Cool. To start with, I really want to work on my pumping and smooth sweeping turns, I feel like those are the first things to improve and then move on to sharper turns, cutbacks and so forth. So ideally I'd like a board that excels in all those aspects. I was looking at the various 31" models (Fort Knox, Monsta and Resin). Wasn't really sure of the pros and cons of each of those. But I was also hoping the board would be long enough so that I could maintain the normal width of my surfing stance. I figured maintaining the same width would help the things learned on the street carry over easier to the water. What are your guys thoughts on that? I'm pretty tall, 6' 3", so I probably have a slightly wider stance than average because of the long legs. One of 31 inch boards might be long enough, hard to say, it would be close. It wouldn't be the end of the world to narrow my stance slightly, but I worry if it would have an adverse effect on my surfing? I was looking at the 34 inch Greenroom complete thinking maybe the longer board there would be better for someone taller like myself. Advice?
Edit: I should clarify I'm not interested in bombing hills or anything like that. Parking lots, roads, inclined driveways and stuff. I'm sure I'll have a blast with it but its mostly going to be a surfing crosstrainer for me. I want to take my surfing to the next level
What d'ya git and how'd you like it?
I'm in a similar situation, 6'2" 200# also looking for a shortboard crosstrainer. Looking at the Carver Monsta/Resin (seems to be same board, both 31" w 17" wheelbase), but think I might want a longer board because I'm a little taller so my stance is probably a little wider. The Carver Bitmap seems good, 35" board with a 17.5" wheelbase. Just a 1/2" longer wheelbase but maybe the toe kick nullifies the extra deck room. The Greenroom has an 18 7/8" wheelbase which I think is longer than I want for flat pumping and tighter carving turns.
Anyone have thoughts on Monsta/Resin vs Bitmap vs Greenroom?
Any 6'2" or taller riders on the Monsta/Resin? Thanks
Last edited by bud; Mar 29, 2013 at 07:26 PM.
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