I have had my 6'1 HellRazor for about a month now and it came with NanoTune applied and the sticker on top, bummer yours did not come already tuned. You should be able to buy the re-tune kits......hey if we have them in Oz you should have them in the US as we are always the last to get stuff :)
It is a wicked board, paddles really well and flies its a good combo of Hybrid DNA and a short board.
I really love the new Techflex Clay Marzo CM-2 fins in that board.....did you get Futures or FCS?
You'll be stoked when you get that thing out in the ocean and drop into your first wave.
yeah thanks... i really assumed it'd be tuned! considering i ordered it after the boards supposedly were getting the treatment which like i said is why i waited another month or two to order it.. i have fcs.. i will probably run k2.1 pc's in it at first and want to try the jw-1s or even the new jeremy flores fins..
Anyone have a 6-7 or a 6-9 Hell Razor? Would like to ask you a couple of Questions...
I have tried Future Techflex WCT's which are pretty well exactly the same as FCS K2.1's. It was on a smaller punchy wave and they felt ok but they were the first fins i tried in my HR and trying to get used to a new board at the same time was not a good test. I want to try them again on a bigger wave with a bit more face and see how they go.
i liked how the k2.1s went in my alternator.. i like fins that pivot real quick.. i only surf beachbreaks so i'm hoping they go well on the razor as well
Just picked up my 5'11 Razor tonight. Thing looks like such a weapon, no doubt in my mind as to how its going to perform, will be ideal for the waves I get out front. It says 19 1/4 wide and I believe it but you wouldn't guess, obviously more on the shortboard side of things, really like the overall outline of the board, good clean shape that just feels nice under your arm. Got the F4 Techflex fins in it now, so will be on those first, than the machados and also got some AM-2 Techflex and Controller quads. could get interesting. May even have to pull out the deviant at some point and see how that goes in the HR.
Recently coming off an Injury, tore my MCL about 9 days ago, its minor and already have it out of the way but have not surfed in over a week and have to go at about 75% tomorrow so It might be a bit before Im back to form but when it happens I cant wait to be on this thing.
Chito, 6 weeks for an MCL, dont reinjure that or it gets worse.
Yea thanks. You as well as the rest of the universe keep reminding me of that! The injury itself was very very minor. When it actually happened it hurt but I was on the edge of paddling back out, was by no means severe. I knew that something wasn't right though just by the way it felt, there was no inflammation, no redness or any indication that anything had happened. I came in from the surf that day, instantly put it on ice for the first 48 hours and alternated heat. After that I kept it wrapped in an ace bandage and elevated for 9 days, didn't shed a drop of sweat and remained bound to my computer chair doing nothing while all my buddies got pitted like crazy and told me about it. Had 4 rounds of acupuncture done to it as well as 1 session of Cupping with regular Chinese, herbal healing patches that I left on for 12 hours each time.
SO I would say I have done a good job thus far of keeping off it and taking care of it. I did surf this morning though, felt absolutely fine, not doing ANY turns right now though unfortunately. I Just want to be in the water so all Im doing is floating around and when I do get a wave I take off and pump, get pitted if possible and than kick out.
BUT what I can tell you all from this morning session IS THAT:
if you are around 160-170 pounds than the 5'11 floats just fine. I am in board shorts surfing central american beach break though, may play a bit of a factor.
The board is fast, cant tell you how fast yet as I can't really drive it to hard but just off the drop it generates a good amount of speed. I can imagine that once I can push hard and weave the thing it will fly.
The board holds great in the barrel. Managed to get 2 nice shacks this morning and was amazed at how easily the board handled it. Was in a totally verticle part of the wave and the board didn't even seem to notice. I on the other hand was freaking out since Im used to my spitfire and it would never of held in that section.
You sound about the same size as me and surfing in a similar climate (warm water and boardies) so hopefully you can help me out.
I'm riding a 5'6" Spitfire also and would like to know your feedback comparing your previous 5'8" Hellfire and your current 5'11" Hellrazor to the Spit.
I'm still trying to decide if to go a 5'8" Hellfire or 5'11" Hellrazor as my go to board.
Which do you think better compliments the Spit and progresses your surfing? What's your pro's and con's eg. paddle, performance, grovel factor, carve factor etc.
Ok well I have not really ridden the Hellrazor yet so I cant tell you how it rides. Although, just based on the fact that you already have the spit, I would say go with the Hellrazor, It's not that the Hellfire isn't good its just that the Razor gives you the ability to surf more variety of waves. The hellfire is an amazing board and I recommend it to everyone but that doesn't necessarily make it the best board, surfing is a very subjective sport due to the fact that everyone surf's differently, weighs different amount, rides different waves, wear's different suits so when all these things comes into play its hard to say that a particular board will preform for someone else the same way it would for you. The Hellfire for me was amazing, but I was in the same boat as you, had the HF and the Spit and the truth was that after I got the spit I rode the Hellfire less. The Spit handled the lower end waves better and still went great in head high waves with some punch and was great for the flat sections inbetween, so I would save the HF for bigger days but than when I was surfing those waves on it I almost felt like I needed more board, even though the HF handled the bigger waves fine, something a bit more traditional would of been better.
It was with that thought process that I went and got the Razor, I have it now and am super pumped. Just from looking at the outline and the rails and everything I can tell that the board is a lot more of a short board than a hybrid, even though from paddaling it and everything I can tell that it has not lost the Hybrid fully. The board flies over flat sections like you were being pulled, as long as you hit them with some speed you just glide, its really cool.
But back to your board choice! Hellrazor for sure, will give you a better time in waves of consequence and allow you to progress your surfing more. The Hellrazor and the spit really will have you covered from about knee to wasit up until whatever you feel comfortable paddling the HR into.
Get a Potato next and you will always be out there!
After my MCL heals up fully and I can surf at full strength again I will write a review on the Hell Razor. Will be about a month or so so I can heal up, get some good sessions in and experiment with different fins and fin setups but in a months time look for a review if you want to see how the razor goes.