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PS. Yes wide and thick, looks a lot like a McCoy Nugget kind of volume in there huh.
I had a board with a kind of similar nose on it shaped by Gunther Rohn back in the 80's so yeah, nothing new under the sun... I also firmly believe in the 100th monkey theory, ie. teach 99 monkeys to do something and the 100th monkey just intuatively understands how to do that same trick without having to even see it!
This is interestingI don't know if the link will work but if it doesn't search you tube for Cropped Compact Surfboard Design
I ordered one about six weeks ago and was told it probably wouldn't get here until AUGUST!
One of the few down sides to living in the land of the long white cloud...
My Alt. is Rapidfire. Not really issues as such just that the deck looks like its had kids using it as a trampoline... No problem really considering that it weighs less than half a Nugget I`d guess.
The Dominator was the one that nearly got the go ahead when I first bought the Alt. Might have to go straight there this time.
The reason I went Alt. was I was looking for a board to surf a particular reef/point break we have here that`s kinds got me stumped on the Nuggets in the head high to double O/H range. Its a fast powerfull wave but doesn`t really throw a good tube ride and doesn`t get those bowl sections that the McCoys love to turn so well in. It might be just my style but I really have problems doing good quality turns out there and no one rlse seems to by the looks of `em...
Better go and feel up a Dom and a Vanguard I think!
from McCoy Nuggets to a Firewire what ?....Help!
I've been riding McCoy Nuggets exclusively for the last 15 years or so, (I have 7 and I'm never selling any of them), they just never say die and I love that about them! Anyway I developed the itch to buy a "normal" board after surfing mates boards and enjoying the fin drifting/tail high style that you can do on a modern design. So, I went out and bought a 6'4" Alternator and have surfed it fairly regularly for the last year or so. (It looks like I've nearly surfed it to death, defiantly no where near as strong as the McCoy build). But, after all the hours I've spent really trying to get my feet/head around the Alternator I really still feel like I get all wobbly between turns, I can do some really good turns on it but the flow between turns is lacking, it feels all squirt/drag, ie. either its on a rail and powering or it's transitioning between turns or pumping down the line and it just drags in the water, it feels "flowless" compared to what I've been riding for so long.
I want a board that I can feel flow on. I want a board that will turn hard on rail in the pocket of a 6 foot bowl and still blast a fin drift on the close out at the end of the wave. The McCoys do everything really well except drift and release, they just hold on like freaking super glue!
I NEED a board that is more back foot orientated than the Alternator is I think...? Any boards for good bigger waves in the Firewire collection that are more back foot oriented?
Suggestions? The Vanguard is where I'm looking at the moment.
I might be just trippin' and be so far out of touch with modern surfboard design that I'm not going to jump on anything that feels exactly right, but I really do want to try to find that board.
Carving down the path of Life.........
Ok so i ll make sure to bring my steamer instead my spring suit... i believe it will be the better choice after what you guys told me. thanks a lot for the advice. and i m sorry slowman that you have to work most of the time you re there but at least you get some surf where you re from ;-)
the only thing that concerns me now is the swell. you guys are probably experts in that area too :D would it be a good choice to bring my sweet potatoe or are the waves gonna be better then that?
thanks again for your help. makes planing my trip a whole lot easier!
thanks for your quick answer slowman. i was thinking about bringing my steamer and i think you just underlined my thoughts. So i m definitely gonna bring one now. Where are you gonna be this time and how long are you staying there?
SoCal visitHey guys,
i m gonna be visiting my family this september. I m gonna be staying most of the time in the LA area and might drive up to SF or down to SD whats the whether and the water temperature like? what kind of wet-suite would you guys recommend for september in SoCal?
thanks for ur help
SP Sizehi everyone,
i m new here and this is my first post. or better my first question :) you have probably heard this question many times but i m looking for the right size of my new SP i m going to buy... I weigh around 90kg and almost 190cm tall and 22 years old... I m not great at surfing yet since i m from germany... I spend one year in california surfing 2-3 days a week and 6 months in australia surfing 1-2 times a day :) so i m getting better and better... in september i ll come back to california and i want to buy a SP to take back home so i can try to surf some of the small powerless waves here in germany... and sorry for my english :) hope to get some good advise and thank you all for your help...