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July 07, 2018 2 min read

Channel Islands Pod Mod Surfboard Review by Noel Salas:

This video is about the Channel Islands "Pod Mod" Surfboard Review Ep.5. Noel goes into detail on the Pod Mod and the contours of the remake from the original Pod from back in 2000. This review has two boards the 5'4 and a 5'2 Pod Mod to compare the responsiveness of both boards in the same conditions with the exact same fins and fin set up. This review will go over the boards concave, rocker, and the pulled in tail design. As Noel talks about the Pod Mod he will also demonstrate how the board works in different wave conditions and sizes. As the review comes to a close Noel states this is the best small wave board he has ever ridden, along with it being the shortest board he has ever ridden. 

For more information here is what the Channel Islands website has to say about the 2015 Pod Mod. In 2000 the original Pod rapidly became a global favorite, allowing surfers to drop six inches off their shortboards and revolutionize punting. The Pod Mod design is a heavily modified Pod, designed to be ridden even shorter and wider than the original, catering to the surfer that wants a little more volume forward to catch waves but doesn’t want to sacrifice performance. The tail has been widened for small wave glide, and the original single to double concave has been replaced with a flat entry to concave vee for quick rail to rail transitions. Experienced surfers ride this board 3”- 6” shorter than you are tall.


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