gabjam wrote:Well I weigh 13 1/2 stone (about 85 kilos I think), 6'2" tall and fairly athletic. My local (Praa Sands) is pretty temperemental so on a good week I'll surf about 3-4 times, although usually 1-3 times a week. Although going to Uni means when I come back I do have a little bit of re-learning to do. Haven't had any experience shorter than 7', and that was a rented soft-top, which was unsurprisingly just as easy as the Bic to ride. I would go for an intermediate board between the 6'6" and the 7'9" to help the step-down but can't afford another board.
Board dimensions are 6'6" x 19 1/2" x 2 1/2"
esonscar wrote:The nose on ur head should be only just behind the nose of the board when paddling
When paddling for the wave ur back should be arched big time so your center of gravity is back
Catch the waves as they break on you.
twerked wrote:is it just me or does that board have a semi-gun/step up board shape rather than a larger shortboard? could just be the photo. what are the dimensions of the 6'6"
Aloha wrote:twerked wrote:is it just me or does that board have a semi-gun/step up board shape rather than a larger shortboard? could just be the photo. what are the dimensions of the 6'6"
Yep this looks very much like a 'step up', a board you ride when it's a bit bigger. A tail like that (rounded pin) is for big or hollow waves. That kind of tail isn't good in weak waves and you can't do slashing turns as easily with it like you can with a swallow or rounded square.
A tail like that is for more controlled turns at high speed. As there is less tail volume, it'll slow you down in smaller waves.
I've got two rounded pin semi-guns and they don't really work in everyday conditions, but in the big juice they come alive.
No doubt the shaper has shaped other aspects of the board with big waves in mind, which will be counter-productive for everyday use.
You need more nose and tail volume if you are coming down from a big board, what kind of waves do you get where you are?
[Edit] I just Googled Praa sands, nah wrong board mate. Ok some of you English guys are going to flame me, but you don't need a semi-gun where you are. Maybe a few times a year if you are lucky? Think big Hossegor that's where this baby wants to be. [/Edit]
esonscar wrote:Dude big Hossegoer would kill him. I know, I surfed it during Hurricane Andrew. Behave.
Johno wrote:dont know if this has been said above but how are you pooping up!
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