I just mentioned it in a thread a few days ago, but I felt comfortable this past year on a 6'1'' Lost f-1 but sold it a few months ago so I could get the 5'8'' hellfire (which I just got and have enjoyed on waist high waves- still waiting for a decent swell).
But I'm also eyeing a 5'11'' Hellrazor or 6'0'' Michael Bourez (27.7L) to have possibly for hurricane season. How would the thinner version of the 6'0'' Michel Bourez or a 5'11'' hellrazor compare to the 6'1'' Lost-F1? Seems like the 600 Michel Bourez has 1L more volume that the 601 F-1 so I wonder if the Bourez would paddle even better than the 601 f-1. OR maybe the 508 hellfire would cover that ground for me?
I'd say they are going to cover similar conditions but will ride very differently.
any more info on how they might ride differently?
The MB is going to ride more like the F1, whereas the Hellfire is more of a hybrid feel. I'd think the Hellrazor will fall somewhere between the two, but closer to the F1/MB.
yeah good generalization prj.
the Hellrazor obviously has the most hybrid ride to it while the F1 has the mid-90s through late 2000s narrow and longer/chippier shortboard ride to it. I think the MB rides a heck of a lot better than the F1, provides a more user-friendly paddling experience but does so without sacrificing a bit of performance. The MB is going to have a touch more rocker out of the tail than the hellrazor so its going to be the board that gives you a traditional shortboard ride with a little less length and will allow for massive power hacks and feel great in good waist to overhead surf.
The Hellrazor has a bit more width, which means more curve to the rail and it has a little less tail rocker that is offset by the step rail. It rides great, carries a little less volume but probably is a touch better in worse surf as it has a little added area to it. It makes it over flat sections surprisingly well.
Hope this helps further.
I see you got the MB in your quiver
I'm eyeing out the 6'0" MB myself
personal thoughts on it?
I could never get it together on the Taj..is it a bit more forgiving than the Taj? less tail rocker?
I'm hoping the MB is not as rockered out. Is that the case? I think I read that the MB is based on the Taj, but was hoping the rocker was a bit more relaxed.
Also, are the MBs available in stores?
Pretty sure Chris said it has the same rocker as the Taj. I didn't like the Taj on Moroccan points, so I can see why you don't love it Deon. But in usual beachies at home I love it.
avail around mid/late march in oz....waiting on rocker details at the moment...hanging to get back on a rockered board...but still lurve my HF...been spending a lot of time at an isolated beach lately so will be taking both with me and can leave the spare on the beach and swap over without worry...although a huuuge eagle landed on my kids things last week..!!..so with the big eye sprayed on my boards he might dive bomb it!!!!