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7lazy77

P5 Hammerhead or Victoria Captain

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7lazy77

I have been using my father-in-laws P5 Trident (rated 250+ pounds) for the past couple of years & would like to get another smaller board.  I like riding the board, but having a hard time getting around on a 360, because it is so big (59") & would something to help with airs.  I am considering either the P5 Hammerhead or the Victoria Captain.  Both boards seem good from what i have read & would be smaller, but still meet my weight rating (215#).  Anybody input from others who have been on either?  Having a hard time deciding.

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vanamp

I've never ridden the captain but own a P5 hammerhead. Just looking at the captain the two boards seem to be completely different.  The hammerhead is a fast intermediate to advanced rider skim board.  The blunt nose makes it ride like a longer board so better for a heavier rider.  Symmetrical design makes it easy to ride revert. 

The captain looks more like a skim/surf hybrid but more on the skim side if you ride it single fin. The captain will probably ride more like the trident and your first time on a hammerhead will be a bit of a shock because it will feel like a different sport all together. 

 

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Raimie

I've been enjoying the captain I bought for my husband over the last week. He has yet to ride it, but I LOVE it. The first couple sets felt squirrelly even with all 3 fins in, but once I got used to it, I got a lot more comfortable with it.

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isellacuras

With the width of the captain, you want to ride it with 3 fins. Basically the wave side fin is giving you your traction. The opposite side is barely biting. I really like my captain. There's nothing surf about it tho. It IS a skim board. 

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jbcanski2

I have a 2016 Trident and a 2017 Hammerhead LTD. (The largest size in both models and I run a single fin only in the Trident) The Hammerhead is a totally different ride than the Trident and is very easy to spin and revert but will not accelerate near as well as the Trident and is a lot less forgiving. The Hammerhead Limited is definitely eye candy and a lot cooler looking than the Trident. I want to like it more but I don't. I find myself telling my boat crew to  give me my old board (Trident) a lot. It's all a matter of personal preference though and your mileage may vary........ I would love to ride a Captain and may add one to the quiver next year. FYI If anyone is interested, my daughter loves her new Victoria Impulse I got her to replace the Factor that got lost. 

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7lazy77

Thanks for the responses....I decided to go with a P5 Hammerhead.  I have been riding P5 boards since I started 3 years ago, so I guess I am just more comfortable with them.  I have never been on a Victoria (and no way to demo), so I was a little nervous on spending the money on something that I may not like.  I guess there is a also a chance that I may not like the Hammerhead too, but I guess we will see.  

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