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ag04blast
01-31-2013, 03:54 PM
I ordered a Shred Stixx Piranha from a dealer based on videos, descriptions, and recommendations from others. I get the board in and it only has 3 fin slots. Everywhere online the board is discussed as having 5 fin slots.

I call the dealer and they tell me that the 5 fin was just a prototype and that the produced model only has 3 fin slots. I put some calls in to Shred Stixx but have been unable to get through.

Can anyone shed some light on this and how many fin slots this board is supposed to have or is the company I bought from trying to pass of an old model to me?

mmandley
01-31-2013, 04:42 PM
I ordered a Shred Stixx Piranha from a dealer based on videos, descriptions, and recommendations from others. I get the board in and it only has 3 fin slots. Everywhere online the board is discussed as having 5 fin slots.

I call the dealer and they tell me that the 5 fin was just a prototype and that the produced model only has 3 fin slots. I put some calls in to Shred Stixx but have been unable to get through.

Can anyone shed some light on this and how many fin slots this board is supposed to have or is the company I bought from trying to pass of an old model to me?

From what im finding the Piranha Hero has the 5 fins and the Piranha SS has 3 fins. This is true up to the 2011 board model. I cant seem to locate a Fin count on the 2012 and 2013 boards

ag04blast
01-31-2013, 06:09 PM
Finally got through to Shred Stixx, definitely seems they confused a lot of people. The Piranha only has 3fins, you can order a custom Piranha with 5fins. They changed the board names for 2013 and not offer a stock 5fin set up but they changed the shape of the board a bit. Not only do I think customers were confused, but the dealer I bought from seemed to be confused as well.

All in all, they were great about answering questions concerning what type of board I was looking for based on my wave and riding style. Always good to chat with an actual company than a dealer. I think I am going to keep the 3fin piranha.

bergermaister
01-31-2013, 07:00 PM
Keep us in the loop on your riding impressions of that board. I've watched a few come and go on eBay and always been curious.

Jackyl9000
02-27-2013, 12:45 PM
Yes, I have been skeptical of Shred Stixx but i may have to get one as I am looking to upgrade my board this year. Being on Lake Austin makes them very accessible..

wolfeman131
02-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Jacky,

Have you checked out Billy Clark down there at Austin Surf Company? He does custom boards, real nice stuff. You can reach him at 512-577-8874.

Jackyl9000
04-03-2013, 03:21 PM
Jacky,

Have you checked out Billy Clark down there at Austin Surf Company? He does custom boards, real nice stuff. You can reach him at 512-577-8874.

Thanks for the rec... I ended up getting a used Shred Stixx Custom Elevation but I will keep that contact on hard for my next board. Ready to get out there and try it out(maybe this weekend)