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2014 7S Saltshaker CV

7S Salt Shaker CV Shortboard

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Richie Lovett spent years surfing at the elite level and designed the 7S Salt Shaker to offer a dynamic and responsive ride, with the added advantage of extra stability and flow.

OUTLINE: Hybrid performance shortboard outline with additional width through the mid section. The tapered nose, curved rail line, and squash tail are designed to fit with the contours of the wave allowing tight pocket turns and fast rail transitions.

CONTOURS: Full-length single-to-double concave is geared for maximum speed, sensitivity and control at high speeds.

ROCKER: Moderate and very smooth from nose to tail. Maintains speed over flatter sections, and will perform explosive turns in the most critical parts of the wave.

FOIL: Refined through the nose and tail to add turning sensitivity. Medium gauge performance rails provide a reliable feel in both clean and bumpy conditions.

FINS: The Salt Shaker comes with an FCSII Accel. M thruster set.

Intermediate to advanced surfers can tap into their full potential and capitalise on every opportunity on every wave they catch with the 7S Salt Shaker.


NOTE: rider weight is based on board volume and intermediate-to-advanced rider skill level.
5'6''19 1/4''2 1/4''24.35 ltrFCSII Accel. M (3)55kg / 121lb
5'8''19 1/2''2 5/16''26.15 ltrFCSII Accel. M (3)65kg / 143lb
5'10''19 3/4''2 3/8''28 ltrFCSII Accel. M (3)70kg / 154lb
6'0''20''2 7/16''30.05 ltrFCSII Accel. M (3)75kg / 165lb
6'2''20 1/2''2 1/2''32.45 ltrFCSII Accel. M (3)80kg / 176lb
6'4''21''2 5/8''35.7 ltrFCSII Accel. M (3)85kg / 187lb
6'6''21 1/2''2 3/4''39.25 ltrFCSII Accel. M (3)90kg / 198lb +


Carbon Vector Technology

Technical Info


Carbon Vector

Carbon Vector (CV) construction delivers unmatched performance by harnessing the flex characteristics of epoxy and the strength of carbon. CV combines a stringerless, high-density custom shaped EPS core laminated with biaxial fiberglass, epoxy resin and a distinctive carbon fiber webbing, (positioned on the bottom and around the rails).

The carbon fiber webbing serves to evenly distribute tension across the entire surface area of the board to produce a lively, yet controlled flex pattern with remarkable memory recall. The biaxial fiberglass on the deck serves to add strength and also help prevent delaminating. CV boards feel fast, light and highly responsive in all conditions.

Created by GSI to compliment a range of board models and designs, this construction has proven to have superior flex properties over our other board technologies by up to 20%.

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

Board Concave

Single/Double Concave

Single to double concave compresses and directs water flow adding lift and drive.

Full Rail

This is a high volume rail.
Surfer Skill Level

Intermediate, Advanced

Wave Height

2-6ft Waves

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4.83 out of 5 stars

6 reviews

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  1. 4 out of 5 5/5 turns 4/5 drive 3/5 paddling 4/5 volume 5/5 looks!

    Have surfed my 6’0 for about three months now in conditions ranging from rubbish to wedgy powerful beach breaks and point breaks over head high (4-5 foot Aussie, 6-7 foot USA 3 foot Hawaiian size) . I am 178cms (5,10″) and 84 kilos (185 pounds). I have been surfing for 20 years and I am still a spastic but I can turn, chuck the odd reo, get barreled, drive down the line on a big day, I’m reasonably confident and have surfed many different boards. I would give myself a 7/10. The local pack would probably give me a 5/10 hahah.

    I have come off a Sideways “Chosen One” surfboard which is a bit of a summer / smaller wave board which I snapped and have been looking for a performance board with a little volume so I can try to improve my surfing. I was going to purchase a DHD Switchblade but was talked into this by the surf shop owner (who I trust completely). I literally had my card out to buy the DHD @ $840 and he suggested this at $500

    The board is extremely responsive and easy to turn rail to rail. Felt super high performance initially (read: twitchy and beyond my skill level) but I have settled down and now find it to be hugely enjoyable. I have beaten bigger sections on this than any other board (when you have waves of consequence) I have surfed and it turns very very well. If you are surfing waves with any amount of power it is fast and flies through turns. Tight in the pocket and just feels super light (must be an EPS / epoxy thing). Its got that Hypto Krypto feel when you hold it but it surfs nothing like the Hypto except for reo’s (see Cons below)

    I have no problem dropping into waves although due to the full length rocker it can be a little bit of a pain as I am pushing water sometimes (I maybe should have gone for a 6’1 or 6’2.

    The squashed tail gives it surprising stability once you get used to it and I definitely feel it has control at high speeds.

    Also – the price. Most big name boards in Australia are around the $850 – $1000 mark but you can normally get $100 off if you shop around. I bought mine for $500 on special and I think at that price its been a bargain.

    Its FUN! Its an awesome fun board which gives you a new perspective. I’ve shared it around and everyone says its just a little bit different and almost everyone has liked it.

    My last positive is the board design and looks. They look amazing and have a beautiful finish. Wouldn’t look out of place on the wall.

    Paddling. There’s no way around it. It has a full length rocker and it creates a little bow wave under your chest and its a right PITA. I have a mate who is super fit and he has no issues however I really noticed it going from the Chosen One to this. There’s always a trade off I suppose and this it it. As I said above perhaps a 6’2 would be better for my ahem “muscle mass ratio” so perhaps it my fault for going too small. I am only surfing about 3 times a week at the moment due to work commitments but I normally surf every day – so my fitness is rubbish as well.

    Notwithstanding that – there is no denying this is not a paddling board due to the continuous rocker – but I would purchase it again because the pros far outweigh the cons

    Slappy expoxy feeling at speed. It suffers from that “floating on top of the water not driving through it” feeling I always get from epoxy boards. Its kind of corky and super light and you need to settle yourself because sometimes it feels out of control. Once you adjust however its fun and you can enjoy that feeling of speed.

    Mushie waves / power. My personal experience is that it does not perform as well in junk. By junk I mean weak gutless wind swell. It is still awesome in two foot waves if they have a little push behind them. Remember Im not the worlds best surfer so Im sure a better surfer could extract the speed and power out of crapp waves, but for me I enjoy it a lot more if the waves are at least above two foot and / or have a bit of push behind them

    Hypto feeling. My last negative is that I struggle more than other boards to get the fins out (not that I can do that very often:)) I rode a hypto for a while and would never go back. I feel like the Hypto loses drive through turns and you need to really concentrate and draw out your turns. The 7s doesn’t do this – just think about turning and you can do it – however it still needs more effort than normal to get the fins out if that is your thing.

    I would 100% recommend it, particularly at the prices getting around now.

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  2. 5 out of 5 CV Salt Shaker 6'-2"

    Havn’t surfed it yet, but as a guy who loves to surf I can tell you that the board looks excellent. Plenty of volume… I am sure that it will float me well at 6′-2 1/2″ tall, 184 lbs. Aloha

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  3. 5 out of 5 1st surf

    Had my first surf on it today in decent point break conditions and felt good straight away. Very happy with my purchase. Felt fast and responsive.

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  4. 5 out of 5 8 months in

    Had my Saltshaker CV for about 8 months now and have surfed it in a range of conditions in NZ. Really fun and easy to ride in small mushy waves. Fast and surprisingly controllable in bigger clean waves up to a foot overhead. The board seems to love top to bottom surfing, its easy to pop fins and it has a nice controllable slide. Downsides I’ve noticed – sometimes hard to get on rail when cutting back (may be a user problem though) and could do with a touch more nose rocker for steeper days.

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  5. 5 out of 5 outstanding

    very fast postage exactly what I ordered very happy

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  6. 5 out of 5

    I ordered my CV Saltshaker online. It was delivered within a week.

    It has been a cold winter in NJ so I have only used it twice so far. The first occasion was on a mushy waist to stomach high day. The 2nd was on a semi clean waist to chest day. I’m impressed with how easy this board catches waves. The board is very fast and responsive. So far I’m loving this board.

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    • I love this board I ordered the board on Tuesday night and it wad delivered to my house that Thursday at 10am. I’m very please with the board and the service. I highly recommend buying from this site.

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    • I think it’s very easy to say that the Salt Shaker is a very high performance board, especially after viewing a video of a pro absolutely killing it on one of them. That being said, it took me awhile to adapt my style to this board. But once I did, everything just fell into place.

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