510HF or 602 x 18 3/4 x 2 1/2 flexfire if i want to be conventional or knew i'd be in serious waves more often...either tho....or maybe my upcoming 602 x 2 11/16MB will cross over both of them???????????....i'll know soon enough
I think I am an Alternator guy.
Looks like the Sub mini could be the one board quiver by the sound of things
Lots of people frothing on this one
If I was forced, I would go with my Spitfire. It's pretty much all I ride anyway. Everything else that I try is just to mix it up and keep things interesting. I have swapped with 2 friends in the water and they said that they couldn't turn it (in bigger waves). No problem for me though. The Hellfire looks like the Spitfire but it doesn't ride anything like it. I would compare it to a CI Flyer which has a very different outline. It wasn't for me.
Too right about the low nose rocker. You do need to take off at an angle in bigger waves on the Dom if it's throwing. If you get boxed in and have to go dead straight on takeoff a nose dive is, for me, a real chance.
I reckon for East Coast non-super bank type conditions the Alt, Hellfire and Futura would be the obvious candidates for a one board quiver. I think I'd choose the Alt of that lot but it definitely wouldn't work as well as the other two in belly waist high waves. Then again the Hellfire would cover a greater % of days. That's why at least a two board quiver is the way to go.
i concur buzzy!!!
So thinking of swaping my boards around to get a one board quiver. Sold my ELF as it just didn't work for me (even though it looked like a great shape) maybe not enough volume. And i've been offered a swap for my 6'0 PN for a mint 6'0 Spit. Had a 5'10 before which I loved but think the 6'0 would be even better for my local waves which are high tide wind swell most of the time. PN 6'0 was really fun the couple of times I surfed it although it was really floaty and bouyent but still turned real easy....i'm going to surf the 5'8 a few more times though to get a feel for it.
So a good idea or not....would the PN be too limited??
Kind of spins me out when I have to much to chose from....i'm the kind of guy who has one board for 2-6ft and surfs it till it dies!
Got an old log for 1ft summer waves
First Firewire is a 5'8 spitfire love it as a quad .. didn't as a tri at first. A lot of rich kooks around where I live on them . So I didnt know if they really work. They do !! Spitfire is such a great grovler but also got a double barrel on a day no one was getting barrels.. little bit of luck but board held sick !! I weigh 165 and I'm 5'10 . I also experienced something I never felt in all my years surfing .. Ther other day I jammed it n a turn under the lip and it flexed or something I felt a jolt of speed rebound me out of the turn. I've only had it a couple of months so Its just getting better. Wondering what my next board will be. Probaly hellfire or flexfire ?