awesome video and good riding!
Could you briefly sum up the qualities of Nugget, Skater and Cypher ie. the early planing ability, turning, board speed etc. That would help us a lot! And also the sizes of Skater and Cyhpher please. I think you are the only lucky one managed to ride all those interesting boards.
Thanks and good waves!
Sorry, just getting back to you on this. I've spent a few hours on the Skater, but have only spent about 45minutes on the Nugget, and maybe 10 minutes on the Cypher. So I don't have a ton of experience on these boards yet. But, here is my short summary based off of that.
Nugget: 5'0: Definitely the quickest to plane of the three boards, and easiest to rocket upwind. It is super skatey and you can throw it around with ease. Great for trying to destroy a little wave or piece of chop. For me, this board will be used in 14-18mph winds and our typical small Florida surf. You can definitely ride it back and forth in higher winds, but when I took it out in some 25mph plus winds and tried to do aggressive bottom turns, it was a little too much board(slid out)..
Skater 5'4: This board seems super small when looking at it, but it gets up and goes. Not as fast to plane as the Nugget, but way faster than some of my other boards. You can really throw this board around like the Nugget in the light stuff, but can also throw it around and do aggressive bottom turns, etc.. in the higher winds. It's more of a surfboard in shape and feel. I'd have more fun on the Nugget in the 14-17mph winds, but when the winds are 17-20mph, I'd have more fun on this board. Plus, if the waves are bigger, this board would be my choice
Cypher: 5'6: This board seems a lot bigger than the other two(probably because it is bigger
). It gets up on a plane like the Skater, but not quite as quick as the Nugget. Had a good time doing some chop hops with this one. The board holds a really good bottom turn without sliding out. Again, only had a few minutes on it, so can't really do a real review. My initial thoughts are I'd have more fun on the Nugget in the super light stuff. And it would be a toss up between this one and the Skater when the winds pick up. Probably go with the Skater.