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rightguard
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Postby rightguard » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:41 am

Ok after much debate I just need to learn how to ride a directional. What is a good short board for me... Maui so good wind and waves, 180lbs. Naish, Cabrihna, North, Wainman would be easy to get. I really want something as short as possible, rides most like a twin tip... cuts threw the water and doesn't bounce around. Would like to learn strapless but will use straps sometimes.

Thanks for the help

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Re: board help

Postby vp » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:04 pm

check out Naish Skater 5'9" or Slingshot Celeritas 5'8"..

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Re: board help

Postby rightguard » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:48 pm

I was thinking skater... But the 5'4" thought it would be most like a TT. Is 5 4 too small to really enjoy waves?

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Re: board help

Postby vp » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:39 am

you may be ok with the 5'4" in higher winds..
if you want more of a TT feel, check out Ocean Rodeo Makos .. 165 is a directional..

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Re: board help

Postby rightguard » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:18 am

I have 140 and 165 mako... Want to learn directionals.


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