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  1. #1

    question for you guy

    i've been surfing for quite a few years, i would call myself an intermediate level surfer. I started out oon a 8'0 mini longboard, graudated to about a 6'2 spectrum in the early 1990's m when i got alittle bigger a 6'10 town and country hybrid fish when those came out orig, moved onto a 6'8 flyer(way tooo big) and current have the 6'10 hybrid, a 6'8 CI MBB, and 6'4 CI Fishcuit. I am 6'2 and about 205lbs. I used to be quite bit heavier, around 230 240 even. I am thinking of getting a much shorter board, possibly a 6'4 CI Whip model. anyone got any review or comparisons, i don't wanna spend that much money without an idea of what im getting, i know people surfing smaller boards but they are much thinner than me, i wanna get as short as i can go, i don't mind having volume but a smaller board would enable me to turn so much harder and maybe pop and air or sometihng hahah

  2. #2
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    check out In The Eye surfboards.He makes a 'raised deck' with thinned out rails so you can ride a much shorter board.not as expensive as ci and better,too.the raised deck allows you to ride a board a few inches shorter,and he keeps the rails thin so you can slice through the wave.

  3. #3
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    I can't say enough about In The Eye boards. Got a custom one about 12 years ago and loved it from the beginning. Still have it and ride it from time to time with no problems.

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    If you want to contact In The Eye, you could do so by clicking on the "send message" link on their Swellinfo http://www.swellinfo.com/surfreport/cape-hatteras-north-carolina.html"]Cape Hatteras surf report[/URL] page:

  5. #5
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    there's a video and blog entry about the raised deck surfboard,'curtis' new board' on the in the eye website

  6. #6
    I am the same size as you and here it what I ride:
    6'2" pod stock dimensions - small junky surf
    6'4" sashimi 20" x 2.5" - mushy surf from waist up
    6'5" k small 19.5" x 2.5" - clean surf waist up to head +
    6'8" M4 19.5 x 2.5" - clean overhead surf

    I am looking into possible the rookie at 6'4" x 19.5" x 2.5" for a little more rocker out the tail.

    Being a bit bigger it is tough to match floation and performance in a board. Another thing to consider is when and where you are surfing. I know I sometimes put on a couple of pounds in the winter plus the added wieght of the wetsuit. I want to make sure I am not sinking on turns. I read that Luke Egan, who is also pretty big about 210, rides dimensions around 6'4" x 19.25" x 2.375". He surfs better then me 100% of the time and also surfs in better conditions 99% of the time.

    Good Luck, I am interested in how it works out.

  7. #7

    the whip...

    ...is awesome. CI doesn't make a bad board. They perform.