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Atlantis Venom

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Created by trehoffen 3 months ago, 20 Jun 2018
trehoffen
16 posts
20 Jun 2018 2:02PM
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Hi all,

Hoping for some feedback from anyone who has used the Alantis Venom.
Looking for an allrounder for some flatwater paddling but can also be used in surf.
Venom sounds a good option for price. Just wondering how durable are they and stable as under 29 wide. I'm thinking being 12ft should help with stability.
Thanks in advance, look forward to any feedback.

Gboots
NSW, 545 posts
20 Jun 2018 4:38PM
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I find the board very stable and it's pretty durable out of water . Had a few bumps and minor chips but really it is rock solid. Any board can break in surf . Recently someone broke a Venom in 2 in massive surf. Smash recently posted a pic

I have had one since Nov 2016.
Used it around 20 times , 60 % in surf (1-3ft Bay Surf). I am 65kg-70kg and pretty average sup surfer.
The board is extremely versatile .
Paddles well due to reasonable length and narrow. Don't be fooled by the 12 foot length . It has a lot of rocker so it's effective length is a lot less. It is excellent in small surf and turns well enough even when not on kicker so you can fly along the face of the wave. Have had waves that had gone in for over 300 m. It's a dream in those and good for paddling back !
To be honest it's way too much board for me . It's around 170 L so it's around 2.5 times my weight .
Others like Smash have used the board in massive surf .....not that I ever will. He loves the Venom.
for the price they are superb value IMHO

To me it is the ultimate all rounder but a bit hard to manage out of water so is definitely not my go too board . I always pick up the Speeed 88 first. I have had the Speeed for half the time and used nearly 2.5 times more . 12 foot of board can be a hassle for me

Gboots
NSW, 545 posts
20 Jun 2018 4:40PM
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trehoffen
16 posts
21 Jun 2018 12:03PM
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Thanks Gboots, appreciate the great feedback.

Smash1
NSW, 777 posts
21 Jun 2018 7:03PM
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yes, yes yes....its me again. And no, I do not own shares in the SBWH...

I have a 10 board quiver and I love this board. In monster surf it is my only go to board. My mates board that snapped got hit hard by a 20' (face) wave at Green island, and not a lot would have survived that. I sent pics to the guys at the SBWH and even they had never seen one snapped.

I have used for flat water padding and I also use in the tiny surf at Manly on the days when I think - can I really be bothered...but it is fun. Big surf - as above.

price - too cheap. Quality - as good as my expensive carbon big brands....

Weight - I am 185 cms and 103Kgs - so not an issue for me.

I have 2 Venom's - one is my wife's, and she loves hers.

stehar
NSW, 216 posts
21 Jun 2018 7:11PM
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Bundeena? Had a great surf there on a recent road trip - wave goes forever.
Steve

trehoffen
16 posts
22 Jun 2018 12:45PM
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Cheers Smash.
My order is in.

mickeyb
NSW, 35 posts
22 Jun 2018 4:51PM
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I was thinking about one for my wife also. I have the Blue Planet Bump Surfer which is unreal, however higher volume and quite tippy. How is the Venom for both initial and secondary stability.

Smash1
NSW, 777 posts
23 Jun 2018 4:40PM
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mickeyb said..
I was thinking about one for my wife also. I have the Blue Planet Bump Surfer which is unreal, however higher volume and quite tippy. How is the Venom for both initial and secondary stability.


Ticks all boxes. My wife loves hers



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