Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

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Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby VillageIdiot » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:03 pm

Any suggestions for a chunky and floaty shortboard that can be chucked around ? preferably under 6'4"
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby buttholesurfer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:51 pm

Firewire Helium Chumlee,love them, hate them, that thing works.
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby Chrisisted » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:51 am

Parmenter micro stubby
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby Philshoz » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:34 pm

I don't remember you being any of the above when we met :lol:
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby VillageIdiot » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:59 pm

I've gone down hill, the last couple of years :roll:
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby Philshoz » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:41 am

VillageIdiot wrote:How are you dear boy ?


As per the title
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 am

Well, at least you guys are still stiff...ahem.

Fluid Juice Evo is good and Semmens does a shortie that is purpose built to be user friendly for the mature lad or lady.. cant remember the name of it, but both of those dudes know what works for them personally and still surf well.
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby Archy_is_God » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:27 am

John Purton does a bullet nosed thing too that would probably work well.. again, he still surfs well himself after many decades.
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby VillageIdiot » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:09 pm

Nice one T-Dog. I knew you'd come through.
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby Archy_is_God » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:52 am

No wuckers

If it's of interest, you can have a go on my 6'3" Semmens MR style twinnie - I bought it on a whim and thought it was going to be too big, but feels loose and fast without being boaty or skitter in any way... bit of a nice surprise. Rode it at headhigh low tide onshore Croyde last week, which can be a bit of a handful sometimes, and it was great fun. It's basically an MR outline with a modern rail and a bit of light concave before the vee in the tail, seems to work well...
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby VillageIdiot » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:53 am

Yeah, that would be good T . Yet to try an MR type fish as I've always gone for keels or quads.
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby gavtheoldskater » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:57 pm

if you can find one a chilli purple pepper 6'4.

i bought one last winter when i wasnt surfing much, was feeling lazy, and couldnt find a takayama scorpion type thing.

for me its like a minimal but it absolutely flies. catches waves silly easy as its so flat and set up as a quad, even with twin fin fronts that i've never bothered to change, its amazingly loose. also with that round tail it cutsback a dream, so much so after a lifetime of swallow tails i now ride a roundtail.
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Re: Big/Fat/Old/Stiff/Unfit guy's short-board.

Postby wilco » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:35 pm

Buy a McCoy surfboard!! They carry a lot of volume. You’ll notice this when paddling but not while surfing!!
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