Anyone surf a Von Sol Mid?


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Nov 10, 2020
oceanside ca
My New Years resolution is to surf a bit more vertical. I am really liking the looks of a 6'10" Von sol shadow. It seems more like a mid geared towards performance rather than glide. I would want it to be something with a tighter turn radius than my mid 7' midlenghts.

Anyone have experience with these? I see Sean the maker surf bigger boards at the Oside harbor and he does beautiful turns on his Von Sols ( he is a great surfer of course so thats most of it)

anyways curious if anyone has one here and loves it?


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Jan 22, 2005
no experience with that board, but Sean has a solid rep and lot's of people riding his boards in the water (as you probably already know). Good dude, and his son is an Oceanside Lifeguard Sgt.


Active Member
Nov 2, 2020
It has been a very popular board for many years and for good reason. I've never met Sean in person but have talked to him several times on the phone. Super cool guy who loves to talk board design. I've never had one so can speak of it's "verticalness" but I know how popular they are. I was in his Flying Manta camp for a long time. Just recently sold it only to pursue other needs.


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Dec 21, 2015
Aquidneck Island Rhode Island
I had a 6'6 VS Shadow in EPS. Fun board, very maneuverable and IMO geared towards performance. I wasn't a big fan of the EPS performance though. I would like to own one again someday in poly. I don't think you would regret getting your feet on one.


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Feb 19, 2004
LA, California
I have a 6'4" custom Shadow (narrowed a half inch) and a 6'6" version. Sold a 6'2" in a moment of stupidity. These boards are simply excellent, and that's the reason they show up so infrequently in CL. Can't speak to a midlength version, but would encourage your to get your hands on one if that length is what you're after.


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Oct 4, 2012
Del Mar,CA
i've seen the mid length shadows but never have ridden one. I've owned probably 5 or 6 shadows in the 6,0 range... incredible boards and they work great as a twin, tri and quad...
I'd say go for it. Heck, you can even call Sean and talk to him about it. He's a wealth of knowledge...