I am the guy who had a dilemma whether to buy a Sub Scorcher or Spitfire to use in smaller surf.
Well i went or the 5'8'' Sub scorcher (thanks for all of your help) and i have received it today. I think i made the right choice. The board feels very floaty (hope it will not be too much volume for me but i guess it will be great for small waves) and feels good under my hand. Can't wait to finally test it out (it's also my first FST/Firewire so i'll write my thoughts on it after i try it out).
What's kind of making me trouble is the leash plug seems soooo far up front of the board. I feel like i'd want to put my tail pad far more to the back so it would completely cover the leash plug. Any thoughts on that, guys who have Sub scorchers? How did you deal with it? This is the first board i am kind of having trouble positioning the tail pad on.
I think the pad is just far too much to the front if i place it so the leash plug is still visible (and usefull) but then again it must be where it is with a reason?
I usually put pads pretty much as far back as possible but i am not sure how the Sub Scorcher likes that (i've noticed Kolohe has his pads all the way at the back of the tail of his Sub Scorchers).
In worst case scenario i'll cut some pad off so i can use the leash plug but that would make the tail kick smaller...