6ft to 7ft double enders IMO , are one of the most versatile designs ever. They are a simple and functional blend of natural curves that suites all surfing levels.........I like the way you have to "surf' these boards , and not just physically bludgeon them into position , with the aid of extreme "lightness".......they do like a bit of volume.......
mister-griffster wrote:I'd agree with that totally Kayu - used to have a 6'6" hobie egg and it was a blast - would go in everything and super quick - very fluid and you can surf with the wave instead of fighting against it. - If i were going for a 'dual' board for me and the missus to share I'd probs look seriously at an egg - soft and easy enough for a beginner but comes alive under the feet of those who know what they are doing.:
flacky wrote:I'm reclassifying my quiver from now on. I have a 9'4 fun board, and a 6'4 fun board.
Archy_is_God wrote:I'd be keen to hear more about that Hilbers for sure - what size did you go for mrkmrk?
The new 8fter will be sailing over to me on a Sea of Cheese via Mr. Mason
ese wrote:Have 7.0ft magic carpet. Use it as a single fin with a 9.0 inch rainbow rake. Sometimes add side bites in bigger waves, which with the 9 looks like a lot of fin!
Any thoughts on using a 7 inch rake with side bites instead? Worth it?
Archy_is_God wrote:They are not particularly trendy and people tend to move on from them, which is why they are sidelined a bit IMO, but a thoughtfully designed one can be versatile and work well.
They used to be quite popular small wave boards here and in Oz in the early-mid nineties and some guys can still make a good fist of shaping a mini mal. Unfortunately, because of the main user demographic, there's a lot of crap out there as the 'discerning eye' is never really cast over them to scrutinise whether the bloody things work well, so any old crap gets bought and surfed!
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