This is the board Ive been looking for, for quite sometime. 4 boards later, (6’3”, 6’6”, 7’2”, 40 litres 5’’9” epoxy), and the perfect machine appears, Thanks Kelly & Tomo). Waist to head high, I’ve surfed this board in thruster formation - super loose. Every thing I asked it to do, it did. Take off is really good for an old bloke. This board makes the latest of drops and gives me time to get set and then a quick turn and I’m around the foam and into the face, off and racing. Simple to turn but its still quite stable. I have felt so relaxed surfing this board that I even enjoy sharing waves.
I used to struggle paddling into waves and competing with the younger surfers. I looked for more volume and more length but still didn’t achieve what I needed, (paddle power and manoeuvrability). Finally, the Cymatic appeared and it has allowed me to get my confidence back competing with the younger surfer, taking off in the more critical wave positions and making sections using the board’s manoeuvrability and drive / speed to help me.
I recommend the Cymatic to the older surfer who still wants to surf a performance board before the inevitable Father Time makes you move to the long board and soul surfing, (I may not slash and turn like I used to but I can drive hard off the bottom and cut under the lip before driving into my next section..
Surfing maybe a sport but it is also a lifestyle. the Cymatic 5’11” has helped rejuvenate my love of the ocean and surfing.
Yallingup, Trigg, Toms, Guillateen’s.... its just the beginning. I cant wait for COVID to get under control and try this board in Bali at my favourite spots. I’m very confident and supported with the Cymatic as my traveller board.
Good luck and enjoy what you do and have faith the Cymatic may be your last board. I love mine and cant see myself riding anything else in the next ten years.