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#2404318 - 10/04/15 02:09 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: bsnyder]
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i currently don't have anything that could qualify as a even a step-up poke

really should get in touch with Russell Hoyte and get a step up of this 5'8 which handles anything i can scratch into.





Originally Posted By: bsnyder



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#2404324 - 10/04/15 02:21 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: manbearpig]
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Interesting thread.

I'm wanting to get into bigger surf. The problem is, board wise, I don't know where to start. Multiple waves within a 5 mile radius of my house that will call for more board this winter, but each of these waves pretty much seem like it needs a different style board.

More confusing is when you start to see what guys are riding where.

For instance, from what I'm reading younger guys don't seem to go greater than 7'0 at macking Pipe. 6'6 seems to be common. Not that it matters to a mortal like myself.

Then there's OH Blacks... where a something in the 9'0 range seems to fit the bill. wave2
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#2404330 - 10/04/15 02:28 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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be honest with your abilities, align yourself with people of seemingly similar skill, and talk to your shaper(s)

wave2


a pro can ride a 5'10 shortboard at second/third reef pipe. not the wisest board choice but if they are in the right place at the right time it's highly doable.

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#2404336 - 10/04/15 02:43 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: barnod]
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Age, condition, and weight. Gotta catch the wave.

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#2404338 - 10/04/15 02:46 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith]
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Pros don't ride 5'10s at Second Reef Pipe. I saw JOB's quiver at the Tokoro factory. He rides 6'3's to 7'0. He has bigger boards for Sunset and Waimea. And a really really big board for Peahi. The thing that was interesting was how much volume Wade packed into the step ups. I forgot the numbers but the boards were pretty thick in the middle tapering to the rails. They still looked like blades. Here's a Surfline feature from 2014.

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/fresh-batch-jamie-obrien-wade-tokoro_106062/

Most of the rippers at Big Bowl ride boards under 6'0, no matter how big it gets. They say the board fits into the curve of the wave easier. It's pretty much a slab. And with the shorter length less board to get foam balled. I ride a 6'4 to 6'8 just for paddling in. The last swell I surfed my 5'10 and there were some doh sets. All the drops were late and some were air drops. The advantage was able to change direction quicker and more finesse on stalls. But Pipe is a much different animal.

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#2404343 - 10/04/15 03:12 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: teeroi]
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perhaps my post wasn't clear.. i wasn't suggesting pros commonly ride 5'10s at second reef pipe whatsoever, i was just saying it has and can be done on a roll-in. others are way out there super deep on 8-9fters.. all depends what you are looking for and how you like to approach a particular wave/session. given one's ability is sufficient, the possibilities are vast. i guess that's what i was alluding to.

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#2404355 - 10/04/15 03:57 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith]
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6`10" 19" 2 5/8" with Lord Shreddingtons pad placement. Its a Webber from the late 90s I think. My friend got it in 1999-2000 used, so it was probably a few years old already. I got it off him last year. A bit of a banana rocker. Only ridden in one time last season I had to paddle out from the next beach and sat way further out than usual. Its a nice board cus I never fall using it, it sorta goes in a more steady way than other boards. It also paddles really well. Have yet to turn it, probably gotta change the pad further back for that to happen helmet

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#2404356 - 10/04/15 03:58 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith]
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Russell Hoyte step-up, resin-x / eps. Rides like a shortboard, but can has that extra paddle. Late, steep drops into "need to run fast NOW" sections are another strong point.



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#2404442 - 10/04/15 11:15 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: gui]
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Funny how the Pyzel looks like a fat grovel board next to those sexy blades

That Vincente is just epic btw

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#2404448 - 10/04/15 11:34 PM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: retodd]
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a real step up has a round tail or a pin
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#2404462 - 10/05/15 12:39 AM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: mapache]
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Originally Posted By: mapache
a real step up has a round tail or a pin


or baby swallow.....
my 7'4 "step up"...


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#2404463 - 10/05/15 12:43 AM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith]
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6'8 and 6'5. Sometimes they have swallows.



Edited by Clamsmasha (10/05/15 12:44 AM)
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#2404470 - 10/05/15 03:07 AM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: bsnyder]
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Originally Posted By: bsnyder



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#2404480 - 10/05/15 06:25 AM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: Clamsmasha]
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guess i need to try again?


Edited by leveler (10/05/15 06:48 AM)

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#2404481 - 10/05/15 06:31 AM Re: Your step ups, semi guns, and guns (photo thread) [Re: CCKeith]
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