Hi! Welcome to the review of the Volume 2 by Chilli Surfboards! I have been riding the Volume 2 in the stock 5’11 x 19 1/4 x 2 9/16 – 30L.
I’ve been riding the Volume 2 for over 12 months from when it was still a model in development till now and have really enjoyed it in the local beach break conditions we get. The Volume 2 is super versatile, and while meant to be a groveller shortboard, it also performs in good waves!
From www.chillisurfboards.com: Mitch Coleborn has spent many years on the WQS surfing in average conditions. James ( Chilli) and Mitch have created a new small wave performance short board. After countless discussions about heats ran in small conditions we slowly over time modified the Spawn and we developed the Volume 2. This board is fast and drivey it excels in 1 4 foot conditions The Volume 2 has been tried and tested all around the world in locations including Sydney, California, Indonesia, Hawaii and Japan. – Bottom contour is a single concave starting 12 cm down from the nose all the way to above the side fins. It then has a slight double concave (for release and flare) through the side fins then back to a single exit tail. Fast is what this board is. – Rocker is a normal entry through to a flat/fast exit – Outline is very smooth, creating a smooth riding board no hips or changes – Volume is centred through out the board with a lot under the chest for paddle power and a medium/slight low rail for performance Mitch is 83kgs and rides a 510 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8 = 27 L short board (A2). In the Volume 2 he rides the stock 5’8″. Select your desired volume or drop 1 – 3 inches from your current short board. In the Volume 2
I have been riding a variety of fins, but mainly the Mick Fanning fins by FCS: Overview Mick’s fin in premium PC material delivers a dynamic, yet very controlled feel when performing powerful turns. Ideal for power surfers who like to snap hard off the top and carve long roundhouse cutbacks. This fin provides maximum drive. Ideal Conditions Open face, down-the-line waves, particularly good in point and reef breaks. Board Types Designed to fit the FCS II Fin System. Recommended for performance shortboards with moderate-to-extreme rocker. Fin Family Carver: Find Power. Powerful, drawn-out turns with added hold.
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