Christenson C-Hawk Review

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What Chris Christenson says about the C-Hawk:

‘This is the C-Hawk model. Obviously comes from a fish, kind of the same genes. This is kind of a version of the Steve Lis, after your basic keel hauler. And the main difference between this and the fish is obviously you can see the temp is a lot more streamlined and pulled-in. It’s definitely a lot more high performance. The fins, instead of keel fin, they’re just twin fins. Generally, running bamboos on these. I go single flow or double flow on these depending on where I take them. When I go to Indo, I bring this board in a double flow fin.

It’s all about obviously the way the shaper shapes the board and where he places the fins. Double flow fin, I imagine a double flow fin is it holds. The water wraps around it better. You don’t have this flat area where the water is going to be this on. It’s definitely a better fin when the waves are on and it’s overhead, this is going to hold. I imagine the single flow fin is obviously, it’s a lot more high performance. So, with that fins, what I do is get on-rail and off-rail a lot quicker. So, you’re going to go rail to rail a lot tighter, quicker, more freely.

My keel fish is generally just a straight single concave and this board here, you have a little bit of vee in the nose and the main thing for that is usually when this part of the board is in the water, you want it to come out in that situation. It makes it a little more forgiving. Then basically your general thruster bottom really is a single to double concave and streamlined, stays lower than the rail line all the way through the tail.

A lot of guys, they were loggers, they got them the fish, it scared them riding this thing. It’s a really easy board to adapt. And the other advantage of this board, it’s a lot easier going from this board if you’re still riding thrusters. It’s a lot easier to go from this board to your daily driver thruster to then from the keel fin, keel fish to your thruster. So, it’s a real easy board to transition.’

C-Hawk Deck | Image Source: BlinkSurf

C-Hawk Bottom | Image Source: BlinkSurf

C-Hawk Nose | Image Source: BlinkSurf

C-Hawk Tail | Image Source: BlinkSurf

What our BlinkSurf team rider says about the C-Hawk:

Rider’s profile:
– Age: 47
– Height: 6’2″
– Weight: 94 kg. (207 Pounds)
– Fitness: Surfs daily
– Ability: Intermediate

Dims: 6″ x 20 x 2 1/2 x 34L

This twin fin is fairly pointy with straightish rails leading to a single flyer swallowtail. The best fins I’ve tried so far are Futures K2, which are raked because the fin position is way down the back compared to some of my other twin fins. The flattish rocker with rear set fins takes a bit of getting used to. The beaky nose is quite thick and the middle feels thicker than the stated 2 1/2 inches. The rails are fat in the middle. The tail is bladed out with a thinner foil. The bottom shape has a rolled entry into mild single into double concave. Made locally and glassed by @rhinolaminating it’s built well. I’ve been trying it in small and large waves. It likes some juice. I’ve got 6.0 20 2 1/2 it’s probably 34L.

What people are saying about it:

“This is Chris’ current rocket fish design. Recommended to ride this board 3 inches shorter than a performance short board and 2-3” longer than a keel fin fish. This model comes with 5” twin fins (future) and a single wing swallowtail. Very fast and responsive and can handle sizeable surf as well grovel in gutless conditions. This board does hold extremely well and does not have that wiggly unstable feel that most twin fin designs have.” – Sunburnt Mess

“Got to ride that board worked insane almost didn’t give it back!!” – user jeddijack on Instagram

Sample Dimensions:

5’6 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8
6′ x 21 x 2 5/8

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