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  • 5'10 Thicker vs Thinner. Which one should I take?

    Hi there,

    I just read a lot about the Hellrazor and the Michel Bourez. At first I was quite focused on the HZ 5'11 but as I have a Quadraflex 6'2 the MB might be the better extension to my current boards, as long as I got it right from what I read.

    The Quadraflex is my alround board and I quite love it but on bigger and bumpy waves I have the feeling of loosing control, probably because of too much volume. I am 180cm tall and weigh 70 kgs. I tought that the 5'10 MB could be the right pick but I am not sure if I should take the thinner one. In general I plan to upgrade my board range as follow:

    Michel Bourrez 5'10 Thin Version
    Quadrafive 6'0 or would you go for a Hellrazor (6'1//5'11) in this case?
    Baked Potato 5'1 or 5'3 for small 1-2ft days to replace a minimalibu, never had such a board type so I have no idea if I might need more volume than on a short board

    What do you think? Do you have any suggestions? Is there a location to test ride these boards in France (Area Hossegor/Biarritz?)

    Thanks, Lens
    Last edited by LensSW; 03-22-2013, 03:04 PM.

  • #2
    The 5'10" thick was Michel's original board. He has an extra 6 kgs on your weight and I suspect - no disrespect intended - about 50kgs extra of wave destroying power in his legs. I would be going the 5'10" thin if I were you.
    I love my 6'0" MB thick. A very smooth, responsive and powerful board. Good luck with whatever you decide.

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    • #3
      I wouldn't disagree with that. In the Q5 I reckon 5'10" would probably be your length.

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      • #4
        Hi thank you for confirming that the thinner MB would be the better choice. I will use the MB for good to perfect waves here in France.

        Concerning the Q5 or the HZ I thought picking a slightly bigger one +10% of volume to be ok for the winter sessions in a 5/4mm and not so good waves. It should be my allround board I would take it for travelling around the globe and it should allow me to surf in mostly any 3-6ft conditions. What would be your pick knowing I would have the MB for good waves? Or would you choose a Hellfire? My girlfriend has the 6'0 but I did not like the amount of volume at the back foot when I surfed it once. Might test that board once more.

        Thanks for your help!

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        • #5
          Hi LensSW i have MB 6.0 at 80+ kgs.A true HPSBwith more volume and less length but you must push hard {look Michel power surfing} to make it work properly so 5.10 thin {or 6.0 thin}could be enough at 70 kgs.

          Never try BP but i love my SP. You must paddle harder than a mini malibu {probably shorter length is responsible} but is a revolution in small waves with so much fun speed and manuebrabilite.Probably you need few more litres to grovell so 5.3 at 32.5 litres would be fine..

          Good luck.

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          • #6
            Hi LensSW i have MB 6.0 at 80+ kgs.A true HPSBwith more volume and less length but you must push hard {look Michel power surfing} to make it work properly so 5.10 thin {or 6.0 thin}could be enough at 70 kgs.

            Never try BP but i love my SP. You must paddle harder than a mini malibu {probably shorter length is responsible} but is a revolution in small waves with so much fun speed and manuebrabilite.Probably you need few more litres to grovell so 5.3 at 32.5 litres would be fine..

            Good luck.

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            • #7
              Hi Custom thanks for the advice!

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              • #8
                I'm 68kg and when tested 510 thick it was too much. Have a JS now but probably would have taken a 510 thin if could feel it up before ordering.

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