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Nugget or Pro? (North)

Postby hcohen2018 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:38 am

Hi,

I'm an intermediate rider at waves, riding what is possible here from small to 2m storm waves. Currently riding with a skim style surfboard, so zero volume and not allot of surf like carving abilities.

I'm a big guy - 95kg 1.83( ~6ft) and looking for a dedicated surfboard. Since I'm on the budget I got two options here that suits me as a second hand

North nugget 2016 5'2
North pro 2014 6'2

These are two very different boards, and after reading allot online I'm still confused to which one should I get
Usually riding with allot of power and my main goal is to have fun and progress, would love to hear some feedback.

Thank you

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Re: Nugget or Pro? (North)

Postby kiterocky » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:44 pm

If u dont know....than better the nugget

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Re: Nugget or Pro? (North)

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:52 pm

the answer to your question you will find on your sentence "...2 meter ...." The nugget is for small waves. It is a very wide surfboard. When you hit the face of the wave after the bottom turn on a 2 meter swell (wave face?) the board would not respond like the north pro. If you going to spend 80% or more on small surf then the nugget

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Re: Nugget or Pro? (North)

Postby hcohen2018 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:21 pm

Thanks. That's my problem, mainly its a 1m cross shore wind waves - a very musshy conditions. Couple times a year we have a nice storm and a 2+m swells are hitting the shore.

I have a compromise in the form of Brunotti Boomer 5'8 2017 also in that price range.

So my main waveriding will be in small waves but I still want to feel good on some stormy days. Maybe I just need a bigger home and a better job :):)

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Re: Nugget or Pro? (North)

Postby vela99 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:37 pm

I used to have a Nugget and switched to Slingshot Celeritas after several months of parallel use.

The Celeritas gets on a plane fairly early (noticeably better than the WAM) and there is not a big difference in comparison to the Nugget in marginal conditions but it turns much better and is still good fun in decent waves.

I am proposing an intermediate step to you as the Pro is far away from the Nu8gget in terms of performance.


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