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March 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm #1504masiGuest
Keep hearing great things about this board as an every day shortboard here in norway. Considering one with round tail and 5 fins. Any input would be great!
April 1, 2014 at 3:20 am #1520AndrewGuest
Every ones got an opinion here’s mine
Got a MBToo RP thruster recently and has become a fave all rounder
Its the swiss army knife of surfboards for small to med waves
Goes fast, paddles fast, responds fast with foam in all the right places,
Round pin template goes some way in compensating for minimal rocker
but a little too much foam/lift in the tail of mine
makes it spin out on o/h surf when pushed hard even with o/s fins
and tricky on o/h pitchy late take offs
but that’s what makes it good in smaller conditions
which its primarily designed for
Due to the flatter rocker & good foam distribution
for use as an all rounder my advice would be
to go thinner than you think you need to give it more bite
April 2, 2014 at 4:34 am #1524AnonymousInactive
Awesome response, great to hear your take on the Motorboat Too by Channel Islands Andrew!
I haven’t ridden the MBToo so would not have been a great help to you Masi.
Cheers you frothers,
April 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm #1526masiGuest
Thanks, Andrew for the insights! Followed your advice when I placed my order. Can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂
April 13, 2014 at 12:59 am #1531HenriqueGuest
The best answers I had been in small waves with the Matrix model of JS Industries. Surf in Brazil in beach break waves of 0-5 feet.
I’ve used the Motorboat and really liked it, but found it very hard (perhaps by excess volume of surfboard used) and also used the Dumpster Diver, who found a level beyond my abilities, because I had difficulty in paddle and control.
I want to try a new board that works in bigger waves than the Matrix, maybe between 2 and 5 feet. I thought the Motorboat Too.
Based on the information above, what do you think?
April 16, 2014 at 1:26 am #1537AnonymousInactive
Thanks for writing Henrique!
Andrew, I hope this is helpful to you.
May 1, 2014 at 10:55 pm #1562AndrewGuest
From what I’ve seen of the original Motorboat, its a small wave, high volume, low rockered board for less powerful waves and a good learner board
The Matrix & Dumpster Diver are more performance orientated with more rocker and should handle small beachbreak very well in experienced hands
The Motorboat Too is in between and is nearly a completely different board to the original MB with only the low rocker being similar.
The MBToo is much more refined than the original and should handle a larger range of wave conditions than the original. It would be a good next step on from the original MB before moving onto the DD or Matrix should you want to surf more aggro
If the beachbreaks you surf have punch & power at 2-5′ then definitely order it as thin and low volume as you can comfortably paddle and dive with a round pin tail to help take the drop & make the bowl sections
The hardest thing to get right is the board type and size and that depends on your skill level, weight, height, age, fitness and how powerful and clean the 2-5′ Brazilian Beachbreaks that you are intending to ride? If you let me know, I’ll give you an opinion…….but I’m no expert and everyone has an opinion!
June 19, 2014 at 1:44 am #1824AnonymousInactive
Great response Andrew!
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