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    Bing Puck

    I was looking at one yesterday afternoon and based on the description, it sounds like what I'm looking for to add to the quiver. Has anyone ridden one before? I'm 5'9" and 155 pounds. Thinking of a 5'6 or 5'8 (leaning towards 5'6" unless told otherwise)? Also thinking about having one shaped for me over the winter, little bit cheaper and more personal. Would love to hear any feedback anyone has. Thanks all.

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    I've been riding the Bing Swee' Pea for a month or so, and i love it. Although not as wide, stubby, or heavily glassed as the Puck, the board is absolutely the most fun shortboard I have ever had. I also have a Bing Silver Spoon, another great board. I would say the Puck would probably work in small clean waves to head highish, because my Swee' Pea works in those conditions and bigger, but the Puck would be tougher in peakier, hollower, or choppier waves. I have a 5'10 Swee Pea, and I am 6'2, 185, so i would imagine that 5'6 would be more than enough board for you (especially since i think I Could have gone down to a 5'8).

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    ive heard great things...though i think you could go smaller.

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    Cool, thanks for the feedback guys, I appreciate it.

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    I ride a dharma at 5'6" and I'm 6'1" and 195 lbs. I would think you would want to go shorter for your weight and height on a puck. I wouldnt go above a 5'2". I know 4 inches doesn't sound like much but I own 2 Dharmas, a 5'6" and a 6'0" and they are totally different boards. I also own a sweepea but the jury is out on that one until I get it into the right wave, lol.

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    So zippy when do you ride the 6.0 ? In bigger surf. Or with more rubber? Or smaller surf when you need the bouyancy? My buddy is looking at the darhma he is about your size. Just curious?

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    dean t: i have a 5'8" that i LOVE! it's really been my go-to board in smaller, weaker surf...& sometimes in larger mushier stuff as well, just b/c it planes so well. HOWEVER, you want to ride these things small. i could've gone 5'6" & i'm about 6ft & 200lbs. i went 5'8" just b/c i didn't want to have to worry about it floating me in the winter wearing a 5mil.
    where are you located? i'd be happy to let you check mine out & give it a whirl if you want.

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    I ride the six foot in the winter with a wetsuit and on bigger days like head high and up. I really bought the sweepea to take the place of the six foot dharma but am unsure if I like that board or not. I also rode the bigger dharma in el Salvador last spring. I brought both but because I had been riding the six footer all winter I couldn't transition that easily to the smaller board on a big and new wave. The smaller board is much better in smaller waves, it just seems to fit into smaller wave face better plus it is much lighter than the bigger board. I never feel like i need more bouyancy on even the smaller board. Once the wave gets bigger the smaller board starts to chatter and it looses speed on all but the slopiest wave, at least the way I ride it. It could be that I ride more off of my backfoot once the wave gets more critical which this shape doesn't really like but the longer board is more forgiving of. Here are a few pictures of me in el salvador on the 6'0".



    Last edited by Zippy; Oct 1, 2012 at 05:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    dean t: i have a 5'8" that i LOVE! it's really been my go-to board in smaller, weaker surf...& sometimes in larger mushier stuff as well, just b/c it planes so well. HOWEVER, you want to ride these things small. i could've gone 5'6" & i'm about 6ft & 200lbs. i went 5'8" just b/c i didn't want to have to worry about it floating me in the winter wearing a 5mil.
    where are you located? i'd be happy to let you check mine out & give it a whirl if you want.
    njsurfer: Thanks for the info, I appreciate it and I'm in Monmouth County. So maybe I'm looking for a 5'4" or even a 5'2" then based on what you mention above. I really want one for smaller, mushier waves.....something to ride in place of a log, but with a bit more performance than a standard mini simmons inspired shape. When it gets bigger I'd ride my standard shortboard but I'd like to be able to surf the Puck (or similar shape) through the winter on small days with the added rubber. Based on the dims though, I don't think I'd really have a problem with a 5'4" or 5'2" floating me with a 5/4 on. I saw one in Lightly Salted in AP over the weekend, but it was a 5'8"......fun looking board though and now has me interested.

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    how much do they go for?