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Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« on: April 20, 2019, 02:54:30 PM »
I've been looking for a bigger more stable board with a bit more glide that I can use on choppy big days and for getting to distant breaks and I think I may have found it with the Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6. I just ordered one for $1095 free shipping. I couldn't pass up the price. All sizes are in stock if anyone is interested.

https://shop.surfindustries.com/us/surf/stand-up-paddle-boards/all-rounder/tom-carroll-outer-reef-mx/


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Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 X 32" 165L 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 03:07:13 PM »
I am interested in this model too, but in an 11' length. When you get it, tell us how it was packaged for transit.

Some companies cut costs by skimping on packaging and the sup arrives damaged because of the packaging.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 03:12:04 PM »
I'll definitely give a full review when it gets here.

The shipping is my biggest concern, but they are a big company and ship thousands of boards so I expect they know how to ship them properly. I could not find a single bad review.
Of course a lot depends on how well it was packaged in Australia.

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« Last Edit: April 20, 2019, 03:16:06 PM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 X 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L(Low volume version)
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 X 32" 165L 
Me - 6'0" - 175lbs - 62yo

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 07:08:40 PM »
Interested too !
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 07:46:18 PM »
whats the difference between the MX and the X2 outer reef ?
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 08:50:15 PM »
whats the difference between the MX and the X2 outer reef ?

The two videos below explain the differences between MX and CX construction.



Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 11:24:18 PM »
X2 is epoxy. MX is molded epoxy.

It explains it here.  https://www.surfindustries.com/technology/sup-technology.php

The Outer Reef X2 is identical to the newer Outer Reef MX. The only difference is the construction. I'm not sure which is better, but the MX model is considerably less expensive. It appears that the X2 version has been discontinued with only a few left on sale.

The 10'6 Outer Reef X2 is 27.6 lbs. They don't say what the weight is on the MX. I hope it's not heavier.

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« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 12:10:47 AM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 X 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L(Low volume version)
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 X 32" 165L 
Me - 6'0" - 175lbs - 62yo

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 04:04:37 AM »
Jeez aren’t you the one who thought 32” was too wide for a 12’  🙄

Heard bad reports about these.

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 04:21:26 AM »
X2 is epoxy. MX is molded epoxy.

It explains it here.  https://www.surfindustries.com/technology/sup-technology.php

The Outer Reef X2 is identical to the newer Outer Reef MX. The only difference is the construction. I'm not sure which is better, but the MX model is considerably less expensive.

The 10'6 Outer Reef X2 is 27.6 lbs. They don't say what the weight is on the MX. I hope it's not heavier.

Along with the review of how it was packaged when you received it, don't forget to weigh it and report back on it's weight.

Since I'm a detailed oriented person, every little detail is important to me when it comes to making decisions.
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 04:22:40 AM »
Heard bad reports about these.

Do you have a link to those bad reports?
Blue Planet Duke: 10'5" x 32" x 4.5" @ 190 Liters (2 Dukes)
Sup Sports Hammer: 8'11" x 31" x 4" @ 140 Liters
SUP Sports One World: 11'1" x 30" x 4.5" @ 173 Liters

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2019, 06:23:42 AM »
Thanks Badger and NW , yea I wonder which is better. So it sounds like it comes in 3 constructions. CX MX and X2.
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 08:21:37 AM »
No, I'm pretty sure it just comes in the MX construction. Last year it was the X2 construction but that model has been discontinued. I could be wrong.
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 X 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L(Low volume version)
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 X 32" 165L 
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2019, 08:37:46 AM »
It's interesting that last years model, which is on sale is $200 more than this year's regular price?
It's not overhead to me!
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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2019, 09:38:06 AM »
Jeez aren’t you the one who thought 32” was too wide for a 12’  🙄

Heard bad reports about these.


Ultimately, if I had a choice I would have gone with 31" to match my other boards. It seems to be a good width for me in the shorter lengths. Stability increases with length, but the side to side motion would stay the same. An extra inch of width will make the Outer Reef a bit more stable and also a bit slower, but I think I can live with it. Plus, the beveled rails are supposed make it plane as if it were a much narrower board so that should add speed.

The reason why I chose a 10'6 and not a 12' is because in order for a 12 footer to have more glide than the 10'6, it would have to be narrower and have different shape characteristics to make up for the slower speed, and I could not find a 12' board with the features I wanted.

Thinking back, when I had the 14' X 30" Search for a couple weeks, I was surprised how unstable it was for a 14 footer. My 28" wide M-14 had almost the same stability. It must be in the shape of the rails. I can see your reasoning behind going 32" for the 12' Point Break Search. I hope it works for you. I can't wait to see it.





« Last Edit: April 21, 2019, 09:57:43 AM by Badger »
Jimmy Lewis Super Frank 7'6 X 31" 115L
Sunova Flow 8'10 X 31" 119L(Low volume version)
Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6 X 32" 165L 
Me - 6'0" - 175lbs - 62yo

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Re: Tom Carroll Outer Reef 10'6
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2019, 06:24:40 PM »
I notice how pronounced the dihedral hull at the bow. Correct me if I'm wrong but I was always under impression that's an attribute of flat water/kind of beginners type of board?

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