yeah you have a hybrid shortboard which you tend to ride shorter and wider than a high performance shortboard..
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3OL? no way. I'm 5'10'' 175-185 and all my boards are between 28.5-29.5
sorry missed the first shortboard part ....check these though for board volumes...
er'ybody copies a lot of his shapes anyway..should give you a good estimate if you know the type of board your looking to get shaped... or just talk to a shaper
Last edited by Stranded in Smithfield; Oct 4, 2012 at 05:55 PM.
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Trust your local shaper. If he's any good he'll understand your needs design a board that's right for you to progress with.
\nVolume is a function of rider weight and abililty level...
\nShape Your Surfing Experience
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Originally Posted by Turrtle
\nYes I did, Turrtle! Thanks.
\nHe is working on it right now, and if all goes as scheduled, the board should be shaped by 10/9.
\nI've been checking his blog www.oakfoils.blogspot.com daily to see if he posted any pics of the board.
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good move - Wayne makes excellent sticks - straight up guy and follows through on his word. Post a link when he puts it on his blog
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Is there such thing as the standard shortboard?
I posted a thread some time ago asking for help with getting my first shortboard.
I'm in good hands with a local shaper as of today, thanks to all you who shared words of wisdom.
My question is, with so many different new boards out there, what defines a standard shortboard (is it the sharper nose and thruster set-up)?
And how do you determine the right dimensions for your body size?
Is it usually a certain number of inches taller than your height with the width and thickness according to your body weight? I really want to know.
It's quite obvious there are several factors here: physique, age, skill level.
What is the "formula"?
I ask this because... in my quest for a shortboard, I have run into so many board descriptions/reviews that state "This board should be ridden ___ inches shorter, and ___ wider than your shortboard."
You can only imagine how helpless I felt each time I saw/heard this.