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    I had not surfed my 508 sub in ages been mainly riding mu Minidriver, But last month we had anamazing run of swell with some great barrel days at Thurso. The SS is always in the back of the van.
    I took her out at my local beach it was 3_5 on the sets light offshore no barrels just long walls. Wow I was hooked on the squash tail again. Been riding rounded pins all winter I had forgotten how good a squash feels. The waves were a wee bit mushy outgoing tide but the sub was into them like a rat down a drain pipe. So easy to drive of the bottom and get more vert, I would say easer that the mini it likes to take a longer arc unless its pity powerful. With so many new boards coming out to tempt us away from old favorites I am glad that I never sold my sub.

  • #2
    3.5 or 3-5? I love my chubby chedda and from what i can see these are VERY similair boards, just looks like the SS has more entry rocker and the CC more tail rocker... 508 SS is 0.2L volume difference from 509 CC!

    So is the mini driver your step up? once i get a BP il be looking to fill out the top end of my quiver too but nothing in particular is jumping out at me...

    good to hear you guys have been getting some nice surf back home in the UK. its probably been the worst dec/jan for SE QLD ever but things hve been looking up with a few fun swells and more in the post :)

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    • #3
      http://www.boardformula.com/showanimation/4366/3189/#

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      • #4
        Hi 3 to 5 ft if under 3 ft I tend to ride my BP. The mini is kinda my step up. I would normally ride t he md if it's a fast wave or barreling. I have a pu rock up for 2x over head and just ordered a stock driver as a good wave Hpsb it's narrower more pulled in tail and more rocker. I know it that I will only ride the driver when the waves are perfect but I feel been on hi bred style shorter fatter has taken away from solid hurried rail carvs for me anyway.

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        • #5
          How does the Sub Scorcher hold up in say head-high to head+1/2 surf?

          I'm looking to add an all-around board for waist/chest up to head1/2 and was looking at SS/DOM/CC/UNI/MD (lots of choices!). Would have to paddle well and be user-friendly as I have only been surfing 1.5 years. Mostly beach breaks with a wide variety of conditions. I currently have a ADD6'6 and a 6'4 JS Shortboard with about 28L. I struggle to catch waves on the 6'4 and the 6'6ADD is fun but too much vol. for me (70kg - 150LBS)

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          • #6
            The sub is a good board to paddle but it's quite high performance it's a squashed lost speed demon 2. If catching waves and improving is what you are after go the Dom. You have a 6,4 for the bigger stuff.

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            • #7
              It seems this board design is very trendy at the moment (and for a reason) over the last few weeks iv had my CC out in as small as waist to a little overhead surf and its been going great in everything.

              I am starting to wonder if maybe i couldve gone a 508 or 507 instead of my 509 but i really like the 509 and got a great deal on it anyway. Also it sits nicely as a daily driver so still goes grreat when its a bit smaller with a little lenggth and volume (i assume this is how you feel about your SS pm?). Also saw in the comments of that volcom vid of a guy ripping into pits at raglan on his CC that hes on the 511 at 6'2 and 90kg...

              Id say that the chubby chedda, sub scorcher and pyzalien are all very similair boards which is kinda weird as it looks like FW will be producing them all soon but im sure they will still all sell.

              Rock up looks sweet pmorgan! Would love one of those in FST. How much crossover do you find your MD has with your SS? Im looking for a bit of a step up i suppose for anything OH but more specifically when it gets really hollow and fast. We have a few very heavy waves here on the gold coast (kirra, dbah, south straddie... etc...) and my CC has really impressed me but i kinda want something specialised to go hunting some steep deep hollow pits...

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              • pmorgan
                pmorgan commented
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                I find the sub and the mini a good combo. The sub can do bigger surf but when it's steeper fast or barrelling I take out the md. It's just more solid with the round tail. I would love if my sub was 508x19x2 1/4 as I like the length. I could properly go a 506 sub but would loose too much bottom end. I think that's how you feel about your cc.
                I tend to keep the rock up for bigger well overhead days where extra paddle power comes in handy but not having too much board. I still have a 6,6 pin for the same conditions but more for if it's windy. I find the extra nose with in the rock up can get hung up with the wind. I just bought a pu 510 driver a my daily go to with the sub and mini working Eather side.

            • #8
              Pyzel slab when it comes out maybe?!?!

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              • pmorgan
                pmorgan commented
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                I have been thinking of going the 506 in the sub. My 508 MD is 25ltrs and feels plenty even in weaker surf not amazing but ridable. I was looking a selling my V2, run my BP SS Md and driver eith the rock up for the bigger barreling days at thurso.
                Just not made my mind up 100 %.

            • #9
              Sounds like a sick quiver, still just ripping my CC and the big mals and fishes we have kicking about for tiny days... i have to look at finances and do a bit of demoing but would love to get a 501 BP, maybe a smaller CC or pyzalien 507 or 508 ish then something as a bit of a step up/better wave board... pyzalien, MD, alt, flexifire....cant ignore the froth over the vanguard either...

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              • Josh BL
                Josh BL commented
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                So many great options to choose from it's tuff!

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