Liquid Force Tommy Czeschin Skim, AKA "The Lizard"
Material: Stringered polyurethane
Fins: Single fin
Rocker: Lowered skim
Main Reviewer: Brooke
This board has been an uncontested favorite among the Keuka team ever since it was purchased. When Big G's family went to Florida to test drive a new G-23, J.D. Webb pulled this board out of his quiver and announced "I've got an exceptional board for you!" Big G was delighted to tell him that he already had it at home.
This was one of the first boards I ever wakesurfed on. As someone who got their start in the ocean, I was already accustomed to how to balance, carve, and stay on a wave. However, wakesurfing proved to be a bit different than the traditional version of the sport, and this board took me through the learning curve. The flutes under the wings give it some real go-power, and it is definitely sturdy for a skim board. The single fin was a different configuration than what I'm used to, and it definitely allows for more maneuverability than a thruster set-up. I admit I have been axed on this board plenty of times -- probably due to the degree of responsiveness it allows with any shift of weight. Once I got the hang of it, though, there was no turning back. As you can see, this board has plenty of dings and duct-tape adorning the edges. That's because we just love it so much.
This is a board for advanced- or expert-level surfers