You want a mid-length board for more versatility and easy paddling, or even to learn surfing, but are hesitating between the mini-longboard solution of the Acidolly and a board that has the DNA of a shortboard in an easy and modern shape like that of the Batmob?
Not an easy choice given their respective qualities that would allow you to score a lot of waves in a very playful register. Well, here’s how they each stand out:
The Batmob is the quintessence of a modern board: a lively shape, width for handling, a median max width for an even better handling, and a generous volume to facilitate everything.
- Two points characterize the Batmob: its tail is a particle accelerator and its flat deck boosts control. This combination makes for an explosive board.
You can start with a Batmob if you already have one or more experiences in board sports, or because you are athletic, or simply because you are likely to progress quickly. Otherwise you have to oversize it so as not to lack volume and ensure easy beginnings. A 7’2 or a 7’6 are really ideal boards to progress quickly.
It is compact enough to remain maneuverable, but with generous volume for overall comfort. Its tail is wide to gain speed with ease and relaunching. It’s a board that accelerates quickly, even in the softest waves, in order to work on basic maneuvers such as rollers, cutbacks and floaters. A beginner will choose a generous size like the 7’2. An experienced surfer will be happy with the small sizes in addition to his shortboard.
The Acidolly is a mini malibu. Its outline is similar to that of a longboard to imitate its typical behavior of moving forward to accelerate and backward to turn short.
We move on the deck to get closer to the nose and enjoy a cool and fluid glide.
The round tail on the other hand will offer excellent control, and an ability to turn short in hollower waves.
Getting into surfing with a longboard can be a good solution, but the length of these boards around 9 ’is often too bulky for a beginner who will often pearl. The Acidolly takes over all the codes of the shape of a longboard, just more compact.
Easier to transport, to store, but also to surf. A small length that allows easy paddling, a width that provides stability. Easy to surf boards that allow you to progress very far. Even if you supplement it with a smaller board as you progress, there’s a good chance the Acidolly will remain in your quiver.