Misfit Shapes Mermaid Killer Review

What the Misfit Shapes site says about the Mermaid Killer:

‘The long awaited next generation model of Otis Carey’s, the ‘Mermaid Killer’ is here. This board is all about heightened speed and responsiveness allowing for progressive modern surfing through an ultra short and refined shape. Foam is redistributed through a parallel outline and unique curves allowing for a reduction in boards physical size compared to conventional shortboard design. The board has a low nose rocker for paddle power but entry concave giving the nose lift from the initial paddle in and take-off. A slight concave then carries through into the tail which has a single curved channel coupled with a dome swallow for increased control. Speed and release. The unique fin arrangement offered as 5 fin for either quad or thruster also aids in making this board ultra responsive. The reduced length and straighter outline then allow for an elevated surfing experience and the ability to be positioned anywhere on the wave. Ride 8 – 10″ shorter, 1″ narrower and same thickness as your regular shortboard.’

Image Source: MisfitShapes.com

Image Source: MisfitShapes.com

Image Source: Comparesurfboards.com

Image Source: Comparesurfboards.com

Image Source: Comparesurfboards.com

What people are saying about it:

“Maximum speed and projection the Misfit Mermaid Killer is for progressive surfing and innovative airs with the ultra short and refined shape. The foam has been redistributed through a parallel outline and unique curves allowing for a reduction in its size compared to traditional shortboards. The reduced length and outline allow for responsiveness and positioning in the wave.” – Boardcave

“Time to kill some mermaids! Misfit Surfboards Mermaid Killer is a cool, unique parallel rail board design geared for optimum speed, maximum control and release in a tight, little package. With the Mermaid Killer, size doesn’t matter.” – Compare Surfboards

“Gonna probably purchase one of these.” – Bob Taylor on Compare Surfboards

“Otis Carey’s signature model, the Misfit Surfboards Mermaid Killer is an amazing parallel rail board design by Misfit Surfboards. Don’t let the compact shape fool you…this Misfit Mermaid Killer has the speed and stability of a longer board in a small, responsive package. Great for aerial enthusiasts and down-the-line power surfers alike, the reduction in overall size of the board only makes this board more nimble without sacrificing stability.” – Benny’s Boardroom

“For starters, at least there’s another shaper out there trying new/different ideas and thinking outside the box. It looks a bit different than any of tomo’s shapes. Comparing it to the vanguard, it looks like it has a wider nose, not as much channel, the tail shape is fuller and less refined, more of a big wide square tail. My thoughts anyway.” – user vortextheory on Firewire Surfboards

Size Chart:

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