Volume

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Volume

Postby petegee56 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:52 am

Im after some advice really,

I currently ride a 6"8 Matt Adams Wideboy surfboard which has a volume of about 39 litres. Im looking at progressing on from this board with my next purchase but I was wondering what is considered a large drop in volume, I dont want to lose that much as I want to keep a balance between paddling and performance, The new board im looking at has a volume of about 36 litres. Is that such an earth shattering difference, I know there are other factors too but I just wondered about this point

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Re: Volume

Postby Leven » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:06 pm

It's far from all about volume!

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=35578

What are the other dimensions?

If they're what I think they'd be, personally, if you go shorter/narrower/thinner, I think you'll feel a big difference in responsiveness. You could get something of the same length, with thinned out rails, and you'd feel a huge difference in how it surfs. Dimensions would be the same, but with a little less volume. Don't go too small too soon, or you'll get frustrated!


Also, depends on how you surf, front foot/back foot surfer etc


But, 3 litres isn't a huge amount, it is vital how the volume is distributed though!
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Re: Volume

Postby petegee56 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:23 pm

Haha I though as I was typing the post that I could open a can of worms, I know the en vogue thing at the minute is volume and I just wondered , if you look at just volume, what a manageable drop for an intermediate like me was.

My current board is one of these

http://www.adamssurfboards.co.uk/boards-wideboy.html

6"8 20 1/2 2 1/2

I'm looking at maybe one of these around 6-4 6-6

http://www.adamssurfboards.co.uk/boards-tonka.html

I am mindfull of going to far, no use to me if I can't catch waves on it, reason for change is I also have one of these which was my first board off my mini mal. I recently went out on a couple of times and I much prefer the 6"8 wideboy so was thinking of getting rid of this for something else and may as well get something I can progress on to

http://www.adamssurfboards.co.uk/boards-wsk8.html
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Re: Volume

Postby Philshoz » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:23 pm

petegee56 wrote:
Is that such an earth shattering difference,

Pete.


Nope..................3 ltrs isn't a lot to worry about.

Volume is more about ability.
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Re: Volume

Postby petegee56 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:36 pm

Philshoz wrote:
petegee56 wrote:
Is that such an earth shattering difference,

Pete.


Nope..................3 ltrs isn't a lot to worry about.

Volume is more about ability.


And lack of in my case

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Re: Volume

Postby Philshoz » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:45 pm

There's a good article on the blog over on Global Surf Industries. Scroll down to find it.

Can't add a link, I've had some issues with this netbook, don't ask.... :evil:
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Re: Volume

Postby Black » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:45 pm

Look, surfing is about attitude not numbers, and bollox to anyone who disagrees! :mrgreen:
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Re: Volume

Postby Philshoz » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:07 am

http://www.surfindustries.com/blog/?p=242

But I can add it on this PC. Interesting stuff.

I bought a small board this summer having been convinced those days were over. The ride is startling and I am now tempted shorter.......we shall see.
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Re: Volume

Postby petegee56 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:46 am

Black wrote:Look, surfing is about attitude not numbers, and bollox to anyone who disagrees! :mrgreen:


This is also what my heart tells me, I could surf a door me :-D

Interesting article by my calculations I should have something of a volume of about 28 then. As already said once up and riding volume I dont think does a great deal for you but in terms of actually catching waves, which is kind of the point, volume definatley helps. as for all the other factors involved in getting the right board well the discussion could go on forever and no one would ever end up buying one.

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Re: Volume

Postby Leven » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:21 am

petegee56 wrote:Haha I though as I was typing the post that I could open a can of worms, I know the en vogue thing at the minute is volume and I just wondered , if you look at just volume, what a manageable drop for an intermediate like me was.

My current board is one of these

http://www.adamssurfboards.co.uk/boards-wideboy.html

6"8 20 1/2 2 1/2

I'm looking at maybe one of these around 6-4 6-6

http://www.adamssurfboards.co.uk/boards-tonka.html

I am mindfull of going to far, no use to me if I can't catch waves on it, reason for change is I also have one of these which was my first board off my mini mal. I recently went out on a couple of times and I much prefer the 6"8 wideboy so was thinking of getting rid of this for something else and may as well get something I can progress on to

http://www.adamssurfboards.co.uk/boards-wsk8.html



That last board looks like a complete dog...I'd hate to be on one of those! Your current board is a more shortboard template, so if you like it, stick with a similar template, and just reduce the volume/size slightly.
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