Mega recommendation

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Mega recommendation

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I have ( I think, it doesn't say) a Neutron composite and I have had some fun in it but to be honest I think it's a bit much for me as a landlocked surfer.
Each time I use it the first 15 minutes are spent adjusting to the instability compared to my Necky Jive which I sometimes revert to. I don't feel that I'm progressing cos of this 'back to square one' malarkey.
Is the Banshee a boat which would handle a bit more like the Jive ? Easier to paddle out, easier take off, stable etc.
Any other suggestions welcomed for a Jive on steroids type surf boat.
Geoff

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The Banshee would do exactly that, paddle like a higher performance Jive with much less of a transition than the Neutron.

Personally though, I still rate the Bullit S (run twin fin) as the easiest boat to paddle that still performs amazingly (a regular in world championship finals).
That and the Ride Eclipse.

You would not go too far wrong with a shiny new banshee though.

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Yeah! just got a new Banshee myself...it does feel like a longer WW boat..but with the performance of a pedigree surf boat..probably easier to roll than a Necky too! and much easier to catch waves and paddle out..and very stable while waiting for waves unlike some similar boats out there..

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Hi Geoff
I’m looking for surf boat, so if you want to sell the Neutron PM me
I'd rather be paddling...

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Thanks for the replies and advice. I was surprised also at how much harder I found rolling it compared to the Jive so that comment about rolling is especially welcome.
I would be selling the Neutron but probably when I have a replacement lined up.
I've recently noticed Hobson boats which to my eye look similar to the Jive / Banshee.
Anyone got opinions on them ?

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I have paddled the Hobson Apex and Mega Banshee back to back, Both were virtually exactly the same in performance, paddling out and catching waves..it was small surf at the time..subtle differences between them were the Apex was more tippy at first, which was easily overcome after 10mins or so! but felt more dynamic as it was running on two fins rather than the three on the Banshee..however the Banshee was unbelievably stable from the get go..it has almost two kinds of performance features..it was a mellow soul surfing boat until you used the edges more aggressively and the transition from softer to harder carving rails made an impact on the jeckle and hyde flying machine..other differences are fixed thigh grips in the Mega and a removable foam T shape piece used in the Hobson that locks you in..I went for the Banshee myself..but there isnt a bad surf boat out there these days..not forgetting the well performance proven and very popular Mega Bullitt S..maybe an easier going very, very friendly first surfboat...More footspace in the Banshee compared to the other boats..

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Brilliant, thanks

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Hi Geoff
I’m looking for a used surf boat, so If you want to offload the Neutron I’m interested
PM me if you’re interested
Many thanks
Jammers
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Re: Mega recommendation

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I know of two DB fusions 77's coming for sale later this week if anyone is interested..S.Wales

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Re: Mega recommendation

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Hi there - few questions...
What weight paddler is the fusion suitable for?
When are they available?
Finally, the money question... how much?
Cheers
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upto 80KG paddler weight, one is now available..Yellow trimmed one....£275 ono

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Boat Sold..

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Did both the dB fusion 77s sell?

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Yes..they both went thanks

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