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  • Will 6.4 Unibrow paddles as good as 6 Dom?

    Looking to replace my 6 Dom and get a unibrow as my board of choice from chest to overhead. I think quite a few of you have Unibrows in this size range? Will the 6.4 paddle as good as my Dom? Thats my concern. The Dom is great but I surf on a slow wave and so dont want to loose any paddle power, but at the same time push my surfing before Im too old! . Or should I go 6.6? Im 85kilo 6ft. My other board is a 5.7 baked.

  • #2
    I ride a 6'4" at 92kg and Ireckon it paddles better than my potatonator especially in chop. I think 6 6 would be too much board at 85kg

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    • ONeal
      ONeal commented
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      50 young what size is your potatonator

  • #3
    I surf a 6'4" UB at 90kg. I reckon in that chest to OH range the UB is just a better board than the Dom. It's more refined. It's looser. It's more precise. Indeed, that wave range is ideal for the UB. I'd say definitely go for it in a 6'2" or 6'4".

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    • #4
      Thanks for the comments guys. Think I will go for the 6.4.

      50young - Im also interested to know what size your potatonator is ?

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      • #5
        The bio for 50young says his pn is 6-0.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by greyhound View Post
          Thanks for the comments guys. Think I will go for the 6.4.

          50young - Im also interested to know what size your potatonator is ?
          My Nator is a 6.0 although Ithink I could go a 5' 10"

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          • #7
            I cant help with the question about weight and paddle comparison but can say i have just picked up a 6'1 unibrow and im 82kgs and 5'10. If i were you id go either 6'1 if paddle fit or 6'2 if just ok. Honestly at 85kgs i think the 6'4 would be too much board.

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            • #8
              It depends on age, as power to weight ratio tends to drop after 45 years - volume calculator allows for this. So at 85 kg and 55 years I can opt for lower volume 6'6" - which was great until delamination and was replaced by 6'8" which is great plus. No problems in duck diving 8 foot, catches waves easily and does not feel corky due to lower rail profile. I had a 5'9" Baked Potato and was unable to get comfortable on it and went to a 6'4" Spitfire which rarely comes out of the bag as Unibrow covers most days - those crowds do not stand a chance - foam the older surfer's best friend!

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              • #9
                I'm 85k + and the 6'4UB was too much board, very wide in the tail - i prefer the 62

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                • #10
                  Don't go too big, use the volume calculator on the Firewire website to get an idea. I'm 6'0 @ 78kg's and I surf a 5'10 Uni, and at a stretch I might be good with a 5'11, but anything bigger will have too much volume to really bury the rail - which is exactly what the board was designed for. The Uni has a suprising amount of volume under the chest.

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                  • #11
                    PS. It is the sickest board I have ever ridden!!

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