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Topic Title: Anyone riding a Cymatic that's shorter than them?
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Created On: 12/29/2019 09:57 AM
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 12/29/2019 09:57 AM
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sw

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Only people I've seen locally riding Cymatics have been riding them much longer than their height, but all recommendations are that the Cymatic should be ridden 3-4" shorter than your normal shortboard. Anyone on here riding a Cymatic in this shorter size range?

Obviously the footage of Kelly on a 5'3" at 10' Haleiwa is mind blowing, but I'm interested to hear any ride reports on how a short Cymatic goes in our surf.
 12/29/2019 11:53 AM
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Cole

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IMO, that board looks too small for him.
 12/29/2019 05:27 PM
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theglide

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He gets a lot of speed off that bottom turn.
 12/30/2019 04:35 AM
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dingpatch

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Looks to be pretty "fun"!

BUT, , , , just as with many other "new designs" like this, you must take it with a very, very, heavy dose of "You Aint Kelly" and "Brevard Waves Are Crap".
 12/30/2019 09:08 AM
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satbch

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I have two of them. Both 5'6" stock dims. I'm 6'3" and 185-190 lbs. I love it on all size waves although for me when riding ledgy barreling waves the nose kind digs in a little bit when dropping in late but it handles nicely once you get over the ledge. My recommendation would be to get one that has similar volume as your standard short board since the dimensions on these things are hard to grasp on their own. My 5'6" paddles as well as my 6'0" "step up" with the same volume.

Edited: 12/30/2019 at 09:08 AM by satbch
 12/30/2019 09:38 AM
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sw

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Thanks satbch!! Exactly the kind of local firsthand info I'm looking for.
 01/05/2020 02:44 PM
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ummm

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I'm 5'11" and ride a 5'9". I've always ridden 6'0" boards and was intimidated by the Cy...til I trusted it and just went for it. Now I absolutely love it. It's my favorite board of all time. The volume is just right and is in the right place - the middle of the board - giving me way more stability than I expected. The thing plane's beautifully and turns instantly. I'm an old guy and this board is helping me rip, even the fast, steep shorebreak we get here in Jupiter.

Edited: 01/07/2020 at 09:58 AM by ummm
 01/05/2020 05:52 PM
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sw

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Great report! Thanks!
 01/12/2020 06:37 PM
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bchside

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Thanks for board report

Edited: 01/12/2020 at 06:38 PM by bchside
 01/12/2020 06:37 PM
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bchside

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How's the board handling our flat waves (FL) ? Looks like an interesting board.
 01/13/2020 11:48 AM
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Cole

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Kelly on it in more normal waves.

 01/14/2020 05:14 PM
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sw

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Looks just like Slater but that's actually a guy named Noel Salas I think. He does a pretty good board review and rips pretty good too even though he's not quite Kelly =). For an average Joe he makes that board look pretty good.

Edited: 01/14/2020 at 05:15 PM by sw
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