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  1. #11
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    5 '3 100lbs haha i ride a 6'0 flyer. wanna smaller one but cant afford one

  2. #12
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    5' 10" 180
    barell hunting= 6'2" rookie
    boosting= 5'10" erie peeples "the squish"
    wedgy walls= 4'2 foam blank as seen in "stoked and broke"

  3. #13
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    6'1" lost speed demon II for OH surf. it paddles fast and catches waves well, but it's strictly a down the line/speedy board. turns terribly. i am sick of it to be honest.

    5'8 rocket for anything under which has been teh best board i've ever surfed. really shows its stuff in waist-chest waves. turns on a dime, loose but still fast

    looking for a 6'0 that's somewhere in the middle for bigger but not huge surf chest-1ft oh

    i'm 5'9 150-155ish
    Last edited by mOtion732; Dec 16, 2010 at 07:55 AM.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Slade View Post
    In working out recent brd specs with my buddy figured i'd take a poll. OH waves, what are you surfing?

    I'm 6'0 & 185lbs. currently surfing a 6'4 thruster with a thumb tail. Don't know if i want to go more than four inches or not over my height...

    Smaller waves i use a 5'11 & 6'1.

    Anyone surfing a bigger thruster on OH - 2x OH waves???

    -SLADE

    i'm about the same size as you...maybe a bit heavier.

    in good surf (shoulder high - head high +) i ride a 6'4"x19.25"x2.5" ft. knox roundtail. i had it in the maldives this summer, where it was 6-8ft every day, & the thing was fantastic. i didn't want any more or less board.
    i have a 6'8" on the way, same design & dimensions, for those few bigger days (esp. in the winter) & for travel. i've had a few occasions on trips where i felt slightly uncomfortable on my 6'4" & was wishing for something w/ a bit more length & paddle power. any bigger than 6'8" or 6'10" w/ guys our size & you start to get into mini-gun territory.
    in knee-head high surf i ride a 6'0" or a 5'10".

    i think you'd be ok going up to 4" over the length of your current good wave board for a step-up. i'm pretty stoked & excited for my 6'8" to be finished (should be ready early next month). i'll post up some pics when i get it.

  5. #15
    6'0 190 and i'v ridden my standard shortboards in waves up to head and a half. Much bigger than that and I prefer a 6'6 - 6'8, a hair narrower in the nose, round pin tail with a little extra thickness in the stringer area. It helps to have a little extra paddling power... and round pins are ffffaaassssttttt.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    i'm about the same size as you...maybe a bit heavier.

    in good surf (shoulder high - head high +) i ride a 6'4"x19.25"x2.5" ft. knox roundtail. i had it in the maldives this summer, where it was 6-8ft every day, & the thing was fantastic. i didn't want any more or less board.
    i have a 6'8" on the way, same design & dimensions, for those few bigger days (esp. in the winter) & for travel. i've had a few occasions on trips where i felt slightly uncomfortable on my 6'4" & was wishing for something w/ a bit more length & paddle power. any bigger than 6'8" or 6'10" w/ guys our size & you start to get into mini-gun territory.
    in knee-head high surf i ride a 6'0" or a 5'10".

    i think you'd be ok going up to 4" over the length of your current good wave board for a step-up. i'm pretty stoked & excited for my 6'8" to be finished (should be ready early next month). i'll post up some pics when i get it.
    I'm on the same page. For me age is starting to take it's toll; i'm feeling sluggish pulling into OH+ waves. I'm sitting deep (to compensate for my lack of muscle- paddle power is important) and i'd rather join everyone else that's sitting on the point gliding into big waves a little earlier. I believe i'm going to try 6'5-6'7 for my "big wave" board.

    For those asking about wave type, i'm talking about head to double O winter storm generated waves (Monday night).

    Cheers for the responses. Everyone should keep posting their height/weight and board specs...

    -SLADE

  7. #17
    I prefer the Rusty Slayer/Lost Rockup type shape because they fit better in tighter spaces (ie big Jersey beachbreak). A squished down semi gun with a slightly lower nose rocker (4.5") and an average tail rocker (2.5ish"). So for me, at 5'10" 180, I have ridden a 6'3" x 20.25 x 2.5 (14" ish nose and 14.5" round pintail) in about as big as it gets around here.

  8. #18
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    for the really big waves i have to bring out the 43"

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    But when it approaches DOH I have a 7'0 East Coast Gun (like a step-up) designed specifically for our thick, heaving, local beachbreaks. Surf like that is most often generated by Nor'Easters, which are followed by hard NW winds.
    AND..the water temp is usually below 50 so your wearing full winter rubber.

    Yeah thats exactly the size board i have for when it gets big...exact dims are 7'0" x 20" x 2 5/8" shaped for my by Jon Ashton with average nose width, lots of nose rocker and rounded pin tail. Only draw backs is it duck dive like a tank!

    I actually got it for a trip to Indo a few years ago and found it works well as a winter step up. I know its way bigger than most people would want, but i love the extra paddle power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Slade View Post
    I'm on the same page. For me age is starting to take it's toll; i'm feeling sluggish pulling into OH+ waves. I'm sitting deep (to compensate for my lack of muscle- paddle power is important) and i'd rather join everyone else that's sitting on the point gliding into big waves a little earlier. I believe i'm going to try 6'5-6'7 for my "big wave" board.

    For those asking about wave type, i'm talking about head to double O winter storm generated waves (Monday night).

    Cheers for the responses. Everyone should keep posting their height/weight and board specs...

    -SLADE
    i kinda hear you on the age thing...i'll be 30 later this winter, but i'm trying not to let that effect me or my surfing. i just keep looking at guys like slater & taylor knox who are in their late 30's & still surfing as well or better than the younger guys. those 2 guys, esp. knox, really inspire me to continue to push myself & try to improve my surfing.

    i would personally stick to the upper end of that size spectrum for your "big wave" board...1" in length isn't going to make that much of a difference. 2"-4" is where it's at. i'd suggest looking 6'6"-6'8", but that's just me.