Channel Islands Rocket 9 (DUAL) Surfboard Review | Compare Surfboards

Shop Surfboards, Fins & Gear (keep this free resource free): AUS (Benny's Boardroom) - https://bennysboardroom.com.au/ USA (Jack's Surfboards) - http://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=ml&ti=21491&pw=251913 No pressure, but buying your gear through the above links helps us keep this free resource free! Thanks for your support! One board, two takes but similar conclusion! From an average, everyday surfer (me) and a skilled surfer (Craig), this is the Channel Islands Rocket 9 (DUAL) Surfboard Review for Compare Surfboards! Get Benny's Ex Demo Boards here: https://bennysboardroom.com.au/collections/bennys-seconds-excellent-ex-demo-surfboards (more coming soon, I promise...) Don't let the wide outline fool you, if you're looking for a fishy, fun board for small waves, the CI Rocket 9 needs a bigger, better wave to do its thing. It almost reminds me of the Channel Islands Black Flag Whip in its shape and performance. Hope you enjoy this Channel Islands Rocket 9 (DUAL) Surfboard Review for Compare Surfboards! Enjoy your day, Benny -------------- + See the Full Review with Fin Setup Info., Ride Pluses/Minuses, Similar Model Comparisons, Complete Standard Dims, Rocker/Outline Images and More: stay tuned... + Get Benny's Ex Demo Boards here: https://bennysboardroom.com.au/collections/bennys-seconds-excellent-ex-demo-surfboards (more coming soon, I promise...) + Subscribe to Get the Latest Reviews, Deals & Updates Direct from Benny and CompareSurfboards.com: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToFrothMail -------------- Looking for a source of real, honest, objective information about surfboards and surfing products – based on actual experience from surfers? Do you have a surfboard problem? Want to ride every shape and design of surfboard you see? Need friendly advice on what product may work for you in a world of choice? You’re not alone. There is a community of surfers here who are like you and are here to share the passion. Welcome to Benny's Boardroom: REAL surfboard reviews & chronicles of a wave obsessed surfboard addict. New surfboard reviews each week, subscribe now! If you’re a passionate surfer, are just trying to find out how a given surfboard or wetsuit will work for you or if you simply can’t resist the desire to ride every different shape and design of surfboard you see, you are in the right place. Subscribe now to get access to the latest surfboard reviews and surf hardware reviews each week. Visit http://www.CompareSurfboards.com/ for full reviews, news, articles and more! Thank you for watching, I hope you enjoy the show. HIT SUBSCRIBE NOW! All the best, Benny

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Shop Surfboards, Fins & Gear (keep this free resource free): AUS (Benny's Boardroom) - https://bennysboardroom.com.au/ USA (Jack's Surfboards) - http://www.avantlink.com/click.php?tt=ml&ti=21491&pw=251913 No pressure, but buying your gear through the above links helps us keep this free resource free! Thanks for your support! One board, two takes but similar conclusion! From an average, everyday surfer (me) and a skilled surfer (Craig), this is the Channel Islands Rocket 9 (DUAL) Surfboard Review for Compare Surfboards! Get Benny's Ex Demo Boards here: https://bennysboardroom.com.au/collections/bennys-seconds-excellent-ex-demo-surfboards (more coming soon, I promise...) Don't let the wide outline fool you, if you're looking for a fishy, fun board for small waves, the CI Rocket 9 needs a bigger, better wave to do its thing. It almost reminds me of the Channel Islands Black Flag Whip in its shape and performance. Hope you enjoy this Channel Islands Rocket 9 (DUAL) Surfboard Review for Compare Surfboards! Enjoy your day, Benny -------------- + See the Full Review with Fin Setup Info., Ride Pluses/Minuses, Similar Model Comparisons, Complete Standard Dims, Rocker/Outline Images and More: stay tuned... + Get Benny's Ex Demo Boards here: https://bennysboardroom.com.au/collections/bennys-seconds-excellent-ex-demo-surfboards (more coming soon, I promise...) + Subscribe to Get the Latest Reviews, Deals & Updates Direct from Benny and CompareSurfboards.com: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToFrothMail -------------- Looking for a source of real, honest, objective information about surfboards and surfing products – based on actual experience from surfers? Do you have a surfboard problem? Want to ride every shape and design of surfboard you see? Need friendly advice on what product may work for you in a world of choice? You’re not alone. There is a community of surfers here who are like you and are here to share the passion. Welcome to Benny's Boardroom: REAL surfboard reviews & chronicles of a wave obsessed surfboard addict. New surfboard reviews each week, subscribe now! If you’re a passionate surfer, are just trying to find out how a given surfboard or wetsuit will work for you or if you simply can’t resist the desire to ride every different shape and design of surfboard you see, you are in the right place. Subscribe now to get access to the latest surfboard reviews and surf hardware reviews each week. Visit http://www.CompareSurfboards.com/ for full reviews, news, articles and more! Thank you for watching, I hope you enjoy the show. HIT SUBSCRIBE NOW! All the best, Benny

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Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
How come I didn’t get the invite to join you guys on this review? Ha... Cheers guys I like this review... fresh.
The Surfboard Guide
The Surfboard Guide - 2 years ago
Haha! I just saw this, classic! I spoke to Kelly, wave pool is sorted for July. See you all there.
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
COUNT ME IN
Surf n Show Reviews
Surf n Show Reviews - 2 years ago
Waterlogged People Sounds good to me.
Waterlogged People
Waterlogged People - 2 years ago
3 way collaboration at Kelly’s Surf Ranch?
Waxfoot
Waxfoot - 2 years ago
There's a bit to unpack there. If you listen to Noel, he really breaks it down well on a very technical level. He happens to shred and make boards look good regardless, but there's a fair few instances where he's critical abut how the board behaves, and correlates / syncs the comment to a video clip . What better place to showcase a board where its flaws can be highlighted? Riding a board twice isn;t enough to sell it, unless you've far under or over volumed it, fins can make or break a board.
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
HA! You're welcome any time Noel!
Waxfoot
Waxfoot - 2 years ago
hey - it's Youtube's favourite 3 board reviewers all in one thread! :)
Gary Clutton
Gary Clutton - 2 years ago
Not meaning to be rude but how much do you weigh ? I’m 53 and ride a stock 6 1 but I’d like to go smaller and I’m 5 10 and 90kg what’s your option ?
Mohd Hafizhzar
Mohd Hafizhzar - 2 years ago
can you review about puddle jumper high performance by lost.?
Andrea Bordoni
Andrea Bordoni - 2 years ago
Benny's R9 looks too big
Luke Hagi
Luke Hagi - 2 years ago
Can you do a video on how you do the paint on your boards?
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Done mate, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_TpxahIbkQ - let us know what you think!
Dthraco
Dthraco - 2 years ago
Craig’s face when Benny is talking.
Dthraco
Dthraco - 2 years ago
It was an interesting way to review the model. I appreciate it because I fall somewhere between you guys when it comes to volume preference.
Dthraco
Dthraco - 2 years ago
It was an interesting way to review the model. I appreciate it because I fall somewhere between you guys when it comes to volume preference.
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
It's very pretty
Hayden Vosseller
Hayden Vosseller - 2 years ago
Any chance you could take a look at the Goose from Panda?
James Sledmere
James Sledmere - 2 years ago
Really enjoyed the review guys. I love my CI Rocket 9 and with the Futures twinnies plus small trailer it flies! I much prefer this fin set-up to when I ride it as a standard thruster and it seems to work just as well in bigger conditions. I've had fun surfs at around chest high on my rocket but I agree, it's not much fun in anything smaller.
Kohei Matsuda
Kohei Matsuda - 2 years ago
Try twin + 1 trailer . Much faster and really fun
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Good tip, thanks!

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daniel vb
daniel vb - 2 years ago
btw CI is about to release the Rocket Wide, a version of the Rocket 9 for smaller waves. And I've heard the R9 grovels better with twin fins.
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Cool, we'll keep an eye our for it...thanks for watching!
samuel rogers
samuel rogers - 2 years ago
This is a board I would hate... Go TOMO or don't go
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Ha, I dig TOMO but variety is the spice of life!
jon black
jon black - 2 years ago
WHo am I? 43 years old, 5-7- 155lbs- intermediate to advance surfer and I am from the East Coast of the States. Typically surf the Outer Banks of North Carolina and in Virginia. I bought the 5'-6" 25.5L Rocket 9 while out in California in February. I have ridden it 4 times, all out in California in San Diego. 3 of my 4 surfs were in waist high sloppy beach break wind swell stuff. I rode it with the AM1 fins day one, went pretty good, board liked the rail to rail surf as the tail rocker is a bit steep compared to a normal stubby board. The thing turns vertical on a dime and holds speeds through turns. I felt like as long as I had just a little bit of push to get me going it held speed off my front foot really well. I am a big fan of the Weirdo Ripper which I know Benny was also and I feel like the Rocket 9 is the higher end performance model of the Weirdo Ripper. This board turns so much faster than Weirdo but it doesn't carry speed on its own as well in flat sections, or at least that was my thought after that first day on the AM1s. I tried the Channel Islands Twin Fin with Trailer ALPHA construction fins and what a difference in sloppy surf. That get up and go that it didn't have with the AM1in small slop was now there with these fins. Granted the Weirdo Ripper has more drive but this fin set up helped quite a bit. The CI twin set isn't the most performance template for twins so I bought the T1 by Futures in the Alpha but haven't had a go on those yet.

I have had quite a few boards since my magic Weirdo Ripper years ago and haven't felt a more "magic" board since. My favorite board in the last 4 to 5 years hands down. I have had several custom boards from shapers who work at major labels as ghost shapers, two Fred Rubbles, a Holy Toledo, Hypto Krypto, Sub Scorcher II, Fred Stubble, etc. and the Rocket 9 is the best out of the bunch for that 2 to 5 foot surf.I would take it out in 6 foot surf as long as I didn't more rail on take offs.
I ride a Channel Islands Mini in thigh high to knee high surf, but on the Outer Banks we get pretty steep waves even when its small. I think the Rocket 9 excels on any wave with a steep face (no matter the size) with a tight transition or anything that has a bit of push it will work great in. It surfs on rail like a HP Shortboard and turns quickly like one, but paddles into waves great, and feels more like a step down HP where you can get a bit more radical with the shorter rail line. You can ride this a small wave board also, just add those larger fins.

LOVE THIS BOARD
lambisi buto
lambisi buto - 2 years ago
Hey jon, Thanks for the detailed review
AUSSIE M8
AUSSIE M8 - 2 years ago
can you make a review on front traction pads compared to wax and if they're worth it ? cheers boys good vid
JosephBolognaTheThird
JosephBolognaTheThird - 2 years ago
I just tried one for the first time today. My stomach skin is sore to the touch
Parrish Bond
Parrish Bond - 2 years ago
I thought it was all hype and for hipsters .... I got one to try out as the wax on my board would always melt due to my black ute tonneau now I’ve had one on every board since I couldn’t go back to just wax on the front
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Don't know if it makes sense to do a whole spread on just a front foot but we'll call out the benefits on the next board we review with one!
Mad Prof
Mad Prof - 2 years ago
Had the same experience with the R9. Quite frustrating on average days to the point of selling it, took it out on a good day and it lit up, stuck in my quiver now.
Bermcannon
Bermcannon - 2 years ago
Love this review guys. Some good truths in here.
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Cheers Bermcannon, always a pleasure. Thanks for watching!
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Cheers Bermcannon, always a pleasure - thanks for watching!
Craig Steven
Craig Steven - 2 years ago
Can’t believe Benny is only on 38L!
ron stuff
ron stuff - 2 years ago
Speaking of volume, is it true Craig is about 90kg? His boards always look under volumed and no wonder if hes on 29 litres at 90kg! the big boys on tour ride more than that and most are less than 90
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Hmm, 115kg's Danny? I've cut down a bit :)
Danny Doyle
Danny Doyle - 2 years ago
Im 6'1" - 84-85kg, boards 29-33L and I thought I heard Benny say he was 150?! Not possible, not even for a dad
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Big boys unite!
CompareSurfboards.com
CompareSurfboards.com - 2 years ago
Especially these days! Pushing 110kg's, probably could have gone a little bigger :)

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