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new shape wave board for WA

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Created by peguin 23 days ago, 22 Jul 2018
peguin
WA, 208 posts
22 Jul 2018 11:31AM
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I've fallen out of wave sailing last few years as surfed & SUP more. Getting the itch again.
My waveboard for many years was 82l RRD twin 54" wide and its gone to the for free post section. So waveboard-less . Noticing guys my weight 78-80kg using wider, more volume board in same conditions and lighter conditions. They are getting around the break faster and easier, holding position with less effort but still turn tight on the waves. Watching a kid on a 100l Nueve in esperance smash a wave and he must of only weighed 60kg wet.
I'm based in perth but do travel the up & down coast regularly and just want one waveboard not a quiver. So thinking about one of these newish shapes such as the Nano, AIR, JP Slate, Stone.
Wondering what the size folk run with these boards above the traditional shape board as their allround everyday board for WA conditions.

Foghorn
WA, 70 posts
22 Jul 2018 3:36PM
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Should have kept the rrd still a good shape

peguin
WA, 208 posts
22 Jul 2018 5:38PM
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it was retirement time. Served well for 5yrs but battle scars were too numerous.

Mark _australia
WA, 17932 posts
22 Jul 2018 8:38PM
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That 2010 RRD twin was a magic board and worked even better as a quad.

Get an RRD quad 2013-16 (cult, not hardcore) and I reckon you'll be happy. Similar feel is Quatro Cube same age.

The stubbies are a bit specialised..... most seem designed to maximise average waves so I recon Esp, Margs, Lano, G'loo might be less than ideal. I saw very few true stubbies last season in Gero...... still 220-230cm quads in great numbers. Nano is popular so the only one I'd consider so far...

R1DER
WA, 1111 posts
23 Jul 2018 7:29AM
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Wondering what the size folk run with these boards above the traditional shape board as their allround everyday board for WA conditions.


For Perth use and close by I reckon 5 to 10 litres above your body weight

23 Jul 2018 8:19AM
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Hi Peguin

Your RRD 82 twin was a great board :), I had one as well years ago.

You will find the 'new style' stubby board range in 82-88L or so to be great for a 1 board solution, with your weight in mind. I can't talk for the other brands that have the stubby style, but would think they are all designed around the same concept.

Early planing, tighter turning, fast rocker, easier to get around in the break and upwind as well.

I'm the same weight as you and use a 84L Simmer Cortex (stubby design). I have to say I'm privileged to have more than one board, but if I did have to chose just 1 board to cover all, then this would be the one. From Gnaraloo to Esperance.

If you use a more conventional shape, with the drawn in tail section, then Rider is right on the + 5 to 10L above your body weight, for Perth conditions.

Unless you are sailing down the line, with great speed in half mast to mast high waves, then the more 'pin tail' / drawn in tails might be better to hold the rails. Any other conditions I would say the stubby designs works excellent and is a lot of fun.

Your welcome to try my 84L board out and hopefully you can compare a bit with the other brands if possible to make up your own mind.

Cheers
Jesper

peguin
WA, 208 posts
23 Jul 2018 4:48PM
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Thanks guys for the replies.
Didn't know the RRD was so popular as didn't see many round. Never like the colours scheme compared to other brighter colours of the range. A 15yr is now riding it, so it lives on.
I'll wander over Jesper when back in Perth and conditions are suitable.

Lager
WA, 13 posts
23 Jul 2018 8:53PM
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Fanatic stubby is the best board I have ever ridden. They have cut off the extra volume that you don't really need thus I can use the 88L as my all round board (I am currently 95kg) Gnaraloo to Scarbs. Personally don't think you need more volume than your weight with the newer style.



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