Starter board

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Starter board

Postby navstardave » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:31 am

I am a newbie (this summer) and looking for a first board. Seen one at my local shop, 7ft custard point quad fish (21.5"x3"). Is this length and voilume enough? I am approx 11st and 5'8". Thanks for the advice.
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Re: Starter board

Postby flacky » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:57 pm

will possibly be too skaty to start on. Plenty of volume though...
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Re: Starter board

Postby errantsurf » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:34 pm

Totally agree with Flacky, good volume (3" thick x total length) but may not be best "first board", look for something a touch longer and flater, your find it easier to control your "trim".

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Re: Starter board

Postby flacky » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:43 pm

Just to clarify, I had a very flat 6'2 fish with loads of volume, but had to sell it as I couldn't handle the speed out of bottom turns. By pop ups were happening when I was half way down the line. Used to bottom turn on one knee.

Check out Royals LABEL range.

Really interesting.
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Re: Starter board

Postby skimmer2 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:01 pm

Maybe try a demo board that is similar first and see if it is way out of your ability or not. A well made minimal with some performance built in will do you for years. Agree with previous post..try Label surfboards - Rob Lion (Royal) is making these at amazing prices before Xmas as a wee promo. Drop him an email and he will advise you well.

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