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Advice needed on Flash, Placid,Hipster Twin

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Created by surffeenz 2 months ago, 12 Feb 2021
Brenno
QLD, 783 posts
6 Apr 2021 1:14PM
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Tardy said..

Brenno said..


wazza66 said..
Breanno,
I believe that at 100 kegs the 8'4 would not have enough foam to comfortably float you. The 8'8 would be spot on as It makes standing around out the back and paddling pretty comfortable. Don't go too small as it will sit on the rack too much. It surfed really well and you wouldn't be dissappointed with the 8'8 as it looks, feels and surfs like a smaller board.
Waz




Sigh. Sometimes wish I wasn't such a fat bastard
You're probably right wazza, let you know how I go.
In the meantime I've hijacked Surffeenz's post, sorry mate, got carried away



Yeah its a bitch having heavy bones Brenno ,I'm 96 kgs ..and I would sink the 8,4 .
8'8 flow is the go ..i actually like to paddle my boards and move quick enough ..to catch everything ..
why do we go as small as we can? because it makes them easier to throw around ...
The new 8'8 just does that ..its a shred machine ...and it does not feel 31 wide to me ,its a really exciting board to ride ...
it just does stuff
mind you if your a young buck go the small one ,but this old bull is happy with some float .get on the tail
and you will throw it around like nothing ..I remember you had a 8,10 flow ,,it is nothing like that board ,I also had a 8,10
it was way to big and wide ..for me .it is more like the 8'7 ..so i put the 8'8 in the short board category ..its a good big mans short board .


Thanks Tardy, that's what I needed to hear...

surffeenz
NSW, 10 posts
Wednesday , 14 Apr 2021 10:41AM
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I thought I'd jump back in with an update. I've been riding the flash a lot the last month even in rubbish conditions and I'm finding it much more stable now. Still loving it especially when it's big so I'll keep it for the bigger/ steeper days. I was keen to get a hipster twin but wasn't sure on size 7'10" or 8' and ended up buying a second hand ESC slab 7'5" x 28" x 109ltrs to see how I'd go on a smaller board. The Slab rocks! It's soo lively I can throw it around like a short board, heaps of fun. I'm still keen to try out the twin but happy for now with the slab.
Now I can't help think that I probably need a longboard sup now. A mate down south just got a revolution 10' x 30" so I can't wait to have a go.
Can you ride longboards around the same volume as shorter sups or is it more about the width?

slsurf
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Thursday , 15 Apr 2021 1:04AM
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Pretty much same as what I've been thinking for a 3 board quiver. The volume will depend on your goals for the board. It seems like a lot of people value a longboard for paddling speed and covering a lot of ground in the lineup which would mean higher volume. 10 x 28 revolution?

surffeenz
NSW, 10 posts
Yesterday , 15 Apr 2021 1:13PM
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slsurf said..
Pretty much same as what I've been thinking for a 3 board quiver. The volume will depend on your goals for the board. It seems like a lot of people value a longboard for paddling speed and covering a lot of ground in the lineup which would mean higher volume. 10 x 28 revolution?


I do like the look of the Revolution 10 x 28 also the smik hipster and style lord LB's. I ride a firewire TJ Pro longboard prone, 9' x 22 1/8 and love the feel of that. I surf it more on the back foot than classic longboard style but would still like something I could get to the nose on.

Gboots
NSW, 1113 posts
Yesterday , 15 Apr 2021 4:38PM
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surffeenz said..
I thought I'd jump back in with an update. I've been riding the flash a lot the last month even in rubbish conditions and I'm finding it much more stable now. Still loving it especially when it's big so I'll keep it for the bigger/ steeper days. I was keen to get a hipster twin but wasn't sure on size 7'10" or 8' and ended up buying a second hand ESC slab 7'5" x 28" x 109ltrs to see how I'd go on a smaller board. The Slab rocks! It's soo lively I can throw it around like a short board, heaps of fun. I'm still keen to try out the twin but happy for now with the slab.
Now I can't help think that I probably need a longboard sup now. A mate down south just got a revolution 10' x 30" so I can't wait to have a go.
Can you ride longboards around the same volume as shorter sups or is it more about the width?



How good is the Slab 7.5 . Love it . Too much volume for my 65kg (wet) but goes so well in small and mushy waves . I use a smaller trailer fin which makes it nice and loose. My go to travel board as it's so easy to manage out of the water and built strong . Very underrated board and it's a shame they don't make it anymore. Nearly pulled the trigger on a 7 by 26 (and I should have )

surffeenz
NSW, 10 posts
6 hours ago , 16 Apr 2021 6:55AM
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Gboots said..

surffeenz said..
I thought I'd jump back in with an update. I've been riding the flash a lot the last month even in rubbish conditions and I'm finding it much more stable now. Still loving it especially when it's big so I'll keep it for the bigger/ steeper days. I was keen to get a hipster twin but wasn't sure on size 7'10" or 8' and ended up buying a second hand ESC slab 7'5" x 28" x 109ltrs to see how I'd go on a smaller board. The Slab rocks! It's soo lively I can throw it around like a short board, heaps of fun. I'm still keen to try out the twin but happy for now with the slab.
Now I can't help think that I probably need a longboard sup now. A mate down south just got a revolution 10' x 30" so I can't wait to have a go.
Can you ride longboards around the same volume as shorter sups or is it more about the width?




How good is the Slab 7.5 . Love it . Too much volume for my 65kg (wet) but goes so well in small and mushy waves . I use a smaller trailer fin which makes it nice and loose. My go to travel board as it's so easy to manage out of the water and built strong . Very underrated board and it's a shame they don't make it anymore. Nearly pulled the trigger on a 7 by 26 (and I should have )


I bought it because it was there and I don't have many options to demo boards, I didn't think I'd be able to ride it or even like it. Now I can't wait to get back on it, so fun and surprisingly stable (87kgs). I'm riding it as a quad (super loose and lively), what fins are you using with the small trailer? You should definitely keep an eye out for a 7 by 26, they'd be mad to stop making the Slab.

Gboots
NSW, 1113 posts
3 hours ago , 16 Apr 2021 9:15AM
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surffeenz said..

Gboots said..


surffeenz said..
I thought I'd jump back in with an update. I've been riding the flash a lot the last month even in rubbish conditions and I'm finding it much more stable now. Still loving it especially when it's big so I'll keep it for the bigger/ steeper days. I was keen to get a hipster twin but wasn't sure on size 7'10" or 8' and ended up buying a second hand ESC slab 7'5" x 28" x 109ltrs to see how I'd go on a smaller board. The Slab rocks! It's soo lively I can throw it around like a short board, heaps of fun. I'm still keen to try out the twin but happy for now with the slab.
Now I can't help think that I probably need a longboard sup now. A mate down south just got a revolution 10' x 30" so I can't wait to have a go.
Can you ride longboards around the same volume as shorter sups or is it more about the width?





How good is the Slab 7.5 . Love it . Too much volume for my 65kg (wet) but goes so well in small and mushy waves . I use a smaller trailer fin which makes it nice and loose. My go to travel board as it's so easy to manage out of the water and built strong . Very underrated board and it's a shame they don't make it anymore. Nearly pulled the trigger on a 7 by 26 (and I should have )



I bought it because it was there and I don't have many options to demo boards, I didn't think I'd be able to ride it or even like it. Now I can't wait to get back on it, so fun and surprisingly stable (87kgs). I'm riding it as a quad (super loose and lively), what fins are you using with the small trailer? You should definitely keep an eye out for a 7 by 26, they'd be mad to stop making the Slab.


The fins they supplied . I put the smallest one in the back centre









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