I purchased a 6' PN about 3 weeks ago (160 lbs, 5'10"). I was previously riding a 7'6" fun shape and have been surfing just under a year. I'm loving the feel of the PN and paddling into waves is much easier than I anticipated considering how much I dropped in size from my previous board. Probably my biggest frustration is trying to duck dive. I realize my technique will need work since I was previously rolling my 7'6" but it seems like I almost have too much volume to do a proper duck dive. I can get the nose down but it seems impossible to submerge the tail with my foot. I typically get dragged backwards by the white water or, on occasion, tossed back over the falls. Thought I'd throw this out there and see if others are having similar issues. Any solutions, different techniques, etc.? Seems funny to try to turtle roll a 6' board...
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