thanasio wrote:have a sub scorcher 5'10 for sale if interested...
http://www.a1surf.com/classifieds/lost- ... ified.aspx
timpebe wrote:Why not call a shaper and discuss?
People's perception of wave sizes differ a lot, maybe add to you wishlist what 5-8 ft means to you in face height (like MSW) mentiones?
What would help is that you try to describe why you think your fish is not suitable for larger wave / what would you want to change?
Personally I would not go in the direction of the models you are suggesting, I would advise to look into a board with a more stretched outline (and spend some time on the Moroccan points, in cases in fact a much easier ride than the beachbreaks that tend to close out in winter time anyway).
For instance going by what MSW offers a Fourth Doufer or if you are not partial to MSW a Quiver BumbleBart. You can use for instance the Firewire website to give you an idea of what volume you should be going for.
Size wize I would go in the direction of 6.5-6.6 x 20 - 20 1/2 x 2 1/2 - 2 5/8 probably resulting is something like 36/37/38 litres assuming PU/polyester board. Consider adjusting down if you go for an EPS board to compensate for extra flotation.
Hope it helps.
eivsemb wrote:timpebe wrote:Thanks for the answer. Well I just wrote 5-8 ft but I guess it really depends on the break etc. I mostly think the fish is not suitable for larger waves because of what I've read and heard earlier regarding boards like these, not that I in fact can point out exactly what I feel is missing about the board. My perception was just that it might be easier to paddle onto (and duck dive under) and catch bigger waves, but again, I can't exactly tell if my current board makes this harder. Anyway, I will try to get a second hard board so I can probably sell it for the same price later if I want. Second hand boards sell really cheap here in Norway actually.
Yeah I'm thinking of 36-39 litres in volume, would probably need those extra litres when surfing with a wetsuit on. Most shortboards that I find second hand is typical 18-19 inches wide and probably suited for more experienced surfers. I am being realistic here, and I surely don't think I am skilled enough for a board like this, so I want a board that makes it easy to catch waves (ideally in all conditions) and that can also hold a bigger swell. Preferably low rocker and wide for extra paddle speed and balance. I have been looking at the Firewire's for a while now, so what do you think about the Firewire Dominator (6'2")? It seems to be a wave-catching-machine, but still works in overhead surf. By the description and reviews I've read it seems to meet my critera.. just sad these boards are so hard to get here in Norway :/ I guess it will be hard to find these in Morocco as well, I'm actually going there in January so I might look around.
timpebe wrote:Afterthoughts (whilst my mind was drifting away to long Morrocan point breaks):
-What about a 6.4 / 6.6 Santa Cruz Pumpkin Seed. Very versatile board in my experience. Will defo also handle more juice waves. Rode it myself at large Anchor point. Much better than my standard thruster;
-What about a 6.4 / 6.6 (a quick question to MSW should give you answer w.r.t. estimate volume to aid you choice) Skindog Transformer. Personally I have no experience with the board itself but I ride something similar in 2+1 fin setup myself in largish walling conditions. Very easy board to ride and you can really play around with fins. A bargain at the MSW current price imo!
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