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February 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm #1223ArneGuest
Nice work on the reviews; short & sweet & relevant..
Here is a question you have seen before, but thanks for your consideration based on my profile:
Late 40s, 6’0, 185lbs..in moderate shape, surfing on & off for 35+years..competent in most 3-12ft general conditions; however, relegated to 1-major tropical 10+ day surf trip a year now……I have owned over 20+ boards and trade them chronically, searching for the sweet-one….typically, I like quad/5-fin, round/squash 6’4-6’6 with +/- 40l of vol…..
Without a local break, and no trusted local shaper, I am sticking with Channel Islands only for consistency and availability….
For an all-arounder, what CI board do you like based on what I am looking for; a board that can perform reasonably in extremes, 3ft-12ft conditions ?
I travel for work and frequently find myself in striking distance of top spots like El Salvador, San Diego/Baja, occassionally Indo/Australia and need one board that can check tje most boxes!
February 24, 2014 at 12:47 am #1224AnonymousInactive
Thank you for your kind feedback and for this great question – I know many other surfers will benefit from it.
I trust you appreciate that there are always tradeoffs when trying to cover too much ground with one board. A rounded pin that is ideal for Indo is not going to perform well in your local, low period, waist high days at home and vice versa.
That said, the board that first comes to mind for your situation is the Fred Rubble with a round tail (read full review here). I have surfed my Fred Rubble as a step-up in well overhead, heavy Mentawais reef breaks but also on shoulder high days at my local beach break. It really is a magical board – I have many friends who ride a Freddy Rubble and have referred many more surfers to it and all come back with rave reviews.
That is my pick and, for your situation, I recommend a 6’4 @ 34.6L’s (READ: Know Your Volume, Catch More Waves for more guidance on volume).
I hope this helps you Arne! Please come back and let me know what you purchased and how it goes for you.
All the best,
February 24, 2014 at 1:32 am #1225ArneGuest
Benny, thanks for reverting with your experienced advice..
I think about the travellers in the 70s who made slabby single fins & twins work in just about all conditions; no perfect board, just go surf!
I am debating the nuances of the 6’4 Rubble vs the 6’4 New Flyer; I like the higher volume in the New Flyer, but reckon the Rubble has the all-around edge..
Thanks again for the reviews..keep charging..
February 24, 2014 at 3:37 am #1226AnonymousInactive
It’s a pleasure Arne, please let me know how you go. Note, you can read the full review for the Channel Islands New Flyer here.
February 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm #1227ArneGuest
Thanks Benny..great review and noted on the pros/cons, and I realize there is no “one & done” board …
I have decided after much deliberation..Average Joe 6’1 for average/fun waves, New Flyer 6’4 +dims for general conditions and solo world travel-board, and Rubble 6’8-or-6’10 for step-up surf trip…..going to put the FCS II system on them all …..
Selling ALL my misc boards!
April 24, 2014 at 6:25 am #1550turismo rural la riojaGuest
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April 26, 2014 at 6:51 pm #1553casa rural en la riojaGuest
Buenisimo post. Gracias por publicarlo…Espero màs…
June 10, 2014 at 8:22 am #1763AnonymousInactive
Que son muy bienvenidos!
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