Overall Rating: 6.66/10
Walden Surfboards Magic Model
Walden Surfboards Magic Model
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Specs

TYPE: Longboards
SIZE: Length: 8' 0" to 9' 6"
Width: 21.75" to 24.00"
Thickness: 2.875" to 3.75"
MATERIAL: PU,Sandwich Construction
TAIL: Squash
FIN: Single Fin,2+1 Fin
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner - Advanced
FEATURES:
RETAIL PRICE: $0.00
USED PRICE: $0.00 - $0.00

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Walden Surfboards Magic Model

Ratings and Reveiws (268 Reviews)

Overall Rating: 6.66/10
Paddling: 7.12/10
Stability: 7.38/10
Speed: 6.32/10
Manuevarability: 5.82/10
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28 Comments

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9.5/10 By Walden Magic on 2016-02-05

My first longboard since the revolution of the short board. Now at the age of 50+ why did I stop. Have a 9' Walden Magic PU construction, love this thing, fast and turns on a dime.

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6/10 By Magic on 0000-00-00

too heavy

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2/10 By JIM on 0000-00-00

I try to get out there 2 times a week and I have been at it for two years,I am in excellent physical condition. I feel like I should be further along..I still have not mastered the pop up. At all.

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10/10 By wavehunter69 on 2015-05-04

I’ve ridden the gsi version of the magic model and its ride no different them eather of my hand shaped magic models ,if you get it direct from walden you can have whatever paint you want gsi paint is to plain.

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9/10 By John Doe on 2011-04-22

Have 8'0 Epoxy, which is very right, turn on dime, float very well for it's size. It's float like my other 9'0 and turn like 7'0.

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8/10 By AG on 0000-00-00

heavy

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8.5/10 By Steve Latham on 0000-00-00

58yrs got back into surfing after many years away

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8.5/10 By Steve Latham on 0000-00-00

58yrs got back into surfing after many years away

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9/10 By manly on 2011-07-31

light and paddles well

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9/10 By Walden on 2011-08-07

One of my best hotdogging board. Turns on a dime. A bit floaty but can work well in bigger waves.

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9/10 By mike.S. on 2011-07-15

very fast on the wave but paddles like a dog due to its banana like rocker, noserides well and turns like a shortboard, its all about speed catching air getting covered up. not very stable due to its high performance nature, i own a 9'6" yellow/blue glass not epoxy

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2/10 By JIM on 0000-00-00

I try to get out there 2 times a week and I have been at it for two years,I am in excellent physical condition. I feel like I should be further along..I still have not mastered the pop up. At all.

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9/10 By Reese on 2013-10-31

After a 40 year layoff from surfing I bought this board (9'6"). I am now 60 yrs old and I was up and riding this board on first day out at Jax Beach, Fla. I felt 20 years old again and it was like I never stopped surfing.

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4.5/10 By Review on 2012-10-15

Made in China

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8/10 By Steve Latham on 0000-00-00

single fin 9'8" find it a bit too long

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9/10 By Hank T on 2013-11-05

I have the 9-6. My usual go-to board has been the Donald Tak 9-2 DT-2. The Magic Model is a little slower and more stable, but surprisingly maneuverable for a board this size. It works good on everything from small slop to well overhead surf. A very forgiving board with no bad habits. I only wish I'd found it sooner.

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8.5/10 By ruven on 2011-05-02

my best longboard i had. carbon rail

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6/10 By John Hunt on 0000-00-00

Heavy

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9.5/10 By Marco Jay on 2012-08-26

I have a 9'2 SLX, 2012 model. It fells like a short-board. Super fast in ANY condition. I am 85 kg and I can nose ride or just do floaters with it. I surfed many longboards from 8' to 10'. This board is definitely my favourite.

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4/10 By Santoro on 2012-04-04

Walden......Who would own one of these boards. Why don't you guys put on a scientific board rating show down. Experienced surfers over a 3 month period surfing all brands. You've got Kooks rating the same board with experienced surfers, and therefore, asymmetrical conclusions. What ever happened to support your local shaper. The day Walden's foreign pop outs are rated over Dennis Ryder's TRULY magic had crafted boards is the day I stop reading this piece of shit rating system! With ll due respect - your rating system is meaningless.

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9/10 By Mike on 2014-10-29

Been surfing for 50 years and my 9 6 epoxy is a great longboard, lighter and stronger than Poly. It turns well and nose rides great. I also have a Stewart Redline which turns a little better, but doesnt catch waves as easily. It however is way ahead of most longboards

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8.5/10 By justin on 0000-00-00

Looking to move down from 9' longboard to shorter board that won't make me work too hard! I like to fly down the line and cut back hard, but don't need to do anything crazy.

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8/10 By ML on 0000-00-00

Favorite board is Robert August WIR.... easy to paddle and catch waves

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3/10 By Jeff R on 2012-12-30

This board ( 9ft 6 epoxy magic ) is rated as their strongest but lasted 2 surfs in waist heigh waves. Then only to be told it was my fault. I didn't land on the board & was amazed to find it broken as I slid onto the board to paddle back out. No warrantee through Globle Surf Industries yet Waldren do give a warrantee. My advice is don't buy a Waldren & if you do Don't buy if its through Globle Surf Industries.

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8/10 By Paul Grimshaw on 2012-07-16

I have an 8' epoxy. Great all-round board for beginner to intermediate (I'm not an advanced surfer, so you'll have to wait until I get there ;-) Very buoyant, so paddles well on small and medium days. Planes superbly and is extremely stable at speed. So much so that it sacrifices some manuevarability unless you move the fin forward in the slot and/or get a fin with less sweep. Maybe the harder rail plays a role here... Good nose rider, which is an attribute to the shape and volume in the nose. GSI's production and quality control is pretty good. This is a durable board that, with normal care, will deliver years of service.

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9/10 By Kook Killer on 2013-02-13

Sick board even if it is made in Thailand. My 9' 2" Paddles easy & floats me like a champ at 6'1" 200 lbs. Love the aggressive rocker, hard rails, & unique patented shape on my Magic Model. Flies fast down the line & turns on a seashell. Its long noserides essentially put Pinnochio to shame. I'll always be an Arizona kook, but at least I wont look, feel, or ride like one on my sick Magic Model longboard. Simply put, this board will kill your inner kook

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8/10 By Karsten on 2013-02-20

Great board, it is a wave catching machine. It can turn on a dime. When I am on my board people always come up and tell how much they loved their Walden.

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2/10 By bffn on 2012-07-25

crap hotdog sauce board

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