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Slingshot Screamer / Swallow Sizing

Postby bri7 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:42 pm

Hey there,

I run a 6ft 1 inch Surfboard but thinking of getting a Slingshot screamer or swallow for easier travelling. How do you adjust the sizing down to cater for the lack of nose? So what's a 5.2 of 5.4 with a nose etc.

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Re: Slingshot Screamer / Swallow Sizing

Postby ulx » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:48 pm

What size and weight are you?

The Swallow is a good allrounder. The Screamer better suited for windier/choppier/bigger conditions. As a one board solution the Swallow is much more versatile.

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Re: Slingshot Screamer / Swallow Sizing

Postby bri7 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:50 am

I'm 181cm around 90 - 92kg

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Re: Slingshot Screamer / Swallow Sizing

Postby ptben » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:10 am

I have the Angry Swallow in 5’4 and I’m 6’2 (188cm) and around 94kgs. Due to the width and volume I wouldn’t suggest going for the 5’6. I also use a 5’8 Celeritas and a custom 6’2 board. I’d add 6” to 8” if the Swallow had a full nose.

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Re: Slingshot Screamer / Swallow Sizing

Postby ulx » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:22 pm

I would recommend the 5.4 Swallow, too. The new Mixer is really fun, too. For me with 80kg the 5.6 would be big enough. But I am not sure if that is enough board for you.

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Re: Slingshot Screamer / Swallow Sizing

Postby bri7 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:04 pm

Thanks for the replies guys much appreciated.


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