great stuff everyone!!!
Received my Addvance from surfride.com today. Beautiful packed - several layers of bubble wrap, both small and large scale bubbles. Foam on the widest part of the rails and then covered with corrugated cardboard. The nose and tail had extra layers of bubble wrap and then folded cardboard taped over the wrap. Accessories were shipped separately and arrived yesterday.
Board is in perfect shape - can't wait for my trip now!
All right!!! now give it some quality time!!! and throw some pics
congrats on the new board owchimata!!! Hope you enjoy it!
Keep us posted.
Cheers for the advice all
I took my 610 Addvance o the Dominican Republic to surf Encuentro for about 2 weeks in March.
Conditions when I was there were not the best. Most days, heavy cross shore winds started at 6-8am instead of the usual 1-2pm. The water choppy at best. Out of the 10 days I surfed, 3 were pretty good and 1 very good.
The board is perfect for me at this stage. Paddling is fantastic - once I got my timing, I could get into most waves with a minimum amount of strokes. I estimate I caught 90% of the waves I chose from the little stuff inside to some (maybe) 7ft. It’s stable and forgiving especially on pop-ups where I use modified technique(right hand on rail, left hand planted closer to the center). I rode it as a quad the entire time - I decided to keep one configuration to get comfortable.
Once I spent some time on it - about 6 hours - I found myself playing with my position - from back foot all the way on the tail to moving as far forward as possible to see what I could get away with (a lot) and throwing a lot more turns than I have in the past.
It’s just what I was looking for in a board. It's easy, forgiving and feels like it has a lot to offer.
Thanks for the advice here, everyone!
Stocked for you Owchimata. i love my ADDvance, in all conditions. I reckon it is the most versatile and fun board in the FW range for me. Now you can start playing around with fins. In the bigger stuff I like a big thruster set up. I want to try MR,s in the front with a trailer to see how that goes in some smaller waves.
Thanks for the update.
I agree, it's a great board for me. Im older and physically limited and there's a ceiling to what I can surf realistically, safely and enjoyably. Maybe in the future I'll pick something else up but I'm not worrying about that now.
In terms of fins, I picked up a Pancho Sullivan set cheap and I'd like to get a set of Solus as well, though I am partial to quads.
thanks for all the help everyone!