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Created by Jimmy Lewis Boards 4 months ago, 13 Sep 2018
13 Sep 2018 6:07PM
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Jimmy Lewis boards will now be available direct to customers around the country with a 14 day Satisfaction Guarantee (terms & conditions apply see our website for details).... What that now means is that customers will save $$$$ on their Jimmy Lewis boards but still get the same quality, performance & light-weight durability at a better price saving hundreds of dollars & also get a 14 day guarantee that they'll be happy with their new board taking the uncertainty of a new board purchase....

bomberdave
VIC, 132 posts
14 Sep 2018 12:41PM
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Jimmy Lewis Boards said..
Jimmy Lewis boards will now be available direct to customers around the country with a 14 day Satisfaction Guarantee (terms & conditions apply see our website for details).... What that now means is that customers will save $$$$ on their Jimmy Lewis boards but still get the same quality, performance & light-weight durability at a better price saving hundreds of dollars & also get a 14 day guarantee that they'll be happy with their new board taking the uncertainty of a new board purchase....


sounds great, but the guarantee is that for full cash back or only to swap with another JL board??? always keen on the JL brand but no stockist here in Vico.

14 Sep 2018 3:30PM
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Hi bomberdave, I've just put the T&C's up on our website.... Happy to swap it for another board

brown
WA, 20 posts
16 Sep 2018 9:00AM
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I could have done with that deal a few months ago when i bought a world wide.

devonsupsurf
6 posts
16 Sep 2018 7:03PM
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When will this service be coming to the UK ?

Kretinou
18 posts
16 Sep 2018 11:18PM
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www.jimmylewis-store.eu doesn't work? No option to order online in Europe?

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
18 Sep 2018 8:16PM
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I bought a Striker off Rob at the weekend. Couldn't recommend him more, passionate about the sport and great advice on how to get the most out of the boards.
The board finish is in a different league to the cobra boards I have had before too.

19 Sep 2018 8:17AM
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Thanks Tom, hope you enjoy your new Striker :)

Area10
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19 Sep 2018 7:33AM
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Kretinou said..
www.jimmylewis-store.eu doesn't work? No option to order online in Europe?


No, it's not working for me.

There is a UK retailer.

I can see more brands moving to direct sales. I recently bought a board from Gong in France, who sell direct, and the price was about half of what I'd have paid from a UK retailer for a board like that. Each step in the supply chain adds a LOT to the final price.

Brexit is gonna kill our economy stone dead anyway. The economists are forecasting a 35% drop in house prices alone. So I doubt many people will be buying new boards next year: No job, no new toys.

devonsupsurf
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19 Sep 2018 12:05PM
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Jimmy Lewis Boards said..
Thanks Tom, hope you enjoy your new Striker :)


Will Jimmy Lewis direct be available in the UK ?

Muddyisland
QLD, 14 posts
5 Dec 2018 3:03PM
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brown said..
I could have done with that deal a few months ago when i bought a world wide.


Hi Brown, I was looking at the 8'5" World Wide. What don't you like about them?

brown
WA, 20 posts
5 Jan 2019 9:28PM
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Muddyisland, had a JL WW for about a month and went out on it nearly everyday. I would consider myself intermediate and was looking for a user friendly board as i am out there for abit of fun and to catch as many waves as i can. I found the world wide very unstable and not so user friendly. Also gave a few of the guys i go out with a go on it and they couldnt wait to give it back. I was looking for a board to step down to from a starboard whopper 9.5 to something a bit smaller that would improve my ability. The WW was really light and a well made board but i think i should have done more research and tried before i bought anything , could have saved myself a few dollars . (and a heap of time and effort climbing back on the thing).

colas
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6 Jan 2019 12:53AM
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brown said..
i think i should have done more research and tried before i bought anything


Yes, coming from a whooper you should look for smaller boards, but with wider noses. If you want to stay with JL that could be the Destroyer, or Super Frank, or even the kwad. Or their noserider shapes, of course.

6 Jan 2019 6:24AM
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Thanks Colas... Hey Brown, check out the 2 models Colas suggested....




Slab
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6 Jan 2019 7:05AM
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Jimmy Lewis Boards said..
Thanks Tom, hope you enjoy your new Striker :)



Will Jimmy Lewis direct be available in the UK ?


Best ask the UK dealer northshoresurf.co.uk

it is run by a chap ( there's two of them actually) who is a very long time pal of Jimmy....used to make boards with him.

Slab
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6 Jan 2019 12:49PM
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brown said..
Muddyisland, had a JL WW for about a month and went out on it nearly everyday. I would consider myself intermediate and was looking for a user friendly board as i am out there for abit of fun and to catch as many waves as i can. I found the world wide very unstable and not so user friendly. Also gave a few of the guys i go out with a go on it and they couldnt wait to give it back. I was looking for a board to step down to from a starboard whopper 9.5 to something a bit smaller that would improve my ability. The WW was really light and a well made board but i think i should have done more research and tried before i bought anything , could have saved myself a few dollars . (and a heap of time and effort climbing back on the thing).


My friend found the 8,5 too tippy for him....I tried it and struggled...which I was surprised at due to its dims...it is quite a high performance board...more so than I first thought. I would have been better suited to the one above though....better for my weight/height/ability. It's the nose and tail shape.

brown
WA, 20 posts
7 Jan 2019 8:41PM
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Thanks Jimmy Lewis Boards, i bought the board from you on your advice that it would be the next step down from a whopper. Not very good advice at all imho.
Glad you made a sale though.

Slab
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8 Jan 2019 1:14AM
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brown said..
Thanks Jimmy Lewis Boards, i bought the board from you on your advice that it would be the next step down from a whopper. Not very good advice at all imho.
Glad you made a sale though.



My weight is around 90 kg plus winter wetsuit and my friend is around the same...maybe heavier.....and around 6 ft tall. Not sure your weight and height....the board size might have been more suited to you? I'm happier on a fuller template...with around 135 plus litres. You can only really know by demoing unfortunately. One person's tippiness can be another person's stability. And of course there's the skill factor....I know another guy who rides his 8,5 in everything no problem. Same height as me but lighter and better skills.

8 Jan 2019 9:05AM
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Hi Brown, sorry you didn't like your WW but at 8'9"x31"x4.40" (141L) there is a lot of volume & stability there unless you're 125kg plus but i remember discussing it with you (plus you got it on sale)... It is a completely different board to a Whopper so there would be a bit of a transition.... I'm 82 kg & 53 yo & ride the 7'9 & 8'1 WW & find it super stable especially in onshore conditions..

hilly
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8 Jan 2019 6:21AM
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brown said..
Muddyisland, had a JL WW for about a month and went out on it nearly everyday. I would consider myself intermediate and was looking for a user friendly board as i am out there for abit of fun and to catch as many waves as i can. I found the world wide very unstable and not so user friendly. Also gave a few of the guys i go out with a go on it and they couldnt wait to give it back. I was looking for a board to step down to from a starboard whopper 9.5 to something a bit smaller that would improve my ability. The WW was really light and a well made board but i think i should have done more research and tried before i bought anything , could have saved myself a few dollars . (and a heap of time and effort climbing back on the thing).



My friend found the 8,5 too tippy for him....I tried it and struggled...which I was surprised at due to its dims...it is quite a high performance board...more so than I first thought. I would have been better suited to the one above though....better for my weight/height/ability. It's the nose and tail shape.


That's weird I rode the 8 5 at 105kg and found it super stable. The stability for me effected the surfability, making it hard to turn at speed. Especially backhand. Great on small waves forehand.

Slab
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8 Jan 2019 6:58AM
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Slab said..


brown said..
Muddyisland, had a JL WW for about a month and went out on it nearly everyday. I would consider myself intermediate and was looking for a user friendly board as i am out there for abit of fun and to catch as many waves as i can. I found the world wide very unstable and not so user friendly. Also gave a few of the guys i go out with a go on it and they couldnt wait to give it back. I was looking for a board to step down to from a starboard whopper 9.5 to something a bit smaller that would improve my ability. The WW was really light and a well made board but i think i should have done more research and tried before i bought anything , could have saved myself a few dollars . (and a heap of time and effort climbing back on the thing).




My friend found the 8,5 too tippy for him....I tried it and struggled...which I was surprised at due to its dims...it is quite a high performance board...more so than I first thought. I would have been better suited to the one above though....better for my weight/height/ability. It's the nose and tail shape.



That's weird I rode the 8 5 at 105kg and found it super stable. The stability for me effected the surfability, making it hard to turn at speed. Especially backhand. Great on small waves forehand.


You must have ninja skills....three of us tried the 8,5 and all three found it tippier than expected. I was on an 8,8 widebody .....waaaaaay more stable. I'm usually on bigger boards so guess not used to it. We are all intermediate.

hilly
WA, 4440 posts
8 Jan 2019 11:00AM
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hilly said..


Slab said..



brown said..
Muddyisland, had a JL WW for about a month and went out on it nearly everyday. I would consider myself intermediate and was looking for a user friendly board as i am out there for abit of fun and to catch as many waves as i can. I found the world wide very unstable and not so user friendly. Also gave a few of the guys i go out with a go on it and they couldnt wait to give it back. I was looking for a board to step down to from a starboard whopper 9.5 to something a bit smaller that would improve my ability. The WW was really light and a well made board but i think i should have done more research and tried before i bought anything , could have saved myself a few dollars . (and a heap of time and effort climbing back on the thing).





My friend found the 8,5 too tippy for him....I tried it and struggled...which I was surprised at due to its dims...it is quite a high performance board...more so than I first thought. I would have been better suited to the one above though....better for my weight/height/ability. It's the nose and tail shape.




That's weird I rode the 8 5 at 105kg and found it super stable. The stability for me effected the surfability, making it hard to turn at speed. Especially backhand. Great on small waves forehand.



You must have ninja skills....three of us tried the 8,5 and all three found it tippier than expected. I was on an 8,8 widebody .....waaaaaay more stable. I'm usually on bigger boards so guess not used to it. We are all intermediate.


It wasn't the 8 1 was it? I found that a challenge.

Slab
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8 Jan 2019 4:36PM
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Slab said..


hilly said..



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brown said..
Muddyisland, had a JL WW for about a month and went out on it nearly everyday. I would consider myself intermediate and was looking for a user friendly board as i am out there for abit of fun and to catch as many waves as i can. I found the world wide very unstable and not so user friendly. Also gave a few of the guys i go out with a go on it and they couldnt wait to give it back. I was looking for a board to step down to from a starboard whopper 9.5 to something a bit smaller that would improve my ability. The WW was really light and a well made board but i think i should have done more research and tried before i bought anything , could have saved myself a few dollars . (and a heap of time and effort climbing back on the thing).






My friend found the 8,5 too tippy for him....I tried it and struggled...which I was surprised at due to its dims...it is quite a high performance board...more so than I first thought. I would have been better suited to the one above though....better for my weight/height/ability. It's the nose and tail shape.





That's weird I rode the 8 5 at 105kg and found it super stable. The stability for me effected the surfability, making it hard to turn at speed. Especially backhand. Great on small waves forehand.




You must have ninja skills....three of us tried the 8,5 and all three found it tippier than expected. I was on an 8,8 widebody .....waaaaaay more stable. I'm usually on bigger boards so guess not used to it. We are all intermediate.



It wasn't the 8 1 was it? I found that a challenge.


Nope, the 8,5. I only had half an hour on it....but coming from what I was used to it was certainly tippier than I expected. My pal sold it on as he wasn't getting enough time on it to get used to it. Reckon I would have been okay in the next one up.

brown
WA, 20 posts
8 Jan 2019 7:52PM
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Would getting it on sale affect the stability? If you're selling SUP'S and telling people boards are SUPER stable should they not be at very best stable. Spending alot of money ( i my opinion ) on a board you recommend as the next step down from a WHOPPER but only to find i have to be a NINJA to ride it seems to me you need to be more clear on SUPER STABLE.
Once again i thank you for your advice on board selection and i hope you sell alot of boards in the future.
Does JL still produce the WW?
Do you give board advice to people for a living?
Thanks.

Carbs79
NSW, 60 posts
9 Jan 2019 8:12AM
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I have a 7'9 WW and it use it in all conditions, a mate has the 8'1.
We both find them to be super stable.

9 Jan 2019 9:30AM
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Hi Brown, again I'm sorry you didn't like your 8'9 WW & based on what you said it was a logical step down from your 9'5 if you wanted to increase your performance but only you know your ability level & limitations & what's super stable for one person isn't necessarily so for another...No the sale price didn't affect the stability but hopefully it eased the pain on parting with your hard earned $$$ & at least you shouldn't have lost any money on it... it could have been worse & you could have paid full price...
Yes Jimmy is still producing the WW & it has a good following but now that there's the Super Frank & the Destroyer you can cover your bases with either of those... BTW I've been selling boards & giving advice to people for over 20 years having owned 3 surf shops (board stores) but you can only give advice on the information customers give you....
Happy surfing...

brown
WA, 20 posts
10 Jan 2019 7:14PM
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Jimmy lewis thanks for another great reply .20 years of selling boards and giving advice ,hopfully you get the hang of it soon. Selling a second hand board and not losing and money on it.
Also how do you know my cash was hard earned ?
Anyway any surf is a good surf (just not a super stable World Wide).

Take care and keep selling them boards.

HENDO 77
WA, 225 posts
10 Jan 2019 8:01PM
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Hey Brown ive got a 7:2 , for sale , its pretty stable too , if your keen
Haha

brown
WA, 20 posts
13 Jan 2019 8:36PM
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Thanks HENDO77 , But is it stable as in i need to be an Olympic gymnast stable or is it i need to be a professional sup dude that weighs 55kgs stable. Or is it corky but stable or corky but unstable.
Or are you just saying its stable to sell a board ?
I hope its not the last one because thats a dog act and no-one would do that. Or would they?.

JEG
VIC, 958 posts
14 Jan 2019 8:43AM
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I use to ride a table but now I'm unstable

benjl
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14 Jan 2019 7:39AM
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JEG said..
I use to ride a table but now I'm unstable


Hahaha



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