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have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver.......

Postby coleman » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:37 am

here is what i am wanting out of a second board....lots of speed, holds edge for long powered turns, needs to be versatile for varying wave conditions. mostly used on texas coast at padre/corpus but will take trips to better locales. i weigh 150lbs/68kg and am 5'7"

so i have the lightwind option already, now i want something that i can fully carve. so for long, flowing carving with speed that can perform in a variety of conditions what would be best????

looking at:

shinn duke 5'6" or 6'0"
slingshot celeritas 5'6"
airush quad or cypher

thanks for the feedback :thumb:

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Re: have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver....

Postby dannybarnette » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:08 am

Coleman:
Hey man, so since you have the Nugget, a lightwind/small messy wave slayer, you want an all around board that will take you from like chest high waves to overhead waves right? May I suggest my personal favorite and the best all around board that I have found, the North WAM 5'8''. I weigh 140 and am 5'9'', I have ridden this board in anything from onshore 3 foot sloppy waves to tropical storm andrea 15+ foot gnarly monster waves, to overhead fast down-the-line offshore winds and overhead waves... The North WAM is THE BOARD that I would take to any kite destination not knowing whether the conditions will be small and messy or huge and gnarly!

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Re: have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver....

Postby Dirk » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:55 am

Naish Global 5.8 also falls into that category. Very solid construction.

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Re: have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver....

Postby Rbgar » Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:19 pm

Check out the Stretch Thing, EPS w/cork laminate make it light and strong. I've found production board like the Naish Gobal are beatiful but just to heavy and a bit to gunny IMO. This said if I wanted production today I would get a North board.

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Re: have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver....

Postby coleman » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:07 pm

found a used 510 wam and snatched it up. thanks for the tips! :thumb:

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Re: have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver....

Postby dannybarnette » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:05 pm

coleman wrote:found a used 510 wam and snatched it up. thanks for the tips! :thumb:


Sweeeeett!!! You are going to love it!! What year did you get?

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Re: have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver....

Postby coleman » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:37 am

2012.....looks to be used sparingly. was there a diff between 2013 and 2012?

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Re: have north nugget, need another surfboard for quiver....

Postby dannybarnette » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:42 am

Awesome! I actually own a 2012 WAM and have ridden the 2013, not much of a difference, maybe the 2013 just refined a little more. That is a sweet board! You will really enjoy it! Let me know how you like it after your first few rides!


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