The Magic Carpet is highly evolved refined, take on the original Steve Liz fish designs of the 70's.


The outline features a fuller template with a very even curve for building up and handling high speeds. The tail is slightly narrower than the usual fish designs to handle the speeds this board builds up. 


This board builds up tremendous speed from it's single into double concave bottom contours while the double concave provides better holding and bite through higher speed turns.

The soft rails provide a smooth gliding feeling in all types of waves while the low profile reduces drag in smaller waves and provides improved control and holding at higher speeds.


The low entry rocker and very even tail rocker play a big part in this boards ability to generate it's higher speeds, smooth turning and excellent glide in softer waves.


The latest thickness foils have improved this boards already outstanding paddling power, overall under feet balance and improved it's already excellent planing ability in slower, softer waves. 


Choose between twin keels (the fastest) or quads (still very fast!)


The Magic Carpet is high speed skateboard for all sorts of surf. If you’re looking for a board that will fly across nothing, make the tiniest waves a whole lot of fun, but still be very capable in more powerful and hollow waves up to head and a half high, then we highly recommend this board.


it in some clean waves and it went wicked! So smooth and fast and really loose when you push it hard. Great fun.



Jim, thank you for Magic Carpet magic, from one to six foot it flies. Great shooter.




When you're buying a custom Jim Banks Surfboard, we are going to draw on Jim's 45 years of experience to make sure that you're going to get the best board for you. We'll make sure that we understand what you've been riding, and what your new one needs to do, and as a result, ensure that your new one is going to be exactly what you need.  


Jim says that at times when he initially gets an order for a custom board, sometimes some of the finer details might not be totally clear, but when he comes to build the board, these things suddenly become plainly clear.  This is the sort of intuitive knowing only comes from four decades of building surfboards for people, and this is the sort of knowing that enables Jim to get it just right for customers time after time.

You know that feeling when you pick up a seriously good chef's knife or step into a really nice car? There's that impossible to ignore feeling of excellence. The sort of quality that's tricky to put into words, yet is as plainly obvious as the light of day.

Jim's boards have the same feeling.  When you take off and feel the board cutting thru the water, there it is, that feeling.

The feeling that you're riding something very special...


Jim's surfing at Cronulla's Shark Island, Hawaii's Pipeline and Sunset Beach in the 70's was revolutionary. When Jim won the Sunset Pro Class Trials at Hawaii's Sunset Beach in 1979, head judge Jack Shipley claimed that Jim's surfing had rewritten the book on backhand surfing.  


And then, when he turned his back on pro surfing and returned to pioneering many of Indonesia’s now world famous waves, he did all of it on boards that he shaped himself. So when you buy a Jim Banks board, you're not just buying any old surfboard, you're buying a piece of surfing's history. 



'I don't believe that buying a board should be a risky affair.


All my custom boards come with a performance guarantee. I'm only interested in building you a board that you absolutely love. 


If you feel that your board is not performing as good as you expected, I'll replace it for you or refund your money.'  


* Reasonable conditions apply.


Jim Banks

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