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JS Flying Pony Board Review

Model: Flying Pony

Length: 5 ft 5

Width: 21

Thick: 2 9/16

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 33.2

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 1-2 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating: 8/10

My Feedback:

From the get-go, its clear that the JS Flying Pony is unlike most other small wave summer boards.  There's a stack of volume under the chest, and the almost non-existent rocker is perfect for creating straight line speed and glide. For the full review, jump across to the Boardthought ... Continue reading
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JS Industries Monsta Box Surfboard Review

Model: Monsta Box

Length: 6 ft 1

Width: 20

Thick: 2 9/16

Tail Shape: Square

Volume (litres): 33.6

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 4-6 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating: 8/10

My Feedback:

This is the relatively new model from JS Industries, incorporating two of the most popular models from the past couple of years; the Blak Box and the Monsta.  It's a hybrid of a really high-performance board.  The board is one of my favourite all-round performance shortboards. ... Continue reading
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JS Air 17

Model: Air 17

Length: 6 ft 1

Width: 19 1/4

Thick: 2 7/16

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 30.3

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 4-6 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating: 9/10

My Feedback:

I bought the JS Air 17 as a bit of a step up for when the waves get a bit bigger & cleaner than our normal beach break conditions & it's definitely a more high performance board than my Black Box 2 when the waves get good. The narrower tail & medium rocker make it a ... Continue reading
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Model: Air 17

Length: 4 ft 8

Width: 18 1/4

Thick: 3 3/16

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 24.1

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 2-4 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating: 8/10

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Black Box 2 Round Tail

Model: Black Box 2 Roundtail

Length: 5 ft 11

Width: 20

Thick: 2 7/16

Tail Shape: Round

Volume (litres): 30.6

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 2-4 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating: ★★★★

My Feedback:

I bought this board as a replacement for my 6'0" JS Bullseye as my "allrounder" & it goes really well in most beachbreak conditions up to 4ft. I've ridden it in bigger reef breaks & it didn't feel as good, probably because of the width.  I did find this board a bit stiff ... Continue reading
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JS Monsta Box Review

Model: Monsta Box

Length: 5 ft 9

Width: 19

Thick: 2 5/16

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 27.1

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 2-4 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating: ★★★★★

My Feedback:

The JS Monsta Box is a small wave performance model. The board has a somewhat straight and gentle outline, the wide point being fairly central. The tail is wide however pulled in enough to create a great balance of responsiveness and forgiveness. This board has a low to medium entry ... Continue reading
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JS Monsta 3 Round Tail

Model: Monsta 3 Round Tail

Length: 6 ft 4

Width: 19 3/4

Thick: 2 5/8

Tail Shape: Round

Volume (litres): 34.1

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 4-6 foot

Wave Type: All wave types

Overall Rating: 8/10

My Feedback:

Excellent board in good waves. It needs some power to get going. It feels great on my backhand and holds in well in barrels. However on my forehand it feels sticky off the top. I wouldn't recommend riding this board in waves under 3 foot unless it's got some punch.   Full ... Continue reading
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JS Hippee review

Model: Hippee

Length: 5 ft 11

Width: 19

Thick: 2 3/8

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 27.6

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 2-4 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating:

My Feedback:

This board is said to be a small wave performance short board. I find that this board performs well in small 1-2ft surf up to around 5-6ft. The board has a somewhat wide outline with full rails and slightly flatter rocker that in other performance boards. Although the rocker in this ... Continue reading
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JS Raging Bull

Model: Raging Bull

Length: 6 ft 3

Width: 19

Thick: 2 3/8

Tail Shape:

Volume (litres): 28.5

Fins:

Wave Size: 6-8 foot

Wave Type: Reef break

Overall Rating:

My Feedback:

This is my "step up" board for when we get some serious waves. I've also ridden it in the Mentawais & Bali & it feels so good under my feet when there's a bit of size & power in the waves. The best thing about it is I can get on this board after not riding it for months ... Continue reading
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JS Bullseye

Model: Bullseye

Length: 6 ft 0

Width: 19 1/2

Thick: 2 1/2

Tail Shape:

Volume (litres): 30.3

Fins:

Wave Size: 4-6 foot

Wave Type: All wave types

Overall Rating:

My Feedback:

This is my all rounder & I ride it in anything from 2ft  to 6ft Beachies & Reef Breaks & it goes really well. I ride it as a thruster with C-Tek5 Fins pretty much all the time but when the waves are super hollow I've changed to a quad set up to hold in a bit more. I ... Continue reading
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JS 107

Model: 107

Length: 5 ft 8

Width: 20 1/4

Thick: 2 9/16

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 31.7

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 1-2 foot

Wave Type: Beach break

Overall Rating: ★★★★★

My Feedback:

I bought this board to be able to still have fun when the waves are tiny & gutless & it's definitely delivered. It has enough volume to maintain speed through fat sections & paddles really well. I have ridden it in up to 4ft waves & as long as they don't get too ... Continue reading
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Custom Monsta 3

Model: Monsta 3 (customised)

Length: 6 ft 5

Width: 19 3/4

Thick: 2 5/8

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 34.5

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 4-6 foot

Wave Type: All wave types

Overall Rating: 7/10

My Feedback:

This board goes awesome in a variety of waves over about 3 foot (I use my Monsta X when it's sloppy or under 2-3 foot). It holds it's rail in a lot better than my Monsta X, and the extra rocker let you get down the face when it's sucky. I customised my model a little so it was the ... Continue reading
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FMN Rounded Pin Tail

Model: FMN Pintail

Length: 6 ft 6

Width: 19

Thick: 2 1/2

Tail Shape: Rounded Pin

Volume (litres): 32.6

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 6-8 foot

Wave Type: All wave types

Overall Rating: 7/10

My Feedback:

This board goes well for me in larger, hollow waves. Holds in when it's sucky really well. I wouldn't recommend riding it in fuller conditions under 4 foot as it seems to bog down in these conditions. I'm going to buy this board again in the 2015 FMN model, as it looks to have more ... Continue reading
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JS Monsta X

Model: Monsta X

Length: 6 ft 4

Width: 19 3/4

Thick: 2 11/16

Tail Shape: Round Square

Volume (litres): 34.5

Fins: FCS

Wave Size: 1-2 foot

Wave Type: All wave types

Overall Rating: 8/10

My Feedback:

Great board for smaller, fuller or sloppy conditions. Turns amazing and powers through fat sections. Does not perform well in larger or suckier waves.   Full Range of JS Models ... Continue reading