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  • #16
    I've been having a lot of fun on the k2.1s Also on the gmb5s and a k2.1 as the rear for bigger days. What do you think?

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    • #17
      Should work well!

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      • #18
        Surf the Sub with light feet, I manage to slide my 6'2'' out very easily..... and thats 36l

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        • #19
          Maybe too many litres for you? I surfed mine in well overhead surf and never had it slide once. I put more raked fins in though and ride it right at the bottom of my volume range.

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          • #20
            PRJ - coming in at the end of this thread...how do you think the Sub would go as a 1 board deal.

            I don't really want to be taking two boards to the beach each time but i imagine the 5'8 sub being a little thinner/little longer has more versatility than a 5'6 spitfire. Looking at surfing waist to headhigh (just over) both soft and punchy waves, also suitable in winter with a bit more clobber on.

            I'm 155lb but think the 5'8 will be ample float for the smaller waves in the summer and ditto for winter when they have a bit more guts.

            Does the sub have more nose rocker than the spit, i've found that a pain sometimes too?

            Cheers.

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            • #21
              Yeah I used it as my only board for about 6 months. Handles everything but dredging barrels. That said my mate took his 510 to France and said he surfed 5-6ft La Graviere on it and it went well. Not sure I'd try that though.

              A touch more nose rocker helps, as well as the narrower nose. Nice bit of tail rocker and thinners rail too so you can jam it into a steeper section easier.
              Another option is to hold out for the mini driver.

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              • #22
                Having ridden both do you think the sub or the spit has more nose rocker, I don't have an issue with what the spit has just a tad short for bigger waves.

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                • #23
                  The Sub feels like it does definitely. Not sure on the actual numbers or anything, but looking at these:

                  http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/im...rcher/foil.png
                  http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/im...tfire/foil.png

                  :the Sub definitely has more rocker overall. I really enjoyed it in most conditions. The only thing I struggled on it with was sucky double ups where a high rockered shortboard is really necessary, for me at least.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
                    The Sub feels like it does definitely. Not sure on the actual numbers or anything, but looking at these:

                    http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/im...rcher/foil.png
                    http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/im...tfire/foil.png

                    :the Sub definitely has more rocker overall. I really enjoyed it in most conditions. The only thing I struggled on it with was sucky double ups where a high rockered shortboard is really necessary, for me at least.
                    Yeah see what you mean Prj, i put the two foils together in PS and the sub has just a little more flick in the nose and quite a bit more in the tail compared to the spitfire (that tail rocker might actually help a bit in bigger waves).

                    I might opt for this instead but actually keep the spit as well for summer waves...without doing trips away now both these small boards will handle the average waist to head+ that the UK dishes up over the year. If i lived in Cornwall full time then the hellrazor would get used over the spit quite a lot but we're talking 5 trips a year where it might be head and a half high.

                    Really liked the feel of the 5'8 sub in DTL though - they have one in stock so might pick it up next month!

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                    • #25
                      You won't be disappointed!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by prjwebb View Post
                        You won't be disappointed!
                        oh and just to add about the mini driver, looks a great board but in the 15-20 years i've been surfing i never got on with round or pin tails once...wierd but it's just one of those things...my mate is getting the 5'8 though.

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