Channel Islands Mini X INT Review


What the Channel Islands website says about the Mini X INT:

‘The Channel Islands X INT Shaper’s Series surfboards represent the latest evolution in hybrid soft board design and construction. We began with a complete rethinking of the fabrication of these boards, from the blank up. The core is 100% recyclable, American-made Marko foam; specifically designed for optimum strength and performance in a soft board application. We opted for sustainable bamboo stringers for their favorable strength to weight characteristics, allowing for a solid board feel on a soft deck. The epoxy resin used on the board bottom is formulated for maximum strength, responsiveness, and durability. While the board outlines and rockers are precision-cut on CNC machines, the rail foil and final concave are hand-shaped on each and every board. By combining proven Channel Islands designs and unparalleled INT soft board construction technology, these boards will redefine what a soft board is and what they can do. Available now with orange or white deck, starting at $499.’

Image Source: CI Surfboards

Image Source: The Inertia

What people are saying about it:

“INT was kind enough to allow us to test out their CI Mini and CI Waterhog models, which were an absolute blast. Like David said, they’re about 80 percent what you’d expect out of a normal board – the best maneuverability I’ve ever gotten out of a foamie, and speed and flex felt comparable to a standard board. What’s more, when the CI Mini we tried (which didn’t have a leash plug, though all production boards do come with one) went hurtling toward a group of tourists after I dug my rail, I found myself less concerned than normal. Nobody was harmed in the research for this gear review. Bottom line, as a summer board these things seem to make perfect sense.” – Dylan Heyden on The Inertia

“Gotta get one of those!!!” – user a_gray on Instagram

“I surfed one they ride really good with normal fins!!!” – user ian.atkins on Instagram

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Here are videos of the Channel Islands Mini X INT:

And here are pictures we found on Instagram:

Do you own a Channel Islands Mini X INT? How does it ride?

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