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May 7, 2015 at 9:26 am #3688AnonymousInactive
Hope you can help. I’m 6’1″ 90KGs averagish fitness and currently ride a 6’2″ x 20″ with 35ltrs approx squash square tail. Looking to get a new board (preferably with a square tail). I have been surfing for years but only really manage to get in a couple times a month due to work commitments hence I’ve stayed at the same basic\intermediate level for years. I’m looking for a board to get my wave count up, make paddling into waves easier and to give me a good surf each time I go in the water after having been out of it for a few weeks, sometimes months over the winter with westerly winds.
After reading reviews was considering either the Rocket V3, CI #4 (Groveller) or the Short Round, but a little unsure which would be best. I generally surf knee to shoulder high (sometimes head high when its good, but rarely) beach breaks. Any advice would be really appreciated. I also rode my mates 5’10” Dumpster Diver which I loved but might’ve been a bit short and was thinking there are possibly better boards now than the dumpster and more suited.
Thanks for any advice or help on any other boards which might be good
May 7, 2015 at 10:34 am #3690AnonymousInactive
Also just discovered the Lost V2 Stub as well which look goods but how maneuverable is this board? and would it be better to just get the v3 rocket as it would do the same as the stub but just give me a wider range of waves?
June 1, 2015 at 4:06 am #3997AnonymousInactive
Not sure about the CI #4 or Short Round but I have a V3 Rocket and love it. Can ride it when it is small weak 2ft and have ridden it in 6ft solid and it performs very well across the range.
Plenty of volume so paddles well, catches plenty of waves and really gets up to speed and feels great underfoot.
I have ridden it both as a thruster and a quad and am yet tot work out which I prefer, definitely a nit looser as a thruster but great speed as a quad so depends what you like.
I have been working on getting a bit more power through my back foot and can feel the board respond more precisely when you drive the tail and fins as it is pretty wide.
Overall the Rocket has taken my surfing up a few levels, given me conference n bigger surf and overall has been my go to board for 85% of the surfing I do.
I have a Hypto Kypto as well which I like but think this is better when you want to cruise and draw nice lines, the Rocket want to turn tighter and harder.
Hope this helps you.
July 16, 2015 at 2:14 pm #4568AnonymousInactive
Thanks for your reply much appreciated and ended up buying a V3 Rocket because of it. Have had the Rocket several weeks now and after an initial good start am loosing the love for it, am finding its not getting into waves as well as it was and a bit bulky to turn, though wondered if its just me.
was thinking about trading it in for a Short Round as this looks to have more float under the chest for getting into waves and a slightly narrower tail for turning, anyone have any thoughts?
November 16, 2015 at 11:15 am #5443AnonymousInactive
Came across this thread from middle of the year and thought I would add some more to it having had a few more months on the board.
I too fell a little out of love with my Rocket for a month or two but decided to stick with it and I am very glad I did as I love it now and it is definitely my go to board for most conditions.
I seem to have it dialled in right now and have been playing with as a quad in smaller conditions and thruster for those 3-5 ft days (any bigger and I have been using my 6’4 Hypto).
The quad set up in smaller surf is super fast and when it is a bit bigger and cleaner the Thruster seems to work better and provide a bit more control.
I find the rocket needs a bit of push in the waves to work for me, so it is no groveller but it fun to ride in most conditions, is stable on take off, fast down the line and is responsive when I want it to be.
I have considered a groveller for those really small days but as a big bloke (110kg) I need a lot of board when it is small a still have an 9’1 McTavish fireball for when it is tiny.
What did you ended up doing?
January 1, 2016 at 3:32 am #5672AnonymousInactive
Hi I’ve still got my Rocket but have not really surfed it as I’m looking to trade it in possibley on a Short Round and didn’t want to ding it. Just couldn’t get the Rocket to ride well. Might be the Cornish waves.?? Have gone back to another board I’ve got
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