so i am really debating on size with this board... i'm around 170 inter/adv and ride the ec usa.(so i'm really never in trunks. range from short arm full to full on 5/4 equipment). the wave that i am looking to ride this in is pretty much the same as timmy reyes video on the potatonator page.. but ONLY the end part thats about waist highish.. i have my 6'1 razor for anything above.. my potato is fun but doesn't do great at this one wave (weak when small but not soft).. a softer mushier wave it does well at however even though it might b too much volume imo
i don't want to go too big but want to still b able to catch a ton of waves.. i'm a very good paddler but still want to be able to catch those 2-3 ft windswell short period waves.. i'm def not out to just cruise on waves..
i rode a 5'8 dom for a couple years at 31L which was good but board didn't go great in the smaller windswell range.. the 5'6 has less volume 30.3 but will the shape make up for the difference and then some making it surf better in the smaller gutless waves?? or do i go up in volume and get the 5'8 at 33.9 volume?
wish i could feel them up but don't have that option!
paging chris...:) always like to hear a northern east coasters perspective.. diff world up here