Hey, for people interested in the new Street by Shinn, I found this review from a rider in MD-USA on the East KB forum. http://www.eastkb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=40753#40753
- he's got some pics on that link but here is the post.
"I recently rode the Shinn Street at Dewey. Conditions were typical there for a W wind. Low chop, gusty, 12m weather.
I rode this board for abiot 40 minutes in wind that was on and off. When the wind was on, this board handled exactly like a board should.
It is free style board more than anything, but it is built to be a little more forgiving than some of the flat, wide, new school boards marketed these days. This means that it is comfortable to ride. I didn't have to get used to it- The board popped exactly like I wanted it to, and landings were nice and
The board reminds me of my Jaime, but it felt just a little bit softer on the landings and through chop, but it is not as soft as the Trax, which to me, is just a bit too flexy. The Street is also more beautifully built than either the Jamie or Trax, the finish on the shinn boards is probably the best in the industry, they have to be seen up close to be appreciated.
For those looking to get their bodies and boards airbourne even in our choppy chesapeake bay conditions, this is an ideal board. I know that the Shinn Monk enjoys a cult following, but I imagine this board will too.
The only aspect of this board I didn't enjoy are the footstraps. They are not contoured properly to create a secure connection to the board, and I missed having a toe grip to keep the board on my feet when I pop hard. I know that everyone's preference in pads/straps varies, but I would definitely upgrade them to something like LF luxuries, or 2010 or newer North's."