Barry Vandermeulen Thruster

Every winter I seem to want to size down some.  This fall is promising the cycle will continue.  My 6’8″ is just feeling too long.  Josh, Peter and I were discussing this last Friday.  Finally Peter said, “Just get it over with, go to 6′ or so and take the time to learn!”

In the meantime, Josh lent me his 6’5″ Chuck Dent (Barry Vandermeulen design) to try out for sizing. It is a board Josh had custom made for Huntington. So far, I’d still whittle a few inches of the nose, but I’m having fun with it.  The middle fin is a bit skewed and de-laminated though, so that always tries to drive the board left a bit.


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