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what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby Czechsurfer » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:09 pm

I'm 6'3" and 235lbs. I have a shaper making me a mini simmons and he's thinking it should be 6'10". I see most boards are in the under 6ft range.

Any thoughts on dimensions based on my size ? I would really appreciate any input...
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby slipslide » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:25 pm

I would try posting this in the surfboard design forum section. There is some good knowledge in there. Also post up your ability and type of waves you surf.
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby Philchapman » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:25 pm

Up to 8-9' for a mini-simmons. Over that and you're in maxi-simmons territory. :-)
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby majordom » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:18 pm

surely at some mid point its just a simmons ?
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby blue_pig » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:26 pm

Gonna do a Simmons soon - 9' ish
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby tynemouthmatt » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:58 pm

Just shaped 9'6" Simmon's today :-) ....built for trim

I reckon a mini Simmon's is anything under 6'......6' 10" is huge!

Im 5'8", bout 11st....i ride/rode a 5'8" & a 5'6".....both felt too big. They pack in alot of volume.
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby elhornet » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:32 pm

no offence to your shaper but that is MILES too big. is he experienced in making them? i weigh the same as you and im about an inch shorter. i've ridden a 5'6 with no problems at all and it was a freakoid from Dale @ Ectic so it was quite a radical evolution on the traditional simmons shape. i reckon i could have even gone 2'' shorter.
i also have a 6'2 simmons and its WAY too big. i ride it like a longboard.
if he's planning on making it 22ish wide and 3'' thich, at 6'10 you might as well put a mast and sail on it.

go for a 5'8. thats my advice. you will still be able to duck dive it and the volume will hold your weight easily.
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby Philchapman » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:34 am

/\ What he says. I'm 6'2", 200 lbs. I like bigger boards and I reckon 5'-8" to 5-10" would be what I'd go for personally, after riding one in that range. Others of similiar stature would probably go shorter. I'd say 6' Max.
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Re: what is the maximum length for a mini simmons ?

Postby MiniSimmons » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:21 pm

Hey bro.

That board would work but would be more like a longboard.

For someone your size I'd go about 6 x 22/23 x 3.

You would make up for the need for extra wight in the width and thickness, not the length.

Google Mini Simmons Surfboards for more info and board samples.

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