MemberJune 13, 2021 at 6:57 am
I have been surfing for about 3 months and have been loving it. Looking into buying my first board and trying to decide if I should go with a 9’0 vs 9’6? I feel comfortable on a 9’6 but if I’m going to buy one wondering if I should just make the hop to 9’0 now or stick with the 9’6. Only reason for going down is for easier turning is my assumption.
Thanks for any insight!
MemberJune 17, 2021 at 8:14 pm
I’m 6’3″, 175lbs and like you have been surfing for about 4 months now and also love it. I bought a 9’6 NSP board and it helped me a lot. It’s really easy to catch waves on that board, but you do have to put a lot more weight to make it turn. I noticed that when I borrowed my girlfriend’s 9 ft board. I wiped out a lot at first until I figured out I was heavy footed because of my 9’6. I’ve been thinking about getting a 9 now but i’m still happy with the 9’6″. Like I said, for me it’s a lot easier to catch waves in the 9’6″ than the 9, but the 9 is a little more fun. If I had not bought the 9’6″ I would probably buy a 9ft now.
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