If you find it's too big, let me know. It's the right size for me and I've been looking for a cheap older fish for a certain rocky point that gets sketchy at lower tides, where I'm too chicken to ride my current stock.
Super stoked. Thanks KC! I'm pretty certain that for my size and weight the board is a great fit. I can't wait to give it a go. The board was hand delivered to my area, the transaction was smooth and the hour long conversation made our meet up even better. Today's events proved once again that this site is full of great people sharing the same stoke and passing it on!!Thanks for the interest, Pin! I took it out yesterday and while it was fun, it definitely was too big for me - another 25 pounds or so and I feel like I could manhandle it a little more. That said, it's gone on to a new home already, in the hands of a fellow Jammer who will definitely do it more justice than I can.
It's going to be a different animal and will take multiple sessions to figure out a board like that compared to what you are used to. I'm about 10 lbs less than you... a 5'10 - 6ft would be perfect. These boards pack a lot of volume. You don't want a cork. Get the 6'2 demo and paddle out with a clear mind. This will definitely be an archer not the arrow situation...Sorry to re surface this thread, not sure if that allowed but i figured i give it a shot. just had a pleasant chat with Mike, I'm going to head out to his house on Monday to pick up a loaner to test before we get into specs for a custom. at 210lbs dry and 6 ft tall what sort of length should i be testing out? he has a 6'2 and 6'8 demo and said i can take either one.
My background is pretty much all 10 ft boards, but i have been having a lot of fun on my 8'6 long fish for a couple weeks now, and want to give something smaller a try.
from what i understand mike said i should have no problem riding something in the 6'2 area coming off a longboard but this will definitely be the shortest board I've ridden...