man oh man fazza. that looks so fun!! I kind of think the major difference between the two boards is the length and rail shape. Because of the wing, I feel the jacknife maintains a little less rail curve which, to me, makes the board draw a slightly longer, driver line than the Hellrazor. subtle, though, i agree, and likely more noticeable if did have both at the same time. Most surfers who are in for this genre of board will enjoy either.
Hi, and thanks for yours comments. Just 3 questions :
Originally Posted by Fazza
- A JK in 6'0, with 29.8 L is not to big for your 68 Kgs ?
- You surf your JK as a thruster or a quad ?
- Could you post a video of your session with your Jacknife (JK) ?
The waves in SW OZ are pretty powerful compared to other parts of Australia and i find that you need a little bit more volume to get onto them early as most of the power is in the bottom half of the wave. Having said that the JacKnife is a pretty high performance hybrid that is fast down the line, allows you to stay high in the wave and yet still releases through your turns, it is quite refined through the nose, tail and out to the rails and i have no problem turning it in soft or powerful waves.
I have only surfed it as a thruster at the moment and have tried Techflex CM2's and TP1's so far i have preferred the TP1's but will be trying it with Techflex WCT fins this week sometime. I will try it as a quad once i have had a few more surfs as a thruster.
I'll see if i can get the video sorted the only thing is it was shot from a bit of a distance and there was 3 of us in the video and i am not sure who is who.
I have done some comparisons to my 601 Hellrazor and i must say the JacKnife is pretty refined, and pretty close to the Hellrazor. They both look very similar in the nose rocker but the JacKnife has slightly more tail rocker which will help with rail to rail transitions. The rails are very similar and the JacKnife looks very evenly proportioned from nose to tail. The JacKnife definately has slightly more width forward of centre compared to the Hellrazor which I have not noticed that being a problem in any of the waves i have surfed it in, it really doesn't feel like you are surfing on a hybrid when you get it under your feet on a wave.
I will post some comparative shots tomorrow as it is night at the moment and too hard to get any good shots.
ok, interesting, yours to us informed.
You think therefore that JK is good from knee high to head and a half ?
It looks to me like a single flyer Futura. I'm really happy with my Futura and also find it covers much the same conditions as my Dom as Fazza mentioned.
The JacKnife can definately handle better waves than the Dominator and probably even the Activator ans the rocker is so similar to the Dominator.
I have tried to do a few comparison shots to the Hellrazor below:
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The first 2 shots the JacKnife is on the left and in the last shot the JK is on top.
Hey Fazza, what is the bottom contour on the JK? Just curious.
there are barrels in your neck of the woods kdropin...
would I be correct in assuming it has a single concave bottom?
Originally Posted by Slowman
Sorry didn't reply earlier I have been on holidays in Melbourne for that last week, missed a fantastic week of surf.
The bottom contour of that board is a single into a double with a slight V.