2018 Antidote Hurricane

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29597739_10156234501701788_4767805327604901554_nTime to post my first experiences with the new Antidote Hurricane model 2018. I will compare the new model with the 2017 model Hurricane which I skated last year for about 1200 km. This is not a scientific review, only my subjective experience of this new board after riding it for 200km.

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First some specs:

2017 model:
Lenght: 71 cm
Width: 24,5 cm
Weight: 1500 gr

2018 model:
Length: 68 cm (3cm shorter than the previous model)
Width: 24,5 cm
Weight: 1230 gr (the stiffest model with Leopard Wood veneer, the lightest version is 1100 gr)

In real life:

I already liked the shape of the 2017 model but this new 2018 model in my eyes is even better: more curves and a leaner rear. I really love the looks of the 2018 model! But off course it is all about the experience while riding the board.

The 2017 model was a nice and stiff board which was an easy and forgivable board but could fell a bit heavy sometimes…

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The new model is a lot lighter (270g less in my case) and thinner so I was afraid the board would be too flexy and I would loose speed because of the flex. But the opposite was true: despite of the lower weight and thickness the new model still feels stiff and no energy is lost while pushing or pumping (my weight is around 73kg).

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The new model is 3cm shorter than the 2017 model and that could influence the experience while pumping. To be honest: I can’t determine how this length difference effects the driving experience but what I can say is this new model feels light, fast and comfortable. I enjoy every km on this board! Feel free to try this board when we meet at skate events like the Dutch Ultra next July!

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For more info about this Antidote Hurricane you can contact Dawid Pabian directly. He can tell you more specs about this new board.

EXILE MFG Dawid Pabian

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