Re: 6'10 gun shape as step up board?
i partially agree with you johnny, however i see it far too much when i am surfing that people have gone out and bought a board that is too far out of their range, and they spend the whole session not even being able to stand up. fair enough if you have two boards to mix it up, but to get the most out of shorty you want to be right out the back where there are nice big clean waves that only few people have the ability to get to. whats the point in getting a shorty and not being ale to stand up on it, keep falling off, finally standing up on a wave and then washing off the back because the conditions are unsuitable for the board. i would suggest getting a good quality minimal. i ride an 8ft bilbo torpedo with a tri fin FCS-MR TFX setup, and they have improved the board and my surfing no end. i can easily surf anything from half a foot to 8 foot no problems. and its great fun too. whilst everyone else is struggling on their little boards to pop-up im off and catching almost every wave that i set out to catch. that to me is much more fun. but obviously when the time is right i also want to progress to a much shorter board. 6ft venon retro fish or maybe a rusty mod fish.
i think if you are going to make a step up, then make it worth while, but don't try to get something out of your range other wise you wont enjoy it. thats just my point of view.