Never seen a Cortez or MB in the flesh. I tried a stubbie over on Tenerife a few years ago. As far as I know the shape has not changed. I tried a Killerfish which was very very similar to a SM. According to the shaper he said he was struggling to find a difference measuring both. Now the latest KF are different, the tail at least. There is a guy here who has both a SM and a Pyramid (83 and 78 IIRC). I reckon he is between 70 and 75kg. I have seen him on the SM at Glass beach tripping/loosing the rail at times but he is not such a good sailor. I can´t recall seeing him out on the Pyramid. I adjusted some Witchcraft fins for him.rod wrote: ↑Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:42 amI would like to try a Reaper but I like the narrow width of the Super mini (the fanatic stubby and Cortez simmer share this). And the tucked soft rails that give a super smooth ride.
I tried about 6 100L shapes before I worked out this was what was so good about the (large) stubbies.
I think trying other types of boards is so important. Have you tried a Simmer Cortez, Super Mini or MB board?
For sure the Reaper is a lot more fun in smaller waves but not as good in bigger waves. It is really made to make very mediocre or even B&J conditions exciting. For bigger conditions I have the Haka ST which is narrower.
An example of a board which used a more taper but with a fairly flat (tail) rocker is the Mistral twinser from 10-12 years ago. I remade some of them to trifin or quad (the conversion to quad was lots cheaper) to give it more grip but that shape was quite nice and allround.