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JS Revolution

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:04 pm
by spork
Anyone ridden one?

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:23 am
by Dirty Dog
Hey Spork

I have one. 5'7 and the original thruster model.

Goes great! Really predictable easy surfing. Fast and seems to have decent amount of lift with the wide squash tail. Seems to be the board I surf most I Sydney.

On the it her hand I got a Monsta and hate it. I don't normally buy JS boards or off the rack but pretty happy with the rev.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:11 am
by Nick Carroll
I have, don't own one but have ridden one

seemed like a nice undemanding board, covered ground well and didn't mind if the waves weren't v good

general features of the board felt like they would suit a larger person, like the design would tend to improve with more volume.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:29 pm
by spork
Thanks guys, ended up with the JS 'dropped Swallow' 5'11" 33.8 ltrs, paid $480 for it S/H with tailpad so quite a bargain imho.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:43 pm
by el rancho
spork wrote:Thanks guys, ended up with the JS 'dropped Swallow' 5'11" 33.8 ltrs, paid $480 for it S/H with tailpad so quite a bargain imho.

bargain? what condition?

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:17 pm
by spork
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Pretty good, some minor deck dents in the front foot area, that's it. It was the shop owners board, he was too heavy for it -96kg! Anyway, looking forward to riding it.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:42 pm
by philw
[quote="Dirty
Dirty Dog wrote: On the it her hand I got a Monsta and hate it. I don't normally buy JS boards or off the rack but pretty happy with the rev.
Do you mean dhd monster? Why didn't you like it?

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:58 pm
by Dirty Dog
philw wrote:[quote="Dirty
Dirty Dog wrote: On the it her hand I got a Monsta and hate it. I don't normally buy JS boards or off the rack but pretty happy with the rev.
Do you mean dhd monster? Why didn't you like it?
Nah i got the JS Monsta 2 (older model). It just feels slow off the mark and sloth like, and also feels like there is too much board under my feet (it is a 5'11). Felt like a retro board from the 1990''s haha. I have heard that the Monsta 2 is a bad file and a have had a lot of bad reviews.

Anyway I can only judge off what I have experienced. My standard shortboard is around 5'9 now so that may play a part.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:54 pm
by spork
Holy cow, if this JS dropped swallow is not the beez kneez, surely the best board i'v had. Easy to paddle catches waves well and goes like a dog shot up the clacker. I think this may take my surfing places its never been.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:41 pm
by spork
Ok, so that earlier comment was a first impression. Yes its great in small waves and has speed to burn, but its uncontrollable in bumpy swell and chatters and skips all over the shop. Took it out in the current 4' swell and its pretty obvious its out of its depth at that size, or I am.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:08 pm
by Davros
Been noticing during this run of swell that, in Sydney anyway, average level/ intermediate fellas and the odd gal trying to ride small wave (less than 4ft) boards and not really looking to comfortable.

Not saying this is you Spork but just an observation.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:29 am
by Beerfan
spork wrote:Ok, so that earlier comment was a first impression. Yes its great in small waves and has speed to burn, but its uncontrollable in bumpy swell and chatters and skips all over the shop. Took it out in the current 4' swell and its pretty obvious its out of its depth at that size, or I am.

From their website it's a summer board, what did you expect from a 20+" wide 5'11" in 4' waves?

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:14 pm
by spork
True, but I think it was more the chop on the face rather than the size.

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:52 am
by Cuttlefish
spork wrote:Thanks guys, ended up with the JS 'dropped Swallow' 5'11" 33.8 ltrs, paid $480 for it S/H with tailpad so quite a bargain imho.
Sounds like one of Neill's boards from Surf shop Australia?

Re: JS Revolution

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:25 pm
by spork
Nah, got it from Macca at Saltwater wine