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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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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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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.

Originally Posted by cdes
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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GM Chrysler man you have to have a longboard for where you live!

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


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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!


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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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Noseriders kinda suck .....unless you're really into that
They do one thing great....nose ride

50/50 egg rails , with maybe a little belly, with a flex fin


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Sean mattison shud make a mid length based off the manta. That’d b rad


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Ventura Surf Shop has a lot of options both new and used. The Beach House is worth checking out too though it used to have a great selection but not so much anymore - I must add Yaters are way under priced for the craftsmanship, knowledge and heritage.

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Thanks guys. Bought a used flying manta. Hope to ride it tomorrow in crap surf wave2


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Originally Posted by laidback
Noseriders kinda suck .....unless you're really into that
They do one thing great....nose ride

50/50 egg rails , with maybe a little belly, with a flex fin

Very true

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Originally Posted by Havoc4k
Sean mattison shud make a mid length based off the manta. That’d b rad

I've seen him posting some nice looking mid length Von Sol boards and longboards on FB

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Well...you already got something but a Magic Sam type longboard from Andreini or Spence, or...?...would be fun also...

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Originally Posted by Boneroni
Thanks guys. Bought a used flying manta. Hope to ride it tomorrow in crap surf wave2



how did manta go for u?


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Originally Posted by Havoc4k
Originally Posted by Boneroni
Thanks guys. Bought a used flying manta. Hope to ride it tomorrow in crap surf wave2



how did manta go for u?

It felt like a cross between a hovercraft and a skateboard with loose, but not too loose, trucks.
like as soon as I get into a wave it’s lifting out of the water and gliding along over the flattest sections.
Still n d to dial my foot placement in going backside, but frontside is like a buttery dream.
Sooooo much fun. jam_on


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Originally Posted by Boneroni
Originally Posted by Havoc4k
Originally Posted by Boneroni
Thanks guys. Bought a used flying manta. Hope to ride it tomorrow in crap surf wave2



how did manta go for u?

It felt like a cross between a hovercraft and a skateboard with loose, but not too loose, trucks.
like as soon as I get into a wave it’s lifting out of the water and gliding along over the flattest sections.
Still n d to dial my foot placement in going backside, but frontside is like a buttery dream.
Sooooo much fun. jam_on


Welcome (finally) to the party.
Although, as insane as a Manta is, can’t compare to a log/Noserider for true
longboard waves. Just a different beast. Both...so fun.


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Originally Posted by Oceanslide

Although, as insane as a Manta is, can’t compare to a log/Noserider for true
longboard waves. Just a different beast. Both...so fun.


Very true. I'll still be riding my foam board on teeny tiny waves, but the two surfs I've had on the manta would've been near impossible on my shortboard.


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Originally Posted by retodd
2 folks come to mind in your area

Parmenter or Wayne Ritch


I actually saw a nice looking Wayne Rich on the used rack at surf country a few months ago, but I didn't pounce on it fast enough and it was gone the next day.


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Just a kook here wave2 started surfing in 2014 so I don’t know much but here’s from my experience. The longboard you’d want would depend on the style of surfing you’re trying to achieve. If you want to focus on noseriding, a traditional heavy log would work well like a DT model T. If you’re feeling a little more confident and want to focus on noserides in the pocket, something like a bing elevator. If you’re looking for more hp surfing, a hp log glassed lighter with 2+1 fin setup would still let you noseride (not as stable). Few more different styles... And then there’s different tail shapes that change the feel of the bottom turn... so many stuff to learn hithead

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