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    Shortboard Size

    well, my 5'9 Al Merrick is getting a little too small for me, and seems to bog alot. I weigh about 120 lbs, and am 5'8. I surf smaller, mushier waves, with the occasional 4-5 foot swell.

    Im looking to buy a shortboard that performs well in smaller surf, but can also handle bigger swells for the fall/winter season. The Al Merrick Whip seems like it would fit my taste, but seems a little bit too pricy, and I dont know what size would be ideal. Can anyone help decide on the dimensions my board should be, and a good model I should look at?
    Last edited by ND081; Aug 7, 2010 at 06:01 PM.

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    go shorter/fatter/thicker...

    don't go too big! i'm 5'11"/175lbs and i surf 5'4"X19.5X2.5...shorter and fatter iz thu trend theeze dayz, az peeple r realizin' that we're not surfin' purfect barrellz everyday...

    The Whip's 2 high-purformance/narrow for around here. i'd go with thu dumpster diver fer sur!
    http://www.cisurfboards.com/sb_Dumpster-Diver.asp

    I've got my eye on the JS Blak Box recently...
    http://www.jsindustries.com/_webapp_456024/Blak_Box

    THe Stump from Rusty looks sick!
    http://vimeo.com/9041535

    THe ROcket looks crayzeey az well...
    http://www.lostenterprises.com/surfb...ils/the-rocket

    I ride The Rat model...i have NO REGRETS about it!
    http://www.stretchboards.com/boards/...ards/skate.php

    whutever u doo go with Epoxy technology! will last 4ever!
    Last edited by kman; Aug 7, 2010 at 11:17 PM.

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    was out with a guy that had a whip and loved it. it was going really well.. i have a dominator by firewire. best board i've ever ridden

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    im 5'8" 140lbs and have a 5'9" Merrick Flyer thats a lot of fun. it works well in the small mushy stuff and bigger days like we had today, good all around board for sure. im always on either that or my 6'x19 1/4 Blair swallowtail thats got a little more volume to get into waves earlier but the two seem to work well in similar conditions. id definitely check out the dumpster diver though it looks sick!

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    alright cool, i think im going to take a look at the dumpster diver, or the stump. both look awesome. does anyone know how they do in bigger surf? (new jersey big )

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    I've got a Channel Islands Skinny Fish 5''9 and I've never been happier. It excels in 2 foot crap surf. Oh yeah and its a quad