Overall Rating: 6.8/10
Channel Islands Pod
Channel Islands Pod
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Specs

TYPE: Other
SIZE: Length: 5' 4" to 6' 4"
Width: 19.50" to 21.00"
Thickness: 2.25" to 2.75"
MATERIAL: PU
TAIL: Swallow
FIN: Tri Fin,Quad Fin
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Intermediate - Advanced
FEATURES: Wave Size: Ankle-high to two feet overhead
RETAIL PRICE: $0.00
USED PRICE: $0.00 - $0.00

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Channel Islands Pod

Manufacturer Description
The Pod by Channel Island is a requirement in Dane's and Kelly's board bags, the Pod is built to fly, it will position itself into the smallest ramp and allow for a technical launch. Deep concaves with a foiled nose and a swallow tail keep the Pod lively and maintains its high performance. The “snub” nose puts volume forward, allowing for maximum planing and wave catching. Ride this board 8” shorter, about 1 1/2” wider and about 1/8” thicker. WHO SHOULD RIDE THIS BOARD :: You like technical and futuristic surfing, emphasis on airs in small to medium surf.

Ratings and Reveiws (246 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 6.8/10
Paddling: 6.82/10
Stability: 6.96/10
Speed: 6.84/10
Manuevarability: 6.54/10
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25 Comments

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8/10 By Daron on 2015-10-08

Intermediate Hawaii surfer, weigh 138lbs, and have a 5'6" x 19.75" x 2.38". It's slightly little too much volume but paddles super good and really floaty. Love this board, turns good. But gets little unstable when 1.5x to 2x overhead and going faster. Anything under 1.5x it's sick.

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6.5/10 By Kaos Retro Fish on 0000-00-00

I dont actually have achannel island pod i have a 5'8" kaos retro fish board.

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6.5/10 By Kaos Retro Fish on 0000-00-00

I dont actually have achannel island pod i have a 5'8" kaos retro fish board.

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9/10 By Church Surfer on 2013-11-24

Merricks version of the best selling Lost RNF. I have owned both and find that the Pod catches waves easier and is more fun on a small day.

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8/10 By jake on 0000-00-00

small wave board

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8.5/10 By Bob on 0000-00-00

Great summer board, does everything well

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6/10 By cdog on 0000-00-00

Its ok

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9/10 By Sebastian on 0000-00-00

Mine is a quad. Easy to take off, holds in the pocket when it's a bit hollow, super fast, easy to turn but i sometimes find it hard to get to the lip when the big sets come, like i loose speed or catch rail or something.

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4/10 By Ben on 0000-00-00

none

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9.5/10 By Deek on 2011-12-18

Great booard, rips it all

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9/10 By on 0000-00-00

more float for summer slop

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6/10 By Nick on 0000-00-00

to much foam, paddles nice, fast but catches rail

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3/10 By Bob on 0000-00-00

Peace of shit

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8.5/10 By jake on 0000-00-00

to floaty for any decent sized waves. gotta get a new shortboard

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9/10 By Corey on 2012-10-12

My 6'2 thruster is a blast! It is as easy to get into a wave as my longboard and comes through the bottom turns really well. Once you get going in the sweetspot the thing absolutely flies. Handles well through snaps and cutbacks. Unfortunately, as a CI, it dings very easily from the thin glassing.

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4/10 By kelly on 0000-00-00

fast!

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6/10 By Martin on 0000-00-00

It's a great board to try to transition, but i just wish it had a little more speed. I feel like i have to put so much weight on the nose to get it to pick up momentum

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2/10 By kjh on 2011-09-01

,mn

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7/10 By on 2010-09-06

I am 5-9 and 160 lbs. It's just fun, quick, and capable. Try it.

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6/10 By POD on 0000-00-00

NOT RESPONSIVE

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7/10 By Stephen on 0000-00-00

hard to turn on the face of the wave

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8/10 By Marc on 0000-00-00

Sometimes bogs, lacks fast rail to rail transition

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7.5/10 By jsin on 2011-06-17

Rode a 6'2" Pod for 4 days. Paddling not great for this much foam and low rocker. Take-offs are weird from so much foam in the nose (sometimes caught me up in the lip's whitewater). Like all CI grovelers, the Pod doesn't have much "foil" - it's chunky w/ extremely full rails that make the ride "rolley" . However, it's fast, getting around crumbly sections with ease. Bottom turns to off-the-lip are ultra stable...kinda hard to fall once you get it going. Overall, the Pod is...odd.

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2/10 By turtle has a pin on 2012-07-25

shit

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7/10 By B d on 0000-00-00

None

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