Review of the Phase Five Avenger
Phase Five Avenger
Length: 51" (also comes in 48")
Volume: 9 Liters
Fins: One 2" single fin
Material: Composilite E-Glass wrap
Main Reviewer: Emma G
Phase Five has been one of my favorite big-name manufacturers for a long time. Ever since I got Birthday Blue, I've been looking forward to reviewing more of what this company has to offer -- so I was thrilled when the Avenger showed up on our dock waiting to be ridden.
An important disclaimer: I am the sort of rider who prefers the smallest board I can get my hands on. I often select grom boards or even boards slightly below my weight level so I can have full range of motion on the water. When I got a feel for this board, it was clear that this was not going to be my cup of tea -- but this was likely no fault of the board itself. It's longer than its frame would indicate at first glance, and a little sturdier too; not great specs for an advanced rider weighing in at 120lbs looking for their next skim board. However, aside from my own preferences, the Phase Five Avenger is a solid board. It has a sharp edge which makes carving fun and easy, without the instability most thinner boards would have. Short riders may have a difficult time dialing this board in, but if you're an intermediate looking for your first skim, this may be the board for you.