My quiver consists of a 9' longboard and im looking to transition to a short board. Ive ridden shortboards a number of times as i usually borrow from friends but want to get my own. This past weekend i rode a 7'2" out in california which i had no problem balancing/catching waves on.
Does anyone have any suggestions for good boards for making the transition to short board? Im 5'10" about 165 lbs so im thinking something around 6'10" or so.
Id like something which i can duck dive, but not too short since as i said i mainly ride longboard up till now.
Any suggestions on good brands/models or input on size, length, width much appreciated.
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Thread: transition to shortboard
transition to shortboard
May 24, 2011, 07:02 PM #2
go smaller, look around the 5'10 to 6'0 range i would say. no need to go it to wide or think. so maybe 19 1/2 to 20 width and 2 3/16 or a bit smaller on thinkness. im 5'9 175 and i have a 5'10 20 and 2 1/2, and i love it.
May 24, 2011, 07:16 PM #3
May 24, 2011, 07:12 PM #4
Check out the Lost Plank, or Ubber Plank. These things are like long board alternatives and if you order a few inches than you are tall you still have more than enough volume for great wave catching but you can also use this for crap waves and something to play on once you transition to a true high performance shortboard. THe ...lost Plank has a ful round nose but the board works from ankle high to chest high and it turns great for such a full tmplate, perfect transiton board. I ride shortboards, and I am 5'-8" and 160lbs, I have a similar board to a Plank being shaped right now and its a 5'-6 x 21" x 2/3/8". You could ride a 5'-6" but you need more length for the transition so I recommend a 6'-1 ...plank, tons of volumne but will still turn like a shortbord
May 25, 2011, 10:42 PM #5Senior Member
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May 26, 2011, 04:16 PM #8
That's a 6'10" I made for a longboarder to transition down to a smaller board
May 29, 2011, 02:20 AM #9
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You could go shorter but make sure you get something that has volume in it and has a full rail . it will be more forgiving with paddling