Tomo Cymatic Review

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What the manufacturer says about the Cymatic:

‘The Cymatic is an avant-garde, ultra high-performance machine. This shape is a hybrid of the Sci-Fi and Omni models so obvious, you can almost imagine the two boards combining naturally one night with Tomo away from the shaping bay. Fans of the Sci-Fi will immediately notice Tomo’s double bat tail. Much of the Sci-Fi’s popularity in 2016 and 2017 has been this tail design coupled with Tomo’s Quad Inside Single Concave. Functionally, the marriage of these two design elements has been brilliant – the double bat adding much-needed grip to the wave’s face, offsetting the extreme lift and speed created by the Quad Inside Single Concave. By melding these elements with the reduced swing weight of the Omni’s nose, Daniel Tomson has created an evolved version of both boards that surfs most similarly to the Sci-Fi but with slightly more rocker, and an increased ease of use in waves 1 to 5 feet. When it comes to waves of size though, surfers who love that familiar ‘barely out of control in a fun way speed when the waves creep above head high will appreciate this board’s feel in proper waves as well. Both Kelly Slater and Daniel Thomson have surfed and signed off on this shape in 2017 and we can’t wait to present it in 2018 as the next evolution of Tomo’s minimalistic, and highly engineered, modern planning hulls for Slater Designs.’

Image Source: Core Surfing Shop

Cymatic and Hydronaut with John John fins | BlinkSurf

Tomo Hydronaut and Cymatic | BlinkSurf

Cymatic in LFT construction | BlinkSurf

Blunt and wide nose with a little entry rocker | BlinkSurf

Cymatic in a Quad fin setup |BlinkSurf

Cymatic’s deck | BlinkSurf

Cymatic’s bottom | BlinkSurf

Compared to a Sci-Fi (left)

Compared to a Sci-Fi (right) | Image Source: BlinkSurf

3-6ftIdeal Wave Height

What one of the BlinkSurf team riders says about the Cymatic:

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

Conditions: 3-4 NE clean

Dims: 5’11” x 20 5/8″ x 2 13/16″ 38.4L

Fins: Futures quad

Tested: Haydenshapes front, Alpha rears

Nose: Blunt and wide with a little entry rocker. Looks strange but [it] works well. No chance of nosediving even in pumping waves.

Tail: Bat tail with a medium rocker

It paddled well considering the short length. It duck-dives and catches waves nicely. Takeoffs were smooth and stable.

It sits a little lower in the water than the indicated volume.

You can tell it’s short because it is more nimble than a regular shape/size. I would usually ride a 6’3″ so 4 inches less is noticeable. Slightly skatey but controllable.

Construction: LFT strong and light. It does not bounce around like other EPS boards.

The most interesting thing of all was speed.

The hype around this board relates to fast speeds but I didn’t notice that. It was not as fast as some of my other boards… yet. I’ll be changing the fins to see if that makes a difference.

What other people are saying about it:

“Can’t wait @tomo_surfboards the #cymatic looks like the love child of my two favourite boards #scifi #evo” – user bayton_building on Instagram

“Cymatic was siiiiiiiiick!! Wave conditions sucked but still fun to try out the new epic design! the board is insane! My favorite thus far. Turns like a Vader and fast like an Evo. I think Tomo has blended on the great designs elements of his best boards and created this one!” – user deforestcooper on Instagram

“That Cymatic looks insane!” – user hellamolenkampy on Instagram

“That Cymatic is amazing!!! 5’3″ tested and really fast, loose and giving big flow. Good work!!!” – user matrar on Instagram

“Looks way more in sync with things and not so twitchy. Had a good look at the Cymatic this morning the rocker isn’t changed much however Wazza did say he feels it like it flows more and isn’t as twitchy as the Sci Fi And the 5’3 comes in at 27 something litres.” – user Craig R on Firewire Surfboards forum

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