Leedsol wrote:Chatted and shared a peak with a surf instructor at Carrapateira earlier this month. Small perfect A-frame waves but he absolutely destroyed them on a 5'4 firewire sweet potatoe, he was about my size/weight too (5'10, 12.5st). Really impressed by the ease he got into the waves on the thing. Just shows how low you can go and why longboarders should be rounded up and shot
Jory wrote:Ps there are perhaps two camps. Those that CHOOSE to longboard sometimes for the above reason and those who use it as a crutch/ reason to b greedy. There is a difference
Jory wrote:For the record, the sims go great in all the waves round here, especially in crappy windswell when their wide flat nature skates you over sections and as long as u go short enough they still turn!
How they feel depends on the detail a bit, some feel like a smooth fast fish (bar of soap for example) some feel more like a hull that turns (Lovelace velo sim)
I'm not sure what guy at bb thinks but he hasn't ridden anything under 9 foot himself so I'd take his view with a pinch if salt!
Gulfstream have a sim model available from now which sits between the bar of soap and the bing sim and is definately at the more maneuverable end of the spectrum
http://twitter.com/GulfStreamSurf/statu ... 61/photo/1
Also at the risk of being a bit 5 years ago, what about a Short quad fish? They are ace in smaller waves of all descriptions
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