there you go!! happy camper.
there you go!! happy camper.
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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stc...check my signature specs and fw quiver...since we're drinking mostly the same kool-aid apparently. i've always had best luck w/my fw products by paying close attention to their volumes. i agree w/the recommendations of not getting too aggressive in drastic volume drops w/o swimming those seas personally i.e. a demo ctr [which prob won't have larger sizes ur looking at testing anyhow]. my general rule has been not to go much outside a 15% max volume drop w/my fw's. that being said...the range off 44 L of my 6.10 ALT to my 6.0 POTATO @ 51 L. assuming all conditions are equal here. we could generate all sorts of tangents on wave sizes, power, rider abilities, etc. long story short i think ur tracking appropriately:
ur 7.2 AARDVARK = 62 L
ur 6.2 POTATO (-5 L) = 57 L [8% vol reduction from ur 7.2]
projected new 7.0 hellfire (-5 L) = 52 L [9% vol reduction from ur potato]...
and ur total vol reduction from fat to skinny = 62 L - 52 L = drop in 10 L or 16% total vol drop.
again it's all in what ur used to...and more importantly what u wanna deal with trade-off wise. could u ride leaner product? sure! would ur shoulders appreciate it right now...? prob not :) hope this little blurb helped!
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I want to build a three board quiver!
I currently have a SF 5'10 and a SP 5'6 (might change it for a 5"4).
I want a third board for bigger more powerfull waves the ones that my SF can not handle!!!
Until know it was only a choise between alternator or hellfire!!
But know it's more complicated with MB and hellrazor.
I'm a low intermediate surfer,I can catch waves and maybe do some bottom turns and some weak cutbacks...I'm 5'9 and 177lbs.
The waves I want to use the board are shoulder to well overhead but usually not barreling.
I want my third board to keep it and not sell it after a year.By this I mean I want the board to keep it like my normal shortboard and
not have to change it because I will be a better surfer(hope so)!
I would really appreciate your opinion!
Buy a 6'4 or 6'6 Alternator it will cope with anything overhead and will not overlap with the other 2 boards,. I have a 5'10 and a 5'4 SP (awesome) and a 6'6 board for the big juicy stuff - perfect 3 board quiver - Ive ridden the 6'6 Alternator and its great and exactly for what you describe. Dont get hung up on fancy new models (the hellrazor in a 6'5 is also a potential), you have 2 great boards already, the MB isnt designed as a big wave board, and the hellfire is still a hybrid. Thats my 10 p
THE NEW FLEET
BAKED POTATO WRF 5'9
SUB SCORCHER FST 6'2
ALTERNATOR FST 6'6
36 YR - 5'10 & 90KG
PREVIOUS FW BOARDS
5'10 SWEET POTATO,
6'0 FST SPITFIRE,
5'10 & 6'02 DOM -
5'04 SWEET POTATO -
I agree with you the alternator is a great choise,but I'm considering the 6'2 squash tail.The 6'4 I think is too long for my height and it has a lot of volume.
Does anyone have another opinion about the above discussion?
I think you're spot on with the 6'2" Squash.
thanks for the imput prjwebb.
I was thinking a lot of the MB 6'0 also!!!
Last edited by search; 01-30-2012 at 12:36 PM.
Yeah maybe, or the thinner 6'2"
It crossed my mind too...
I'm between alternator 6'2 and the michel bourez 6'2 the thinner(your are right about that prjwebb)...
I just have to figure out the differences of those too boards!
To be honest I think both of them are going to be amazing boards.
But searching their specs,talking with you guys, and general the whole process untill buying a new board it keeps me motivated!!!