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    New board

    My recently asked what I would like for Christmas and I said a new board. The only problem is I don't know what I want. I have bounced between a mini simmons shape, a small fish, a pier pony, a potatonator and many more. I want this board to be able to work in small conditions to around chest high. Do you have any ideas?

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    I've got a ci gravy that works for literally anything up to about chest high. Lots of volume, easy to paddle, wide nose with not a lot of rocker, just an everyday board. http://www.cisurfboards.com/surfboar...y-rob-machado/

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    Ci average joe...just picked one up. Perfect for small waves. Surfed it in slightly overhead surf today and felt a little squirrelly on the bigger waves...mine is short...buts it's perfect for knee to chest.

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    you're in the northeast.he's in Wilmington.twin fin fish is fun.mini-simmons is a totally overrated novelty board for only a few days a year.if zip sees this i'll duck.already dug my hole and got my helmet way down and hugging the dirt.the twin fin fish is way underrated and overlooked by people trying too hard.they tweak the design too much instead of giving it a chance to flourish and show its' potential.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by beachbreak View Post
    you're in the northeast.he's in Wilmington.twin fin fish is fun.mini-simmons is a totally overrated novelty board for only a few days a year.if zip sees this i'll duck.already dug my hole and got my helmet way down and hugging the dirt.the twin fin fish is way underrated and overlooked by people trying too hard.they tweak the design too much instead of giving it a chance to flourish and show its' potential.
    who the hell are you talking to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wb surfer View Post
    My recently asked what I would like for Christmas and I said a new board. The only problem is I don't know what I want. I have bounced between a mini simmons shape, a small fish, a pier pony, a potatonator and many more. I want this board to be able to work in small conditions to around chest high. Do you have any ideas?
    If you really want it to work in REALLY small conditions, like knee high, I would stay away from the fish. Swallow tails are not a tail shape made for soft 1-2 foot waves.

    If you want it to work in steeper waves in the waist-chest high range as well, I would stay away from a true mini simmons with the flat rocker and twin keel fins. I've had three mini simmons and whenever the waves have steep pockets, I inevitably wish I was riding a different board. The MS are great in soft small waves.

    A shape like the Pier Pony (or Average Joe like the guy above said) will probably be a great choice for most knee-chest high conditions. Quad fin setup.
    Last edited by mitchell; Dec 10, 2013 at 12:49 AM.

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    The average Joe is good or honestly even a new flyer or weirdo ripper. Those are perfect all arounders and if you get them in the perfect sweet spot size, you can ride it in literally anything up to overhead

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    Quote Originally Posted by wb surfer View Post
    My recently asked what I would like for Christmas and I said a new board. The only problem is I don't know what I want. I have bounced between a mini simmons shape, a small fish, a pier pony, a potatonator and many more. I want this board to be able to work in small conditions to around chest high. Do you have any ideas?
    You're in the ILM? I just put a board order in with Jimmy Keith on a board with those general conditions in mind, and he was pretty good to work with. Good balance of receptiveness and advice for our conditions, and a super nice guy. I'd say you should go with him...or Eavey...or Allison...or SOD..or Endress...or... Anyway there are a bunch of good boardbuilders in the area--all of whom seem to have their own specialties-- but there's no reason you can't keep that $ local and still get a good product. Just give a few of em a call and go with whoever you feel most comfortable with
    Last edited by sheetglass; Dec 10, 2013 at 02:35 AM. Reason: my mother was an English teacher

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    talk to a shaper man you will get the best board for your money

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    I don't think tail shape makes much of a difference.nor do I think it makes any difference what piece of crap you grovel around on when it's REALLY small soft 1-2 foot,but in those cases a mini-mal or longboard will do. maybe even a fish or mini-simmons,but for when it's that small you should have something different than for real waves of speed and power.it all depends;there's even a lot of different kinds of soft REALLY small 1-2 foot waves,too.I believe a twin fin fish is an incredibly fun,most underrated and so often overlooked and overly tweaked into non-fishness of all designs not truly and thoroughly looked at for its' great potential in many conditions.