What the Jim Banks Surfboards site says about the Magic Carpet:
‘There’s a chance that this might not be the fastest board on the planet, but it’s certainly the fastest board I’ve ever surfed. If you like pumping it down the line, building up crazy speed and whipping it off the top, then you’ll love this board.
Originally developed from the classic Steve Lis fish designs of the 70’s, this board has been severely tweaked for high-performance. A single into double concave provides the acceleration and hold for higher speed turns while the low nose rocker gives you the classic retro glide and paddle power.
While the overall feeling of the MC is a very skatey board that loves to whip quick turns off the top, it can still carve smooth mid face turns, and it’s actually a very easy board to ride. It can be ridden in any sort of surf, including barrels, but favours longer walls and excels in mushier type waves.
Available as twin keel or quad.’
What people are saying about it:
“A solid performer in a variety of conditions, if you are looking for a modern twin fin surfboard that can be SURFED (and not just in small, flat-faced point break waves), this could be the twin fin surfboard for you!” – Benny from Compare Surfboards
“Looks sweet. Design and concept originated from Point Loma in San Diego California. I’m sure your version with your r and d is amazing, would love to try. Maybe this year in bali?” – user jeshisme on Instagram
“Sensational.” – user tributeguitarworks on Instagram
“Can’t wait for mine! So stoked!!!” – user gorilla_hands on Instagram
We had a chat with our surf guide, Henner, during a Maldives trip and here’s what he has to say about the Jim Banks Magic Carpet.
Henner: I had the great opportunity to test two of your boards, which was pretty fun.
BlinkSurf: Let’s talk about that. How did you like the orange board today?
Henner: The orange board was Jim Banks if I’m correct. It was a super fun board. It was a twin fin. I still need to get used to the typical release powers of a twin fin when you put a drive in.
BlinkSurf: It seems like you are able to turn it pretty well and get back up the wave, turn in the top?
Henner: It’s a loose board. It’s a lot looser than the other one I surfed before. It’s a massively fun board, stays in the pocket.
BlinkSurf: It gets past the flat spots.
Henner: [It] gets past the flat spots when you do, I don’t know, a bit of a cutback and you land on the white water. It’s very forgiving.
BlinkSurf: And it paddles into the wave well.
Henner: Heaps of paddle power.
Here is a video we found of the Jim Banks Magic Carpet:
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