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Pyzel Phantom surfboard 5ft 8 FCS II - White
The Phantom is a scaled down version of the Ghost with a little more foam where you need it making it an ideal shortboard for those average conditions most of us encounter at home and on our travels. The rocker has been left the same but with more single concave to flatten out the centre for extra speed and flow without detracting anything from the original Ghost's performance. Adding more width at the nose and tail effectively straightens out the rail line creating a more parallel and forgiving outline and a board which is faster over flatter and slower sections of the wave. The Phantom has fuller rails than the Ghost, far from "fat" just a little more volume for more buoyancy and speed but still really sensitive.
Jon Pyzel was raised in California, Santa Barbara to be exact and first started surfing while in junior high. Jon soon became hooked on surfing and was riding boards shaped by Carpinteria and Rincon Designs legend Matt Moore. Matt put Jon on his team and always took time to explain the finer points of surfboard shaping and surfboard design with Jon often watching-on as Matt shaped his boards.
Fast forward to 1992 and Jon made a permanent move to Oahu’s North Shore where he picked up work repairing boards at Country Surfboards. Jon then started working with master shaper and North Shore legend Jeff Bushman who used Jon as his back-shaper which proved to be the start of a glossy career in surfboard design and shaping.
The list of team riders speaks for itself with some of the greatest surfers of all-time still choosing Pyzel surfboards to compete at the very highest level and take on the worlds most challenging waves:
John John Florence, Kelly Slater, Jack Freestone, Michel Bourez, Koa Rothman, Koa Smith, Matt Archbold, Billy Kemper, Stu Kennedy, Mason Ho, Ross Williams, Fred Pattachia, Sally Fitzgibons, Ryan Hipwood, Billy Kemper, Shane Beschen, Punker Pat Towersy, Timmy Reyes and many many more.
Don't forget you can also order a customised version of this surfboard choosing your exact dims, fin set up and fin system, check out our customizer service at Boardshop right now. All you need to do is pump in the details and pay a £100 deposit with the balance due when we send you the board, average build time is 3-4 weeks.
We're super-stoked to be key retailer of Pyzel surfboards and are really looking forward to hooking our lovely customers up with one of Jon Pyzel's proven designs. The guys here get to surf most of the boards we stock and we get great feedback from our customers on how the boards perform in all sorts of conditions so we're well placed to talk about all aspects of Pyzel Surfboards.
We're happy to consider taking your old board as a trade-in against a new one, so If you have any questions regarding this we'd be delighted to answer them and advise on any potential board choices, just drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0044 (0) 1243 674250.
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Overall Customer Rating
Micheal (reviewed 25/11/2018)
It paddles very well and glides into waves, once you're up to your feet it feels really lively and fast.This board just wants to turn. Boardshop team were spot on about sizing advice!
Max Hudepohl (reviewed 09/06/2018)
Corrado Giussani (reviewed 20/05/2018)
nice and smooth
tested on Maldivian's waves.
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