Tagged: Returning Surfer
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April 21, 2014 at 6:46 am #1548AnonymousInactive
Great idea for a site. Nice to get an impartial view on boards and hopefully make the process of getting a new board a little easier. Nothing worse than parting with your money and then realising that long awaited new board, that promised so much, is a stinker.
Anyway, due to family issues , I left the Sunny Coast about 2 1/2 yrs ago and set up in Brisbane. What followed was 50 – 60 hr work weeks , an hour ( at times) to waves and a LOT of things vying for my atention. Needles to say, surfing went out the door.
So, Ive taken a sabbatical from the corporate gig and have promised myself to get back in the water at least 3 times a week and am in the process of booking a hol to indo. ( not going to go big in indo, but needed a goal to work towards. prob hang at balian etc).
And so, I’m looking for a new board. I’m 42 , 80kgs(will be down to 75 by the indo trip) and intermediate level.( Ill never go beyond intermediate,but I’m cool with that) My boards in the past always had a bit more volume(its just how I liked em) and have always loved my quads.(My boards have usually been between 6’3x20x25/8 & 6’6x21x2/34, as you can see a bit of volume) Been getting back in the water on a mini mal and having fun but wanting to drop down a bit in size. Any recommendations? Was thinking maybe a 6’4 v3 rocket , but the chilli habanero caught my eye as well as they’ve generous volume, and you could then get a groveller and something for better days. I did take a 6’4 mollusc tufflite out in a clean 3ft beachie (not much sweep) and did enjoy it. Not sure if its the answer though.
Anyway , really enjoy the site and any ideas would be appreciated
June 10, 2014 at 8:32 am #1764AnonymousInactive
Hi Pablo, thank you for your message and please accept my apologies for the very belated response!
It is great to hear that you’re intent on re-prioritising surfing after some time away. Like most things, you will likely appreciate this time surfing more than most because you have been away. It’s easy to take things for granted when you have them every day.
Anyway, I love the Rocket…and the V3 Rocket. I think it’s a great board to help you get back into surfing. Fun, fast but can be serious. I haven’t surfed Balian (shameful after 12 trips to Indo…) but, from what I have heard, the shape is well suited for that type of wave!
Let me know how you go with the V3 Rocket and with your surfing renaissance!
All the best,
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