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Created by thesuplife 4 months ago, 23 Jan 2020
thesuplife
8 posts
23 Jan 2020 10:20AM
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Hi all

Needing some advice on a board. Im 110kg / 6ft and say somewhere between a beginner and intermediate rider. Ive been looking at the following boards. Any advice would be awesome.

1. Fanatic Allwave 9'7x32.5 (175L)

2. Starboard Whopper 9'4x33 (178L)

3. Starboard Wide Point 9'5x32 (153L)

4. ECS Wideboy 9'5x32 (156L)

Happy if you have any other ideas. Didnt want to spend any more than about $1800. Less would be better :)

Thanks again

Gboots
NSW, 917 posts
23 Jan 2020 1:27PM
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In terms of value for money and quality I can highly recommend ECS.
I have the 7'5 Slab and it has withstood some impacts much better than my higher end boards

BigZ
59 posts
23 Jan 2020 11:00AM
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thesuplife said..
Hi all

Needing some advice on a board. Im 110kg / 6ft and say somewhere between a beginner and intermediate rider. Ive been looking at the following boards. Any advice would be awesome.

1. Fanatic Allwave 9'7x32.5 (175L)

2. Starboard Whopper 9'4x33 (178L)

3. Starboard Wide Point 9'5x32 (153L)

4. ECS Wideboy 9'5x32 (156L)

Happy if you have any other ideas. Didnt want to spend any more than about $1800. Less would be better :)

Thanks again



I am 6'4/112. From your list I would point you to Starboard or ECS. The other two are way to big even for our size.
If you are open to other brands I would highly recommend JL Destroyer. Very stable and at the same time high performance. 8'10 would be a great choice. Or if you want to challenge yourself for a bit - 8'5. This is what I use and love it but it took me a while and some punishment to get really comfortable.

Goodbye
QLD, 103 posts
23 Jan 2020 2:21PM
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When I was learning to surf I tried a couple of boards....... Fanatic Fly, Allwave, then got onto a Starboard Whopper 10'

Progression really started to happen on this board and I moved to a 9.5 Whopper soon after. The 9.5 was fantastic.....
(it's a 9.4 in current series) .............. I was 95kg then.

Both Whoppers are great surfers and a breeze (pardon the pun) to learn on. I actually wonder sometimes if I wouldn't have given up if I hadn't come across them.

At your weight I would demo a 9.4 or 10 foot Whopper if you can. The stability and surfability as you are progressing is a godsend and it will take you quite a way to the next stage.

Of course, eventually it will feel too big but as a beginner/intermediate ............... hard to beat!

Cheers

100yearsold
6 posts
23 Jan 2020 5:42PM
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It all about wave count for me when progressing.
A little but bigger and little bit wider helps you catch the wave ( even if your not quite lined up at the sweet spot
I'm on a Smik 9'5 spitfire and at 57 years old and 85 kegs everyone will say it's too big but for the last year I catch 20-30% more waves than most people out there. I have been able to learn about balance in **** conditions and been able to manoeuvre the board without the falls
I'm yet to push the board to the limits
and every session is amazing. Now I'm Demo'ing new boards under 9' and I'm so happy I didn't try to go too small on length and volume too early
cheers

Hoppo3228
VIC, 388 posts
23 Jan 2020 11:14PM
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I would actually recommend another route...

Buy a all round longboard SUP approx 10' x 30" x 145-160L... Like a One SUP Bolta, but basically every brand does one...

No matter how good you become on a SUP, you will always enjoy having something like this in your quiver. Small days, High Tide days, windy days etc.

The narrower width will surf better than boards at 33-34", and it will teach you about correct foot placement in getting a board to turn, trim etc.

Then, once you become more profficient, look for a more performance shape, between (around) 8'6-9'2 x 30"-31" x 135L. A wideboy 8'10" suits this.

I've used to hover around 110-115kg and surf a 10'4"x 28.5 x 140L longboard sup more than any other board i've owned.

jvriesinga
14 posts
24 Jan 2020 4:54AM
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Have a look at the Ecs noserider as well. It comes in 125L and 133L. I am 100kg and ride the 125L with no balance issues. The board is well built and will be something you will probably never grow out of.

Gboots
NSW, 917 posts
24 Jan 2020 10:11AM
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jvriesinga said..
Have a look at the Ecs noserider as well. It comes in 125L and 133L. I am 100kg and ride the 125L with no balance issues. The board is well built and will be something you will probably never grow out of.



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jvriesinga said..
Have a look at the Ecs noserider as well. It comes in 125L and 133L. I am 100kg and ride the 125L with no balance issues. The board is well built and will be something you will probably never grow out of.




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jvriesinga said..
Have a look at the Ecs noserider as well. It comes in 125L and 133L. I am 100kg and ride the 125L with no balance issues. The board is well built and will be something you will probably never grow out of.


jvriesinga out of interest what would the 10 footer be like for someone like me (60kg) ?
Is it to big for me even as a long board ?
I generally ride boards around 9 foot or less . I have the ECS 7.5 slab and am impressed (even considering the 7.0) but maybe a 10 footer would be fun too

Goodbye
QLD, 103 posts
24 Jan 2020 9:51AM
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Hoppo3228 said..
I would actually recommend another route...

Buy a all round longboard SUP approx 10' x 30" x 145-160L... Like a One SUP Bolta, but basically every brand does one...

No matter how good you become on a SUP, you will always enjoy having something like this in your quiver. Small days, High Tide days, windy days etc.

The narrower width will surf better than boards at 33-34", and it will teach you about correct foot placement in getting a board to turn, trim etc.

Then, once you become more profficient, look for a more performance shape, between (around) 8'6-9'2 x 30"-31" x 135L. A wideboy 8'10" suits this.

I've used to hover around 110-115kg and surf a 10'4"x 28.5 x 140L longboard sup more than any other board i've owned.


Hoppo has a good point here. A 10 x 30 Longboard is something you would keep in your quiver even once you start using smaller boards.

thesuplife
8 posts
24 Jan 2020 7:58AM
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Thanks everyone. Not sure if my decision is easier or harder now haha

jvriesinga
14 posts
24 Jan 2020 1:18PM
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Gboots said..

jvriesinga said..
Have a look at the Ecs noserider as well. It comes in 125L and 133L. I am 100kg and ride the 125L with no balance issues. The board is well built and will be something you will probably never grow out of.





jvriesinga said..
Have a look at the Ecs noserider as well. It comes in 125L and 133L. I am 100kg and ride the 125L with no balance issues. The board is well built and will be something you will probably never grow out of.






jvriesinga said..
Have a look at the Ecs noserider as well. It comes in 125L and 133L. I am 100kg and ride the 125L with no balance issues. The board is well built and will be something you will probably never grow out of.



jvriesinga out of interest what would the 10 footer be like for someone like me (60kg) ?
Is it to big for me even as a long board ?
I generally ride boards around 9 foot or less . I have the ECS 7.5 slab and am impressed (even considering the 7.0) but maybe a 10 footer would be fun too


It might be big for you but I'm sure it would still be fun. I met someone who had a custom noserider that was the same length and width but lower volume. You could contact ecs and see if they would do something like that or alternatively get a shorter noseriding board with less volume. Perhaps a 9'6 sunova style or a smik short Mac.

rockmagnet
QLD, 1377 posts
26 Jan 2020 10:54AM
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Hard to beat a Sunova, videos a bit dated but Sunova still make them ,probably been a bit more refined in 2020

thesuplife
8 posts
8 Feb 2020 4:11PM
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Indecisive after talking to a lot of people. Im am now looking at a few of the Jimmy Lewis boards. Destroyer and Super Frank. Any opinions on either of these boards?



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