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New Deal size decision

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Created by scsuperfrank 1 month ago, 5 Jan 2024
scsuperfrank
28 posts
5 Jan 2024 5:28AM
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I have an Infinity New Deal (125L) that's too big for my 150lbs. Like it a lot but too big.
I have an opportunity to trade it in for either an 8'6" x 29" 114L New Deal or a 9' x 28" 104 L New Deal.
I am still getting comfortable on my 7'11" RNB and would like the New Deal to be little more stable.
Anyone with a view on difference in stability between 8'6" 114 L and 9' 104L New Deal?

slsurf
229 posts
5 Jan 2024 8:08AM
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At your weight I don't think there is much difference in stability. But as I understand it the 8'6 is more rockered and better suited for a little bigger steeper waves. If you want a more longboard drive and glide type feel the 9' would have that and it's a better volume for 150 lbs in my opinion. 7'11 rnb is going to have significantly less surface area than the 9 ft longboard, even with its wide tail.

Kisutch
392 posts
5 Jan 2024 12:38PM
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I would get the 9x28 cause it's a better complement to your RNB, more distinct. I find the 9x28 ND fairly stable for the volume (compared to 100L Blurr at least), but I'd Guess RNB is also stable for volume with parallel outline
Take w grain of salt but I think if you want a rough day stable board, maybe get a used beater 8x29.5 or something, then have your nice ~100L RNB/ND long and short combo. They should become stable at 1.5 L/kg

scsuperfrank
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6 Jan 2024 12:27AM
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Kisutch said..
I would get the 9x28 cause it's a better complement to your RNB, more distinct. I find the 9x28 ND fairly stable for the volume (compared to 100L Blurr at least), but I'd Guess RNB is also stable for volume with parallel outline
Take w grain of salt but I think if you want a rough day stable board, maybe get a used beater 8x29.5 or something, then have your nice ~100L RNB/ND long and short combo. They should become stable at 1.5 L/kg


Thank you. I agree and also still have my 8x30 Superfrank for choppy days.
The 3 boards , JL Superfrank , RNB 98L and New Deal 9x28 will cover all possible conditions where I surf.
Will have to come up with a good reason for a 4th board in future

Kisutch
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6 Jan 2024 6:32AM
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Nice you're set! Hahaha for the 4th, if you have faster/steeper waves, the Blurr is so fun.

scsuperfrank
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6 Jan 2024 7:50AM
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Kisutch said..
Nice you're set! Hahaha for the 4th, if you have faster/steeper waves, the Blurr is so fun.


I love the look of the Blurr v2.I don't think I could justify it for the smaller ( often choppy) beach break where I live. Except in fall when we get nice long period storm/ hurricane swell



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