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Walden Mega Magic Longboard

Walden Mega Magic Longboard

Walden Mega Magic Longboard

4.87 out of 5 based on 15 customer ratings
(15 customer reviews)

NZ$1,393.00NZ$1,716.00

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Product Description

The Mega Magic is one of the most popular Longboards currently available in the USA. Design inspiration drawn from many larger Tandem and SUP boards.

The volume removed from the length and redistributed it to the width and thickness while maintaining performance. It is about 1/2-3/4″ thicker and 1-2″ wider than a standard longboard, the Mega Magic will float like a board that is 12-18″ longer. For example the bigger guy that normally rides a 10′ with the Mega he can ride an 8′-9′ without giving up float or stability.

The Mega Magic features the Magic bottom contours and rocker profiles allowing you to push this board to its limits. Riding this board almost feels like cheating because of the unfair advantage you have over others in the line up.

Specifications

NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate rider skill level.
LENGTHWIDTHTHICKVOLUMEFINSAPPROX WEIGHT RANGE
7'2''23 1/2''3 1/2''72 ltr7" Center FCS sides85kg / 187lb or less
8'0''23 1/2''3 5/8''84 ltr7" Center FCS sides85kg / 187lb +
9'0''24''3 7/8''98 ltr7" Center FCS sidesideal for all weights
9'6''24 1/2''4''112 ltr7" Center FCS sidesideal for all weights

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Technical Info

Technology

SLX Epoxy Construction

SLX construction produces a controlled flex pattern by combining the versatility of epoxy materials with the added advantage of reduced weight. All SLX boards have an EPS core with a high-grade timber stringer, which is laminated by hand using epoxy resign, biaxial fiberglass and a specialized construction process.

Featuring a high strength-to-weigh ratio, and designs CNC milled directly from the shapers files. SLX boards feel light, responsive and are very sensitive under your feet. These boards are extremely versatile, easy to ride, and can be used in wide variety of conditions.

You can find out more about GSI's surfboard construction on our surfboard technologies page

Board Concave

Magic Bottom

Designed and Patented by Steve Walden, the Magic bottom is a complex design including chines and single to double concave features. Walden's specific combination and placements create a board that has great lift and speed but also initiates turns easily.
Rail

Magic Step

This is a modification of the Magic design by Steve Walden. The step design allows for a more sensitive rail on a very thick board.
Surfer Skill Level

Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate

 

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Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5 Great board!

    Got to surf this past weekend in weak knee-waist high Texas junk. I purchased a
    7’2″ Mega Magic after some good conversations with Tony and reading other
    reviews. The board is big, floaty and an absolute blast! I’m an older, heavier
    surfer coming up from a 6’6″ hybrid fish an their is no comparison. Great board
    and great customer service.

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  2. 5 out of 5 mr

    I just tried out the mega magic 9’6″ at my usual beach break at Ocean Grove.I am 66 years of age and around 92Kgs and have surfed most of my life.I can honestly say that I have never been more impressed with a board ever before. It is a complete extension of the surfers wishes. This board is so easy to paddle and catch waves. It is easy to turn and cut back and walk and nose ride. First session and I caught heaps of waves with no wipe outs. This is quite unusual for me as I normally take a few sessions to get used to a new board. At my age catching the wave earlier gives me that extra couple of seconds to get to my feet and set up for the ride. Im completely stoked with this board and still have a smile on my face from todays session. Many thanks to GSI for their advice, suggestions and help. This board will extend my surfing life for at least another ten years.

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  3. 5 out of 5 Walden Mega Magic 9'6"

    Bought the MM 9’6″ a year and a half ago. I’m 66 years old and weight 195 lbs. In good shape-Hit the gym a couple of times per week to survive out in the water. Surf 3-5 days per week year round in SoCal. Board is a great noserider. Able to get close to tip on a regular basis. Paddles fairly well. Super stable. I tend to catch wave fairly late ( due to slow mushy waves). Board turns both in the front and back of board. (use ankles when I’m close to the nose to turn). Super stable.
    Due to the width and volume of the board, installed a vent and an SUP handle. (do my own repairs). Overall give it an 8 out of 10. I still have my old 10′ Boardworks Magic Epoxy to compare. Like the shorter Mega better. Would recommend to any surfer over 190 lbs that wants to easily catch waves and noseride. My only major complaint is the 21 lb weight.

    Have fun out there.

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  4. 4 out of 5

    I am 63years old & having bought the 8′ & 9′ Mega Magic plus the 9′ 6″ FF over the last 2 years I am very happy with Walden boards. The new 9′ 6″ Mega Magic, I feel that at 73kg that I might be too light for the volume of board but with summer coming on it should be ok on very small days.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    The Mega Magic is a wave-catching machine! This board is exactly what I needed to increase my skill level and boost my confidence. I bought the 9’0″ and it is truly is “magic” in the water. I am a beginner, but am quickly entering into the realm of intermediate with this board. I am 6 feet tall, 190 pounds, and the 9’0″ floats me like crazy. It does feel like I’m cheating…. a couple of paddles and I’m up and gone! The SLX construction is awesome. Lightweight and a little stiffer than other traditional materials. It does NOT feel corky under my feet. Because of its width, it is super stable, but the lighter construction makes it feel more playful and lively (depending on fin choice). After only five outings on the Mega Magic, my skill level is much improved and my love for surfing has increased tenfold. If you want to up your wave count and not get exhausted in the process, this is your board. Absolutely recommend the Mega Magic.

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Enjoyed surfing my 11 foot SUP but couldn’t turn it very well. Started looking for a shorter SUP board and came across the Mega Magic. Quite Flight surf shop in New Smyrna Beach, FL. gave me a good trade in price for my SUP, so I did the deal.
    I had forgotten the fun of surfing with such great maneuverability, I am 65 years old and weigh 196 pounds a strong
    swimmer. The Mega Magic floats me very well and catching a wave is so easy, I’m taking it to Coasta Rica in Feburary!
    Walden has gotten me as excited about surfing as I was in the “60’s,” now that’s MAGIC!

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  7. 5 out of 5

    I’m a former linebacker that moved to So-Cal, big dude at 240lbs. Learned to surf on this board (8′). Years later and with a solid quiver in tow it is still my favorite. Paddles and surfs fast, can set a hard edge on a vertical wall, length is decreased relative to volume so you can turn quickly, deck is flat and a pleasure to walk, firm under foot, not squirrely or loose. I basically spend small 1-4 days laughing at my shortboard counterparts, as I get every wave I want and they struggle to drop in. Do yourself a favor and pick one up. (Then again don’t, more waves for me!)

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  8. 5 out of 5

    I purchased both the 8 and 9.6 foot mega magic boards and have never looked back. I really enjoy the ease of paddling onto the wave that both boards provide whilst also being very satisfied with how the boards handle on a variety of waves.

    I weigh in at 98 kgs and would, at best, be an intermediate level surfer however I have found these boards to be quite forgiving which makes me even more of a mega magic fan. I have surfed a wide variety of breaks and always felt comfortable in what ever size surf presented on the day safe in the knowledge that the mega magic would easily be up to the task at hand.

    Some people have concerns at the so called ‘corky’ feel of the boards given their thickness but that has never bothered me probably due to me being a little heavier than the average surfer.

    If you are considering purchasing a longboard do yourself a favour and have a look at a mega magic, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what you may find.

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  9. 4 out of 5

    My 7’2″ Mega Majic is the one board I will never get rid of. I sit in the line up on the outside with all the
    Longboarders and stay with them wve for wave, but have a lot more turning ability, and responsivenes. I have
    been trying to get someone to make me this board for 20 years with no luck.
    Everybody that rides it loves it, I have a few friends that try to get me to get something more cooler looking, I
    think it’s because they see me getting all the waves when I’m in a potato chip crowd.
    If you are reading this and have anything to do with sales of these, the only thing I would change is I would
    love to have a 7’0 then it would fit totally behind the seat in our Prius, which it does now, but for long trips that
    2 ” would make my wife a lot happier. Seriously if you ever make a shortet one I’ll be the first to buy it.

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  10. 5 out of 5

    I would like to add this to my other review:After using this MEGA MAGIC now for 6 months I can say that returning to a board with less flotation would make no sense at all.Its just so easy to ride,that the fun factor is hightened as soon as you hit the water.No longboard that I have ridden for decades has been this easy or as enjoyable.I recomend it to all who ask about it.GET YOURS & GO SURF!…and have FUN!!!

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Have had my 9-0 mega a week now & I love it.Reminds me how much fun my 24″,60s slot bottoms & stepdecks were as a teenager.I just turned 60yrs old & ride Floridas crummy,sectioney waves except for those special days.Loved this board from the first paddle out(flotation,flotation,flotation)Paddles easily,catches waves easily,turns great,transitions through sections nicely.Oh,did I mention it noserides as good as it was designed too.It does!!! The only negative is the board needs a deckpatch,I am a kneepaddler from way back and after a week it already has kneewells on the deck.(Anyone else from GSI kneepaddle?)In closing I would highly recomend this board! HAVE FUN!!!

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  12. 5 out of 5

    I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with the Walden Board I just purchased.

    I am a 58 year old NJ sufer that has been around since the days of big old longboards, through the whole
    transition and back again. I’ve owned various boards (some of which I utilized a local shaper to have my own designs realized) and surfed in various locations (from Hawaii to Puerto Rico and back), so I’ve been around a while.

    I have always wanted to ride a Walden Magic Model, so this spring while shopping for a new board I stopped in Eastern Lines in Belmar, NJ to check out the Magic Models. While comparing the various models resident in the shop, Barry pointed me to the “Mega” model. Now I had seen pictures of the template on-line, and really didn’t think I would want one, then I saw it in person and I was even more unsure!! Long story short, I was convinced to purchase it by both Barry (the store mgr) and my colleague that I had brought along with me.

    Even as the board sat on the floor of my living room, I still had my misgivings, as I just kept saying, “it is so darn wide and thick”. I have since been riding it, using a full suit no less, and find it to be INCREDIBLE!! Since I have been riding it, I have only missed/had one wave wash out underneath me (and that was one that I was pushing to see how small a wave and how far out I could catch one)!! I am still getting used to the board and find it to be very responsive as well. I can’t wait to “shed the rubber” and really be able to ride it comfortably!, but I just wanted to say THANKS FOR A GREAT BOARD!! I am looking forward to spending the summer and fall on it.

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  13. 5 out of 5

    1st off, I work for GSI just so you know ewhre I’m coming from and this was one of our Demo boards I used on a Demo day.
    I surfed the 7’2 in knee to hip high jan juc -offshore clean-and it stole the show. it was amazing, so much so then my freind who was on his 5,10 fish got fed up with me paddling back out grinning and demanded I give him a go”it was only fair”.
    It surfs unreal, pumps like a shortboard, literally, gets heapsof speed, very easy to turn, top turn, floater etc. Great board can’t ait to surf it again. I weigh 75/165 pounds and could knee padle it-just-so the floatation is unreal but still fits the wave face with the step rail. That board has changed my perception of thickness and width and perfromance -very well done Steve Walden. Another great board. I reckon you could use the 9′ Mega as a SUp if you are under 70kg.
    I mostly surf performance shortboards so if you usually surf a larger board-then you’ll love it even more than I did. Plus you can fit it on the plane.

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Only brought the 9 foot Mega board 2 weeks ago , Straight out on nice point break 2 strokes on wave ,The board turns well ,nose rides like a park bench , I normally surf boards between 10 foot and 11 foot, this board paddles as good and catches waves with ease, i was a bit worried that the thickness of board would limit the boards performance but it doesn’t , best board i have ridden by far, i am 88 kgs and floats me like the Queen Mary .I
    I have now surf the beach breaks with this board and i was very supprised by its speed .
    I would recommend this board to anyone (ANOTHER GREAT WALDEN BOARD)
    I have had a 10 foot magic model for 2 years which is a great board but this board for me is awesome

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  15. 5 out of 5

    I rode this board for the first time last weekend, it was a super impressed with the board. I have the 7’2, I weight 80kgs and I was sitting high out of the water in the line up. When I turned and paddles for my first wave and it took only 2 paddles and I was up and riding. The board was super responsive, much more than I thought it would be for a big chunk of a board. It rides really well and zooms along the wave face. 2 thumbs up from me. If you are a bigger guy I reckon you could ride the 7’2 or 8’0 really easily.

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