Almost new Al Merrick "A6" surfboard. 6'-10" x 20-1/2" x 2-3/4" This board is in like new condition, only ridden a couple of times, no dings or defects. Cost new $700. Description of this board from the Al Merrick website is as follows:
CI's performance shortboard design for 2006: An all purpose short board for a wide variety of every-day surfing conditions. Low entry rocker and single concave make for a responsive and loose feel. Commonly ridden and tested on tour during the 2006 WCT and WQS season, though the A6 is still forgiving enough to be ridden by all levels of surfers. Medium full rails.
Contact Charlie at 301-704-2647 for more info or to see. $385obo
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Al Merrick A-6 for sale
Last edited by CharlieInOC; Oct 8, 2008 at 12:34 PM.
Oct 8, 2008, 09:39 PM #2
what kind of fins does it have also would 280-300 be good?
It has the stock black composite AM2 future fins. I am willing to negotiate the price some, but not that low at this point. The board is truely in almost new condition.
Oct 8, 2008, 11:13 PM #4
okay can you hold it until maybe christmas cause i have no money right now and my parents arent willing to buy me another board.
Sure, I can probably give you a subprime loan if you need it too.
Oct 9, 2008, 12:45 PM #6
if i buy it are you gonna pay for the shipping of would i have to pay it. cause if i pay it then im gonna negotiate very hard for the price im gonna have to pay for shipping.
Oct 9, 2008, 01:19 PM #7Junior Member
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What a huge shortboard. Unless you're a ripper and are about 6'4"+ and 200lbs+ this board will serve no purpose. So many people get sucked into buying Merricks because of the name (don't get me wrong Al has some of the best shapes in the world) but the reality of it is that you would probably be better off buying an epoxy funshape so you could catch more waves and have the board last longer than 2 seasons. But maybe you are a big guy who surfs really well....
I'll respectfully disagree with jeskobutz's comments... Regardless of who the shaper is, big dood short boards are everywhere whether you like it or not... Just go and look at any shapers site. They serve a purpose for us who are beyond the grom years -- me included. I'm certainly comfortable with my surfing abilities so no need to get into a pissing match... That being said, I just got a 6'7" X 20" X 2 11/16". I don't want nor do I need a fun shape as my high performance, everyday board but will be getting an egg for summer and for my girl to use...
I think the board that Charlie has will work great for those who are a little larger or looking for a little more volume...
As is my case; at 46, 6'-3", 210#s, surfing for 36 yrs and not ready to ride a long board yet these type of big guy boards are exactly what I and others like me ride. While maybe not quiet as loose as a 6'-0" board, I assure you I can turn it quiet well especially when the surf is shoulder high and bigger. They perform much better than a fun shape and besides a 6'-0" potato chip just doesn't float me anymore. These type of boards can also be great transition boards for guys that are ready to get off a beginner board but not ready for a real small short board that will only slow the learning process.
Last edited by CharlieInOC; Oct 9, 2008 at 03:08 PM.
What Charlie said...
"Older", bigger guys unite...