Pyzel Radius Review

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What the Pyzel website says about the Radius:

‘The 2018 Radius is the latest incarnation of our top high-performance design, the Bastard, John John Florence’s go-to board during his run at the World Title in 2016.

Jon Pyzel and John John have refined the design even further over the last year and not only does John John love it, but it was chosen by Jordy Smith as his favorite board and the 2017 STAB IN THE DARK event winner!

Designed to be ridden fast and loose in above average to great surf, the Radius has a smooth, medium/high bottom rocker for easy turning and a single concave to add lift and drive. The gentle hip in the outline keeps it lively and sharp while adding drive.

Proven in everything from the beach breaks of Rio and France, the point waves of J Bay and Trestles, and the reefs of the South Pacific and Indonesia, it feels best in surf with a little curve on the face and just keeps getting better as it gets into more juice.

The Radius is as high performance as we go, so not the best choice for beginners, but if you are looking to elevate your surfing up another level this board will get you there.’

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Moveability
Power
Skill
Speed
21.75 - 36.40 LVolume
2 - 8 ftIdeal Wave Height

What people are saying about it:

“The Radius is a great board for powerful wave surfing as well as in weaker surf. The added hip ensures the reaction to turning in everyday conditions allows for a playful and responsive feel whilst adding speed for when the conditions pick up.” – Boardcave AU

“This is a board I’ve been super amped to ride after watching the STAB in the dark with Jordy.

The first few waves on the Radius felt similar to the Voyager 1 but the more waves I caught the more I picked up on its subtle differences.

It has a deeper concave and higher bottom rocker than the Voyager which gave the board plenty of bite on steeper drops and endless drive through turns, this suited the conditions to a tee!

On the steeper waves, the board had so much control. After a while, I noticed that turns I would normally have to nurse or wash off speed for I could go into a little harder knowing that the board could handle it.

With its thin tail and pulled in outline, I wouldn’t recommend this board as a groveller but when the waves are on it feels like it wouldn’t skip a beat.

The Radius to me is the kind of board you will do your best surfing on when the waves are perfect and I can see why Jordy picked it as his favourite after 2 weeks in the Mentawais.” – Board Store

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