First board - looking at various minimals

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First board - looking at various minimals

Postby adamelgo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:05 pm

Hey, I've been out surfing with my Uni club a few times and everytime I go out I kind of improve but I think I'll really make progress when I'm able to get out regularly so I want my own gear. We went down on a trip to Newquay so got surf for 3 days straight and by the end of it I was standing consistently and just starting to get a feel for control of the board. We were on Bics, not sure the size.
I'm alright on the wetsuit front, just need board advice. I'm quite a fast learner and kind of thought it would be a good idea to maybe just try and find like a 6"10 fat boy flyer or something similar and learn on that. Is this a good idea? I just don't want to put a lot of cash down on something that I'll outgrow to quickly (the goal is to get a shortboard in the end.)

But if a minimal is the way to go what are your thoughts on these packages:
http://www.westcoastsurf.co.uk/shop/pro ... mer_e_comp
http://www.westcoastsurf.co.uk/shop/pro ... e____white
http://www.westcoastsurf.co.uk/shop/pro ... __delivery
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Re: First board - looking at various minimals

Postby adamelgo » Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:22 pm

It's these we have at the uni club btw: http://www.ratrigs.com/product/7and0399 ... ndamp-wax/
I was making good progress on it so I could just get one of these for myself? Would there be any advantage to getting the 7"3 bic, easier to learn turns on or anything like that?
Should I be considering another company to bic for a minimal?

If I was to get a big shortboard though, I thought these looked good?
http://www.ratrigs.com/product/6and0391 ... ndamp-wax/ (you can get this in 7"0 and 7"2 as well)
http://www.ratrigs.com/product/7and0392 ... ki-fatboy/
Wouldn't be sure what size to get.
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Re: First board - looking at various minimals

Postby flacky » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:19 am

The bic 7'3" is a cracking board to learn on. Super easy to ride and turns pretty well. The 7'9" my mrs had was good, but not as much fun as the 7'3".

You should get a decent chunk of that money back too when you sell it on.

Westcoastsurf is a good shop.
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