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    Best Dimensions

    Getting a board shaped for Xmas. thinking about 5'5"x19.5"x2 5/16" or 5'6"x19.25"x2.25"

    Looking for something similar to a dumpster diver, any suggestions?

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    What is your skill level? What is your height and weight? Where are you riding this board (east coast, west coast, Indo)? Most importantly...what type of proformance are you trying to achieve ( easier paddling, faster turning, barrel chaser, punting airs?)? I feel that the ultimate goal with a custom board is dialing in a shape that will make you a better surfer.
    Last edited by njsurfstory; Nov 19, 2012 at 03:19 AM.

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    Mini simmons. - have a 5'5" fopr sale

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    MINI SIMMONS. - HAVE A 5'5" FOPR SALE http://www.swellinfo.com/forum/showt...t-mini-simmons

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfstory View Post
    What is your skill level? What is your height and weight? Where are you riding this board (east coast, west coast, Indo)? Most importantly...what type of proformance are you trying to achieve ( easier paddling, faster turning, barrel chaser, punting airs?)? I feel that the ultimate goal with a custom board is dialing in a shape that will make you a better surfer.
    east coast, have a 5'9"x18.5"x2" right now, looking for something that can get into the wave easier without losing the ability to do sharp turns, and i would say im intermediate-advanced. Im 5'6" 130lbs

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    Getting into waves easier on shorter boards has a lot to do with rocker and foil particularly in the first and last 18" or so. It's hard to give advice with just length, width and thickness.

    But what I can say is you're on the right track going thicker and wider while going shorter. Generally, going up in volume helps catching waves, but you can undo the effect of that increase in volume if you add rocker, pull the tail, go really curvy in the outline, etc. So think thicker and wider, but also flatter, with plenty of volume and width in the tail. The down side to flatter is they work better in smaller, weaker surf, and they tend to do more open turns. To compensate you can play with fin positions. It's a balancing act.
    Last edited by LBCrew; Nov 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM.