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Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« on: October 31, 2015, 10:44:10 AM »
In Maui now and stopped by Second wind sports.  They got the first two Jimmy Lewis 8'8" super techs that came in on the last container.  So they do exist.  8'8" x 29" at 112 ltrs. 
The shop owner also said that Jimmy will have a 9'3" super tech in the next container.  Dimensions and liters unknown.
I compared the shape and bottom contours to the stun gun.  More rocker and thinner.  The weight felt lighter than the 8'7" stun gun too!   
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Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 05:48:23 AM »
I saw that board at Surf Expo in the Jimmy Lewis booth and it looked amazing.  My friend bought their sample.  I haven't heard back on how he likes it as he was waiting to add a deck pad.

That 8'8" Super Tech is my next purchase for sure...have the 8'7" Jimmy Lewis Kwad and like it a lot, but the Super Tech looks more high performance.

On another note Jimmy Lewis and his son Marcus have to be two of the nicest guys in the business.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 03:40:00 AM »
Marlon - his son, is now shaping with Jimmy and along with the global network of paddlers and agents we are all starting to progress the range of boards being put out.

I ride the 8'8 Supertech and love it on clean bigger days as seriously quick.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 04:03:08 AM »
nice is right.  a JL was my first board wwwwwway back in the day and jimmy and i have emailed back and forth ever since, with some of his email responses to questions being incredibly long and thoughtful.  and encouraging.  and fun.  i own three JLs now, all three the same model, my good feelings toward them compounded by how great a guy I think Jimmy himself is.

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Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 05:07:11 AM »
nice is right.  a JL was my first board wwwwwway back in the day and jimmy and i have emailed back and forth ever since, with some of his email responses to questions being incredibly long and thoughtful.  and encouraging.  and fun.  i own three JLs now, all three the same model, my good feelings toward them compounded by how great a guy I think Jimmy himself is.

I completely agree, I research and try different boards as much as possible, so it's nice when you can e-mail or FB message the man who designed/built the board and get his take. Jimmy has been great answering my questions regarding the B&B, and I love the board. 
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Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2016, 12:37:58 PM »
I bought the 8'8" Super Tech Carbon from Jimmy and Marlon at Surf Expo last September. Since I don't like wax on my sups I had them cut a deck pad for it and they shipped it to me from Hawaii. I love riding it. It has a single concave from the nose to the middle and then a double concave from the middle to the fins and then a flat tail. I can't believe how easily it catches waves for a 112 liter board. I've ridden it in hollow Caribbean waves with 10 ft faces and boy is it fast and maneuverable. It's the best surf sup I've ever ridden. It also works great in waist high waves. The stock fins which I ride in a thruster configuration work really well. I haven't yet tried riding it as a quad. Also it came supplied with 5 fins so straight out of the box you can configure it how you want. I can't wait to ride it in Baja this summer and test it out in some Pacific juice.

Besides the 8'8" the new Super Techs will be a 9'1" x 30.5" 129 liters and a 9'6" x 31.5" 146 liters. The 9'1" will have a 19" tail and a 16 7/16" nose. The 9'6" will have a 19 3/4" tail and a 16 7/16 nose. I'm pretty sure the bottoms will be the same as the other Super Techs - Single Mid to Double in fins to flat tail.

I have to agree that both Jimmy and Marlon are some of the nicest surf industry guys I have ever met. It's amazing that in this day and age that the owner of a company and his son take the time to respond to individual emails. And they do it within 24 hours. The greatest customer service ever.

Unless something radically changes Jimmy Lewis boards will be the only ones I will buy again.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 03:06:47 PM »
I bought the 8'8" Super Tech Carbon from Jimmy and Marlon at Surf Expo last September. Since I don't like wax on my sups I had them cut a deck pad for it and they shipped it to me from Hawaii. I love riding it. It has a single concave from the nose to the middle and then a double concave from the middle to the fins and then a flat tail. I can't believe how easily it catches waves for a 112 liter board. I've ridden it in hollow Caribbean waves with 10 ft faces and boy is it fast and maneuverable. It's the best surf sup I've ever ridden. It also works great in waist high waves. The stock fins which I ride in a thruster configuration work really well. I haven't yet tried riding it as a quad. Also it came supplied with 5 fins so straight out of the box you can configure it how you want. I can't wait to ride it in Baja this summer and test it out in some Pacific juice.

Besides the 8'8" the new Super Techs will be a 9'1" x 30.5" 129 liters and a 9'6" x 31.5" 146 liters. The 9'1" will have a 19" tail and a 16 7/16" nose. The 9'6" will have a 19 3/4" tail and a 16 7/16 nose. I'm pretty sure the bottoms will be the same as the other Super Techs - Single Mid to Double in fins to flat tail.

I have to agree that both Jimmy and Marlon are some of the nicest surf industry guys I have ever met. It's amazing that in this day and age that the owner of a company and his son take the time to respond to individual emails. And they do it within 24 hours. The greatest customer service ever.

Unless something radically changes Jimmy Lewis boards will be the only ones I will buy again.

Complete agree regarding Jimmy and Marlon, wondering if there's any more reviews on the 8'8" JL SuperTech. I'm looking at it or a 8'5" WW for my all-around board. I'm 170 lbs. and I have a JL Black and Blue I love for anything under waist high, and then a 7'11" 104L F-One Madiero which I'm steady on if it's super clean, otherwise it's pretty challenging.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis Super Tech 8'8" does exist
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 04:22:21 AM »
I'm 170 and surfed the WW 8'5 for about a year. I really liked the shape and how it surfed but over time found it to be too floaty. A lot of the volume is in the thick rails which at my weight caused the board to feel corky. I was downsizing at the time and the 8'1 seemed too small. Looking back I think I would have been very happy with the 8'1 WW and even today would be happy to have an 8'1 in my quiver but at my ability, I'm sure I would only be able to ride it on the cleanest days.

If you want a board in the same size range as the WW 8'5, try a Sunova Flow 8'7. Even though the Flow 8'7 is only a few liters less than the WW, it will ride a ton better. 

The Flow is almost identical to the WW in outline and rocker, but with much thinner rails. It's like an improved WW.

If I could have just one all around board, it would be a Flow 8'7. I chose to go with an 8'4 and a low volume 8'10 because I wanted to cover a wider range of conditions.

At your weight, I would avoid the WW 8'5. It's more suited to a heavier rider. I would love to try the Super Tech. That might also be an awesome board to go with, but consider the Flow 8'7 as well.

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