Thing is, surfers is lika herd of cats and cats don't herd. Cats don't like water neither, but every cat can swim real good. When you figure that one out, let me know.
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Jan 30, 2013, 07:14 PM #11
Jan 30, 2013, 07:16 PM #12Member
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Jan 30, 2013, 07:17 PM #13
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?
Jan 30, 2013, 07:20 PM #14
Jan 30, 2013, 07:20 PM #15
Jan 30, 2013, 07:23 PM #16
Gaffer went to the moon and all I got was this damn t-shirt. HA HA (sorry Gaff, had to)
Jan 30, 2013, 07:24 PM #17
Jan 30, 2013, 07:32 PM #18
Way Better, sorry man I kind of have to agree with what Gaff is doing here. He is tryin to save a newbie from getting heckled to death. I mean we do kind of bust some balls on here!
Jan 30, 2013, 08:12 PM #19
"alot" is two words... a lot... just fyi.