joe1300a wrote:its 6'3 x 22" x 3, chees
Wow that's a cork!
I'd be doing the splits trying to sit on that.
Could you duck dive the other board?
Yep I reckon it's 'duck-dive-able' ... but because it's wide, fat and shortish you'll have more of a fight keeping the rails down when duck diving. What I mean is it will have a tendency to fight you on it's roll axis (side to side). Duck diving is all about the pitch axis (sinking the nose and tail) if your board is short, fat and wide you won't only be fighting the pitch axis, you'll be fighting the roll axis too.
A board with the same volume but longer would be easier to duck dive. With yours there's more volume per square inch of board so it's concentrated, this means the places you push down on (with your hands and feet) will resist more.
To be frank, in my opinion this board is a shortboard designed for a very heavy guy. Not for a light guy who wants a shorter board but refuses to sacrifice volume. If you find you need more volume then go longer.
This type of board, if you don't keep it level in a dive, the slightest deviation will likely mean you'll lose control over it. If you start to lose it on any axis, the wave will get hold of it and throw you off.
I've found short corky boards really tiring to get 'out the back' on. They bounce around on top of the white wash and roll about. A high aspect ratio board, that barely floats, just cuts through that stuff like a knife and doesn't get knocked about; although more muscle power is required to paddle out, the ordeal is over quicker; whereas a corky board is easy to paddle but will take longer to get you out the back on, if there are a lot of waves coming through.
Still don't let this get you down, it's only my opinion and surfing isn't only about duck dives.