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Discussion in 'Surfing' started by kiwi, Dec 29, 2016.
Is there a middle ground between the shortboard and egg. Which boards fit into this category?
It's either a "big guy shortboard" thruster shape with more foam or a small egg or maybe a quad fish?
Mate has a 5'8 x 21. X thick one of these in epoxy which seems to Work for him. He's not a high level surfer just average ability and paddle
I was thinking of a big boy thruster. One changed my surfing life once. I went Australia when I was about 27, had never surfer anything but shortboard, 6'4 being the longest. My uncle in Oz only had longboards, so I used an 8'6 for two weeks. When I came home I couldn't ride my shortboard, it felt like a skateboard deck under my feet. I traded it in first day back for a 7'2 thruster. Instant love, longer seasons without tiredness, more waves, longer rides and i almost never fell off also ditched my leg rope it just didn't seem necessary. This was long before I joined the forum and discovered leash hate too . So I'm looking at getting another 7'2+ to replace the one I should never have traded in, but after going longer I just wanted more and more length! Just putting feelers out to get some ideas...Thanks.
John Kies Tweener
I've had a couple and really like em.
You beat me to the punch. My progression went 7'6 Takayama Mini Howard --> 8'0 Tyler Hairpin --> 7'0 Aleutian Juice Vector (thruster setup).
The first two were great boards, and I don't miss them one bit.
Long Fish Simmons. up to 6'8"
I got what Stamps calls a speed egg, its 6'5, paddles great, gets in early, only thing is its more of a in the pocket performance oriented short board kind of ride, which I can't do, I'm used to wide tailed stubby instant speed boards that don't require alot of rider input...but if I could surf decent, its a rad board
6 6 mitsven
Honey Badger or any board Mandala or McCallum spit out under 7 foot.