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#1568892 - 07/08/10 07:04 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: dontpush]
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I'd favor a standard thruster for the conditions you surf. I've owned a couple speedialers and have ridden them in various Cal conditions. They're best in lined up surf; then u really can go vert with ease. I love the SD, and u can ride it in anything, but not BEST for beach break.

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#1568893 - 07/08/10 08:30 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: finboy3]
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Yeah, I have considered a thruster as well. I have one but it was my first shortboard, bought it used -- it works ok but I don't ever get the itch to take it out. Part of why I am not as inclined to a thruster is that I have only been surfing a few years -- I don't rip on one at all, and catch more waves and make more sections on a fish type board. The majority of my surfing life has been on a fish or performance quad.. but I'm also weighing the benefits of paying my dues on a thruster.

Any recs for those? I have an SDII type board in mind.

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#1568894 - 07/08/10 08:54 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: dontpush]
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Oops, left that out. 5'9", 165-170.




5'7"-5'9" on the creekfish. 5'7" if you are a pretty good paddler and can easily catch most waves you go for. they mostly come 5'3"-6'5" in every 2 inches.

The creekfish has the wide point pulled back and more nose rocker than a keel fish and will handle late drops better.

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#1568895 - 07/08/10 10:33 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: dontpush]
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you can move out of that fish category and still catch waves with the right shortboard. the 90's are over. http://tpattersonsurfboards.com/boards/2010boards/risingsun.html

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#1568896 - 07/09/10 02:11 AM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: dontpush]
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Another board for every day conditions you really can't beat is a Griffin modfish. It's fast and maneuverable on the small days and turns into a monster on the good days; the most versatile board I've owned. I attribute the betterment of my surfsmanship to this board.

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#1568897 - 07/09/10 11:36 AM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: caramel_Sea]
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Another board for every day conditions you really can't beat is a Griffin modfish. It's fast and maneuverable on the small days and turns into a monster on the good days; the most versatile board I've owned. I attribute the betterment of my surfsmanship to this board.




Well said. Mine was a complete monster in OH SanO last swell. Ate those fat walls up!

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#1568898 - 07/27/10 04:37 AM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: Dawn_patrol]
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I'm looking to pick up a pavel speed dialer. I'm 145lbs and 5'7" Thoughts on board size? Is a 5'8" too big?
Thanks

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#1568899 - 07/28/10 10:46 AM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: stixx]
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5'8" is fine. These don't get sized down like a keel fish. Speedialer is pretty high performance

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#1568900 - 07/28/10 11:21 AM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: stixx]
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you might look into other dialer shapers, ie. Gary Hanel, Zamora, DK, etc.... more high performance, with more modern rails and bottom contours imho...

Had some stock pavels before and they seem to be a bit bulky and needs waves with push to really go....and they were glassed very heavy which i didn't like.

whichever shaper you choose, make sure it has lokbox for adjustability, a must for quad fishes....very sensitive to fin positions.

win win

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#1568901 - 07/28/10 11:53 AM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: stixx]
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I'm looking to pick up a pavel speed dialer. I'm 145lbs and 5'7" Thoughts on board size? Is a 5'8" too big?
Thanks




why pavel ? have you tried one ? what do you have now ? and yeah 5-8 is way to big for you .

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#1568902 - 07/28/10 12:50 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: retodd]
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I have seen a 5'6"!! Maybe they go even shorter. At 145 probably can go shorter than 5'8". BUt it aint gonna be a boat at 5'8". As far as other shapers making a higher performance speedialer than PAvel, that's not been my experience. My DK dialer has the exact same concaves and shouldered/pinched rails as my old Pavel. Same heavy glassing schedule, same planshape. People seem to like the Creekfish. Maybe someone can comment on its comparative performance w/dialer.

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#1568903 - 07/28/10 03:42 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: finboy3]
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I think Pavel makes a 5'4". Both mine are glassed pretty heavy, glossed, etc.

If you're looking for alternative shapers, I'd recommend Ian Zamora without hesitation. He worked with Rich Pavel and is one of the number one shapers out there, especially if you're thinking about a dialer. He can help you with sizing and I think his turnaround is pretty reasonable.
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#1568904 - 07/28/10 09:01 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: Noleash]
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love my 5' 10 dk dialer
going on 3 years old and mostly in beach break
pic's when new


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#1568905 - 07/28/10 10:17 PM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: heelnipstr]
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love my 5' 10 dk dialer
going on 3 years old and mostly in beach break
pic's when new







nice board!! I'll eventually get another one down the line, likely 5'7" or 5'8"

really diggin' my 5'9" GH quad fish. very very foiled knifelike rails but so fast and carvy, slam dunk!
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#1568906 - 07/29/10 06:43 AM Re: Pavel Quan/Speed Dialer Rave [Re: Havoc]
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After some time on my 6'2" Dialer I'm realizing it's way oversized for me at 6'1"/160lbs - looking to trade down to a 5'8" or maybe a 5'10".
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