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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kander29 View Post
    Yeah you've got me rethinking it now.
    It would be nice to keep because it is in perfect condition and I do really like it.
    The dimensions are: 6'4"x20"x2.5" and I am 170lbs and 5'8" tall.
    IMO that pretty much IS your transition board from a funshape to a shortboard. You have to relearn catching waves a bit from the 7'6" to that, but it is absolutely doable. Like the guy above said, sit a little closer in, paddle a bit harder than your used to, get to your feet quickly. Its that simple. And that hard.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Kander29 View Post
    Yeah I wanted to test myself but obviously I chose something a bit too small. Good thing is that I got the board for a steal and will likely make money from selling it. I should probably just stick with my funshape and keep learning the roots.
    Also taking the wrong board for the conditions happens to the best of us now and again.... Just ask metard.
    Got to bring the board the ocean tells you to bring.

  3. #13
    This may not be PC to say, but a shortboard is harder to learn how to ride than a longboard or a funshape etc. Dont sell the board. Take it out when the waves are a little bigger and have fun on the other boards for now when its smaller.

    Trying to learn how to ride a shortboard in tiny conditions is like a frustration double whammy. Once you get a few good rides on the shortboard, you may find your more motivated.

  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kander29 View Post
    Yeah I wanted to test myself but obviously I chose something a bit too small. Good thing is that I got the board for a steal and will likely make money from selling it. I should probably just stick with my funshape and keep learning the roots.
    my negative comment was actually meant to be positive...from your comments it seems as though the board (after just 1 session) was difficult, but like everyone else here, keep with it and i'm sure it'll work out...it just takes time.

    remember how long it took to go from straight to the beach to down the line...yeah, you'll get this board just like you got the funboard and you'll be more agile on it. just give it some more time and (imo) adjust how you select/give away waves in the line up and i'm sure you'll retain your respect in the line up
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkovo View Post
    This may not be PC to say, but a shortboard is harder to learn how to ride than a longboard or a funshape etc. Dont sell the board. Take it out when the waves are a little bigger and have fun on the other boards for now when its smaller.

    Trying to learn how to ride a shortboard in tiny conditions is like a frustration double whammy. Once you get a few good rides on the shortboard, you may find your more motivated.
    Yeah I think I'm gonna keep her and keep at it every weekend. I plan on surfing throughout the fall and a little in the winter. By next summer I shouldn't be so bad. I appreciate all of the input and support everyone!

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by your pier View Post
    my negative comment was actually meant to be positive...from your comments it seems as though the board (after just 1 session) was difficult, but like everyone else here, keep with it and i'm sure it'll work out...it just takes time.

    remember how long it took to go from straight to the beach to down the line...yeah, you'll get this board just like you got the funboard and you'll be more agile on it. just give it some more time and (imo) adjust how you select/give away waves in the line up and i'm sure you'll retain your respect in the line up
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    I didn't think your comment was negative at all. You guys have all helped add to my motivation. I'll probably stick with the funboard most of the time but bring out the shortboard every so often to keep nailing away at it. I'll try post a video at the end of the summer to show some progress. Thanks for all of the advice. If you are ever in S. Jersey hit me up!

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Kander29 View Post
    Yeah you've got me rethinking it now.
    It would be nice to keep because it is in perfect condition and I do really like it.
    The dimensions are: 6'4"x20"x2.5" and I am 170lbs and 5'8" tall.
    definitely agreeing with the previous "self abuse" reference post... just eat it so many times on steep ones that you want to do nothing else other than get up and get going on a nice one. The first time you get going down the line you will be so stoked and all that eating it will be so worth it.

  8. #18
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    Try to get to where it's deep, like where you can no paddle take it off.

    And look where your going!

    Skateboarding helps. Watch some videos.

    Shortboards like dialed in movement, no extra movement like on a longboard, it has to all be functional movement of your body.

    Good luck! I am still figuring it out too!

    Every day of surfing is different!!!!!

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kander29 View Post
    Yeah you've got me rethinking it now.
    It would be nice to keep because it is in perfect condition and I do really like it.
    The dimensions are: 6'4"x20"x2.5" and I am 170lbs and 5'8" tall.

    Like everyone else said, it is all about practice on the new board and getting it dialed in. While I don't know the volume just by looking at the dimensions, that board is almost identical to one of my boards that I take out on smaller days. Additionally, I'm about the same size as you. Your board has a lot of float and should be perfect for you in time. Just ease up on yourself and accept that there will be a learning curve. Good luck!
    Last edited by Hanaebu; Aug 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

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    ain't the board