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i am trying to decide on a new board!!!« on: December 18 2009 18:12:00 »
I surf all over long island and I am trying to decide between the following boards: from Lost, the F! and SDIII, from Channel Islands, the proton, and the rookie, and from rusty the Bat tailed quad or the redline. just want some input and opinions for what board i should get. i am 5'7" 170 built like a full back. i am an intermediate that is quickly progressing and looking for a board hat i can eventually learn some airs on and fully develop my skills. i drive off the front and turn of the back and am a more smooth power surfer. i already have a 6'4" kg fish but it cant do much more than a floater on good waves.
RE: i am trying to decide on a new board!!!« Reply #1 on: December 18 2009 19:12:00 »
First, I would suggest getting with a good shaper who knows the area you surf most. They can usually help with the design. Length, width, thickness are important, but there are other considerations as well. Tail shape and rails are very important as well. Then there's the other fine tuning items - chimes, vees, channels, etc. If you get with a shaper who knows the area well, you'll get a board that will perform great.