Yeah, I should reduce too, but as long as I don't need to sell a board to fund a new one I tend to hang on to them. I tend to surf 4 boards more than any others though with 2 of them covering pretty much identical conditions. I finished a surf on my Dom today and was seriously contemplating selling my other small wave shortboard, mainly so I'd concentrate on the one board and really get used to it. And then I thought "what do I do if one gets dinged?" I do like to have two small wave boards and two better wave boards just for that reason. But I'll definitely be using the Dom even more, and treat the other as a pure backup.
I think the El Fuego and the Spitfire will have a large overlap but hey, you are now saying a 4 board quiver...definitely get yourself onto a hellfire. This things are amazing. I surfed some almost double overhead on mine for the last 2 days and it goes insane. It just does what you want it's loose but if you want to draw long lines it will if you want to hit the lip vertically and then snap it into a cutback it will do it. Full roundhouse etc. etc. it will do it. It can get a bit skatey in large lumpy stuff but once it starts to hollow out it carves on the rail as tightly as you want. It too is pretty versatile and can still surf waist high waves OK that have a bit of shape although that is where your spitfire (or el fuego) would be better.
Your next board (4th) must be a hellfire!
Lol, I surf double overhead maybe once a year, maybe. It is probably only that big less this a hNd full of times per year in SoCal.
My 4 board quiver will be:
Sweet potato: small days, and beach break
Spitfire: small days to HH+ (not ideal for much overhead, but it isn't that big that much around here)
Hanel Quadfish: small days, super fast days. Works in anything point break 1' to HH
Addvance 7'6": anytime my buddies want to go longboarding and I can't talk them out of it.
No gun needed for where I surf and I don't need a board to go super agro, since that isn't my style.
Originally Posted by Slowman
good looking quiver to me!! Nice and well rounded with a little overlap so you always have a couple of options.
CHeers and stoked on the support!
Sounds like a fun transition. I too surf the same area and agree with all your insights to your quiver change. Make sure that you read about FST vs. Rapidfire so you know what you are getting into with that. I have bought boards too quick and then realized I should have researched a little more before pulling the trigger.
Have fun as it looks like we will be sharing some waves as I surf those same places.