new board specs?
:p im looking for a board with a thin rail, swallow tail, medium to heavy rocker that i can use up to head high..good on cuts, and will still float me- im 6' 0 , 170
I was thinking of getting a board custom made, but wasnt sure if itd be easier to get a board that has what im looking for already
Up to head high... so you're looking for a performance board for small to medium surf. I'm assuming you're surfing at the intermediate level, and are relatively young and fit. I'd suggest these specs as a starting point...
5'10-6'0 x 12(N) x 18 5/8-19(W) x 15(T) x 2 1/2
Wide point 2-3" behind center
Single concave to slight vee
Rocker: 2" Tail, 5" Nose
Medium thin rails with slightly domed deck
Squash or rounded square tail with a slight hip at the leading edge of the rail fins
Shaped out of the 6'0 or 6'2P blank in US Superfused EPS or red density PU... epoxy glass job
Originally Posted by LBCrew
yeah, intermediate NJ surfer 18 year old in good shape so would i custum order this? or is there a board you think would replicate what you just said
Can I ask why you would want alot of rocker as an intermediate surfer in up to head high waves? If you are needing a board to surf a really steep pockety wave in NJ then I can see possibly see going with a bunch of rocker but for all around East Coast stick I dont see the need in alot of rocker. If you are going for manuverbility then that can be done with a outline shape and keep the rocker low for padding into samller waves. Anyway this is my winter shortboard, I ride this at about 2 liters more volume than my normal board due to cold water gear additional weight.
Tommy and my board by jblacks, on Flickr
6'-0" x 18-3/4" x 2-3/8" Hip in front of the fins, a bit wider nose, lower entry rocker.
Single to double concave with a good amount of Vee out the tail (to aid in getting the board on rail). The Vee out the tail creates tail rocker on either side of the stringer as well for pocket turning.
Check out the lost mini driver specs and get it replicated by a local shaper... Doesn't have much rocker but you can def surf it in a steep a$$ pocket and can surf it in anything from thigh high to head high+
...lost round nose fish all day everyday
What dimensions would be good for up to head high or slightly for NJ surf? most waves closeout pretty quick even on good swells, so i wouldc need a combo of speed and manuverability; i would enjoy a more aggressive board so i can continue to improve on my turns and try to learn some basic airs. I really have no idea what board does what i just get on one and surf, so any advice really does help. Thanks!
Originally Posted by bushwood
personally i would recomend about6' x 19 1/2 to 20 1/2 wide x 2 1/2 thick.give or take an inch.you need to catch waves easily and have fun,i see a lot of guys struggling with rockered out small boards
thats true, NJ is not prime surfing and we get a lot more 2-4 foot chop days than 3-6 foot and clean. Im going to school next year in RI though and theyre a little more consistent and have bigger surf, which is why i wanna get a more performance based board rather than a "NJ board" with thickness and width galore