6'8" Epoxy Funboard For 135lb N00b?

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6'8" Epoxy Funboard For 135lb N00b?

Postby MagicBuoy » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:42 am

I was looking at getting a 6'8" epoxy funboard as my first board. Do you guys think this would be a decent choice? Or should I bump it up to 6'10" or 7'?

How big is the difference between a funboard and a pointy-nose hybrid in knee-high+ surf?
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Re: 6'8" Epoxy Funboard For 135lb N00b?

Postby Philshoz » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:37 pm

Have you tried surfing yet or just itching to buy your first board?

Based on no experience a minimal would be a good first buy or a fat-boy round 6' 10" -7' 2"

Also depends on your size and weight.
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Re: 6'8" Epoxy Funboard For 135lb N00b?

Postby Rickyroughneck » Tue May 22, 2012 11:44 am

The type of board doesn't make much of a difference, the biggest impact to your surfing will be the width, with length and thickness factoring in too.

6'8 is a bit short for a first board, but if it is wide and thick enough you could probably give it a decent shot. Ideally something 7'x" long, 21-22" wide would be best but if you find a really good deal on something shorter that is 21+ wide and thick then consider that, but post it here first for security.

You could also go longer, I wouldn't suggest a full blown longboard (9' +) as a first board but something in the 8' range would be fine.
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Re: 6'8" Epoxy Funboard For 135lb N00b?

Postby Leven » Wed May 23, 2012 1:19 pm

Go bigger, minimals hold their value too.

The difference between a funboard and a hybrid is vast, it'll paddle differently, you'll need to lie on it differently etc. A hybrid is more aimed at a surfer who wants something other than a short board, but not a fish, or as a first venture into short boards. Learn the basics, then go smaller!
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