very few people in the mid-Atlantic have the skills to notice the difference between a carbon fiber board and a poly or eps board.
yeah - in general were a pretty clueless bunch - people who can't connect two turns together on a waist high wave go and on about parabolic stringers, quad fins, eps foam, epoxy. My guess is half of them couldn't tell you about nose width or rocker...two things that have about 10 times more relevance to them than the exotic materials. Surf shops have pretty much figured this out as well...selling EPS quads to guys who never learned how to ride their poly summer squashs....hey four fins is way faster!
I have two carbonfibers a 5,8" rnf and a lost 6,1" there great boards fast and light i would say if you have the money dont think twice about getting one i would go on aviso website and maybe order one from them because the surfshops around here arent carrying that many anymore to expensive i guess also make sure you read the info on how to take care of them because the first one i had i didnt take the drain plug out enough and when i dropped in on a wave it snapped to much pressure good thing though aviso replaced it for free and no questions asked the only down fall to them is if you wipeout and the board hits you the board hurts you cause they dont have to much give other then that its a great board and you should buy one today.
do they ride the same as a normal shortboard... lik should i get it smaller or bigger than my normal board
they ride the same as a normal board you can actually pop quicker on these boards then a regular board so if you want to go with bout an inch or two smaller thats what i did i think the next one im getting will be the 6,0" cole fire fly it looks like a sick board with the quad fin set up
whatever you do don't buy an al merrick unless it specificly says it was shaped by hand or was made before 07. they sold to burton and i heard that the quality is going down. they are doing alot of macine shaping. my good friend just broke one after only like a month in a half
one of my buddys was given one from lost to try out before they came out. well just say dont break it, cause after that it turns into an anchor. its hollow so it will fill with water super quick. you mine as well leave it in the ocean as a ship wreck than trying to pull it out. trust me.
I just can't see why anyone would shill out that kind of money for a board that performs the same as a standard poly board. I know a few people that have them and they all say avisio shortboards aren't worth the money.
well the friends you have are idiots the reason for buying them is they dont break they dont say the board performs any better then a regular board. your paying for a board that will last for years i dropped in on a shorebreak wave one time right on sand and nothing happened to the board not even a pressure dent.