Which SmoothStar is best for me?
SmoothStar can be used by beginners, intermediate and advanced. SmoothStar has spent many years perfecting the right board and model to suit the right rider and their level of surfing.
SmoothStar has not only engineered and perfected the Thruster to emulate surfing, but has designed all the other elements that makes up the best surf feel for each and particular surfer size and skill level.
To Help Improve Your Surfing
In order to get the most out of your SmoothStar and make it feel just like your surfing, we recommend following our detailed guide. Each model reflects different size surfers and they have all been tested by our R&D process, pro surfers, pro surf coaches and our teamriders.
Smoothstar board recommendations*
|Surfer Height||Weight||Recommended Board||Click to View Range|
|+ 155cm||25kg – 50kg||View 30″ range|
|153cm – 170cm (5″0′ – 5″7′)||40kg – 75kg||View 32″ range|
|160cm #8211; 181cm (5″3′ – 5″11′)||55kg – 95kg||View 32.5″ range|
|162cm – 183cm (5″4′ – 6″0′)||55kg – 85kg||View 33″ range|
|180cm – 193cm (5″11′ – 6″4′)||70kg – 100kg||View 35.5″ range|
|182cm – 203cm (6″0′ – 6″8′)||85kg – 120kg||View 39″ range|
*Do you like to surf with longer surfboards or do you want to cruise on streets on longer distance? Then we recommend you our 36” or 39” even if you are smaller or lighter person then it’s written in the table above.
Wheel Base & Deck Length
Wheel base is really one of the key aspects of choosing the right SmoothStar for your riding ability. Typically the shorter the wheelbase,
the tighter the turning and more critical turns. However, you don’t want it too short that you shorten the width of your legs too much
that you lose balance. Typically, we recommend thinking about your surfing stance which is approximately a little bit wider than the
width of your shoulders. Measure the width of your stance against the Wheels Base of the SmoothStar models.
|SmoothStars Models||Deck Lenth||Wheelbase||Approx Surfing
|30″ (76cm)||52cm||35cm – 60cm|
|32″ (81cm)||52cm||45cm – 65cm|
|32.5″ (81cm)||52cm||43cm – 62cm|
|33″ (84cm)||54cm||45cm – 65cm|
|35.5″ (90cm)||58cm||50cm – 75cm|
|39″ (99cm)||67cm||50cm – 75cm|
Wheel Base & Deck Length
Deck Concave is very important to emulate the surf feel, connecting your feet to the board. All SmoothStar deck designs have been tested thoroughly for the appropriate rider. For example, the more critical boards such as the 32”, 33” and 36” boards have a steeper concave as riders using these boards carver harder and sharper than those of the 30” and 39” models. Without the concave, you simply don’t get the surf feel. SmoothStar boards have very low tail kicker and this is really to emulate your tail pad on your surfboard.
Having a wider wheel: better the grip between turns, it increases stability, can handle rough surfaces with small stones. Having a thinner wheel: faster you will go between turns – faster release, you will be able to slide as there is less surface area gripping the ground.
Wheel Hardness Soft Wheel: better absorption of bumps, better grip on turns, less foot vibration.
Hard Wheel: faster, slide the tail more
SmoothStar has generally soft to intermediate hardness wheels. However, SmoothStar has thin and thick wheels. However, the most suitable wheel for most riders is SmoothStar Stingrays, they were developed for the intermediate surf skater, which provides all rounder performance.