Hi all I am trying to decide what size md to get. I weigh 155 pounds and am 5'11 and of intermediate ability. I live and mostly surf in Sydney Australia.
I am looking for a board that will take over where my fish leaves off and before I go for my regular short board in 3-5ft waves. I also want this to be a good Indo board which I believe it to be. Given my weight and ability what side would you recommend I was thinking a 5'10? Also will this board handle the mushy days or is it for good waves only?
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Thank you for your advise! I think I can buy Dom with much more comfort since I know the board should be good for me. (So I have to blame my poor skills, not the board...)
Taking this great opportunity, I would like to make one last question. I think I am buying Dom 6"0" with PC5 thruster. (I heard thruster is better for a learning stage - Correct me if wrong.) Also, I would like to replace my second hand old fins for Addvance 6"6" with new ones. Would appreciate your advise/recommendation based on my stage and weight, etc.
Thank you for your quick response.
I think I will buy Dom considering my age based on your advise. BTW, I read some of the threads about Dom vs Addvance and could not truly understand how this volume thing works... Lots of experts here recommend Addvance for beginner and beginner/intermediate surfers (and maybe veteran/transitional surfers). It seems usually they recommend 6'6" Addvance (48L) or 6'0"/6'2" Dom (35/38L) for 170 lbs surfer. To us, it looks too much a gap between 48L and 35/38L though we somehow understand difference in shape between the two boards. (Therefore I felt/still little feel hesitation to buy 6'0" Dom. 6'2" sounds much better for my level just in my image.) Could you show little more explanation on this? (Difference between 6'6" Dom and 6'6" Addvance, though they have similar volume.) That would be appreciated.
Also, please recommend fins for 6'0" Dom for me. Many thanks!!
Thank you for your response.
I don't think I have confidence that I can handle performance boards. That is why I picked up Dominator becasue I thought the board has more stability and ease of use, next to Addvance. I believe volume/stability help a lot at my stage. Addvance should be the right board but I need a board with less volume for quicker duck dive. (Otherwise I cannot go out with Addvance at our beach when waves are high/good.)
What are disadvantages if I use slightly larger size dominator? (6'0" or 6'2") It sounds Dominator should be the next board after Addvance. Do you think Hellfire or Mini Driver will do for the step up purpose? If so, what are the best sizes for me?
Maximum Dominator SizeI am still at learning stage and Addvance 606 is the good board for me for now.
However, at our local beach, it is very difficult (almost impossible) to go out with Addvance when waves get higher than chest because I cannot duckdive quickly enough with the board. (There always is a section with 3-4 waves with very short intervals.) A very good surfer there tried with Addvance and he found it very difficult even for him.
I am 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. What is the maximum size Dominator I can handle? I have a lot of mustles for my weight and I need volume at my learning stage.
Please advise. Thank you!
Great, thanks for the input. i'll gove the 5'4" a go i reckon.
5'4" or 5'6"Hey guys,
I'm thinking of getting myself a sweet potato. I am 33, 80kg and 187cm and my fitness levels are good. I currently have a 6'0" Hellfire which goes real nice on grunty 4 foot + waves. But i find that it a feels a little too big on smaller waves.
I've tried a 5'8" dom which was too small and a 5'10 dom which felt too big. I'm leaning towards a 5'4" potato. Does this sound about right?
Hi guys I have decided to go with the Hellfire 5'8 now my only question is Rapidfire or FST? My Spitfire is Rapidfire which I love but is this suitable for the Hellfire?
Great thanks agian for your help guys I will let you know how I get on.
Hi guys thanks for the quick response.
I surf the Eastern Beaches mainly - Bronte, Tama, Maroubra, Bondi etc
I do really like the feel of the shorter Spitfire style board so maybe the Hellfire or Sub-Scorcher are the way to go.
What size and volume is right for me given my size, ability etc? Also will the Hellfire feel a lot different to the Spitfire?
Which board?Hi Nev,
I need a bit of help choosing a new board if you can help out please.
I currently have a 6'1 x 18 1/2 x 2 5/16 DHD D2 model for really good days and a Spitfire 5'8 I take out for everything else. I love both these boards and the cant get enough of the Spitfire and the way it holds its rail.
The problem is I feel like I am missing the board to go between the two as the Spitfire feels a little too fishy when the waves pick up but still aren't perfect and my DHD only really performs in optimal, sucky conditions. I feel like the DHD doesn't have quite enough volume or width when I land my turns off the lip on slightly bumpy or onshore days so I think I need something with a little more foam under my feet but I dont really want to go bigger?
I surf every day and live in Sydney and am of intermediate - advanced ability. I am 5'11 and weigh 72kg's.
I was thinking about a Hellfire as the go to board I need for basically most days but need a bit of guidance as to size and different models if you have suggestions?
Thanks in advance and Im stoked on the Firewire range.