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  • Step up for Indo

    Just booked a one-way ticket out to Indo for mid-July with the intention of staying for 2-3months (SO stoked!!), but was looking some advice on a step up.

    I'm 6ft, 160lbs, intermediate surfer, and surf regularly in a 5/4 boots gloves on Vancouver Island on a 5,6' Potatonator. I absolutely LOVE the potatonator, but know I'm going to need to buy something pointier in Indo. I'm planning on picking up a shortboard (leaning towards a 5'11 hellrazor or 6'0 alternator), but have been advised that it's worth having a step up for the big days.

    know very little about step-ups (surfing BC I've never needed one!) but was looking at the 6'3 fexfire and didn't know how that would fare? Thanks!

  • #2
    Yeah the 6'3 and 6'4 rounded pin flexfires are awesome boards. I have the 6'4 for trips and it's a very solid and reliable board. Definitely something you feel confident paddling into a good wave on.

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    • #3
      I'd stay away from the wider tail boards as well Don't forget about the flexfire series

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phill View Post
        Yeah the 6'3 and 6'4 rounded pin flexfires are awesome boards. I have the 6'4 for trips and it's a very solid and reliable board. Definitely something you feel confident paddling into a good wave on.
        Right on, do you mind me asking how much you weigh on a 6'4? I max out at around double overhead waves so thinking the 6'3 might be the best bet at 160lbs..

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        • Phill
          Phill commented
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          I'm about 170. The 6'4 is the same dims as the 6'3 though, 18"3/4 x 2"3/8 so it's not a whole lot more board. I was going to get the 6'3 but found a 6'4 in the sale for too good a price to pass up. Despite the length it feels buttery smooth on a good wave. I was really happy with how it went. I think you'll love the 6'3.

      • #5
        I'm 150lbs and have a 6'2 round tail flexfire. it's a great step up. I've ridden the 62 squash with more literage and its a great board too. Can't go wrong with either 63 or 64 I reakon. You'll love the rocker and durability on reefs.

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