Maurice Cole Metro iD Review

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What the Maurice Cole Surfboards site says about the Metro iD:

‘Designed for Waves 1 – 5ft. The Metro combines width and thickness from the old retro fish, but introduces a tow inspired bottom rocker and a very deep concave. More width in the tail creates a larger sweet spot and an accentuated change in curve at the 1 mark loosens the board up. This board replaces all Fish type boards. This design has a foot in both camps. Stability and float while still maintaining the edgy characteristics of speed and rippability. Evidence that you can occasionally teach an old dog new tricks.

The Metro is easy to turn and will suit surfers that like a retro feel, but want performance from a board. Unlike an old school fish the Metro 3 will sit high on steep fast sections and won’t morph into a shopping trolley style slide when you want to lay a full tilt cutback or carve deep lines into the wave face. Ask and you shall receive. This is no bog monster.’

Image Source: Surf Stitch

Image Source: Surf Stitch

Image Source: Maurice Cole Surfboards

Image Source: Maurice Cole Surfboards

What people are saying about it:

“‘I used my Metro-iD model,’ said veteran Bells Beach shaper Maurice Cole. ‘Ross Clarke Jones and I have been honing in on tow designs, they’re built for speed. I’ve been intrigued by the lack of design in the last 10 years on the WCT and I was wondering if a Tour level surfer could ride such a board as the Metro-iD knowing he’d have to change the way he surfs a bit because of the extra speed. I chose this design because there’s nothing like it in the world. It’s an original design made to go very fast and carve at high speeds. I thought I’d throw in a ‘now for something completely different…’ As you’ll see above, with that immense concave and rather unusual tail, the board stood out from the rest, positively making for different lines from Dane and an easy time identifying its origins.” – Surf Stitch

“I have a few new models off MC (metro,protow and guns)… check his insty, new Metro ID he made me is the light blue one. Top bloke MC, he shaped me a new one after getting the tail wrong on the other order. They are very extreme and I have asked him to tone down the concave and edges on this one, they don’t pivot/release as easy off the top but drive and carve incredibly. Best cutback and hack board for sure… we will see how the new Metro ID goes. He has also done me a 9’0 (darker blue one on the insty page) … this has V to single concave out the back of it, toned down rhino based off the protow,really keen to get on this as the protow is a magic design for up to triple OH.” – user cycd on Swellnet

“It’s New quiver! For good wave use. Maurice Cole 2017 Model. METRO-ID. I am so Stoked!! Thanks.” – Kazuo Asai on Facebook

“Good N.shore board! I’ll take1.” – user surfboardbroker on Instagram

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Have you ridden the Maurice Cole Metro iD? What was your experience like?

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