Wanted: Tyler Riddler

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by harboursurfer, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. deweybeachme

    deweybeachme Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    USA South Carolina
    easy turbo- i was kidding around... i feel the same way as you, my riddler is a mindblowing noserider. you can eat a pb and j sandwich on the nose. in fact, there is so much water weight on the tail and so much lift in the nose that you need to be on the nose just to keep it from jittering... i'm sure the Is Is is similair...

    do they make madras wetsuits?
  2. creoque?

    creoque? New Member

    May 15, 2007
    i don't know but I wish they made paisley print ones:cool:
  3. Silk123

    Silk123 Active Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    USA New Jersey
    Yep. Isis is sick. I'm not even very good and I was on the nose quite a bit. I was impressed by how easily the board turned, too. Turn from the rails, turn from the tail, didnt really matter. The board just seemed to go where you wanted it to. And I am saving up money for a Zeph cause I got a chance to ride one of his boards. Probably a Fade-to-Black, but I'm sure it'll be just a nice.:cool:

    Never ridden a Tyler before so can't comment on them.
  4. johnxyz

    johnxyz Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    pierpont-scott wrote:
    Higher quality? Than a Tyler? I thought that's why Tyler charges up to $2,500 clams for his Craftsman line!

    Common (mis) understanding that the Tylers were that final 'nTH Degree' better build quality then even a CF or Zeph C. ?

    Personally I think the Tylers are a 'bit dear' pricewise but....
  5. pierpont-scott

    pierpont-scott New Member

    May 11, 2006
    zeph bings in my opinion are the highest of quality and can be held up to any tyler any day.
  6. slosurf

    slosurf Active Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    USA Maryland
    I think when you get to the quality level of a Tyler Craftmsman, Zeph Bing, Calvani-shaped DN Noserider, Gene Nosedevil, I think you are trying to split hairs when arguing quality. They may all sell for different prices, they may be available in different quantities, but they are all on the same playing field in terms of quality, IMHO.
  7. twizzly

    twizzly Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    slosurf wrote:
    I agree. In fact, "quality" is a pretty tough thing to quantify anyway. If I had to toss some thoughts out there, I would say:

    • uniformity of outline[/*]
    • uniformity of contours[/*]
    • fin bead (if glass on)[/*]
    • uniformity and placement of fin slots (if not glass on)[/*]
    • cutlap uniformity[/*]
    • color uniformity / application[/*]
    • materials
    I'm sure there are 20 more things to think about here, but I'll leave it to the experts.

    As far as these criteria go, I'm pretty confident that all the above named surfboards are about as high end as you can get. At least to an untrained eye. I would add Harbour and Oakfoils to that list as well based on my own personal experiences. As well as Cooperdesigns, Lance Carson and Tyler's non-Craftsman based on having seen a few and found their overall quality to be top notch.
  8. Backyardigan

    Backyardigan New Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    It "IS what it IS". Ya don't know......till ya know. :p
  9. vegaluca

    vegaluca Member

    Jun 10, 2005
    Would anyone have a pic of the fin that Zeph puts with the IsIs ?

    Thanks :)
  10. Benny

    Benny Active Member

    Feb 17, 2004
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