The Craigslist Thread

oeste858

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Man, it's hard to be realistic about your own used boards. I tried listing used XTRs for $500-600 and got nothing. Gotta be unsentimental when pricing it and look at it as a buyer. Sorry @rts265 if it's yellow, you're probably not getting $300 for it, no matter the shaper. Also, in my experience, 90% of SoCal surfers have no idea what XTR is or why it should cost more.
I'm not sure where you're located, but when I needed the space for new boards and was truly ready to sell em at more realistic prices, I dropped several boards at Birds Shed for consignment and they sold in a week. The shop takes a $100 off the sale, so you agree on the sales price beforehand. Most surfers are working from home and/or have flexible schedules right now, so the shops have so much foot traffic coming through browsing the racks and they are moving so many boards during the post-quarantine... rather than someone having to search on CL for your particular brand/shaper.
 

rts265

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I got 375 for an oak foils yesterday. I hear you though. People just aren’t excited about the mackie or gmm2. I don’t get it. I think I’m down to 400 and 350 here on erbb. :shrug:
 
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retodd

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Eps , side cut , not a well known So Cal shaper , and a fin box issue , plus epoxy color work and many people have had issues with air sprayed boards .

Odds are not in your favor with that Makie
 
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jkb

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Why do you say that?
From experience. My asyms really shine in point/reef style waves where you can really open it up and link a few turns together.

When it comes to quick, punchy beachbreak it's hard to beat a thruster, IMO. I can do a quick pump to get things going and make it around sections I wouldn't otherwise be able to make.

With a keel on the toeside, I feel like you need to let it gather its own speed, to a certain extent. Down-the-line speed is absolutely incredible and the pivot is unmatched, but when it comes to the quickness out of the gate that you need with a lot of beachbreaks (or when there's only enough time to fit one or two quick turns), I prefer a thruster.

I'd love to try an asym thruster for beachbreaks though.
 
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MathDebater

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Cool, thanks for the insight. The last year or so I've mostly surfed my banjo with EN twins (upright) so I am pretty adapted to the twin beach break life. Back in the good ol' days when there was actually surf in SD I was probably 70/30 beach/reef - maybe a little more the last few years.
 

sdsrfr

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Masterbater- Where are the fin boxes placed on your banjo relative to end of the tail?

EN would be pretty far forward, ya?
 

ChaseTMP

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If you ride point breaks or reefs on occasion, then do it. Not really a beach break board, IMO.

I think the line about ridden once is bullshit based off the dirtiness of the wax.
Thanks for the info. If I hadn't just bought a new XTR Pyzel Astro Pop, I'd probably be more on the fence. It did give me that quick "what boards can I sell?" feeling, but I think I want to give one a go first. I need to take waxurDyl up on his offer to try one of his envious collection.

I surf out front of my place the majority of the time, which is a quick lil' beach break wave where you're usually lucky to get two turns off. The local reefs/points closest to my place are a time suck (getting down to the breaks) so I generally only surf them a few times a month during W/NW swell season.
 
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Bob Dobbalina

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I got 375 for an oak foils yesterday. I hear you though. People just aren’t excited about the mackie or gmm2. I don’t get it. I think I’m down to 400 and 350 here on erbb. :shrug:
The dims on those boards are pretty niche.

I don't sell a lot of boards online, but I wonder if you cleaned up your Tomo and shot new photos,if you might have better luck. IDK
 
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retodd

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riders shack or usedsurf could be the best option . Good prices and online presence plus they ship