What the Bing Surfboards site says about the Elevator:
‘In the 1960’s the Bing Nuuhiwa Noserider and Lightweight models set the standard for noseriding perfection. Today, that model of excellence is the new Bing Elevator. A board which combines concave and step deck in the nose with a subtle tail rocker, creating a well balanced lift suitable for mind-altering noserides. The flex in the nose allows you to lock into the pocket and pump down the line, while the lift in the tail stabilizes the board allowing you to find the sweet spot with ease. Unlike many noseriders of the past, the Elevator holds its forward projection and is easily piloted through hard directional pivots off the tail. Every team rider who rides this board calls it the “best noserider” they’ve ever ridden. Favoring steep-faced beach break and point waves, this board is a lavish tool for the surfer whose focus is getting lots of tip time. Average nose: 18”, Average tail: 15 ½”’
What people are saying about it:
“Overall, this is my favourite board by far, and definitely my go-to board for any kind of softer mushy beachbreak type waves. On big overhead days at a local beachbreak I used to take an 8′ mini gun that I love for it’s speed and maneuverability, but after snapping the center fin box (it was a thruster set-up), I had it converted to a single-fin and I like it even better. The amazing thing is that the Bing turns almost as fast and tight!
Another aspect I appreciate is the design of the board. You pay good money for a hand-shaped board, and the money is well spent in this case. The colours are fabulous (mine is lime green) the glassing is perfect, and the details are all really nice. Even the old-school logo is a small work of art” – User markmaftei on Swaylocks.com
“The strongest characteristic of this board is the ease to walk to the nose and camp out on the nose the whole ride. Its as simple as drop in turn it run out to the nose and enjoy the ride. When out on the nose the board is in full control. Turning the board is as good as any other boards of its size. This board is a very versatile nose rider that can ride fast waves like beach breaks as well as a more mellow long board style waves. This long board and a good short board or two can easily make a quality quiver. We give this board a 5 out of 5 wave rating.” – ReviewSurfboards.com
“Ive just got a 9′ 5″ Bing elevator. It was a toss up between that and the Lovebird. Wanted a log that would noseride well and turn. Had my mind set on the Lovebird till i gave the elevator a good look over. Plan shape was what I was after and the rocker in the tail should make it turn ok when stepping back on the tail. Flat mid section then step deck nose. Only going to use it in small stuff anything over waist high and id rather ride a fish/quad. So hopefully ive found the best of both worlds…we’ll see. Oh the finish is the mutts nuts” – User Buttholesurfer on MagicSeaweed.com
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Have you ridden the Bing Elevator? What’s your experience like?