Victoria Skimboards Introduction
Victoria Skimboards was founded in 1976 by Tex Haines and Peter Prietto. They dominate the skimboard market and are constantly reinventing the design of skimboards to attain maximum performance.
Victoria Skimboards main focus is on skimboarding but have delved into the market of bodysurfing. The handplane models available through Victoria Skimboards are the wood model and the foam model which is available in a variety of colors.
The Victoria Skimboards Wood Handplane features:
|Material:||Russian birch plywood compostion|
|Surface Area:||12.25″ x 7.75″ surface area|
|Shape:||Very small amount of rocker towards nose and tail|
|Strap:||Adjustable velcro strap|
The Victoria Skimboards Wood Handplane is a very basic handplane and offered in only one color option and style. The durability of the Russian birch plywood is solid. Attached through two slots on about the middle of the handplane is an adjustable velcro hand strap.
Victoria Skimboard’s wooden handplane glides on the water nice and smooth. The size is a good choice for waves 3’+. It is shaped as a wide pintail and has a very small amount of rocker. Riding Victoria Skimboards wood handplane gives the user a good amount of lift and control when riding those larger than usual waves.
Swimming with Victoria Skimboards Wood Handplane can be harsh on your hands. The velcro hand strap on the handplane is quite rough compared to other handplane straps out on the market. With the strap being an inconvenience, swapping hands to catch a right or left tends to be slower than usual.
- Durable Russian birch plywood composition
- Good size for experienced bodysurfers
- Good lift and control in medium to larger sized waves
- Affordable price
- Rough hand strap
- Smaller size is not ideal for beginner bodysurfers
- One option available
Despite the rough hand strap that the Victoria Skimboards Wood Handplane is made with, the functionality and performance of the handplane is great. At a handplane priced below $50, this handplane is a steal! If you are more interested in having a simple handplane or want to buy one to see if you would enjoy using a handplane, then Victoria Skimboards Wood Handplane is for you.
Price: $28-42 USD
Overall, Victoria Skimboards Wood Handplane is a good choice for anybody looking for a simple and functional handplane on a budget.