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    Suggestions and advice all welcome

    Im 6 foot tall 167 shooting to weigh 175 pounds. I live in oahu and surf white plains on all days i surf 5-7 days a week and i plain to start surfing diamond head soon. im currently riding a 6'6 northern alliance plasma cutter will attach a picture if needed. Im looking at either a pod dumpster diver or neck beard. Im looking for a smaller board open to boards othere than the ones im looking at i do prefer quad fin though. I am a better tha average paddler according to my freinds. and i would rand my self inbetween novice and intermidiate i can catch waves i can turn and im getting to learn the ocean fairly well. Im looking for a board i can ride both spots but i mostly surf white plains and i go no matter the conditions. any suggestions and sorry i ramble.

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    I guess my advice and suggestions would be:
    -dont try to gain 8 pounds
    -improve your spelling
    -if you want a board for Diamond Head and White Plains, ask the people that you are surfing with there alredy 5-7 days a week for what works in those local conditions.

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    Why not gain 8 pounds? i have the boards i have listed are recomended so far but im looking for a larger pool of info than the 4-5 people i have asked.

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    I'm just messing with you dude. Maybe if i was 6 foot 167 I'd be trying to put on a few extra.

    Those boards all seem like good boards for smaller soft waves. Seems like with all of the local shapers out there that probably know every inch of that reef, you could do better than an off the rack Channel Islands, and save a few bucks at the same, while supporting a local business.

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    Is there a good directory for local shappers?

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    idk man, if you're surfing 5 days a week right on the SW shore of Oahu you should be able to get info on local shapers just sitting in the lineup talking. Look for the old local guys - they'l know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atrxunus View Post
    Is there a good directory for local shappers?
    ask around your local surf shops, or on a more hawaii-centric surf forum.

    my question is WHY are you trying to gain that weight? what are you hoping to, um, gain from being heavier?

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    why not gain weight. 167 . . . pretty damn skinny for 6 foot. make sure its more mucle than fat and you will be fine

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    Some of my favorite shapers live on O'ahu man. Greg Griffin, I want a mod-fish. I've always wanted a Bushman gun. There's Pyzel on the North Shore. Glenn Pang with T&C. I really like the look of Chronic boards. There's this guy who shapes under the name Raynor who's boards look decent. Cant think of any others off the top of my head.

    Eric Arakawa HIC

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    I coulda swore this was an Emass thread.... Has he gone pro yet?