Puddle Jumper HP Round vs regular ol' PJ?

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Anyone been on a PJHP and Rocket Redux? I keep going back and forth.... analysis paralysis (Orange County everyday board for intermediate). PJHP looks a lot beefier on line, but it’s really not that different from the Rocket wide dimensions (5’9 PJHP volume = 5’10 Rocket W volume).
 

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PJHP is beefy. Rocket will offer better upper end. PJHP best 2-5, Rocket best 3-7. If you have never had a rocket tail, they a a blast , good kick in pocket
 
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PJHP is beefy. Rocket will offer better upper end. PJHP best 2-5, Rocket best 3-7. If you have never had a rocket tail, they a a blast , good kick in pocket
also looking at PJHP vs Rocket redux and 3-7 ft sounds perfect. do they have similar entry/tail rockers? . how did you size your rocket? couple inches below your height?
 
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After going back and forth on the PJHP round and the Rocket I ended up going Puddle. It’s been super fun. I never got to try the Rocket so no basis for comparison, but after handling them in the shop for weeks it seemed like the Rocket has short board DNA in a super fun package. While the PJHPR has groveler DNA in a suped up package. Definitely similar but different starting points, and ride like that. My board has never been my limiting factor on what I can do...so the groveler DNA was perfect for me.

I’d respectively disagree that the PJHPR is beefy. It’s a hybrid but the tail is pretty thinned out. The pic is a Neckbeard 2 next to my Puddle....it’s a 5’8 Puddle vs a 5’10 NB2...so admittedly not apples to apples.
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my buddy has run his standard puddle jumper hp through the ringer in anything from ankle to head high. He loves it and may replace it with a cabron wrap version . not sure about a round tail on a groveler. Just doesn't seem right in my opinion. sqwatch or swallows all the way
does he run as a thruster or quad ? looking at one to mix things up. they make bigger ones like 6’4 too!
 

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whats diffo bet pjhp and uber driver xl? seem very similar except one sucks as a thruster lol.
I'd expect to see a single concave, maybe slight double around the fins, in the uber driver XL.

PJHP I'd expect the single/double/vee. I have the lib tech regular PJ and the bottom contours are pretty different from Sub Driver, which I'd assume is the closest thing to the Uber Driver.
 

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I'd expect to see a single concave, maybe slight double around the fins, in the uber driver XL.

PJHP I'd expect the single/double/vee. I have the lib tech regular PJ and the bottom contours are pretty different from Sub Driver, which I'd assume is the closest thing to the Uber Driver.

well they have sub driver 2.0 now to confuse us more lol
 
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for you guys that went PJHP after having an original puddle jumper what was your favorite? been riding my PJ all summer and it is so fun to surf catches everything but I think winter time it might not have enough rocker so might want to get the HP version or a rocket. Or just keep it as my summer board and get another Pj in xtr. Want all that wave catching ability and speed but just a little more upper end.
 
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