Channel Islands The Whip Review

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What the Channel Islands site says about The Whip:

‘In landlocked neighborhoods a man’s “whip” is his customized ride, his prized mode of transportation. During the Europe leg in 2009, Kelly’s “Whip” for less than perfect surf was his 5’9″ x 18 5/8″ x 2’5/16″ – one inch shorter than what he won Snapper and Bells on in 2008. This was Kelly and Al’s re-worked version of the Flyer, with a few secret changes. This board is faster and more forgiving. If you’re looking for a board that excels when your shortboard seems to bog, this is the board for you. As of 2011 this board is CUSTOM ONLY.’

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Image Source: CISurfboards.com

Image Source: CISurfboards.com

What people are saying about it:

Thicker than most shortboards through the nose and ears. Paddles well and gets into waves easily. Heavy tail rocker allows the board to be whipped around and turn on-rail, but takes away from the boards stability and gives the board a rocking horse feel under your feet.” – Rick on Surf Science

Rode a 6’2″ Whip this morning, thruster set up. Conditions were high tide, warbly beachbreak, shoulder-plus on the sets. Loved the board. Very loose, carries a lot of volume and thus a lot of momentum through the flats. Catches absolutely anything and everything.” – user mooobs on Surfer Mag

Got a 6’1 whip…. the whip’s been a better board – looser with more drive – recommended.” – user kjdalton on Surfing Waves

If you’re looking for a board that excels when your shortboard seems to bog, this is the board for you.” – SWELL

Surfed in Hawaii, Bali, and NorCal OB. Pretty versatile board from small waves or double overhead. I have the five fin option which is good for big waves. I’m a big guy 205 and I surf a 6’4″ 35 L volume. Paddles well and the low rocker helps with take offs.” – Jeff on Surf Science

Size Chart:

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Got your own Channel Islands The Whip? We’d love to hear what you have to say!


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