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Gear Talk / Re: Everyday new board help
« on: July 05, 2022, 05:27:10 PM »
Well after much back and forth I decided on the Imagine Crossover 12 x 31
Heres why:
All-round board with a bias towards surfing
Much thinner in the tail than starboard generation
Some guy named Dave Kalama(who ever he is) had a bit to do with designing the board to cover some miles yet still be surf able
Price point
Windsurf plug

Again, I needed a board I could surf, cruise, let the kids beat up, go for a mellow sail, just go to the beach and know I could get on the water in some capacity no matter what.
Should be here in a few days, excited to get back on the water more and not be so tied to forecasts.

Gear Talk / Re: Everyday new board help
« on: June 12, 2022, 05:01:38 PM »
Thanks for the input guys, and another vote for the Starboard Generation. That might just be the one. Again Im looking to be able to throw a board in the truck and go to the beach when I can and not worry about being skunked. A board like that certainly checks a lot of boxes and will get me on the water no matter the conditions. Id say Im more biased towards surfing but if its flat or choppy I can still go for a cruise and get a good paddle in. If theres wind, Im windfoiling, if the surf is really good I have my Jimmy Lewis Destroyer, everything else should be covered with a board like this.

Gear Talk / Everyday new board help
« on: June 11, 2022, 04:29:58 PM »
Unfortunately I didnt learn my lesson from windsurfing and chased SUP down a rabbit hole. Race boards got too narrow to be fun, my surf board is awesome but only in perfect conditions. On top of that my work/water time ratio is off. Now wind foiling has saved my time on water itch but I do miss SUP. Time for a new board, something I can throw in the truck when I can sneak away and not worry about a thing. Something big, stable, surfable, maybe sailable. Surf, log some miles, ocean river, whatever.
Narrowed down to JP Hybrid, Imagine Crossover, Starboard Generation(no mast plug) Sunova Search(also no mast plug).
Just looking to not get skunked anymore, have a board that can do it all. I understand the do it all board comes with limitations but a day on the water is better than none.

Classifieds / Re: Axis 370 rear wing
« on: May 28, 2022, 02:58:51 PM »
$125 free shipping?

Classifieds / Axis 370 rear wing
« on: May 15, 2022, 12:14:39 PM »
Like new Axis 370 rear wing with cover
$150 includes shipping
Brian 407-912-0571

Classifieds / Re: Axis 380 speed tail
« on: April 19, 2022, 04:41:16 PM »
Hey Tom, sent you a message.

Gear Talk / Re: JL Super Frank vs Destroyer
« on: October 30, 2020, 05:44:48 PM »
Bought, surfed and sold a bunch of boards....until I got my Destroyer. Could not be happier. Shape, performance, stability, construction, everything is top notch. Ordered straight from Jimmy himself. If you are concerned about shape or size, shoot him an email! Very easy to talk and work with. Im surfing in FL with the 77 and Im at 200lbs. Only board I need from storm swells to knee slappers.

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 06, 2019, 07:04:58 PM »
FRP- just like LB said, went straight through Jimmy (how cool is that!). Email back and forth with a legend, no big deal. Pretty cool talking to him I sent him a pic of my first big purchase, a Kinetic windsurfing board circa 1995. I mowed a shitload of lawns and shoveled snow of many driveways to save up for that board. He was a part of that board and decades later a part of my new ride. Truly a good guy to work with and makes forking over money to a guy who you can trust much easier.

The board breaks traditional rules of volume to weight. I had a KM 86 x 29 @107 ltrs. Super tippy! Very hard to stand on and paddle around a lineup. Awesome board on a wave but shit construction, gave to my son to beat up. Bought a few of them super cheap when going out of business and sold all the others making mine free and I still didnt like it. Went to the Shroom at 79 same volume, much easier to paddle. Stable and the best most comfortable deck Ive ever been on. Sold just because it was a specific board for mushy, crap waves. There it excelled but on a decent day or a once the wave had any shape to it it sucked. Wide tail, boxy shape was just not a one board solution for me.

I started looking for exact shape/ philosophy of the Destroyer before Jimmy had it out. Shorter, lower volume, spoon nose, pin tail, bomb proof. Tried a few custom shapers who were willing to try it it(at my expense). Another too busy with foiling to make(DW). Did not like the idea of shelling out 1500-2000 bucks for someone to give it a shot. Plus most customs are making simple surfboard construction, glass over foam, but at SUP prices.

In comes the Destroyer on the Seabreeze. Holy shit, just what I was looking for! Made by Jimmy, highly endorsed by his Australian distributor(amazing surfer, loads of experience and best board he has ever surfed). I emailed both, figured out design, shipping, price, etc. and got mine in Florida. Could not be happier!

This board is unlike anything out there and should be on anybodys radar if looking for new board. Truly a one board quiver and go small! Very stable for size.

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 06:48:21 PM »
Yes the dome is very, very slight. More of just a taper to the rails maybe the last inch or two. Being such a small board though I need to be out there. Board is super stable even at only 100 ltrs to my 190lbs. But the sweet spot has me closer to that downward dip at the rail line. Probably unnoticeable to anyone else. Only reason I notice it is because my knee is such junk. 3 surgeries trying to correct a life and career bouncing around on boats. Also coming off a Sunova Shroom with the best, most comfortable deck Ive ever been on and arguably the most locked in feel of any board out there. As I get more comfortable with the board I feel Ill  be able to increase that sweet spot a bit. And maybe just throw on my neoprene sleeve on the knee which helps.

I dont take buying a new board, sight unseen, at price very lightly. I saved, researched all options, waited months for delivery and could not be happier with the new board. Jimmy absolutely nailed this board and Im looking forward to enjoying it for a long time.

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:45:34 PM »
The deck does have a very, very subtle dome to it. I only notice it because of my crap knee and only after a few hours. Hopefully the pics show the deck and nose rocker.

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:36:31 AM »
Standard sandwich construction. Not sure they are available in carbon construction yet.
Eastbound-I always surf switch stance going left. Always frontside for me, never really figured out backside. Id say Im more comfortable regular foot but much better goofy foot than going backside. I guess my windsurfing background makes it more natural

SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Jimmy Lewis Destroyer
« on: August 04, 2019, 03:49:04 PM »
Ive had the Destroyer out now quite a bit and absolutely love the thing. Stable, fast, easy to paddle, plenty of glide and rips turns, absolutely beautiful paint job and bomb proof. Seriously, what else do you need in a board? Little waves to head high, this thing is a do it all board for sure. Bought based on comments from the Seabreeze, the Australian JL distributor raves about this board. Calls it the best board hes ever ridden and he has been professionally surfing about as long as I have been alive. Of course being the distributor I was a bit skeptical but now after being on it for awhile I believe the hype. Jimmy killed it with this board.

Im 185-190lbs and its only 100 ltrs. Nervous I went too small when I ordered it, I am so glad I went with the 77. I have no trouble paddling the lineup or getting into waves. If you are considering a Destroyer, don't be scared to go small. Only thing I can even consider a con to the board is the ever so slight dome in the deck. After a 5 hour surf marathon last weekend, it was bothering my knee a little. Not really a fault of the board I guess, just my bum knee.

Running it right now as a thruster to take advantage of that beautiful pin tail, you will need to buy a new fin set at this size. Came with fins more suited for a bigger board. Im running a Futures F6 center and True Ames 4.6 Side bites and have no reason to change anything up right now. Plenty of speed, excellent tracking and ripping through turns with this set-up.

Looking forward to many fun years with her!

This is the one I almost got from L41. Such a bad ass board but in the end I knew the JL would be bombproof and exactly what I wanted. Jimmy talks about the golden ratio. Basically the rails/rocker/bottom all coming together for that perfect shape. He was a pleasure to work with and would definitely recommend him.

I bought this solely on the info from Seabreeze. It came out the same time I was looking for a board with those dimensions so it worked out great. Other boards I considered was the L41 Bruce Wayne, very similar shape, and the  portal phantom. Went with JL based mostly on construction and his experience. I knew his shape would work and the construction, fit and finish of his boards is amazing. Im 38, 511, 185. Coming of a Sunova Shroom 79 105 ltrs I think.? Board was awesome but wanted to get away from the fat tail and get something I could use in all conditions.

Weighing in at 14.1lbs

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