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What board size are you?

Post by Jake_ddsn » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:02 am

Hey all,

Jus wondering what size boards everyone rides for their size, something i think about all the time.

I am:

85KG
6ft2
23 yrs old
been surfing for 10 years
Ride a 6,2 fish x 2
6,2 fun board
9,2 Farrelley Mal

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Grooter » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:29 am

^^^

The whole frggin forum is screwed :?

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33yrs
Surfed on and off for 16 years, last five years all year through.
Board size 7 foot, not sure on the dimensions off the top of my head but its got enough volume to support my weight. It's a good all-rounder and that's what I like about it.

Only ever ridden thrusters, tried the Fat Bat (quad shorty) and quite liked it but I really want a nice 9 foot mal for the smaller days. Mate has a really nice Trigger Brothers one which I've tried once or twice and quite liked.
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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Karlos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:01 pm

6'4" / 19" / 2 3/8" are my current dimensions. Last board was the same except it was 6'3".

39 years old / 5'11" / 80kg / 20+ years surfing

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by danw » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:23 pm

surfing 32yrs
currenlty riding islandboards shaped by neil luke(kneeboards). its a fish design at 6'2, 22, 2 1/2.


im 5'10 @ 90kgs.




i picked this board up last year when attending motogp, i love it :lol:

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Surfin Turf » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:25 pm

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Surfin Turf » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:29 pm

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Trev » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:37 pm

9'4" Wave Signature (trans yellow) by John Sojoski (Copacobana)
9'1"(trans green) by John Broadhurst (Burleigh)
I'm 61 (tomorow), 6'2 and a bit and 94 kgs (today).

And repeating this topic doesn't hurt - newcomers + new boards 8)

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Surfin Turf » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:45 pm

sorry jake … just stuffing about … :wink:

5’10 80kg, approaching 43, losing hair and patience ...

rode foamies till age 10, shortboards since then, no breaks just a little less surfing when the kids were babies … live with irreparable damage to back and right leg following serious road accident in early 20’s which f’ck’d me right up for a few years and changed my surfing but thank god have been able to continue surfing … surf most mornings and paddle out in just about anything because I have a motto that if I went to the effort of getting up early and heading to the beach I may as well paddle out … do not stick to one spot , I move around the northern beaches depending on what’s on offer and how much time I have … however I avoid Avalon because the coffee is sh!t and I like a nice flat white after my morning surf …

ride rounded pin thrusters max 19” wide and have since thrusters became mainstream …. presently have 6’4” everyday board, 6’6” bigger / fast wave set up, had a 6’10” but recently unloaded as not needed on the northern beaches …


many happy returns Trev ... hope you get a toob for your birthday ... :lol:

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by DV8 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:58 pm

Just clicked over 35yrs , never surfed before , just like to get on realsurf forum and pretend because I read somewhere surfing is cool ...............

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Surfin Turf » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:11 pm

iggy wrote:
Surfin Turf wrote:ride rounded pin thrusters max 19”
with you all the way on the rounded pins loving, but why max width of 19"?
is it a bodyweight to board ratio thing, or does the 19" width still keep the outline round and loose enough for really small days?
every time i'm in small stuff and jump on a board around the 20" mark i feel spoilt and don't want to get off it :lol: :oops:
Iggs , not really that it's a rule ... it's more just the way it's been ... the guy who shapes my boards has done for about 20 years and although he experienments etc he has been consistently a rounded pin rider as well ... he has done a lot of work on rounded pins and northern beaches surf conditions and has developed the tweaks, particulary in the bottom third of the board that keep it all going even when it gets smaller so the extra width isn't really needed ... also , I am into surfing a lot, but not into having lots of boards, so I tend to work on getting boards that work when it's better surf and am just happy to work with what I've got under my feet when it's not so good ... a simple approach I suppose ... I've often thought about getting a little swallow tail but whenever I take one for a test ride I just don't feel a significant benefit ... when it's small and dribbly there just ain't that much I can do about it I figure ...

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by DV8 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:13 pm

Alrighty then,

35 YEARS young somewhere between 6'3 -6'4 pushing 87kgs surfing about last 20 odd years , was a shark biscuit prior to that for about 7 years before I woke up to myself......
-Normal shorty 6'5-6'6 x19/3/8 x 2/3/8 .......Josh Dowling and 3P Designs
- step up 6"8.x 19 x 2/3/8 ........3P Designs
- gun 6'10 x18/7/8 x 2/1/2 ........3P Designs
- dust collector 7'6 x19 x 2/1/2 .......Sam Egan
- awaiting a 6"3 QUAD 20/1/2 x 2/3/8 ....Josh Dowling

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Kunji » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:33 pm

Im 29 years old. 6'2" 80kg. Size 13 boot. Ride a 42" board.
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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Surfin Turf » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:37 pm

Coops@DY wrote: 6'2" 80kg. .
post haircut .... 5'11" , 70kg ... :idea:

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by purple pyramids » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:23 pm

all figures are guesses -- i'm 6'2", 75kg and ride a 5'8"/24"/2.5" step deck, diamond tail. yep, it's a kneeboard.
i need a longer board.

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Carpark King » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:00 pm

5"9 & 71kg

Ride a 6'0 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 rounded square.

Next board I am thinking of going a little narrower so maybe 6'0 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4 rounded square.

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by sandfly » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:19 pm

I am 50 years young and about 65kg and about 5'8"

Currently have a
Haydensahpes fibreflex squash tail 6'4" x 18 3/4 x 2 3/8
Jim Banks Mk III 6'2" x 20 1/4 x 2 1/2

Thinking of getting a JS Nitro model either 6' or 5'10" for those smaller days. Has anyone ridden one of these, feedback appreciated.

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Re: What board size are you?

Post by pridmore » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:11 pm

I am 35 ( for 2 MORE days ), weigh 75 kg's and surf nearly everyday. I started when I was 14 years old so that means I have been surfing for nearly 22 yrs, farrrrkkkk I should be ripping... :roll:
I currently have 6 or 7 boards but the main ones are 5'7"x 20 3/4" x 2 1/2" Fat-Bat ( the original of this design, still goes great ), 6'1" Quadfather ( 6 plugs to try many different fin options ) and a 6'3" x 19 1/4" x 2 1/2" CDD/Epoxy....got a 6'0 Fat-Bat on the shaping stands that I am pretty keen on but also need to shape something to handle the bigger stuff, might do a 6'6 or 6'8 rounded pin me thinks.... 8)

oh yeah, I am about 5'9...
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Re: What board size are you?

Post by Surfin Turf » Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:24 pm

^^^^^

many happy returns prid's ... any more birthdays up north ... :?:

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