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When to move on to a smaller board ?

Postby tradesun » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:57 pm

While learning I used a 155cm twintip board. Now I am at the point where I can easily go upwind and doing transition pretty well.
The board belong to a friend, but I can keep using it. I live in Cabarete now so I am surfing few times a week.
I am 70KG and surf with a Naish pivot 10M on winds between 15-19.
Should I buy a smaller board now, and get used to it. Or should I continue for a while on a 155cm?
If you think I should buy; what size? and what is a good time to move to a smaller one?

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Re: When to move on to a smaller board ?

Postby edt » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:55 am

you have to demo boards. Everyone is different. You might end up liking anything from a 125 to 140. You can buy a board right now but almost certainly you will have to resell it if you end up taking advice from random people on the internet instead of going with your feelings on what suits you best. My fave board is the Jaime Textreme, if you get a chance try that in 135cm, but don't buy a board because that's what I like you gotta go out and try them.

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