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Re: Choosing a board from the quiver
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 02:06:25 PM »
Are you fortunate enough to demo the boards in your local spots before you buy or, as in my case, do you rely on the manufacturer's advice and reviews from here on the Zone and other sources?

With my small size, it's really hard to find demo options.  I started out with boards that were way too big for me.  I'm now a custom junkie and love the entire process of getting a new board built.  I like customs for the performance and light weight, but also because I find talking with the shaper invaluable.  They've really helped me dial in on the designs and sizes that fit my breaks, skill and preferences. 
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Re: Choosing a board from the quiver
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 02:29:16 PM »
9 times out of 10 these days I'm on my Foote 10-4. Makes even me look good and there's something to be said for being comfortable. I do mix in occasionally with my 8-4 Vec but it requires a later drop and I'm a sucker for longer rides. I'm in with the shortboards on it. A challenge for me while waiting the 9-8 element is very fun once on a wave...last time used though was last spring I think...:(. Like JimK I love my 14 from way outside. I often take it with me along with the Foote...those two can cover me for 95% of the conditions I like.
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