7'6" Mini Log - Foamy
A scaled-down version of our Modern Noserider, the Mini-Log offers the paddling power of a longboard with the maneuverability of a smaller board. The Mini-Log is conveniently light, which makes it easy to both transport and store. Perfect for the smaller beginner and/or the surfer looking to step down from a bigger board.
Unlike other soft tops on the market, this board is constructed from a hand-shaped epoxy core and has a high-density wood stringer. The rails and bottom contours are also hand-shaped, and the board is finished with Hexcel cloth and epoxy resin. The top deck/rails are wrapped and vacuum-sealed with a texturized EVA foam.
As a result, this board has the cushy feel of a foamy coupled with the performance/durability of a traditional surfboard. Gone are the days of waxing up your board or having to worry about rail dings.
- 7'6"x 21 3/4"x 2 7/8" (61L)
- Material: FoamTech
- Fins: 8" center fin + two side fins (Futures)
- Bottom: Double concave to vee
- Glass: Top-6oz + 6oz, Bottom-6oz + 6oz
- US - Free
- Arrives within 5-10 days
- Contact local dealer for discounted pick-up
I bought this board for my son who has been surfing for 2-3 years now. He surfs a short board, but wanted a long board in the quiver for a surf/camping trip we had planned. I ordered the board, was notified that it had shipped and that we should see it in 7-10 days. It didn’t arrive, I tracked it, called the number provided. Nothing. By the time it arrived, 17 days later, I had to miss part of the surf trip to make sure I was home to receive it. Then I drove it out and surfing the board was not worth the trouble. It was sluggish, unwieldy, and difficult to maneuver. With any bit of wind from any direction, this board was a disaster. We have a 7’ fun board that both my boys learned on, but this Paragon board is nothing like that. Mostly it’s not fun and the entire experience was a total disappointment. I wish I had better things to say; maybe the next time we take it out it’ll be a different story, but also I don’t know if I’d bother bringing it along for the next ride.
I do my homework, so for those of you who also do the homework and research before making a purchase, then this review is for you. I hope it helps. I surf on the east coast in the south, so we only where wetsuits for about 2 to 3 months of the year and then our water temperature will rise back above 74 degrees, which means we surf in board shorts and the foam on the board did cause skin irritation underneath the knees and around the inside of my legs. I did end up purchasing both 3/4 compression pants and compression knee sleeves and both worked from keeping me legs from irritating, but because I have to wear those items under my board shorts I subtracted one star, but I am using and enjoying the surfboard, so I would rate it a 4+, if that helps. Everything else with the board is a 5 star, so let me explain. Since I surf on the east coast, which is primarily soft beach breaks, the 7’6” Mini-Log offers the paddling power of a longboard with maneuverability of a smaller board and with being able to swap out fin configurations and fin set ups I can see and feel where this board is handling very small waves, but it will work its way up to good pitching well overhead sessions. The two side fins that came with my board were the actual Futures F6 Thermotech fins, which are a medium sized thruster in the Neutral template category. Made in Huntington Beach, the Thermotech product line does not have the traditional plastic feel of a composite fin, which comes with those cheaper foam boards you buy online or at your local beach stores. Instead, the Futures F6 Thermotech fins that Paragon Surfboards provided with my purchase has a consistent flex that creates drive and release through turns. The Thermotech fins also come with the Futures Truss Base, making them lighter and stronger. The center fin that came with my purchase was a high quality fiberglass fin made by Paragon Surfboards factory, which were fine, but for the record, the single fin box is just that and you can interchange your favorite center single fin, if you prefer. I also changed out the center fin with Futures Performance 4.5” fin that is made from a solid fiberglass panel, utilizes an all-around template shape and is to be ridden as a thruster, when combined with your favorite side fins. As far as fin configuration, I have 1) set it up riding this board as a single fin with the center fin Paragon Surfboards provided with the side bites as a 2+1 and 2) just with a single fin and 3) used the side bites that Paragon Surfboards provided, but took the center fin out and added the Futures Performance 4.5” fin and road the board as a Thruster, so you have many combinations and ways to ride this board based on your location and the waves that are rolling in on the day you chose to surf, as compared to other foam boards the only options are the cheap plastic fins that come with the board and they are not interchangeable. This board has the cushy feel of a foamy coupled with the performance and durability of a traditional surfboard and it is priced right. I hope that helps.
Love this board for 6ft waves!!! It’s so incredibly fun and a great upgrade from my old Costco foamy.
I’m so happy with this surfboard. My friend bought a Paragon and he recommended that I buy a foam board since I’m new to surfing. This board floats really well and it fits perfectly in my Subaru. I love the colors and the price was better than I what I found in the surf shop in my town.
I bought the 7'6" Mini Log to have fun on the smaller summer waves in San Diego. This board is so much fun, I can't be more pleased that I bought it, not to mention the quality and pricing makes this board a great buy. I would also like to note that their customer service is friendly and extremely helpful. Thank you!