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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by -EastCoastSurfer- View Post
    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??
    My experience has been that a lot of 7'+ "fun shapes" dont work as well in soft summer waves as a mini simmons or really wide short fish or disk shaped board. A lot of funshapes have a fair amount of rocker, and to me they feel slow and stiff in small waves, and stop in their tracks when you try and cut back to stay in those little pockets of energy.

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    Fish; short and thick

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    Get a mini simmons! The little things are amazing, I fell in love with mine the first time I rode it and now I'm riding it 90% of the time. Keep it short with lots of volume and you won't be sorry.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by -EastCoastSurfer- View Post
    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??
    go with a nose rider you'll catch more waves so it'll be more fun in small florida conditions