Days are getting longer... how about a new board for summer? Here's a couple straight out of the Stamps board factory. Two brand new Ninja-Bump models:
Couple of thoughts here:
1. I'm getting the urge to ride a bigger board this summer- something to suck up the smallest surf out there and let me do more with less. Something in the mid 9' to 10' range, a nose rider outline.
2. Ever notice that you don't get your foot all way to the tail of the board most of the time? That's the advantage of having a break in the outline, right where your foot falls there's a pivot point. The bump give the water a place to release from the rail. What do you notice? A little more looseness, a little more release out of turns. Give the bump a try, you'll like it.