Yes.. the MF was released in Aug 2012, so they are both 2012 if you wish to split hairs.. Shinn releases models through they year - they do not roll out an entire range once a year - so it's hard to pin year models on them. The monk forever will be with us until Aug 2013 at least...ed257 wrote:I am confused...
I definitely have a 2012 Shinn Monk II. However, I see the Shinn Monk Forever also listed as 2012.
When was the design changed to the Forever?
Yes.. Monk II discontinued production in July 2012..ed257 wrote:I assume the Forever is the design that Shinn is going with and the Monk II is gone. Is that correct?
Yes, and the MF feels almost identical to the original under high loadings and heavy power, but it does have a little more light wind ability, size for size, and in the larger sizes seems to suit heavier riders better. It's also equipped with a 2 year warranty as I understand..ed257 wrote:Has anyone ridden both of these in the same sizes?
Richtw wrote:I have ridden both and I own the Joke! The Joke is just simply a really, really fantastic board - as already mentioned the only thing that may put some people off is that it is loose and skatey compared to most other boards. The lift from the joke is concave and convex bottom so it planes really well and gives a smooth ride in horrible chop plus a soft cushy landing due to the 'false' rocker that is created by the convex bubble on the bottom of the board. You can land it sideways if needs be!
I found the Monk to be stiff hard work in chop, lots of spray in the face, aggravated my knees and nothing special. I know there is a lot of love for it out there but I just did not get it....
Message really is just try both if you can....
For me it would be the Joke all day every day!
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