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  • Dominator or Unibrow

    Hi Guys

    I'm a beginner/intermediate 73kg, 47yrs. My biggest issue is paddling in to waves, I dont seem to have quite the strength to paddle like I should anymore. I've got a 33L Dominator already that is my favorite board but I'd like to go down to 31L as its a bit big for me to deep duck dive.

    Should I go for another Dom/Spit or go for a Unibrow? It would be for 4ft-6ft waves. Ive got a HPSB thruster already thats 6'4"x 19" x 2 3/8", I think I might be struggling because its got quite a bit of rocker.

  • #2
    Unibrow would be good, especially if you are keeping the bigger Dom. If you need to shift the Dom first, dropping down a size could be a safe bet as you love the board.

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    • #3
      4-6 ft is not dominator.. thats getting into the upper end of the uni as well

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      • #4
        My local point break always seems to have rogue set around the 6ft size even on a 3ft day. I'd say maybe 3-5ft is more accurate plus its an aspiration, my normall size is prob 2-4ft but I need to get out in the bigger stuff more regularly

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        • #5
          You might consider a CC if you're looking to surf 4-6ft waves. But since you already have a thruster, if you want something different, the Unibrow would be a good option. Take out the Unibrow on the 3- 4ft days and your thruster for when it gets bigger.

          - Firewire Intern Josh

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          • #6
            Unibrow would be the way to go. I'd suggest in the same length as your Dom. I find the UB perfect from around waist to 1.5x overhead. It easily surfs 2x overhead (and likely more) but its not its ideal range. I'm super confident a UB will cover your intended wave range and purposes.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the replies, how much harder is the Unibrow than the Dominator paddling in to waves? I guess a touch harder because ther isn't quite as much volume but not much?

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              • #8
                I was just swapping between the Dom and UB this week in small waves, so I have a recent comparison. I'm 90kg and surf both in a 6'4". That makes the Dom around 40.5 litres and the UB around 37.3 litres. The UB is just a touch later into waves and plows just a touch more when paddling, but it's barely noticeable. I still catch the same waves I paddle for and still surf them. As I say the UB is maybe a touch later into a small wave, and the UB is a bit more precise when up and going. You'd only notice the difference if you surf both in small waves. Once the waves have a bit more push the paddling differences wouldn't be noticeable at all, and that's when you'd be pulling out the UB anyway.

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                • #9
                  Time to get the order in, thanks

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