kremerica wrote:I like going slightly wider, slightly shorter, and slightly thinner. I've had a lot of luck with a 6'0 with more volume in the nose but significantly less volume overall. It paddles very well and holds its own even in overhead conditions.
I'm also about 200 lbs and usually surf a 6'4 epoxy, but this new one is a wave catching machine even though it is very noticeably less buoyant (and therefore extremely easy to duckdive).
themathteacher wrote:1) Epoxy 2 3/8 thick instead of 2 1/2, no stringer with a patch of carbon down themiddle to make it lighter and, thus, easier to duckdive.
naniekso wrote:Math teach, try looking at a relativly new design called grab rails. They reroute the pressure on the deck to the rails on the side. I havn't seen long term effects but from what i hear they work really nice.
themathteacher wrote:I have a flyer, preety much it just hangs in my office cause I don't like it much. It's a tuflite flyer II. In all honesty, however, I really haven't surfed CI boards due to price, for all I know they are fun boards.
Update: Went out to south mission jetty, waves where overhead fun. To avoid people I found my own peak way from the crowds, not as good form but definitely some size and since mostly alone I charged all of them to really try it. So, beleive it or not, it paddles almost as easily as my epoxy, not quite, but almost. Caught a bunch of waves so dropping in and catching waves checked out. There wasn't much of a shoulder, mostly drop in, cutback and duck into the wall to keep from being crushed, so will have to check it out again in better form wave, but so far so good.
It definitely duckdove more easily, which was the purpose of getting it. The big difference, however, was in the impact zone after a big closeout broke 10 yrd away, under and out back with very little turbulence, much less than my current board.
naniekso wrote:would you sell your flyer? just let me sell my liver first haha. I got a new board yesterday its a hyrbid its about 6'2, but the thing is so slow! i don't know if it has too much tail concave or if its the three huge fins in the back. Its epoxy too, my first epoxy! hope i don't get cancer. Do you have a retro fish?
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