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January 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm #906brklyndadGuest
I love your reviews. I totally relate to your style and preferences and I ride about the same dims.
Looking to close out my quiver with 1 or 2 more boards.
Location: NYC but travel around too. Waves here are typically knee to chest usually pretty soft, but it can get bigger and steep and hollow and powerful with the right storm, etc. . . It’s mostly lefts with some short, crowded rights. I’m regular footed so I’m often riding backside.
stats/skill/volume: I’m 5’9″ and 185lbs, intermediate skill, but I don’t get in the water as much as I want, so I am not super-fit. It is v crowded out here and I often have a 5/4 wetsuit, so I think my V range is 34-42L.
So far I have a 8′ Mini-mal with a pretty performance-y tail. And I have a killer 5’10” Bing Dharma. I love it but I have be pretty fit for it to really work and the waves are usually not as lined up as I’d like for the long flow-y turns.
What I want is a Thruster as an alternative to the fishy Dharma. With a nice pointed nose, but that has enough foam that I can dust it off in Spring and get right into some waves without too much pain. I want to be able to ride it in short, mushy knee/waist waves all the way up to clean head high and be able to paddle into some steep drops without popping out. I really want to really learn how to ride a Thruster, not just the wide and short Hull/Fishy shapes that are making the rounds.
The second, less critical, board is a groveler to take to play around at the beach when really nothing going on. Was thinking a 7’6″ egg to replace the Mini-Mal, but would be open to something like the Bottom Feeder, or similar.
I want to hear your suggestions!
My (long) short list is:
Flash 6’2″ or 6’4″
6’2″ Thruster, thick enough to make the volume requirement
V2 Shortboard 6’4″ – with big dims. Is it too performance oriented? Or will it end up being too big to really ride like a shorty
Weekend warrior 6’2″- Seems too close to the Dharma maybe?
RV 5’11” – Looks super fun but maybe not enough of a thruster
Original Flyer 6’4″ or 6’2″ custom built with extra width and thickness to make the volume requirement
Thanks for your help!
January 17, 2014 at 5:39 am #914AnonymousInactive
Hi hi brklyndad, thanks for writing and for your kind feedback, much appreciated!
The first one is easy – get the Rocket V2 6’4. The original …Lost Rocket was a game changer for me. It’s so versatile and fun to ride, I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying the feel of it. It just works.
Regarding the groveler, the Bottom Feeder is a good option for those tiny, weak days. Another option is the Channel Islands Average Joe. It’s a great fun, cruisy option to get you on a shorter board on those tiny, weak days.
I hope this helps you!
All the best,
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