I haven’t talked to you since I got my EPS “Ridiculous” single fin with side bites (6’4″ x 20″ x 2 5/8″) a year ago October. Thought you should know I’m still loving it. People at “Uppers” (Trestles) continue to comment on it and how well I surf on it.
And my wave count is through the roof.
Anyhow, I’m about ready to make some quiver changes and the “lil Rascal” is sounding a bit tempting. I’ve been riding the “Ridiculous” with a 5 1/2 inch single and the small longboard side fins.
I really like the positive, flowy feeling of the single fin- especially backside because I’m goofy footed.
I have ridden it as a twin and a half and didn’t care much for it. So, here’s the question. Would you recommend the “lil Rascal” with a similar fin set-up? I’m curious because it looks like a board I could surf a bit more radically. The nose, rocker, and outline looks very similar between these two boards, thus the transition would be easy between the two. The “lil Rascal” seems like you’ve trimmed the fat, shortened, and put a more pure twin set-up on it than the “Ridiculous”. Is this the case, and how could it be adapted for a 6’2″ tall, 35 yrs. old weighing 175lbs? I’d love to believe I surf as good as Jay, but…. Would you recommend a 6′ 0″ x 20 x 2 5/8″?” Too big or small?
I’d love for it to paddle similar to my current board (or better if you can work miracles).
Thanks for your time and attention to detail.
6’4″ x 20″ x 2 5/8″ Ridiculous Small Wave Wonder, Single Fin thumbtail/roundpin
custom flexible epoxy surfboard construction