Written on: 08/11/2010
I think these boards need to be reviewed in context. Geoff is pitching them to 'average' surfers - and for that I think they are ok. Great paddle power - but a little bit 'clunky'. Probably most suited to the occasional weekend surfer rather than MrHardcore. I think McCoy is right - too many shapers are producing 'pro' style boards, however everyone now is starting to shape fish / hybrid / funboards - many of which will do the job for the average dude.
Growing up in Avoca in the late 70's / 80's, Geoff was a strong presence in the area - his factory was located there. Ironically most locals at the time didn't ride McCoy boards - all of us thought they were a little to 'boaty' and Nivana surfboards shaped by Bill Cilla dominated the local break. The fat boaty shape continues today, which in context is ok, but if you a a better than average surfer - look elsewhere.