board replaces all Fish type boards. This design has a foot in both camps. Stability and float while still maintaining the edgy characteristics of speed and rippability. Evidence that you can occasionally teach an old dog new tricks.
The Metro is easy to turn and will suit surfers that like a retro feel, but want performance from a board. Unlike an old school fish the Metro 3 will sit high on steep fast sections and won’t morph into a shopping trolley style slide when you want to lay a full tilt cutback or carve deep lines into the wave face. Ask and you shall receive. This is no bog monster.’
What people are saying about it:
“I like this board but it’s very carvy. I’m trying to find a board that will allow me to cut and snap a bit more. Something that will release.” – Dan Bleaney on SurfScience.com
“Got about another half dozen sessions in on the board now. Still haven’t ridden it in anything I’d consider to be good waves, but we’ve had some pulses of windswell lately that at least have let me try it in waves with a little more punch.
One thing about this board is the straight line speed right out of the drop. I’ve found myself doing more cutbacks than usual as it rockets out to the shoulder. I’m still messing with fins as the deep concave starts to make it a little tracky at higher speeds. Twin + trailer looks to be the call for me (as it is for most boards).
Late drops are no problem and I am loving the mix of the fishy template with the foiled out nose and tail. Paddles pretty well and gets into waves fine with enough downward pressure on the nose.
I see it an HPSB alternative when the waves are pretty good but still a bit rolly or mushy, or for crowd control purposes. I love the fact that it has some extra low end without compromising rail volume.” – Mooobs on Surfer forum
“Rode mine this morning in hard offshore chest to oh lined up surf . Board is great in walled up surf . Great board for squaring off the bottom and doing long full heeled over Low center of G bottom turns . Metro comes out of turns super fast.” – Dorado on Surfer forum
“So i just get myself a 5.10 19 1/4 squad tail maurice cole metro 3 board it has a hardedge rail allover the board.. i get 4 sessions on it and this board flies like nothing else in this world..amazing!! flying to the barrels,cutbacks like i never did theme before.. however my bottom turn i feel like a newbee.. its almost impossible to go more or less vertically to the lip.. it make me think i use to rely to much on my fins and now need to use my rail?!! Is this board really improving my surfing..to learn to use my rail?!” – nystea on Surfing Waves forum
5’8″ – 18 1/2 – 2.28 – (25.40 l)
5’9″ – 18 3/4 – 2.32 – (26.58 l)
5’10” – 19 – 2.38 – (28.03 l)
6’0″ – 19 1/2 – 2.50 – (31.07 l)
6’2″ – 20 – 2.63 – (34.44 l)
6’4″ – 20 1/2 – 2.75 – (37.40 l)
6’6″ – 21 – 2.88 – (41.72 l)
6’8″ – 21 1/2 – 3.00 – (45.63 l)
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