MP Style Stubby Recs

SD_TO zone

Active Member
Sep 29, 2021
82
118
San Diego
Hey all was hoping to get some advice or insight for a Michael Peterson style stubby like the iconic footage from MOTE. I’ve been riding longer roll and v bottom logs and mids with no concave for the last year and it’s completely changed my surfing for the better (not full on hulls though). His surfing and that board always appealed to me so the wheels are turning again.

I would love to get an Andreini or Hilbers version as they seem a little more user friendly and not so hull ish although pretty difficult to get. I know the Liddle M3p is another and there are a couple used for a good price near me. Have heard Liddles are difficult to ride, need a certain wave etc. So I am a little hesitant.

Anyone have any other recommendations for shapers who could do something similar or if I’m psyching myself out of the Liddle? All insight is greatly appreciated!
 

stopchewingplease

Well-Known Member
May 1, 2021
201
431
SoCal
I surfed both the Liddle M3P and the Andreini MP and I have to say that for the wave I was on (varying trestles) the Andreini worked so much better. It is definitely more user friendly. And with the addition of a powerblade it took to a different dimension being able to generate power like a thruster and lay down some fun turns.

Honestly though, before putting the powerblade on it the Andreini was similar to the Liddle in that the board really wanted some juice and a steeper face IMO. The Andreini is just slightly easier, or all around.
 

Skusty

Well-Known Member
Dec 14, 2020
749
1,427
Encinitas
I’ve ridden both and prefer the liddle. It retained a lot of the glide feel that I love or hulls while being much more compact and ‘rippable’ (to an extent) than longer hulls I’ve ridden

It’s been a bit since I had the andreini mp and recal might be fuzzy - I think it had a double barrel concave out the back? It felt much more like a standard thruster shortboard in its ability to maneuver and rip, but didn’t maintain the hully glide that I was after

That’s just my 2 cents, if I was gonna go with one again it’d be the liddle, but that’s just, like, my opinion, man. I sold mine on down the line because if I’m going 6’ish and smaller I’d rather go with twin/zer

Either way you’ll have a good time I reckon
 

stopchewingplease

Well-Known Member
May 1, 2021
201
431
SoCal
I’ve ridden both and prefer the liddle. It retained a lot of the glide feel that I love or hulls while being much more compact and ‘rippable’ (to an extent) than longer hulls I’ve ridden

It’s been a bit since I had the andreini mp and recal might be fuzzy - I think it had a double barrel concave out the back? It felt much more like a standard thruster shortboard in its ability to maneuver and rip, but didn’t maintain the hully glide that I was after

That’s just my 2 cents, if I was gonna go with one again it’d be the liddle, but that’s just, like, my opinion, man. I sold mine on down the line because if I’m going 6’ish and smaller I’d rather go with twin/zer

Either way you’ll have a good time I reckon
Yeah, double barrel concave. The andreini is definitely less hull-like.
 

SD_TO zone

Active Member
Sep 29, 2021
82
118
San Diego
Thank you everyone for your insight ended up with a used M3p and figure I can move it on if it doesn’t tick the boxes

Any fin recommendations regarding sizing ? Assuming a flex fin like the Liddle or A flex or 4A - I’m usually running a raked 9” on my 8’0 mids
 

Skusty

Well-Known Member
Dec 14, 2020
749
1,427
Encinitas
Thank you everyone for your insight ended up with a used M3p and figure I can move it on if it doesn’t tick the boxes

Any fin recommendations regarding sizing ? Assuming a flex fin like the Liddle or A flex or 4A - I’m usually running a raked 9” on my 8’0 mids
i threw a powerblade in mine half the time and liked that, otherwise i'd go narrow base 9'' or 9.5'' but throw in whatever flexy fin youve got - good score!
 




Top