Looking to diversify, or add, to my quiver of 1 Santa Cruz 7'6" pumpkin seed for the (primarily) waters of Maine. This board has served me well over the past year, and I have found it to be versatile, but I think I'd like to get something for a little more speed and action...quicker bottom turns, faster trimming, etc
guidelines/suggestions? So far I've gotten to look for a fish, and the step up should be to a 6'8"...
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Thread: Step-up advice
Apr 27, 2014, 05:50 PM #2
a 6'8" rounded in is good, but how often do you have waves faces in the 7 foot plus range? I had a 6'8 in jersey and rode it about 4 times in 5 years, the rest was on 6'2-6'6 boards
Apr 27, 2014, 06:55 PM #4
what do you weigh? if you are afraid of challenge, perhaps boogieboarding is your preferred method of waveriding?
5'10' 180...NOT afraid of a challenge!
Apr 27, 2014, 07:15 PM #6Member
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i'm close to your size and surf the northeast mushburgers. i use my 6-1 Rusty Dwart for 90% of the waves. no rocker and tons of float (41L). its fat too so stable as a step down.
Apr 27, 2014, 07:30 PM #7Senior Member
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- Atlantic City
for him 6/4 firewire dominator if he wants hybrid or try one of their thrusters..
This is awesome guys, thank you!
Apr 27, 2014, 08:25 PM #9
1. a 6-8 is not a step up from a 7-6
2. if you want more speed and action...quicker bottom turns, faster trimming, etc a fish wont help.
3. borrow a 6-4 and try it out
Apr 27, 2014, 08:50 PM #10
I think what you're looking for or should be looking for is a more of intermediate skill level board not necessarily a "step up" especially for the east coast and/or summer time. I've got a true step up that I ride maybe 2 or 3 times a year max and I live at the beach. It's a rare, rare day that something 5'10 won't work. Look into something like a Lost V2 Stub, Firewire Potatonator or JS Dropped Swallow that will work for you in almost any condition.