I am actually struggling with the 602 Thinner Bourez.........not sure why but i just cannot seem to get it together either with the right fins or how i am surfing it.
I had a 6'4 Taj Pro and love it always had a good surf on that thing in good waves........
I have taken my 6'1 Hellrazor and the Bourez out in the same surf with the same fins a couple of times now and had a better surf on the Hellrazor........not sure what i am doing wrong.
I tried the Bourez in shoulder high surf and that was the best surf i have had on it.......later that week tried it in punchy well over head surf and rarely made a take off........felt like an old gumby.
Got to keep experimenting...............
yeah i clicked straight away with the 604taj...(had to back off the back foot a bit off the top to keep control though)...i only got 2 quick sessions so far on the MB thin...2 ft crap closeouts that didn't give me a chance and then 6 ft bells copy and a left..(until i got out there) the faces turned out to be steep in a strong offshore BUT they were dead flat...no curve at all...weird...this kept too much rail in at all times while front footing the wind...very frustrating, didn't get a chance to get on the tail and go for it...did a couple of late slow overhead reo's from a forward position in both directions and got to feel the rocker loop vertically up over and back under my feet...HF or razor would of loved that session......gunna have to wait now until i ride this flu out....now...where's the wife??...i need vick's rubbed in my chest..............
I am definitely not clicking with the MB..........not sure if it is a fin thing but i don't seem to get any drive or speed out of turns, i don't feel in control on it and it feels completely different under my feet to the Taj and Hellrazor.
My first surf on the Hellrazor and Taj was great and has been great ever since but the MB just isn't happening for me yet.
the 602 is not twitchy or sensitive like the taj at all so will require muscle...its designed for MB's brute force...the couple of turns the surf allowed me to push hard through were good...gotta get a good session in...surfed a dodgy rocky freight train point today...late drops bottom turn then fang it down the line until overtaken by the wave...no room for turns...not even one...aaaagggghhhh...when am i going to get this thing tested...!!
I got my CBD in March. My sessions on that have been limited. Probably only ridden it around 10 times.
Waves have sucked here. You'll get a good day before me...
yeah keep working it. Are people buying the Michel with the same volume as they are used to? By this I mean don't get thrown off and wind up with the Michel in the wrong thickness...
I tried over 4 surfs to get used to the board and decided to give it a break and went back to my 601 Hellrazor for a couple of surfs.
I then decided to take the 602 Bourez out for one more try and put in the biggest fins i had - Futures AM2 Techflex and wow what a difference, felt like a completely different board......loving it now.
Nice and fast, drivey, you can really lean into every turn and the board just responds so well without losing any speed.....have managed some of my best turns on this board.
i tried the the am2 t-flex in crap and they bound it up...even the ea t-flex were a little dead....the ea blackstix sorted that...but yesterday in the freight trains they ran out of puff...needed the am2's...thinking about getting some in honeycomb...the bigger template with the flex softened a bit might do well...good surf here now but back is locked up again...aaaggghhh...
Hey Chris what you mean by that? And also when we start taking about the new mini driver...:)
Originally Posted by Chris