Any reviews on this thing?? A surfshops offering me a great deal on it ($550). The one he's got is a 6'0. I'm looking for a summer time board. Looks like its a great board, but I'm just a little concerned that it will be a little too big for me. I currently ride a 6'2 shortboard. Hows this board ride, and do you think that it will be responsive as a 6'0? My specs are 5'11 and 195lbs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as always. Thanks
I had a 5'10" x 20x 2.5 POD . I'm 6'1" 190lb . Size was about right .Very fun board . Good for summer on the EC. @ 6' you'll lose a little responsiveness , but you will catch alot of waves + that's a good price... I sold mine to a bud,,,he rides it in all conditions.
I'm 5'10, 185, and have ridden a friend's 6-2 Pod. Very fun board, but way too much foam for me. Catches waves easily, and the Quad option is great. With your size, you could get away with a 5-10, but for small waves (and at that price), the 6-0 will be fine.
My 5'8" POD is my go to board in my quiver. So responsive! You def want it to be 4-6" shorter than your regular board. This board allows me to compete for waves with the long boarders at Assateague. Great price go for it.
I currently ride a 6'2 shortboard. Hows this board ride, and do you think that it will be responsive as a 6'0? My specs are 5'11 and 195lbs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as always. Thanks
"responsive" is subjective. This POD is going to have a LOT more volume than your 6'2" shortboard (assuming you mean a regular performance shortboard). Its carrying a whole lot of foam you dont need which will make is less responsive than it should be. How thick is a stock 6'0" pod? Like 2 1/2" maybe even 2 5/8"
The reason they say 4" - 6" shorter is because you really WANT it shorter.
Spending $550 on a board that isnt quite right is no deal at all. If your riding a 6'2" shorty i'd say a 5'8" - 5'10" Pod would make more sense. I'd pass.