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    Groveler/Hybrid Board

    Hey guys I'm looking to get a new board for the summer before all of the waves disappear. Does anyone have any recommendations for a weird groveler/hybrid type board? I know what I'm looking for there are just so many options with boards like that right now, so I thought I'd ask if you guys have ridden anything similar that you liked. I want something short and chunky that will let me go fast in really crappy conditions, but still let me turn a little bit. Been looking at the lost bottom feeder, stewart fartknocker, and maybe the CI weirdo ripper which might be a little too performance based for what i'm looking for.

    And as always the cheaper the better so if you guys have any used boards or shapers that can do one let me know.

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    for small junk when i dont feel like a longboard i got a firewire sweet potato goes good up to head high and turns fine. also got a hayden hypo kryto fun in everything from knee high to overhead. both boards are fast down the line..

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    Stretch Superbuzz, is all that your asking and more. Got one last summer and it grovels real well especially in the mush but can also handle larger surf. The speed is nuts and the board just is so much fun. The eps tech epoxy is well worth it the money, my board is in great shape almost new looking.

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    Do yourself a favor and contact shaper Mike Daniel's at Coil Industries, what you are looking for is most likely going to be a Coil Megamind, everybody who owns one swears by them and they do exactly what you are describing and then some. You can email him at mike@coilsurf.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Do yourself a favor and contact shaper Mike Daniel's at Coil Industries, what you are looking for is most likely going to be a Coil Megamind, everybody who owns one swears by them and they do exactly what you are describing and then some. You can email him at mike@coilsurf.com
    +1. I own 4 (+ sold 1). I've owned the roberts wd, the plank, the bottom feeder, a log, ridden an takayama egg.

    Hands down best board. period.

    never touched a super buzz..... heard good things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vab View Post
    +1. I own 4 (+ sold 1). I've owned the roberts wd, the plank, the bottom feeder, a log, ridden an takayama egg.

    Hands down best board. period.

    never touched a super buzz..... heard good things.
    Awesome man, i'm almost ready to pick my 1st one up in about a month, just waiting to hear back from MD. 6' 4" Flashback Fish, cross between a HPSB and a Fish, so it's got a very high end, but can do some groveling too, but i'm sure you know all about it if you own 4. You on Sways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    Awesome man, i'm almost ready to pick my 1st one up in about a month, just waiting to hear back from MD. 6' 4" Flashback Fish, cross between a HPSB and a Fish, so it's got a very high end, but can do some groveling too, but i'm sure you know all about it if you own 4. You on Sways?

    yeah. check the surf here mostly, more accurate than surfline. don't post at sways often. hardley every actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by vab View Post
    yeah. check the surf here mostly, more accurate than surfline. don't post at sways often. hardley every actually
    That's cool, I've only posted twice there but read through the thread, thought maybe you did a rider report

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    I've got a 5'9 Lost Bottom Feeder. Quad. It's got a ton of volume, (36 liters I think) and very low rocker. If it's 1-3 feet and you don't want to ride a longboard, this is the board. I ride it most days here in VA Beach. Works well even on chest high days as long as it isn't a super steep takeoff or barreling (just not enough rocker for that type of wave).

    They aren't cheap though. Maybe you can find a used one.

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    honestly, talk to brian wynn. he'll make you anything you want.