What the Channel Islands site says about the Black Flag Whip:
‘Kelly’s 2010 small wave design was the as the Black Flag Whip. The same shorter, wider Whip outline with Al’s single to double Tri Plane Hull bottom.
Kelly finds the board is fast and has an even more responsive feel than the previous single concave version of the Whip. A double concave deck gets your feet closer to the water line.
We have also added carbon fiber strips on the bottom stretching from the nose to the leading fins. Stopping the carbon fiber near the leading fins concentrates the flex in the tail, thus providing more spring out of turns.
The half moon tail option gives the board more release out of the top of the wave. As of 2012 this is CUSTOM ONLY.’
What people are saying about it:
“The Channel Islands Black Flag Whip is a complex shape that takes time to understand and appreciate. Work it out and you will fall in love with this board.” – Compare Surfboards
“This board is good for it all! Small waves, big waves, airs, barrel. I have it. It is the best ever! You will not regret it. – Shay Sagi on YouTube
“The Whip is exceedingly responsive, thanks to its single-to-double-concave bottom. Carbon-fiber inlays on the bottom give the Whip a springy feel through turns, while the double-concave deck improves stability by getting your feet closer to the waterline. Best for fast, tight surfing in quality waves.” – outsideonline.com
“This board can be run as a quad or thruster making it unbelievably versatile for all conditions.” – user longdriverman1 on eBay
“Only board I’ve ridden that is a true 5 fin convertible, works well as both a thruster and a quad.” – user grendel95 on Surfer Mag
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Have you surfed using the Channel Islands Black Flag Whip? We’d love to hear your thoughts!