Hey it's me Merrickflyer6'3 again!
Ok I have a confession to make to "saffasurfer" and the rest of you. When I told you guys I had an al merrick 'flyer', I didnt really have it yet(but i do now!,yay!) I was just so siked that i was getting it, I wanted to talk about it i guess, kinda immature huh? But oh well I have it now and I LOVE IT!!! It's perfect for the surf here! It's the best shortboard ever made for small surf!(just an opinion :D). It says it is designed for ankle high to overhead and a half). It is a squashtail, 6'4" long, by 2 5/8" thick, by 19 3/4" wide. I bought it saturday, and took it out sunday morning at 6am (so I could be at church at 9:30am). The sun was rising up out of the water(east coast yeah!), the waves were good;waist to chest high, favoring the chest range, it was a great morning. The board was so fast!!!! The first time I got up, It shot out from under me like a rocket, flinging my feet right out from under me! When I finally got used to the speed, or so I thought, I attempted a cut-back, ...and I railed it. Because it was so fast, the rail dug right in and the board, of course, slammed on the brakes, but I kept going. I'm sure the 4 or 5 other guys that were out there got a pretty good laugh! I went back out that afternoon after church. I am starting to get better at controlling that rocket! But anyways, I LOVE it! I'll never go back to any other brand of shortboard!