I'm 5'11 X 195 and I ride a 5'6 velo sims. Maybe talk to a good local shaper about something along these lines?
If I can do a 5'6, you should be able to have your shaper go around 5 foot on one of these, believe it or not. Picture yourself on a board that small. It's kinda nuts on a good overhead day, but you can fly and make sections like you couldn't believe... they are nutso. This one was shaped by Ian Zamora.
hey Antide Surfboards, definately post some pics of the board. I just moved to Galloway from LBI. So Ive been surfing AC for the past few months. I would love to check out the board. I havnt surfed OC too much. Do you have a website? Chemistry is letting me put on my own custom art as well so that is why I was leaning towards them, that and the fact that I love the Dagger I have from them.
i got you, i am also looking for a similar, board but im 5"7 145. check the ...lost rocket. the board gorkin and wardo ride in all the lost movies. i saw a sick 5'4x19.25x2.25 one with diamond tail five fine set up so it can be a thuster and quad. also check out the al merrick pod, which is what i am really looking at. rides just like a normal shortboard but goes super fast in real tiny waves and is loose. they say to order it like 6-8inches shorter. check out cisurfboards.com. the mf..i think is also sick, more or a fish though. thats the board dane rode in france and killed it on..and got robbed on.
if you really want a skate style board then look at the ozzie wright model from santa cruz. he is the definition of skate style surfing. my friend has the 5'8 model and you can pop ollies on 2 ft high waves. its probably your best bet.
Ordered the Boombastik from Chemistry. Talked to Jayson Bennet (owner/shaper of Chem) awesome guy. He has me on a 5'7 x 19 1/2 x 2 5/16. Tiny for a high performance/small wave board. I am pyched! Btw really refreshing to call a larger company and talk to the owner/shaper (who was awesome and very receptive) and get his feedback, advice, and was willing to listen to what I wanted. In an industry filled with companies pumping boards out of machines to talk to a shaper who will handshape a board is nice. He says these specs on this shape is what I am looking for. Thanks for all the input