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    Would this board be suitable for me?

    Would this be suitable for me? I live in the UK.
    I can duck dive easy, bottom turn & am attempting reo's.

    Pukas The Game - 5'6 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16




    I'm 5'8 150lbs.


    Appreciate it alot.
    Last edited by Aesthetic; Jan 30, 2013 at 03:53 PM.

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    I don't think it has enough stickers. Did you see any with like double the amount of stickers as that one, if so get that one.

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    I didn't choose it for the stickers... Constructive help would be nice :/

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    also only one of those is a sticker the rest is already on the board.

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    For your size it looks right as your performance shortboard but dont expect this thing to be good in waist high mush. Sweet board overall, how much are they asking?

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    Yikes, that was rather harsh on the poor little fella

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    that board is tiny. 5'6 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16??WTF? do yourself a favor, add another 6 inches to the length and then we can talk. unless you're Joe Pro, you're not gonna be having fun on that thing. you're gonna miss a lot of waves due to a lack of fom/padde speed/paning surface. try not to be so cool and buy a board that fits yor skill level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salt View Post
    that board is tiny. 5'6 x 18 3/4 x 2 3/16??WTF? do yourself a favor, add another 6 inches to the length and then we can talk. unless you're Joe Pro, you're not gonna be having fun on that thing. you're gonna miss a lot of waves due to a lack of fom/padde speed/paning surface. try not to be so cool and buy a board that fits yor skill level.
    and **** you if you say anything about my spelling.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Ok, don't come on this board and ask, "should I buy this board?", or "is this board right for me?" It's the most common question asked by novices and kooks. Figuring out if a board is right for you is a private act that will involve only you, possibly your shaper (can be the same person), your deity or deities of choice or lack thereof and some righteous waves. Asking this question is the surfing equivalent of asking, should I drink diet coke or regular coke, some of this you have to figure out for yourself. Yes, i know, boards are expensive and u want to get the right one for all occasions and every wave and you only have a few schillings or whatever crap u use for money over there. Thing is, that board doesn't exist. If cost is a concern, get a cheaper beater, because here's the thing, if you surf, your board's gonna get thrashed. If it doesn't, you ain't doin it right an your board's a wall hanger. There's a guy in Norway, shredding it on a board made of resin, newspaper and foam from a refrigerator door, in Arctic waves, be that guy. Got it?

    The second most common idjit questions are, "where's a good place to go surfing?", or "how will the waves be when i get to this destination?" or "should i paddle out?" These red flag questions imply that the questionnaire knows feck all about surfing etiquette and lacks the know all, willpower and drive to find waves on their own. These people are a plague and have contributed vastly to what is known as "the pussification of surfing". Surfing is something we all have in common, but catching waves is something we each have to do on our own. Nobody is going to catch them for, nor will any board (except a wave jet, buy one of those). NOYA

    The last, most commonly asked question is, "who or what is SouthJettyBill?"
    ZaGaffer is the biggest piece of trash on this site. Look at every single discussion thread and I guarantee this idiot is on there somewhere trying to act like he is Kelly Slater, gifting all of us with his presence. Bro, you clearly have no life as you post essay length replies to every single thread on the site. You spend more time talking about surfing on a website than you do actually surfing...and you live in San Diego. I also guarantee you surf like Tourmaline everyday and Blacks "is just too scary for you and your longboard" "Dont come on this board and ask"? Who do you think you are man? I also would bet you live on the east side of 5 with all the other high sock, straight brim, low life's riding around on dirt bikes. Kill yourself

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    As far as I know, most breaks in the UK are somewhat similar to what we have on the East Coast here.... mostly mushy beach breaks most of the year.

    That said, the board seems a little small for your general physiology in what looks like a standard high performance short board. i.e., probably not going to float you enough to give you the drive and power you might be looking for.

    And, that said, Gaff beat me to what would be my original response. Not nearly enough info to get a really constructive response and it's a pretty nebulous question in the first place.

    So, here's an example:
    My go-to board: Coil 5'10" x 19.25 x 2.33 quad. Pretty flat entry rocker, deep single concave and it carries the width pretty far up the nose and has a fairly wide squash tail. It's a hybrid of their Widerboard. I'm 6'3", somewhere around 165-170, athletic and I've been surfing for about 22 years--mostly rail-to-rail, vertical snaps, tail-throws and such... This board actually floats me better than my step-up and my general hpsb and works great in anything waist to a foot or so overhead depending on how its breaking--it's pretty much magic.
    How did I choose this board? Pretty much through my experience of riding different stuff and figuring out what what suits me and what doesn't and putting some serious thought into what I wanted next. If you don't have the experience to draw from, just buy the damned board and try it out. It is used after all, so it's not like it's going to lose a lot of value if you ride it a couple times and decide you don't like it--you can still sell it with little or no loss. What do you have to lose?