Stuck in the Middle
Guys i have a big perdicament. am planning on getting a new board come april/may and i have been seriously considering a 5'10" dominator. i use to have a 6'4" short board, but i couldnt catch waves unless it was chest high surf. i now have a 7' hybrid that i can catch waves all day long with, but cant manuver it worth a damn. i am 32yrs old 5'9" 180lbs. I live on the west coast of Florida and get wet once a month or so. the waves arent all that great even durring tropical surf. a great day would be 1-2' over head( not often at all) usually 1-4' on average.
My problem is of course i dont want to spend $600-$700 on a board that i wont love. that i cant catch waves with or cant manuver. i was truly thinking that the dom would be the board for me, but now a POTATONATOR. this board looks sick. will it catch chitty waves? will the dom catch chitty waves? which will catch waves better? do i go shorter than i have ever had befoe? (6'4" this board sucked). i am afrade to go small and not be able to catch waves or go to big and not be able to manuver my board.
I have lived in or by the water my whole life and i love surfing. i would like to consider myself a intermedate surfer, but i dont get in the water enough to be good any more, especialy now that im older and fater. So i guss i can downgrade myself to a beginner/intermedate. what do i do? i was so fixed on the dom now i have to go thru this again. Dominator or Potatonator? aaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!