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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:34 pm

Nice board Tonks but step-up to what?

6"1" is still a tiny board. What kind of surf is it for?
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Re: Step up boards

Post by tonks » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:34 pm

It's actually a 6'2. Shaped for waves in the 6-8ft range. Said to Muzz that I'd likely take it to West Aus at some point. Normally surf a 5'10, so a 6'2 isn't that tiny for me.

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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:39 pm

a 6'2" in 6-8ft surf????

that sounds tiny to me unless you're Kelly Slater
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Re: Step up boards

Post by tonks » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:59 pm

Or unless you weighed 10kg less than him.

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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:56 pm

you weigh 64 klicks?
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Re: Step up boards

Post by tonks » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:10 pm

Yeh, thereabouts.

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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:21 pm

so what spots at 6-8ft are you thinking about?
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Re: Step up boards

Post by el rancho » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:24 pm

6-8 foot beanpole scale

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Re: Step up boards

Post by tonks » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:50 pm

steve shearer wrote:so what spots at 6-8ft are you thinking about?
So you can judge me as out of my depth or some such?

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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:06 pm

no, don't be so sensitive.

I've got lots of experience surfing over there and I'm curious as to where you'd ride a 6'2" in 6-8ft surf.
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Re: Step up boards

Post by tonks » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:06 pm

So sensitive? I'd suggest recent exchanges support my apprehension.

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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:44 pm

oh OK.
did I make a comment about your surfing ?

I'm really just trying to be open and helpful.
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Re: Step up boards

Post by alakaboo » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:01 pm

Steve IIRC you said yourself that on your last desert trip you rode a 6'0" when you would previously have ridden a 6'6"

I've met you both and you've got 10 kegs and at least 10cm on tonks. He's got much better hair
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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:06 pm

that's why I'm trying to find out where he plans to use his 6'2'.

if it's for those desert waves then you can ride shorter.

still reckon you need a 6'3" plus.

I rode a 6'9" on the biggest days which were 6ft+.
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Re: Step up boards

Post by Beanpole » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:17 pm

:-)( :-)(
el rancho wrote:6-8 foot beanpole scale
I should point out that I tend to under call sizes on my scale :-D-:

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Re: Step up boards

Post by tonks » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:10 am

I'd like to get up to those desert waves at some point. Looks like it would be a great experience and by that I don't just mean the surfing. Saying that, the logistics/cost of getting there on my own is a bit of an issue. Where I end up surfing will depend on these sorts factors and when I can get away from work, an issue that's come up since I got the board.

As you've probably gathered from previous discussions, riding bigger waves is not something I have a great deal of experience with, so I'd be looking at options that are relatively user friendly. Open to suggestions.

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Re: Step up boards

Post by steve shearer » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:49 am

To my way of thinking I reckon guys are riding boards way too short when the waves get sizey.

Read Simon Andersons thoughts on it.

http://simonandersonsurfboards.com/au/2 ... i-reprise/


For a WA step-up I'd be looking at least at a 6'9". First things first you need the paddle power to catch the wave. Extra rail length feels damm good too unless your Kelly Slater.
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Re: Step up boards

Post by petulance » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:53 am

I think Simon Anderson has 7-8 inches and 40 kgs more than tonks ... ;)
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