Its good to get advice on what other people suggest but you have to get what works for you and your conditons. Its not the board holding you back, its you. What I mean is if your not pumping down the line, doing floaters and tight turns, which you should be able to do your not ready yet. I have a 6'10 Orion fun shape I got for my girl that take out when its small that have a blast on.
So you mean keep the extension length smaller than the distance from the plug to the rail?
Originally Posted by goosemagoo
Yes. If not that little piece of rope can slice a nice gash in your rail if you get drug by the whitewater and your leash is wrapped around your tail. Won't happen always but in bigger surf it will happen eventually.
Originally Posted by shablagoo
I don't know if this pic will format right on all screens but here ya go
you want the rail around here^