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Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby airsail » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:17 am

I have the opportunity to buy a Cabrinha Skillet 5'6", either the 2011 wood deck version or the 2012 cork deck version for the same price. I suspect the wood deck may be more durable, though the straps, pads and fins seem better on the cork deck model.
Does anyone have any experience with either boards?
Thanks

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby smurphd » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:06 am

i have the 2011. its quite strong, but very stiff, pads are ok, never tried the straps. fins are ok for bump and jump, but most of the time i use f3´s as sides and stock one as center, also used it as a twin for a while. overall it´s a really fun board .
if youre going to make lots of high jumps i would probably go for the 2011 for durability, otherwise i´d take the new one just in case it´s a little less stiff. could be the new one is as strong as the 11 but i dont hink so. the 2012 is also a little bit more narrow if i remember right.

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby airsail » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:53 pm

Has anyone had any experience with the new cork deck model?

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby experienced1 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:54 pm

cork deck dampens...smooths out the ride
steve

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby Regfellow » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:48 am

If you get the 2011 for the same price as the 2012 they tip you off! :)

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby topmick » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:21 pm

Hi all,

Looking at the 2013 Skillit the strapped model now has bamboo laid over the eco-cork deck, so can anyone comment on how the 2012 Skillit with the eco-cork deck held up .

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby mexicanshoes » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:15 pm

The skillit is an amazing board and has great durability. I have ridden both 2011 and 2012 and demo the new models as well. Cabrinha surf board are good stuff, quality is top notch. I'd go for the 2012 if i were you. Have fun.

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby rightguard » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:36 am

So is the skillet a good all around board for mushy big waves, side side on.

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Re: Cabrinha Skillet 5'6"

Postby JON MODICA » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:24 am

airsail wrote:I have the opportunity to buy a Cabrinha Skillet 5'6", either the 2011 wood deck version or the 2012 cork deck version for the same price. I suspect the wood deck may be more durable, though the straps, pads and fins seem better on the cork deck model.
Does anyone have any experience with either boards?
Thanks



Without question the 2012 is better than the 2011.

The 2011 was a bit too stiff and was a tad bit heavier.

The 2012 has a really great feel to it and the .5lb difference is noticeable to me.

HAVE FUN WITH IT!

-Jon


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