While it shines around shoulder to head high, The Sled R/T is meant to be a daily driver with some serious range. I would consider it for surf from hip high to well overhead.
Advanced – a couple of inches under your height is a good place to start. Intermediate – your height to a couple of inches under. If you are going to use the Sled R/T as a step up then I would keep it very near your height.
If you want something you can ride shorter than your standard board in powerful or sloppy surf, The Sled R/T is a great choice. I would even venture to say that the Round Tail Sled could be a single board quiver. The change in tail shape, from squash to round improves the connection between the board and the wave face. In addition to keeping you connected, the round tail allows for smother, quicker, rail to rail transitions, especially in surf with a bit of power. Along with the change in tail shape, tail curve (rocker) has been increased slightly and some nose flip has been added.
To say board size and shape are particular to the surfer is an understatement. This reality makes it difficult to be more than general in describing what type of surf a board will work well in. What I attempt is to describe what size and type of waves the board was designed for. As they say, results may vary but understanding some design principles and a bit of terminology will greatly help. Keep reading for recommended sizes
These dimensions are not set in stone. All of our models can be adjusted to suit your personal needs.
The dimensions are what I would refer to as “native” or “rack” dimensions. They are derived from a master file through a scaling process. They are the dimensions you will likely see in the rack at one of our retailers. Keep reading for recommended wave ranges
Direction to the right size board is not an exact science but a culmination of direct experience, team feed back and constant communication with customers - after that, a reliance on gut feeling. These recommendations assume careful consideration of where you are at with your surfing (honesty in your level of surfing) along with consideration of the volume chart. Keep reading for recommended skills