Pyzel Phantom Review

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What the Pyzel website says about the Phantom:

‘The Phantom is the Step-down version of John John Florence’s current favorite model the Ghost.

When we first brought out the Ghost we had no idea that its unique design would come to be embraced by so many people in so many different types of waves. However, the one bit of feedback we kept hearing was that it was that it works best in waves shoulder-high and up, so we looked at making a step-down board that would bring that same feel to the head-high and under days that make up most of our daily surf sessions.

The Phantom is a Ghost squashed down, souped up, and with added volume, great for your everyday sessions in less than epic conditions.

We left the same Ghost rocker but added more single concave to flatten it out through the center, helping to create speed and flow without taking away from the overall performance or feel of the original design.

The added width in the tail and nose create a more parallel, fuller outline that helps keep the speed up through slower sections and tight turns.

The rails are full but not chunky, giving you more floatation and speed without taking away the sensitivity that we all love in our boards.

Best in waist-high to slightly overhead waves of all types the Phantom is your daily driver with a high-performance edge.’

Pyzel Phantom in custom spray | BlinkSurf

Pyzel Phantom bottom | BlinkSurf

Phantom with FCS2 fins in Quad set up | BlinkSurf

Pyzel Phantom’s nose | BlinkSurf

Image Source: Green Overhead

What our BlinkSurf rider says about the Pyzel Phantom:

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

Dims: 6’2″ x 20 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ x 38 L

Made with PU this is a custom spray. I love the Blue.

I prefer it as a quad and it flies in 2 – 3 Feet. Its a bit tricky to ride but worth it.

The rails are more user-friendly than the ghost and the concave is deeper with a little v down the middle.

Enjoying the FireWire FCS2 fins.

What people are saying about it:

“The Phantom has same Ghost rail rocker, but more concave, so a straighter rocker down the center of the board for lift and speed.

The Phantom has a wider nose and tail, again for more lift/speed in less powerful waves. This straightens the rail outline creating more drive.

The Phantom is roughly 1/2″ wider size per size compared to Ghost = More lift and speed in less powerful waves.” – REAL Water Sports

Size Chart:

Here’s a video of the Pyzel Phantom:

And here are pictures we found on Instagram:

How was your experience with the Pyzel Phantom? Let us know below.

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