Category Archives: First Ride

2×4 round pin Ride Review with Darshan

2×4 round pin first ride review with darshan gooch from Stretch Boards on Vimeo. Height/weight: 6’4″ 180-185 lbs 2×4 round pin 6’2″ x 19.25″ x 2.375″ vol. 32.0L Construction type: CFT std with uni-directional carbon tail strips and with the exception of the abstract color lam bottom, features duplicate CFT std glassing as seen in … Continue reading 2×4 round pin Ride Review with Darshan »

2win fin ride review with Darshan

Two fins in it to 2win it from Stretch Boards on Vimeo.   Surfer: Darshan Gooch Height/weight: 6’4″ 185lbs. Board model: 2win single wing swallow tail Dimensions: 5’11” x 19.75″ x 2.375″ vol. 32L Construction type: Varial foam core  (no deck channels) + CFT std glassing + carbon tail strips Fins used: futures Akila Aipa … Continue reading 2win fin ride review with Darshan »

Buzzsaw sk8 review with Darshan Gooch

  Buzzsaw sk8 with Darshan Gooch from Stretch Boards on Vimeo. Name: Darshan Gooch Height/weight: 6’4″ 185 lbs Board model/dimensions: Buzz Saw sk8 6’0″ x 19.5″ x 2.25″ vol.31.8L (straight off the stock board rack!) Construction type: CFT std (1/8″ bamboo stringer, marko foam 2.1pcf compression molded EPS, deck channels, 45º bias weave S-glass and … Continue reading Buzzsaw sk8 review with Darshan Gooch »

“NO FRIENDS” model ride review with Andrew Bennett

It’s summertime!!! Crowds, “so-so” waves and the pervasive struggle to get your slash on could use a good remedy. The “NO FRIENDS” model is your answer! learn more about the NO FRIENDS model by clicking here No Friends model ride review with Andrew Bennett from Stretch Boards on Vimeo.   check available NO FRIENDS models … Continue reading “NO FRIENDS” model ride review with Andrew Bennett »

Thing v2 Review with Darshan Gooch

  The THING v2 round pin with Darshan Gooch from Stretch Boards on Vimeo.   Height/weight: 6’4″ 185 lbs Thing v2 round pin 6’2″ x 19.25″ x 2.375″ vol. 31.4L Construction type: CFT std with uni-directional carbon tail strips and duplicate CFT std glassing substituted with Varial foam for testing performance differences between foam types. … Continue reading Thing v2 Review with Darshan Gooch »

7’0″ IT Round Pin CFT std with Darshan Gooch

In this “First ride impressions” piece, the featured board happens to be none other than the most under stated, longest continually offered and most inquired board in the Stretch model line. Darshan really wanted to wrap his head around the IT and what the mystifying board design was meant to do, where it could go … Continue reading 7’0″ IT Round Pin CFT std with Darshan Gooch »

5’8″ Super Buzz sk8 deck CFT std with Darshan Gooch

“First ride impressions” is a new and ongoing feature showcasing one rider’s experience with a Stretch board model of choice. Here, Darshan provides and honest evaluation of the sk8 deck version of the Super Buzz model after his first few sessions.   Name: Darshan Gooch Height/weight: 6’4″ 180lbs Model/size/fin set up: Super Buzz sk8 deck: … Continue reading 5’8″ Super Buzz sk8 deck CFT std with Darshan Gooch »