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People who know something about surfboards-waveriding

Postby eightsmileys » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:24 am

A beginner in wave riding, weighing 90 kg and 190 cm
What's your opinion on this surfboard from RRD:
http://www.robertoriccidesigns.com/y13/ ... s0.proWave" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Any info-details-feedbacks-reviews are welcome

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Re: People who know something about surfboards-waveriding

Postby seano » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:21 am

hello sportman.
even if I had ridden this board my opinion of it would probably be completely different to yours

The only comments I have to make about the board are in general terms:

The advert states the 5'9" board has reduced volume & its width 45cms -17 x 3/4": I would suggest to you that more volume - more width & thickness - is gonna work better for your 90kgs

I'm 75kgs, my most frequently ridden boards dimensions; 6'2" x thickness of 2.1/2", x width of 18.1/2", x tail width of 14.1/4"-

I have a 5'11" x 18" x 2.1/4" x 14" that I ride when the conditions are 25-35kts, double-overhead waves, choppy sea-state - but it doesn't go so well in less than head-high waves & only 15-20kts. The RRd 5'9" sounds even smaller than my 5'11".

For me, the whole reason for stepping off a mutant kiteboard or a tt kiteboard or a 5ft kitesurfboardreplica & onto a surfboard is to gain true surfing performance on the wave ( & to reduce the kitehaulingbuttwigglingslippysliding).

If you take away from a surfboards volume & width you are reducing the advantages a surfboard has to offer over no-volume "kiteboards"

Riding a 6'2"x 18.1/2 x 2.1/2" surfboard allows me to ride waves with or without kite-pull, you can slow down to match the waves speed, ride vertcally without bogging-rail or sinking & engage with the breaking curl of the wave ( & when the wind drops, you just paddle back out )

Try to beg, borrow or salvage some boards, try before you buy - get out there & ride some waves.

There is no one-board solution to suit all the conditions that you will encounter & if you get seriously into the pursuit of waves you will end up with a variety of different shapes designed to suit your style & the waves you are riding

You could just buy yourself an old 2nd-hand 6'5"polyester surfboard for $200 - ride it strapless - you'll have alot more skills for strapped riding if you start out like that.

good luck

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Re: People who know something about surfboards-waveriding

Postby eightsmileys » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:48 am

Seano thanks for the hints!
Another guy i know is 85 kg and he rides a 5'6'' which is the same size his brother has who is 70 kg!
These boards are custom and the guy who made them changed something in the volume. A bit more thick i guess!
I'll try some surfboards if i have the opportunity.
P.S. I have a fish tail 6'6'' from airush 2001 model with that help to get into waveriding?


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