So, I had a DD 6'8" (DFE-608P-05 : step up 6' 8" 19 3/8" 2 5/8" pin 33.9) on order but a FST 6'8 is available and a DD version will be a couple months off.
Unsure if I should snap up the FST or wait for DD...
Searching forum and those with DD seem to prefer them for lively and one said paddles like it's longer?
Local shop here has a demo DD 6'2 flexfire which seemed okay to me in a little bit of bump but not super windy day. Maybe I need to ride it again?
Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions. Cheers!
Bit of background.
I'm 68kg 173cm?, plus wetsuit (4/3 or 3/2 almost all year). Looking for something in DOH open ocean, lots of water movement, think sunset more than pipe. Hence the extra volume? Thinking my sweet spot is 28l now, used to think ~26l. Average ability 30yr.
I ride a 6'0x19x2 1/4 - 28l custom lost rockup when head+ and hollow.
A 5'9 FST or 5'10 FF Stealth when < head high or flat face <= head+half.
Just picked up a 6'2 26l round tail flexfire in FST, but haven't ridden yet.