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    summer board

    Want to add a new board to my quiver. Summer is coming up, want a board for the small weak summer waves in Florida. Want something that's easy to paddle and catches waves easy.
    Should I get a funshape board in the 7'-7'4" range or get a board like a mini simmons??

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    Florida? Maybe a MegaMind?

    I'm biased though, I just had a great time on a FBF in some small waves.

    I want one of these so bad, need to just pull the trigger:
    Last edited by zaGaffer; Apr 11, 2013 at 03:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Florida? Maybe a MegaMind?

    I'm biased though, I just had a great time on a FBF in some small waves.

    I want one of these so bad, need to just pull the trigger:
    That's a sweet looking board. Who makes it? Know the Dimensions of that board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -EastCoastSurfer- View Post
    That's a sweet looking board. Who makes it? Know the Dimensions of that board?
    sufermag coil thread


    5-5 x 22 x 2 3/8

    1.16 ft.

    They're from Florida. I'm addicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    sufermag coil thread


    5-5 x 22 x 2 3/8

    1.16 ft.

    They're from Florida. I'm addicted.
    Hey Gaff, are you riding the FBF as a quad or tri? I'm about to get mine wet for the 1st time and wondering what others prefer. I've never ridden a quad but I got the option now so i'm curious what others have found after trying it both ways.

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    try checking out the firewire sweet potato. its fun in really small week stuff and will hold if it get a little bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by es-dot View Post
    try checking out the firewire sweet potato. its fun in really small week stuff and will hold if it get a little bigger.
    I just picked up a 5'3 FireWire Baked Potato and so far it is awesome. I am 6'1, I couldnt see myself on a 5'3 but I was surfing 2ft weak swell a few days back. Check out both the Sweet Potato and the Baked Potato. They are very similar but the baked is a little more performance based. Good luck man.

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    Not being familiar with where you surf, I can't recommend any particular board. But I will say I'm not a big "fun board" fan. I like to go either bigger, or smaller... a longboard, or a simmons/sweet potato type alternative shortboard... in the really small stuff. Funboards, IMHO, don't do anything well. Better off with a hybrid or egg in the mid-length range, or as I said, go for a longboard or alt shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    I will say I'm not a big "fun board" fan. I like to go either bigger, or smaller... a longboard, or a simmons/sweet potato type alternative shortboard... in the really small stuff. Funboards, IMHO, don't do anything well. Better off with a hybrid or egg in the mid-length range, or as I said, go for a longboard or alt shape.

    bingo. "funboards" are watered down versions of hp longboards or midlength eggs. as LB said, go one direction or another & get either a full on heavy log/somewhat hp longboard...think takayama's In the Pink...or a super short simmons-type stub like a sweet potato or a bottom feeder.

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    Fish; short and thick