Looking for feedback on what you guys think would work well for a 6'0" Dom and 195lbs intermediate for all round use and maybe leaning more towards the smaller/mushy surf. Its been a number of years since I've surfed a quad.
Decided on boards (6'4" Alt and 6'0" Dom) and now its time to figure out fin selection.
- Both SF4s and SF3s seem to get good reviews for the larger surfer and if possible would be great to save on cost by getting the 4 with a 5th centre fin.
- Otherwise for a thruster set up I think I'm going to go with the MB1s.
Don't know what to do for the quad.
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Thanks for the feedback and Chris' help. Kept it somewhat safe on the decision but 6'0" Dom and 6'4" Alt coming.
Awesome having Chris as a representative of Firewire participating on the Forum, even if it is a Firewire produced forum. I'm more involved on certain skiing and biking forums and I think it pays off HUGE whenever a company has a representative/owner participating in the discussions and giving/receiving feedback.
Funny calculator, I punch in 193-198 and it gives me around 31-41L. I punch in 200 and it jumps up to 34-44L.
I'm the worst when it comes to shopping decisions...before I pull the trigger this week one more call out to let me know what you would do or recommend a buddy in the same situation. I'll be more specific with my needs.
Solid intermediate, early 30s and very fit, 6'2" and 193-198 lbs, get 90 days of surf a year, landlocked the rest of the time. Current board is a Surf Prescriptions ProII (your everyday standard short board) 6'5"x19 1/4"x2 9/16" which I'm happy with, feel it floats me well, don't know the volume, catch plenty of waves with this board. This boards getting old so selling it and treating myself to a couple Firewires.
What 2 board quiver to handle:
- First board to handle the majority of shoulder+ days of 2 months in Indo, Balangan is my favourite wave and the one I feel most comfortable on, will surf it up to double overhead. Otherwise Shipwrecks, Ulus, other waves of this type up to overhead and a half. Going to the Mentawaiis for the first time this year too. Would like a board to allow me to get in earlier on the bigger/steeper/more consequence waves but a touch shorter than my current board for maneuverability. Stuck between:
- 6'4" Alternator - too much volume and too thick in the rail? I would guess this would be most similar to my current board which wouldn't be such a bad thing, just a touch shorter and wider.
- 6'4" Bourez - the thicker version?
- 6'5" Hellrazor?
- Maybe I should be going longer than I'm thinking?
- Second board to handle all the rest including summer/fall smaller/mushier waves in Oregon/Vancouver Island with a 5/4 wettie, and smaller days in Indo, summertime Trestles, Blacks, and everything in between. Was thinking 6'0" Spitfire but maybe leaning more:
- 6'0" Dominator to cover the lower range and better when not wearing wettie
- 6'2" Dominator maybe for the 5/4 days, but I would like to stay shorter
- 6'0" Potatonator?
I've read all the threads, gone back in the history, and I'm sure you know how it goes, the more you read the more questions you've got.
Anyway, I know I'm overcomplicating all this, just looking for last minute input before ordering and really appreciate the suggestions posted so far.Last edited by Robnow; 02-27-2012, 02:01 PM.
Indonesian contact and Board prices?I've tried contacting the Indonesian distribution address and email bounces back, email provided don't exist:
Is there a new contact?
What are board prices in Indonesia?
Debating whether to order from the US and ship to Canada or buy when arriving in Bali to save on airline fees.
Yeah, agreed on the Alternator. And I think the 6'4" dimensions will be spot on. Now...Dominator or Potatonator!!! First world problems;)
Chris, is the Spartan mentioned on the first page another new board or another name referencing the MB?
I started a thread here and thanks to prj and crp for their responses. I'm of the same size, 6'2" 85-90kg and my gut tells me right around 34-35L would be ideal for me, really I'm guessing. I can't remember but I believe my last board shaped in Portugal when working there was 33-35L. I feel the dimensions of a 6'4" Alternator would be good but probably wanting a more refined but still user friendly shape...FLEXFIRE???
What do you guys think of a Flexfire 6'4" x 19 1/2" x 2 5/8" to get more volume? Unfortunately I'm in landlocked Canada and demoing, etc isn't an option. I want to order something soon to be ready for Indo in April.
Alternator or Flexfire and 2 board quiverLooking for the wisdom of the community.
Hoping you can take the time to help me out building up a quiver. I want to pick up two Firewires to fulfill 95% of my riding needs, most likely will pick up a used step up for the bigger day 5%.
6'2", 195 lbs, early 30s, very fit, upper intermediate, surf 3 months straight out of the year, riding a 6'5" x 19 1/4 everyday shortboard now.
First board: small wave, soft/mushy/whatever, something I'll use more when surfing summertime/fall Oregon, Vancouver island when wearing 5/4 wetsuit and not in as great paddling shape. Thinking 6'0" Dominator.
Second board: something to use most days for three months around Indo and good waves anywhere, Balangan in Bali being my most frequented break, can't decide between Flexfire/Alternator. Thinking custom 6'4" Flexfire with wider and thicker dimensions.
I'd like to bring both boards to Indo and looking for user friendly versatile boards. Might even spend summer in Cali.
What would you do?
Really appreciate the time and help. Thank you