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Cymatic sizing #2913365
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Just received my Slater Cymatic - a 5'8 stock dims. Volume is listed as 32.9L, which is actually slightly over my normal literage

Im a tad worried however... the board feels super thin for the volume it supposedly has! waves are flat where i live for about a week or so and i cant alleviate my fears by testing it. I know the board is super short and meant to be, but has anyone of you guys who owns a cymatic had the same worry?

I'm 6'2 and 190lbs (85-86kg) and consider myself better than average in ability.

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5-8 19.88x 2.625 @ 33 liters

Dims don't really match on a shaping program but all you need to know is it needs to meet up with the nose . that is optimum

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Originally Posted By: retodd
5-8 19.88x 2.625 @ 33 liters

Dims don't really match on a shaping program but all you need to know is it needs to meet up with the nose . that is optimum


Yea its a different sorta shape alright - just spinned me out a little unwrapping the board. im sure once i get it in the water it'll all be good.

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Think its the same size Jordy was blowing up on , you should be good

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I had the same feeling with my vader when i unpacked it. After a few sessions, all doubts are gone and I could surf even smaller sizes. I'm pretty sure it applies to the cymatic.

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I see what you mean with the thin, foiled rails + tail, but don't worry: there is a lot of volume packed into that shape. I'm 6', 180, 40 y.o., and I've got the 5'8" too. I love it for San Diego surf. My XTR Evo is 5'5" 30.5L, so I was deliberating between the 5'7" & 5'8" in Mitch's shop. I'm sure I would've been fine with either, but the 5'8" is really easy to swing around, so I appreciate the extra liter for paddling. If it's around the same volume as your typical board, you should be fine. Shorter is better on Tomo's MPH/blunt nose shapes (ideally somewhere about chin to nose-height), so give it a chance for a few surfs to get used to it if you are new to his designs. Where do you surf? I think it goes best about waist to head high waves, so don't expect it to be an amazing groveler with those thin rails.
Fin suggestions: try it as a quad before tri (per Tomo). I also found I needed less fin (possibly due to the bat tail points & channels) and my initial problem with the board sticking when releasing from snaps was solved with medium fins rather than larges. Let us know how it surfs!

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I think youll find that its too much volume.


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Thank you very much fellas - you've given me a lot of assurance! some swell coming next week so hopefully get it out for a run through soon

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Originally Posted By: Oeste858
I see what you mean with the thin, foiled rails + tail, but don't worry: there is a lot of volume packed into that shape. I'm 6', 180, 40 y.o., and I've got the 5'8" too. I love it for San Diego surf. My XTR Evo is 5'5" 30.5L, so I was deliberating between the 5'7" & 5'8" in Mitch's shop. I'm sure I would've been fine with either, but the 5'8" is really easy to swing around, so I appreciate the extra liter for paddling. If it's around the same volume as your typical board, you should be fine. Shorter is better on Tomo's MPH/blunt nose shapes (ideally somewhere about chin to nose-height), so give it a chance for a few surfs to get used to it if you are new to his designs. Where do you surf? I think it goes best about waist to head high waves, so don't expect it to be an amazing groveler with those thin rails.
Fin suggestions: try it as a quad before tri (per Tomo). I also found I needed less fin (possibly due to the bat tail points & channels) and my initial problem with the board sticking when releasing from snaps was solved with medium fins rather than larges. Let us know how it surfs!


Yeah it was the thin rails that got me worried to begin with. most of my boards have more volume in rails but it looks like the volume is evenly distributed from nose to tail in the cymatic.

I surf in North-east England in the U.K, we get a lot of punchy waves with good reefbreaks and some beaches, ideal for the cymatic i think.

i just bought a 5 fin set (firewire FCS) so will go with your recommendation of trying it as a quad first. super excited to try it out!

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i think he domes his deck and thins out the rails for speed and sensitivity, leaving plenty of volume in the center

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Finally got a chance to ride my Cymatic - you guys were spot on. absolutely nothing to be worried about smile

But F**K me! does the Cymatic go or what??!! epic board!

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Nice. It is a really fun ride. Super responsive.

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I just ordered a 5' 4" x18 7/8 x2 3/8" at 26.7 L
was considering a 5'3 at 25 sumtin liters since my best two tomos were the nano and vader at 5'4 and 5'3, both around 25 1/2. I got the evo because i went up a little in weight at 27, and it feels like a boat in comparison. Goal is to get back down in weight a little, as any additional weight seems to be the most detrimental thing to my surfing


Like a blind man at an orgie, I was gonna have to feel my way around.
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Quote:
any additional weight seems to be the most detrimental thing to my surfing


Yes. This is an undeniable truth.


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Originally Posted By: Duffy
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any additional weight seems to be the most detrimental thing to my surfing


Yes. This is an undeniable truth.


and despite what they say, it doesnt get cured by adding volume. It helps, but it's still a handicap


Like a blind man at an orgie, I was gonna have to feel my way around.
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