Jim Banks Wanderer Review

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What the Jim Banks website says about Wanderer:

‘The Wanderer hails back to the refined single fin designs that I built and surfed during the 70’s. Just like the ’73, it features a single into double concave, with a very slight vee out the tail, for smooth carving and improved holding through steeper faces and more critical turns. However, the low soft rails have been combined with a narrower nose and tail outline for higher performance in better quality waves.

The Wanderer loves swooping and gliding across open faces and is very capable in steep drops and deep barrels. It will surprise you with how well it performs solid carves off the bottom and in tight pockets.

I’ve surfed my own Wanderer in very solid waves up to double overhead and it felt like the bigger the wave, the better it went. The board was very solid off the bottom and I was surprised with how well it pulled tight hooks off the top.’

CONCEPT – The Wanderer is a refined single fin designed for better waves.

OUTLINE – The outline features a pulled in rounded pintail to provide control in high-quality waves.

BOTTOM – This single into double concave and low soft rail maximises hold and drive on steeper faces.

RAILS – The low soft rails provide added penetration and control through higher speed turns.

ROCKER – A classic single fin style rocker produces a smooth glide for smooth and stylish surfing.

VOLUME – The carefully balanced volume provides surprising paddle power.

FINS – Standard with an adjustable 10″ fin box, but side boxes can be added as an option.

SUMMARY – With a touch more noselift and a pulled in tail template, the Wanderer is your desert island single fin built for better quality surf as well as larger and hollower waves.

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