6ft 2" (1m 88cm) 75kg - 29yrs - UK
fst - Dom 5'10 - SF4 quad
fst - Unibrow 6'0 - SF4 quad
fst - Alternator 6'4 - K2.1
fst - Stealth 6'2 (anyone interested? UK)
Dom 6'0 and Hellfire 6'0 SOLD
68Kgs l 5'9 l 47Yrs Young
5'6 FST Potatonator
5'11 FST LSD Chubby Chedda
6'0 FST Mini Driver
5'6 WRF Vanguard - Ordered
Yeah the tail of the Chubby is an upgrade over the Sub because of the V. It makes the rails feel a bit more sensitive and increases overall performance. Its an ultra versatile shape that, in my opinion, will surf as good as you can surf it. There is no ceiling in small to mid sized surf.
6'0 - 175lbs - 29yrs - SoCal -
503 TG Baked Potato - 506 RF Potatonator - 506 WRF Vanguard - 510 FST Unibrow - 600 FST Michel Bourez - 600 FST Alternator - 602 FST Alternator Round - 603 FST Artillery
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Got an e-mail from boarshop.co.uk today regarding the fins that come with the CC. Firewire are supplying the board with fins at trade, and it's Firewire who recommended PC3 on boards up until 6'0. Boardshop.co.uk can not change this setup, but can sell the board £20 cheaper without fins... (better to buy the board with fins and sell the fins if you ask me)
So.. how come Firewire recommends PC3 fins to a board that is recommended to surfers around 80-90kg? Chris ?
+/- 80kg - 185cm.
506 - Potatonator w/FCS SF4 PC quad
511 - Chubby Chedda w/FCS PC 5/K2.1/K3
608 - Flexfire DD Pin w/Futures F6
SOLD: 504 Sweet Potato, 508 Spitfire, 602 Alternator
I think it's down to the Europe distribution. In Aus and the US fins aren't included. If you can get a set of PC3s for £20 though you're laughing. Either sell them for more or use the rear as a small trailer and maybe the sides as quad rears for the Potato.
I live in Australia and surf the South Coast of NSW in a 3/2mm most of the year, the board has plenty of volume for me and gets you in to the hollow ones a little quicker and floats over flat sections with ease. Think the extra volume of a 6'0 would start going the wrong way for me. Boards with too much volume can be a hazard like too little volume. Having surfed on Gower in Wales most my life it would be my good wave board there. Would prob have bought a Potatonator if I was still living at home to cover the fat bottom end stuff you get at a typical welsh beachie. Think a C.C and Potatonator would cover any type of surf back in the U.K. I have the K fins with the blue dot on in my C.C. They are my favourite fins by a mile! They seem to go sick on the board and I would not consider using any other fins. In Oz with the extra grunt the C.C is a one board quiver unless you charge huge slabs etc.
Had another surf in clean chest high wind swell on the weekend and the board went sick again, can't see myself riding anything else! I loved the dumpster diver and Hellfire but this board feels like I'm cheating ;)
Think i might be sold on the CC, at 71KG 5'9 intermeidiate, good paddler, do I go for the 5'9 and drop down to 27.5 l of vol or stick with what I know (in the 5'9 EF and 5'6 Dom) and stay with the 28.6 lrts of vol and get a 5'10 CC.... havnt been in the sub 28 L zone yet
5'9 70-72Kg - Intermediate - 5'9 El Fuego - 5'6 Dominator - 5'2 Sweet Potato - 5'1 Baked
potato (timbertek) on order - UK based 3/2 - 4/3 (summer/autumn), 5/4 - 6/5/4 boots/gloves/hood (winter/spring)
Anyways... your dominator will cover you just fine on the average to in-between swell days. If you happen to score a decent swell on your trip I would be willing to bet that you would wish you had something with a bit more length/rocker and a little thinner tail than what a Chedda is going to offer.
5'10 160 lbs - 6'3 EA Round Pin - 6'1 F1 FST - 6'0 CI Semi Pro - 5'8 Hellfire FST - 5'6 Dumpster Diver - 5'4 CI Fishcuit
daveo & Csarqui -
I live in SD as well and really appreciate your feedback on the CC. Looks like a fun board.
Currently surfing a 5'6 Hellfire but also want something to push my surfing, go top to bottom and harder turns...much like daveo was looking for.
daveo, the volume in the 6'1 seems like a lot for you. Do you like it or feel like you should have went down in volume?
Can anyone out there comment on how the CC performs in comparison to the Hellfire?
5'3 (160cm), 140lbs (63kg)
46 years young
5'6 Chubby Chedda FST w/ FCS
AM3 thrusters, K 2.1 thrusters