From what I have read on the internet and heard by friends and in my local shop. I think I will go for the sub driver in 6". I think that this will be the better complement to my fish (5"10, 21", 22 3/4).
This should allow to surf smaller beach breaks but the board should also hold up to overhead.
have I understood that right?
Would you take it as a thruster? or quad?
Take it in a 5 10 or 5 11 at biggest, pretty sure these boards are supposed to be ridden a little smaller.I'm only a grom so i dont know because everything is shorter. Cisurfboards has a board selector based on volume which is saying your magic number is around 30 L and they say a 5 9 dd. So 5 11 or 6 ft should go good for you. And keep with the classic thruster.
So knowing that I already own a retro fish (5"10) and a standard shortboard (6"2, 18 1/4, 2 1/4)
should I go for the Scortcher or the Sub Driver?
and would 6" be a good size?
Ps Iam 6" and 180 LBS
based on your size, i have a couple thoughts to add to this thread.
1) at 6'0" & 180lbs, your standard shortie is far too low volume for you. the fish is spot on, maybe a touch big, depending on your ability level (which i gather is lower intermediate). you should be somewhere around 30-32L, & that hpsb ain't even close.
2) based on mayhem's size chart for the sub driver, 6'0" would be ok, but the 6'1" would be better. if you're looking for something as an all-around summer/smaller wave board, you'd be better off w/ a 5'10" dumpster diver, or a 5'11" sub scorcher. more volume, more user-friendly in weaker waves.
3) remember, foam is your friend. it's better to have too much than too little.
I mostly used my SB when travelling in indo and Australia, I also had a bit better level then.
When the waves are really small and mushy I will mostly use my fish wich is really fun to surf.
an if the wave get a bit steeper then just take the sub diver.
I am kind of affraid of buying a board that is too similar to my fish.