Overall Rating: 6.86/10
Channel Islands Flyer
Channel Islands Flyer
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Type SurfScience
Paddling 1 2 3 4 5
Stability 1 2 3 4 5
Speed 1 2 3 4 5
Manuevarability 1 2 3 4 5
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Specs

TYPE: Shortboards
SIZE: Length: 5' 10" to 6' 8"
Width: 18.25" to 20.50"
Thickness: 2.12" to 2.88"
MATERIAL: PU,Sandwich Construction
TAIL: Squash
FIN: Tri Fin
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner - Advanced
FEATURES: The design allows you to ride 2-3 inch shorter than your normal shortboard. Also available in Double Helix Technology.
RETAIL PRICE: $650.00
USED PRICE: $160.00 - $487.00

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Channel Islands Flyer

Manufacturer Description
A worldwide favorite, this design excels in small to medium surf but still rides and responds like a conventional shortboard. Al considers this the best small wave shortboard he has ever designed. It should be ridden 2” to 3” shorter and 1/4” to 1/2” wider than your normal shortboard. We can build the Flyer up to 7’6” for you big guys

Ratings and Reveiws (650 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 6.86/10
Paddling: 6.8/10
Stability: 6.94/10
Speed: 6.8/10
Manuevarability: 6.88/10
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37 Comments

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7/10 By on 2009-07-19

Great board for smaller days.

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7/10 By on 2009-07-19

This board is great for waist to shoulder high waves.

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9/10 By on 2009-07-28

I love this board.

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8/10 By on 2009-08-03

This board makes it really easy to get into boards a bit earlier.

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6/10 By on 0000-00-00

Could use a little more speed on the wave, earlier entry, and a bit more stability/forgivingness

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8/10 By G on 2010-02-16

If you like fishes but want to rip harder, this is the winner

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9.5/10 By Jimbo on 0000-00-00

Easy to paddle and pretty forgiving on take off. A little unresponsive.

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7.5/10 By Nemo on 0000-00-00

None

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7.5/10 By Bella on 2012-11-11

Just brought this board today and I'm in love. First wave was a treat.

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7.5/10 By Jack on 2011-10-25

My first brand-new board, had it for over a year now and at 6'2" it handles all conditions in Nova Scotia. Lacks a bit in the way of speed, but feels super stable and allows for crisp turns.

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9/10 By Ori on 0000-00-00

It's a fun board, a little stiff. I have 2 others, but I want to get a 5'8" or 5'10" rusty redline. Hoping you could help me decide which one to get, i am 5'6 and 145 lb.

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5/10 By Alan on 0000-00-00

help me to buy my board

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6.5/10 By New flyer on 0000-00-00

good board

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7/10 By my name or boards name? on 0000-00-00

good baord

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9/10 By Keegan on 2010-12-30

Very solid board overall. Had alot of fun with my 6'0

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8/10 By SurfScience on 0000-00-00

SurfScience

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7/10 By Fooam on 2012-01-26

I am not sure why this board gets so much great press. Not a great all around NE board. So many better options. Dosn't get you in earlier. Manueverabilty fine but not earth shattering.

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6.5/10 By Thomas on 0000-00-00

It seems to be very slow on mushy waves, even though it has 27 liters of volume which is apparently too much for me.

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6.5/10 By Thomas on 0000-00-00

It seems to be very slow on mushy waves, even though it has 27 liters of volume which is apparently too much for me.

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7.5/10 By Dustin Grigg on 0000-00-00

i love the bored im just looking for more speed and manuevarability

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7.5/10 By ward on 0000-00-00

ddd

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6.5/10 By Chad Lovette on 0000-00-00

too floaty, epoxy

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6.5/10 By what? on 0000-00-00

i love it but looking for more

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7/10 By cb on 0000-00-00

def. a great board. just looking for a bit more snap and a tad more speed.

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6/10 By on 0000-00-00

Too stiff

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8/10 By pedro on 0000-00-00

too floaty

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7.5/10 By JK on 0000-00-00

Great board for catching waves. Maneuver are somewhat drawn, but overall a very steady and fun board to ride.

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6.5/10 By Flyer 6-4 on 0000-00-00

hard to catch waves, easy to duck dive, ok paddling

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6/10 By Jarvis on 0000-00-00

I could not find my board, so I just chose a channel islands flyer. The board I have now is a 5'4 17 3/8 2 1/16 misfit 'da grom' I am 14

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6/10 By Jarvis on 0000-00-00

I could not find my board, so I just chose a channel islands flyer. The board I have now is a 5'4 17 3/8 2 1/16 misfit 'da grom' I am 14

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6.5/10 By Dan on 0000-00-00

It's ok but I want more paddle speed to get waves earlier

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6.5/10 By Vinnie on 0000-00-00

I bought my flyer a few years ago, and loved riding it. Since then I have gotten better, gained muscle, and surfed more often. It's a 6'4 and it seems too big for most days of surfing in NJ.

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6.5/10 By gunner on 0000-00-00

i want a really fast surfboard

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6.5/10 By Jon on 0000-00-00

Im a short and stocky guy. 5'8 and currently weigh 200 lbs. I can fluctuate 185 to 210. I like to surf fast and do power turns. I'm heavy on my front foot. I mostly surf huntington beach and trestles.

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7/10 By Peter on 2011-11-16

Good paddler, stable....lacks speed - this is the biggest sticking point with this board. Good all rounder, but there are better boards out there...

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8/10 By steven araki on 0000-00-00

straight sick

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9/10 By Sid Shock on 2011-03-25

Great board. Lots of fun. Sticks to your feet like it's glued on.

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