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  • got a 5'7" Activator - heres some thoughts

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    gave it a little spray first
    and have been surfing it as a twinny with a trailer cause it reminded me of the MTF that Dane Reynolds used to ride and he had a similar setup

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    Well its a super fun board
    Its probably gonna replace my El Fuego as my small wave goto board
    quick of the mark and really had no issue going straight up

    I've tried it as a quad (Stretch) and it went super well too
    I've just been surfing it in marginal waist to chest high waves and its a perfect little board for that

    I think this is a very much underestimated board
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    I'll try and film a gopro session on it some time to give you a better idea
    but waves have really been very marginal recently

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    • #3
      deon how much do u weigh?

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      • #4
        Hey Deon how would you rate the alt as an allrounder, from say 1'-5' has it got the planning speed for early entry like the dom/spit in the small stuff 1'3'?

        suncoast

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        • #5
          kdropin - 85kgs
          suncoastslop - alternator or activator?

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          • #6
            Sorry Deon Activator

            suncoast

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            • #7
              Nice spray job that looks sick! Agree that the activator is a great board. I am on a 5.11 right now but it is way too big for me and I will be going to a 5.9 Activator or 5.6 Potatonator soon.

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              • #8
                thanks meekthefreak
                suncoast - yes nice and quick of the mark, its quite thick and wide up front, but also handles being surfed in the pocket well
                good little allround small wave board, but not for complete gutless waves like the sweet potato

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                • #9
                  can't stop surfing this board
                  its so much fun
                  and really loves to come straight off the bottom and up on the lip
                  great in the barrel
                  have been surfing it as a twinny with stabilizer as well as a quad and goes well as both
                  sits so nicely under your feet

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                  • #10
                    Sounds great! How does it compare to the el fuego ?

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                    • #11
                      Matt_s - I'm finding it more versatile than the El Fuego

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                      • #12
                        cheers deon,

                        and the volumes a bit lower right? still paddles well like EF and goes in the smaller stuff regardless of that difference?

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                        • #13
                          Matt_s - I ride a 5'9" El Fuego and 5'7" activator = similar volumes/paddleability
                          finding the activator less lateral

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                          • #14
                            Hi Deon, can you clarify what you mean as less lateral?

                            Also, what is the smallest surf you have rode your activator in?

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