Rusty44 wrote:im not sure the exact dimensions, bought it used from a shop, but i know its 7'2"... anyway,thanx for the reply, i didnt really know u could do those tricks on a funboard.. But what happens when i have a shortboard and a funboard? if theyre both meant for big waves (fun board on double overhead possible?????) then how do i decide on which to use? Thanx
I duno if a funboard would hold on double overhead because of it's thickness, but if you got bigger fins for it maybe, but it still might way outshoot the wave with too much speed, or get squirley. Practice taking off later with your funboard, it'll help you get up faster, but a shorty will just turn faster, be more responsive, and kinda just be looser. I normally take my shortboard out when it's usally about waist high and not perfect, or in faster not so perfect waves. Anything glassy I'll use my bonzer, but for people without bonzers I guess you'd use shortboard then too. There's not really like any defined rules, it's just kinda whenever you feel like using it, I've been using my funboard more latley because I've been feeling lazy and like the improved paddling ability.
Oh yea and both of those posts were supposed to be right next to each other, but my internet died so they wern't.
But if you don't get a custom, wider catches waves earlier and are faster but not as responsive, length gives better paddlling but slower swing on fast turns, thicker boards also paddle easier but get corky and squirley but work better in smaller waves, thinner is more performance orented, harder to paddle and catch waves on and paddle, but will be easier to control at higher speeds, and load better and give you more spring out of turns.
New jersey waves I'd get something short, fat, and wide, bigger side fins and smaller center fin, I don't know alot about new jersey in particular but if it's anything like normal east coast waves it's probally choppish and stuff I'd do a flat bottom with vee out the tail. Deffo a comp leash on both boards for minimum drag, and yea, there is really no rule about when to use each one, just whenever you feel like it.
But again I'd keep the funboard and start to try and build a quiver.