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Need help with buying new surfboard

Postby tl25 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:39 pm

Hi im trying to decide between 3 surfboards. Hope someone could help...
Im a girl 55 kg riding normally in 15-20 knts with low and mushy waves. Currently im riding a traditional surfboard 5,9 strapless looking to buy something that would be good for my conditions but also to attach straps when the winds and sea pickup (25+ Knt).
These are the boards im thinking of...

1. Naish skate size 5,4
2. North whip 5,4 or 5,8
3. Axis new wave 5'4 or 5'8

I have good control with the surfboard but just beginning to understand how to ride the waves properly. Also looking to start a bit freestyle....

Thankss

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Re: Need help with buying new surfboard

Postby NYKiter » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:38 pm

You might want to think about getting a beater long board and then investing in some real surfing experience (if you have not already done so...). Kites are really just like training wheels to surfers.
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Re: Need help with buying new surfboard

Postby braveman » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:59 pm

Took an Axis Newave for a spin the other day and ended up buying one on the spot so i def. recommend the new wave.

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Re: Need help with buying new surfboard

Postby tl25 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:55 pm

Also thought of the cabrinna skilit... Any thoughts about that??

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Re: Need help with buying new surfboard

Postby tautologies » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:10 am

I've ridden the naish skater 5'4'' a lot. I love the board. It is short enough to make it easy to ride...the construction will hold up for forever for you. I never rode it with straps though, but on waves it excels until the waves hit between 9-12 ft. I ride it both twin and thruster. It is great for small and medium surf..

I do weigh more than you...personally I don't think starting with a longboard is necessary and think you'll love the board.

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Re: Need help with buying new surfboard

Postby knotwindy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:23 pm

i rode the 5"4" Skater a lot as well and the board is reactive, almost twitchy, so be careful as a newbie to the waves. It was a fun board but alas, i broke it right between the feet on a landing. No board will last forever.


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