About......Travel Guns are the ultimate in
high perfermance shortboard surfing. They're
even narrower, thinner and lighter than most
standard shortboards and are ideal for surfing
hollow, often super fast heavy waves.
Generally speaking, if you're good enough to
ride some sort of gun, then you'll know what
to get. The following tips are aimed at someone
considering surf travel for the first time,
but also aimed at reminding 'lesser' surfers
what 'not' to buy!!!
If you're someone who's considering riding
more taxing waves (hollower waves) for the first
time, then a travel gun could well be a worthy
option. These boards will differ from your current
shortboard in a number of ways. Not only will
your travel gunl be slightly longer (to get
into waves sooner), it'll be narrower (to reduce
outline curve), possibly thinner (with sharper
rails) and definately more drawn in at the tail
(for control at high speeds). They're built
for faster turns than your standard shortboard
and therefore need to have less outline curve
to avoid spinning out. So if you surfed a 6'2"
shortboard, you'd probably travel with a 6'6"
travel gun aswell. It depends on what size waves
you're thinking of tackiling too!
Generally speaking, they'ere quite specialised
boards and thus second hand prices can be very
reasonable. Prices are usually between £100-£200,
but often a £150 will get you something
with just a few minor dings - so get looking
on secondhandboards.com now!!!!