Sick vid, hey chris, what size do you recommend? I ride a 6.2 sub scorcher and a 5.8 Spud. Think either 5.10 or 6.0? I am 88kg, 6 foot tall and rate myself as intermediate.
hey Freaked out,
So long as the 602 Sub scorcher doesn't feel like the ABSOLUTE bottom of your volume range, i would go with the 510. Its an easy board to paddle and it planes better than you think.
I am a little between sizes myself but opted for the 506 over the 508. Most of my hybrids are in the 29-30L and the 506 Vanguard is just a little below that, but I have no problem using it.
I would say the only two ways i would suggest you go with the 600 is if you are buying it for primarily small waves OR you spend a lot of time in a super thick suit where you might max it out a little bit.
Thanks Chris, depends what you mean by bottom of my range, in what way. The 35 litres is probally near bottom from a paddle speed perspective, I am 42 and spent 20 years flogging my spine windsurfing so the flexibility is not what it used to be. Once up and going I am fine on the 6'2" sub, its a standing up thing that I am a bit slow, once up going the board feels quick. Also smaller waves hear tend to be a bit gutless here so thats when I pull out the 5'8" spud (which I intend to keep or upgrade to a baked eventually). So it depends on how well the vangard's paddle I guess that will probally sway my decision. What so you think, still 510? Does the vangard go ok on fat waves also? Are they quick?
I'm going to demo a 510 tomorrow!! I usually surf a 510 potatonator so volume is about 1 litre less!! Will post results..
that be sweet cheers
By the time I picked it up today swell was pretty wind blown!! I put my quads out of my potatonator in it, it didn't like it... I have set it up as a thruster will try again in the morning!! I can't seem to upload photos from my phone?? I reckon it looks cool but the misses hates it!!
they are fast and the profile of the board allows there to be width under both feet and in the nose which means you can really milk it for added speed in slower sections. I think if you want the board to be your next small wave machine, go with slightly more volume. this will definitely ensure that it makes paddling a breeze, is easier to get up on, and works in a wide range of conditions.