its good to have some more foam if its blasting offshores too
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Thread: Step up board
Apr 11, 2011, 07:43 PM #11Senior Member
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Apr 12, 2011, 12:17 PM #12
If you have a step up can you post the dims on it vs your standard shortboard along with your height and weight. I'm tryna get a ball park range for my first step up board and already have an idea in mind.
Oct 22, 2011, 04:35 AM #14Senior Member
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6 6 by 19.5 by 2.5 shorty. 6 10 by 19 by 2 9\16, both square tail but step up tail is about an inch narrower ind the nose about the same. also a little more rocker. im 5 9 and 180 and in me 40s ,hence the boards being a hair big
Oct 22, 2011, 06:13 AM #15
My go-to every day boards are roughly 6'1" x 19.25 x 2.18 of which I have one in a thruster and one in a quad (the thruster is a thumb tail the quad is a diamond). Those boards have a flatter rocker in the nose and tail. I change fins quite a bit, so can't lead you to a "good" setup on those boards. My step-up is 6'6" x 18.33 x 2.25 thruster with much more entry rocker, about the same tail rocker but the rails are much more pulled in towards the nose and tail. All of my boards have about the same volume, so I rely on the planing surface of my step-up for larger waves since I can't stand too much float on anything but a longboard. I generally use medium to large fins in the same size for all three fins on the step-up. If I pull that board out, it's gotta be over 7' and hollow or at least have tons of power and be moving fast. It's all about rail-to-rail and energy control on the step-up. I'm 6'3 170 lbs.
Oct 23, 2011, 05:47 PM #16
Oct 23, 2011, 11:26 PM #17Junior Member
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5'11" 155lbs, 5'11"-6'1" 11 1/2-18 1/2-14-2 1/4 Rounded squash/thumbtail Shortboard
6'3"-6'6" 11-18 1/4-13 5/8-2 3/8 Roundpin Step-up
6'2" 11 1/4-18 1/2-13 3/4-2 5/16 Swallowtail Backup board
I like vee to flat/slight concave into double with some vee off the tail in my step ups. More rocker less concave for stabilty in windy or pitching conditions and a domed deck for paddle power. Design depends on how you want to surf it. Either getting in early, pulling in under the lip or a combination of those. They're generally made for a particular wave with a dedicated plan of attack in surf you dont want to be guessing in.
Last edited by surfer666; Oct 23, 2011 at 11:37 PM.
Jan 3, 2012, 09:43 PM #18Junior Member
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Question to NJsurfer40
Hey i am planning a trip to mex and trying to figure out what boards to take. i usually ride a 6'3 x 19 x 2/3/8 but this doesnt really handle in waves over 6ft. I weigh ~87kg and 6'4.
Basically i just want to see if you simliar weight to me so i can figure out what kind of board i can take for bigger waves.
i will be taking a 6'3 and 6'4, but not sure to step it up too 6'6 or a 6'8 for a step up. I wont be surfing anything bigger then 10ft.
Jan 3, 2012, 11:44 PM #19
given your height & weight (about 192lbs), i'd say a 6'8" would be better than a 6'6", even in 10ft. the extra length will paddle faster & get you into waves easier. if there's a current, the extra length will also help you battle that.
then again, i prefer to err on the side of going too long as a general rule. i'd rather have too much foam than not enough.