- Dec 11, 2019
Thanks Kool-Aid, and everyone else in the thread for input. I'm locked in 100% for a Stretch step up in Legacy construction. That's a done deal, kudos to everyone who recommended a Stretch.It would be helpful to know where you surf in Indo, what size/types of boards you're looking for, and what your general dimensions are especially thickness.
Right off the bat, I think XTR is a fine option but you'll find that most of the durability comes in the form of dent resistance and water intrusion resilience. Good but not that impactful for breakage which is what I'm assuming you're referring to.
Dark Arts, I really don't know. They definitely feel very strong / touch but I'm not sure what would happen if a solid Uluwatu lip landed on one. Also, Indo can have a lot of wind/chatter and Dark Arts has a unique feel that I think is a pretty big gamble for the price.
I'd echo the recommendation on Stretch if you want something super resilient. Of course, you have to dig his shapes but we all know they clearly work in Indo. Go CFT for your shortboard and legacy construction on a 2x4 or Lil Buddy as your step up.
I'll either get a Stretch CFT for the shorty, or a Dark Arts Ghost. I'll have a few beers and decide later tonight.
My next time back in America, maybe in December, I'll definitely look into getting a Black Dart (or 2). They look super cool.
I was going to send you a PM Kool-Aid but I'll say it here, thanks for the chat about the Sicario. Like you I ended up just getting a Carrera. I was going to get 3 1/8 thick but after hearing that yours is 3 1/4 I decided to get the same and I'm glad I did. That thickness feels sooooooo nice. Hopefully I'll catch the biggest wave of my life on this thing, come the swell season.
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