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Need advice: First longboard/noserider #2940854
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It's time. I've never had a real long board. I've been riding my wife's Doyle foam boat in small waves and having fun, so after 25 years of surfing, it's time to get a long board. Considering where I live, I can't believe it's taken me this long.

I want something that I can walk the nose on. I'd like it to turn a bit too, but I don't need anything too high performance.

I'm 6'0", 185lb and will be using it in knee-chest high surf.

Any advice on what to look for (or what to avoid) would be much appreciated.

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Re: Need advice: First longboard/noserider [Re: Boneroni] #2940897
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It's time to give up and ride a longboard...see that all too often.
Think outside the box first.
Friction free surfing.


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Go to your local shaper, ask for a custom longboard you can walk the nose on at your home conditions and poof! You've got yourself a morally and ethically respectable surfboard made by a small business owner. You walk home happy with a good board and the satisfaction of supporting your local shaper.


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You live in Goleta... go get a Yater and be done with it.


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Re: Need advice: First longboard/noserider [Re: obslop] #2940933
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Something in the 9'2"-9'6" range.
Traditional noserider, Single fin with box so you can mess around with different fins.
I use a 9" mrs lucy or a 10" hatchet shaped fin on mine, ride it in anything below waist/knee high or mushy days.

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Originally Posted by Retropete
It's time to give up and ride a longboard...see that all too often.
Think outside the box first.
Friction free surfing.

Agreed, Try a mini-sim. My LB has been gathering dust since I got my mini ;-)

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Originally Posted by Retropete
It's time to give up and ride a longboard...see that all too often.


I'm not giving up anything, really, except surfing a foam doyle when it's waist high and not steep enough for even a fun board. I'll still surf my shorter boards whenever I can, but I can usually get 2-3 days a week more in the water on a lb.

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Agreed, Try a mini-sim. My LB has been gathering dust since I got my mini ;-)


Hmmmm..... I may look into that......

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You live in Goleta... go get a Yater and be done with it.


Hey, if I had an extra $1,300 laying around I would.

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Re: Need advice: First longboard/noserider [Re: jbd] #2940951
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Originally Posted by jbd
Something in the 9'2"-9'6" range.
Traditional noserider, Single fin with box so you can mess around with different fins.
I use a 9" mrs lucy or a 10" hatchet shaped fin on mine, ride it in anything below waist/knee high or mushy days.


Thanks jbd jam_on


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Don't stir the pot if you don't know the ingredient.

Originally Posted By: HarryLopez
I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh
Re: Need advice: First longboard/noserider [Re: Boneroni] #2940952
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GM Chrysler man you have to have a longboard for where you live!

9'2-9'6" modern performance longboard from a local shaper.


"The size / dimensions don't matter. What does matter is that it's flammable. Because you should set it on fire and get a real surfboard" Witchipoo
Re: Need advice: First longboard/noserider [Re: obslop] #2940966
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Originally Posted by obslop


roflmao applause2

That thing looks like it could ride the swells in the middle of the channel!


Originally Posted By: PPK96754
Don't stir the pot if you don't know the ingredient.

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I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh
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the 10'+ glider style boards are definitely an acquired taste but they are so damn epic to ride in small, clean point surf.

10' catches most everything

11' catches basically everything

12' - i don't know man - that's the next level - have not been there yet but i can only assume it's ridiculous.

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2 folks come to mind in your area

Parmenter or Wayne Ritch

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Originally Posted by Boneroni
Originally Posted by Retropete
It's time to give up and ride a longboard...see that all too often.


I'm not giving up anything, really, except surfing a foam doyle when it's waist high and not steep enough for even a fun board. I'll still surf my shorter boards whenever I can, but I can usually get 2-3 days a week more in the water on a lb.

Should have used "giving in" rather than "give up" but what I'm saying is there are alternatives.
When its longboard size small I ride a 7'6" midlength which has a tri plane bottom with 2 mini keels I made out of 2 M7 glass flex fins. The speed it gets on a nothing wave is so much fun. The loose slippery feel is highly addictive.
After half a dozen waves on a longboard I've had enough of the sensation.


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Retro, I seem to remember you posting some super-schweet looking midlenghtsin the past. I have no doubt they fly on any waves. cheers


Welp, this thread may helpful in not the intended way.

Going to see a well priced Flying Manta in a couple hours roflmao


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Don't stir the pot if you don't know the ingredient.

Originally Posted By: HarryLopez
I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh
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