Best crowd killer performance board

cstreet

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Say you're looking for an edge at a crowded spot, or maybe got an injury and don't want to work too hard paddling and wave catching while you recover, or you're getting older, or maybe just occasionally feeling kinda lazy and just want to have a fun surf. So it's a balance between ease of use between waves and performance while on waves. Probably don't need to go full mid-length, right? Maybe around 6'8 and 40L tops for the average dude or dudess?

Lots of options but what's the best, in your opinion?
 

rowjimmytour

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That's my ride, between 6'6" and 7'0" single fin with volume.
Curious if you got your handle watching this on nhk :shrug:
 
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Duffy LaCoronilla

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Say you're looking for an edge at a crowded spot, or maybe got an injury and don't want to work too hard paddling and wave catching while you recover, or you're getting older, or maybe just occasionally feeling kinda lazy and just want to have a fun surf. So it's a balance between ease of use between waves and performance while on waves. Probably don't need to go full mid-length, right? Maybe around 6'8 and 40L tops for the average dude or dudess?

Lots of options but what's the best, in your opinion?
What kind of waves?
 

JeffRSpicoli

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Rusty Zeppelin.

The only time I did not like it is when I took it out on some hurricane swell, it was probably 6'+ faces + power, it felt a little bulky dropping in, but overall it is a "Swiss Army" knife of a board.
-took it out that day to make the beach break paddle out easier.

I've been loving it as a twin fin (NVS Krakens primarily), quad is nice too: much more maneuverable then you would expect.
-the dims listed on my OTR board are 6'4" - 21.62" - 2.87" = 43.90L
-I'm 5'7" and ~ 150lbs'ish, so it really serves as my groveler, but definitely works well in quality & crowded waves.
 

BentoBox70

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chilly1

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I really like my 7' X 5oL lost Crowd Killer RP but it best be chest high with some curve for optimum snurfability. If it is it opens up in the pocket surprisingly well. If it's not like that it's still really good at catching waves/ long paddles. I recommend it.
 

cstreet

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Rusty Zeppelin.

The only time I did not like it is when I took it out on some hurricane swell, it was probably 6'+ faces + power, it felt a little bulky dropping in, but overall it is a "Swiss Army" knife of a board.
-took it out that day to make the beach break paddle out easier.

I've been loving it as a twin fin (NVS Krakens primarily), quad is nice too: much more maneuverable then you would expect.
-the dims listed on my OTR board are 6'4" - 21.62" - 2.87" = 43.90L
-I'm 5'7" and ~ 150lbs'ish, so it really serves as my groveler, but definitely works well in quality & crowded waves.
This one would be perfect but it's a three-hour drive..

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/spo/d/san-diego-rusty-surfboards-zeppelin-4/7406138961.html
 
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sdsurfrat

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Say you're looking for an edge at a crowded spot, or maybe got an injury and don't want to work too hard paddling and wave catching while you recover, or you're getting older, or maybe just occasionally feeling kinda lazy and just want to have a fun surf. So it's a balance between ease of use between waves and performance while on waves. Probably don't need to go full mid-length, right? Maybe around 6'8 and 40L tops for the average dude or dudess?

Lots of options but what's the best, in your opinion?

Just get a SUP ya fag!
 

000

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i think if i could put a shortboard tail on my fat-ass fish, and make it in epoxy, i'd have a crowd killing performer