Guys, what about Vader performance in bigger waves (2-3 meters)? I don't ride them very often, but for me it is the perfect size right after perfectly manageable and before f*cking scary
Firewire forums say Vader is perfect up to 2xOH, which is a limit for me right now.
http://www.firewiresurfboards.com/f/for ... der-review
Also please help me find correct size for Vader. I'm 182 cm 72 kgs skinny guy. Waves I ride is generally 1-3m height from wind (no proper swell around). Wind direction — from straight onshore (Vietnam) to side-onshore (Baltic sea). I ride 6'0" strapless, which is my first board, no problems with it (except upwind performance is questionable, but maybe mine problem). Have tried Vanguard 5'2" from a buddy in small waves and 7m² wind in Vietnam, found it a good one, not too small / too big. Riding waves for 2+ years, kiteboarding 5+ years. Ozone Reo 5+7m² + Rally 9m² (needs to be sold). Lightwind riding is not my thing, since no waves at this windspeed here.
I'm thinking 4'10" or 5'0"...