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Thread: beginner board?
04-21-2005, 09:54 AM #1
I have been trying to read up on what would be a good first board.
I seem a lot think that a long board would be good.
I am 6'1" and 175-185 lbs. Beginner and would be surfing NC.
I will get a chance 2-3 times a year thats all but, I don't want to renting stuff.
What size would be good.(long board?) and does it matter who the shaper is for a beginner.
Just wanting to get something I might keep for a while even if I progress to other boards later. I do a lot of wake boarding so I don't think it will be to foreign to me.
04-21-2005, 10:42 AM #2
I would say get a longboard.
Probably something in the 9'0" - 9'4" range.
If you try to start off on something smaller, it will probably be harder for you to learn.
If you want something "snappy", then go for a 9'0" high performance tri-fin board.
04-21-2005, 01:29 PM #3
9ft tri fin = "snappy"! That's friggin' funny.Gave up on the bottle, give me the lobotomy.
04-21-2005, 04:15 PM #4Originally Posted by mountainbored
Obviously you've never seen guys "rip" on longboards.
See....that was in quotes too.
04-21-2005, 07:23 PM #5
I will start by looking at the "snappy" boards
04-21-2005, 09:06 PM #6
There are longboards meant to just cruise and noseride.
And there are longboards that can be ridden like a shortboard.
Ones that can be ridden like a shortboard are significantly thinner on the rails.
Talk to the the guys at your shop...I'm sure they'll find what you're looking for.
04-21-2005, 09:20 PM #7
the vote for snoogens changing his name to "snappy" is now on the floor.
please vote with your heart.fine
04-21-2005, 09:26 PM #8Originally Posted by snoogens
"There is a hell of a huge difference between skiing as a sport- or even as a lifestyle- and skiing as an industry"
Hunter S. Thompson, 1970 (RIP)
04-22-2005, 04:39 AM #9Originally Posted by Plakespear
04-22-2005, 09:32 AM #10
you're gonna really call this a longboard?
04-23-2005, 10:46 AM #11
Snappy would.Gave up on the bottle, give me the lobotomy.
04-27-2005, 04:47 PM #12Originally Posted by tuffy109
THAT'S MY BOARD!!!!!! (Same as one Dave Miranda is on)
9-0 Randall French HP
I don't know, I call it a longboard. It's been called a log before too.
For the beginner board: Get at least a 10ft board and make sure it is THICK. Will make learning and catching waves in small surf the easiest. It's what I learned on. Just get a used one for cheap if you won't be using it all that often.ROBOTS ARE EATING MY FACE.
04-27-2005, 04:56 PM #13Originally Posted by PlakespearROBOTS ARE EATING MY FACE.
04-27-2005, 05:43 PM #14Originally Posted by bossassfine
04-27-2005, 07:26 PM #15Originally Posted by tuffy109
Are you sure??? (Soda can marks logo)
ROBOTS ARE EATING MY FACE.
04-28-2005, 07:05 AM #16
Love the "in home" demonstration!
04-28-2005, 08:19 AM #17
hahahaha, be careful!fine
04-28-2005, 11:45 AM #18Originally Posted by tuffy109
These are the things you can do when you don't have a job.ROBOTS ARE EATING MY FACE.
04-28-2005, 07:05 PM #19
Get a Mini Tanker, if you have any shops that Sell Blue surfboards, get one of those. A 7'10" mini is super easy to learn on, yet its short enough to have some fun once youve got some confidence. checkout surfindustries.com and look under Blue Surfboards, theyre pretty cheap, A 7'10 will run you about $360 if I'm not mistaken. I just got a Funboard for $335.