To my favourite surfboard builders,
The last board I ordered is my 5’9” pavarotti (blue color) and has been an awesome board for me! Total quiver killer. I can say I’ve ridden it 95% of surfs since I got it.Rides really fast, has a decent rail for such a short board, but mostly enjoy it for steeper / pockety beach break waves. Gets going really fast and has good feeling tail for the few tricks I’m capable of doing. Feels great going right and left. Something I’ve learned as a practicing engineer the last 2 years is ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’, so Board #1 I’d like to order is a re-make of this board. Don’t want to change too much, but would like to try it an inch longer and a touch more foam. I like the thickness dimension on the one I have, so maybe 5’10” and a little wider?
I knew the 6’2” mendia jetstream would be the one to ride on the trip. That’s how it worked out and I had some of the most fun sessions of my life out there on that board. On fast waves I can push on the rail 100% and know it’s not going to slip out. But also feels really sick doing more back footed backside turns with the tail in steep sections. Couple those features with some screaming fast lefts with perfect turn sections mixed in – felt like a magic board.