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The Chilli Bean is built for any surfer who understands that if you're not afraid of slightly more foam you can go shorter than you'd imagined possible. This board is designed to absolutely maximize the fun to be had in average, everyday surf by catching almost as many waves as a longboard, gliding over the flat sections and ridden short being super responsive under the feet. Fourth have used traditional polyurethane cores and polyester resin for the most responsive flex possible. With it's curvaceous outline, rounded pin tail and flat rocker the Chilli Bean loves to cruise, carve and particularly set-up as a quad will fly down the line with just a little encouragement...It's a blast for the experienced surfer ridden up to 8 inches shorter than your normal board and making something of waves you'd otherwise not bother with - alternatively it's a fantastic board for intermediate surfers looking to step straight from a first board to something short, manoeuvrable and responsive.
Dimensions & Fin set-up:
The five fins allow you to use the board as a thruster with the three M5 fins or as a quad using the side fins from the M5 set at the front and the smaller GX fins as the rear fins.
Standard Poly construction, 2 layers of 4 oz cloth on the deck, one on the bottom.
Qdoes the chili bean comes with fins included,and if it does wich fins come with it, quad or truster set up.
AYes, the Chilli Bean comes with a set of three FCS M5 fins and a two FCS GX fins, you can use the board as a thruster with the M5 set or a quad using the M5 side fins and the GX as the rear fins.
QAlready have one chilli bean in foam. Do you also have it tuflite or similar for travel?
AThe Chilli Bean is only available in the Poly construction.
QHello: Does the Fourth Chili Bean board have a concave bottom?
AThe Fourth Chilli Bean has a single to double concave bottom
QHi. whats the delivery time to Ireland on this board in the 6ft 3'. Thanks
AIt will be a 3-5 day service.
QDoes the Fourth Chilli-Bean come with FCS fins?
AYes all Fourth surfboards come with FCS fins
QHi, I'm just wondering about what sort of length i'd need to drop down to on this board. I currently ride a 6'6" x 20 1/2 x 2 5/8 fish. I know it says 8 inches shorter than your normal board, but as i'm 14 stone i'm worried that there wouldn't be enough volume. Cheers, Stuart
AStuart these 'go eight inches shorter' guidelines are based on the assumption you're riding a 'standard' shortboard - which less and less surfers are. Your board is definitely not, it's wider and thicker and you're right that eight inches shorter than this will be a challenge depending on your ability. The 6'6 Chilli will be more buoyant than your fish, the 6'3 a little less I'd imagine without seeing it. So the question is more about your ability and whether you want to push yourself onto a smaller board. If you want the equivalent to your fish with just a bit more challenge go 6'3, to push a little further go 6'0 - certainly the 6'0 has plenty of foam for your 14 stone depending on your level of surfing.
QIs possible with futures fins?
AThis board is currently only available with FCS Fin plugs
QAny ideas on how much weight the 5'6" and 5'9" can take?
AWe're always really nervous of these guides that suggest a particular weight for a particular board - it has so much to do with ability and preference as well as the sort of waves you're riding. I'm 13 stone and the 5'9 has a lot of floatation compared to my normal shortboard so I would lean towards the 5'6 unless I wanted something for the really slack days - I really think you can go 6-8 inches shorter on this model than your 'standard shortboard' if you're a confident surfer. When it comes to the difficult final decision over size please do give us a call or drop us an email with some idea of what you're riding at moment and your ability and we'll be able to help a lot more to get it perfect for you. If you look at the top of the page next to the dimensions you can also see the volume of each board which might be useful if you do know the volume of your current board.
Could probably have gone a size shorter than 6,3 but the learning curve would be steeper. Big guy and loving the board. Dropped in on a guy and got his fins through my board the other day though. Huge ding repair needed:(
really fun board great in alot of conditions, especially when its small. Great service from magicseaweed aswell!!
Lovely board! Only been surfing a year on an 8ft Mal, bought the 6'9" Chilli and wished that I'd started on it a year ago. Superb fun ride in all conditions, quick and responsive. Possibly should have gone shorter, but no regrets at all.
This board rocks! First time I used it was in 2 foot set up as a Thruster and it was OK but the next time I went out I changed the fin set up to a quad after advice from a mate and it came alive. He told me have it set as a Thruster in 6ft plus surf which is what I have done since and I now love this board.
Really pleased with this board. Should have gone for it long ago. Now progressing much quicker in the water, awesome!!
This is an absolute beauty. I have been surfing on both minimals and shortboards. The chilli is something in between. It has the agility of a shortboard with the buoyancy of a minimal. Really easy to get waves on this, take off and glide. I'm sure you can throw in a few thrashers but I'm not for that...Ah! And it works equally well on east and west coasts ;) go buy one.
fun board would maybe just buy an escape board next time as the forth board seems quite brittle.
A great board coming down from a mal, quite a lot more foam than looks in the pictures, I could have gone down a size, but still a great board. Riding it as a quad, fits in van and car so always ready to get out.
Mr Hamish Healy
The board arrived with some damage and was not finished to my expectations. I have not ridden it yet.
The board is great!!! Unfortunately it arrived with a little ding at the nose (I guess a transport damage although it was properly wrapped and protected.) But I was too lazy to send it back so I repared it quickly myself.
First had the 6'6" but it came in with damage and had none left in stock, so they wanted to pay the repair but i got a 6'9" instead and it is a super fun board! thanks so much for the customers service magicseaweed you guys rock!
Great board catches wave early and has great speed down the line
great board really great with teh four fin setup - so quick picks up waves lovely , responsive and @ my grand old age of 41 its been a refreshing purchase
This board is amazing, I could go on for ages about how great it is but I won't. Just get one and see for yourself, so much buoyancy and well easy 2 ride but super responsive at the same time. Just buy one
excellent service, very professional. My board arrived in 4 days, very well wrapped and packed. i would recommend it to my mates. Thanks guys.
I went from a 8" long board to a 6,6" chilli bean with no problem this board rides every wave you throw at it
I have not used it yet but will next week
Its absolutely fantastic! cant wait to get out on it again.
I normally ride a 9'1" but bought this to go travelling with (size is within BA's carry restrictions). It paddles like a dream and rides like a magic carpet. It genuinely does allow you to go from long board to short board in a few days! A really great board.
Stepped down from a 7" was abit worried but so easy to surf it's like surfing a mal fast paddling speed and you can get in to waves really early! Has a lot of volume very wide felt like I could of gone down to a 6"3 I have only tried from 2 to 4 foot easy to catch small waves but haven't tried it any decent size surf yet!
great board to drop down to from a long board was worried i went too short from a 7.2 to a 6.3 no hassle at all with the drop down awesome board
looks great!! not tried yet
haven't managed to break it yet .....must try harder
Great board, even more float than I was expecting but I can see my wave count going through the roof as a result. Paddles really easy and fast down the line. Can see this quick becoming my go to board for most conditions.
Love it !
i orderd the 6'0" foot by accident rang up 2 days after ordering and changed my order with no problems at all...how bad. as for the board had to wait 3 weeks to get out in the water caught loads was a little apprehensive on dropping down from 7" to 6'6" but went off without a hitch easy get out easy paddle and a very stedy ride....bring it on! great buy
Haven't had a chance to use it yet as waves not great in Sheffield :( Was amazed when i ordered it in the afternoon and it arrived the next morning... good effort!! Can't wait to use it. Thanks
To much volume for me so returned it for the 5ft6 with no problems!
It's a beautiful board. I am dying to get in the water and try it out.
let me start by saying it has taken no1 spot in my quiver!its brilliant bought the 5/6 goes like a dream ,picks up speed super fast ,shoots thru flat sections !a few weeks before i bought a lost rocket and was seriously dissapointed especially after all the hype !but the chilli bean lives up to the hype and still has some more to give !love it !
I'm very very pleased with this board. I ordered the 6ft6 as a step down from my 7ft6 mini mal and have had great fun with it so far. It's easy to paddle and catch waves with whilst also being pretty stable. A Great board if your a novice at the stage where you're thinking about going shorter.
Catches waves really easilly for such a small board (I got the 5'6"). Set up as a quad I found that I could beat sections that I wouldn't have on my normal shortboard. I found it a bit unstable when overhead with the quad setup however when I changed it to a thruster it went really well. It has completely changed my perception of my normal 6'3" shortboard!
brilliant board, fast off the bottom, versatile, quick, what a shape. But... there are blue shades appearing on the bottom of my board accross the middle. Should i be worried...? Glassing seems alright, but have you guys had any other complaints about this. If you want i can send you pictures.
this board is without a doubt the best board ive ridden. ive taken this out twice in very mediocre 2ft waves, that i wouldnt normally bother with, and came out feeling ive just surfed 4ft perfection! it paddles and catches waves like a longboard, it is incredibly fast with the quad set up and races round flat sections especially on my backside. very responsive on the front foot and just damn good fun to ride! cant wait to take it out in better surf! 10/10.
Having only ever hired boards and been surfing a 7'2 NSP it felt like a massive gamble buying the 6'6 Chilli Bean but the gamble has definately paid off. It is easier to paddle (I'm 5'8 and 11 and half stone), easier to get out through the waves and once up the ride is amazing! The only thing i've found is that getting up needs to be that little bit quicker but I'd definately recommedn it for someone coming down from a smaller mini mal.
The Chilli bean is a great board. I've tested this board in French beachbreak from 2ft to 6ft overhead. Worked well in both conditions. Easy take-off, flies like a jet and turns great!
No chance to use it yet! Ruptured my ACL skiing so no surfing for a while - gutted!
Awesome board. I am 12-13 stone and 5'9''. I have just come down from a 7'2'', took a few sessions to get used to the shortness but am now loving it. Very manouverable, great paddling in and really easy to develop on. Will go shorter again in time.
Dr Justinian Bo
Have been out on this board now a few times and each time I have grown in confidence. I have moved down from a minimal and would definitely reccomend this board to anyone else who is moving down.
Without a doubt the best board ive had in years. It not only rides well in the mushy/average waves we get but also impresses in good clean meaty swell. 10/10 for versatility. Rode this board in 2ft crossshore beach waves and 6ft reef breaks and its amazing, stable, responsive, floaty, loose and super fast as a quad. 'Fourth' have got this board perfect in my opinion. The glass job and finish on it are brilliant with simple graphics looks brilliant. Im not using any other boards right now cos i dont have to. Wish i'd just bought this sooner and im totally convertered to the quad. 10/10
Such a fun board to ride even in well overhead waves especially with the quad set up.
Got my chilli bean a few weeks ago, first impressions, really nice board, slightly more wide towards the front than it looks in the picture here, bit of a retro fishy nose if that makes sense! From what I can tell the shaping, glassing, plug placement etc all seem to be of really high quality and my bean came with a black outline instead of the blue shown here, I love the look of it. Have only had the opportunity to use it in beyond slop conditions so far, but forecast are good for the next while so will hopefully get to try her out properly. From the use I have gotten out of it, it paddles and floats me (11 stone) real easy and picks up waves hella easy. Was bought for those days when my 6'6 hooded villian would be just too much work to catch waves on and it seems perfect for the job. Its a fast board, guess its all the volume under your front foot but it can race around crumbling sections, think this will really help my backside surfing where I've a bad habbit of losing all speed and stalling on my other board.Definitely a great intermediates board or fantastic fun board for the smaller sloppier days. Turns are a different kettle of fish to standard thrusters, hard to get used to all the volume at first but it lends itself to nice carves and since I'm pretty intermediate in my abilities I think it'll be an easy board to progress on. Can't wait to try out the quad set-up. Shipping to Ireland was fast and no hassles and board was really well packed, also I'd a query about the board before i purchased and the guys in the shop emailed me back within an hour which was fantastic.all in all highly recommended.boom.
This board is mint! So happy with it :)) Have been out a couple of times in semi-decent conditions and it is exactly what I want right now. I have it set up as a Quad and it flies, with the bit of volume giving you a real headstart out of the blocks. Love the simple graphics! The amount of attention this board got from other surfers this weekend was cracked. Show-stopper! Love itttt!
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