Hi all, just wanted to give my feedback on the board. I'm 32, 100kg (220lb), 191cm (6'3") surfing since I was 14 but out of the water the last 2 years for various reasons. I'm probably back to an intermediate ability and surfing a 606 unibrow with futures JC1 fins. The boards outline is beautiful, smooth lines, and a nice rail profile. Quite a deep double to single concave under the fins. Paddling - I'm super unfit right now. No paddle strength or stamina, but the board paddles very well. Tackled currents easily, and very easy to duck dive. I've had 2 sessions so far. First 1.5 - 2x OH barreling beach break. I didn't catch a wave, I was stuffed. Second session was stomach to just over head nice almond shaped waves. Caught heaps! Only at the end of the session did I start struggling. Wave catching - paddles in easily. Definitely easier if you do a quick spin and lunge into the wave. Saves energy too. A long paddle in doesn't really work with this board. It's very stable and predictable as the wave lifts it. Gives plenty of time to get to your feet. The ride - very easy. Massive sweet spot, goes well on the front foot and on the back, very neutral. It's a stable board, but once you initiate a turn it just goes there, and very smoothly due to the thumb tail. It holds in very well on a steep face, and does OK on fat waves. I found it a little slow around some sections, but I think that's more me than the board. I feel it could do with a bit more drive, but again that's me and my fin selection more than anything. Backhand rides were really easy. In fact, seemed more sure footed on the back hand. Very reassuring. Front side also went very well. Who should buy this - you want a user friendly high performance board that hides volume well. You might have a dom or spit, but just crave a little more performance, this board will give it to you. Intermediate to advanced riders will appreciate it the most, I think beginners would struggle quite a bit. If you're surfing beach or reef breaks this board will rock. Probably points as well. It's very versatile, almost a one board quiver. However a potato would go well with it. Sizing - for an intermediate I'd look between 38 - 41L volume per 100kg body weight. I think I nailed the size. Advanced - I'd look between 35 - 38L per 100kg. Beginners - look at a dominator or addvance instead. Cheers.
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