bluesnowcone2000 wrote:...i want to move up a few sizes and get a longboard...
jonny wrote:McTavish Fireball will hit the spot
Brent wrote:I dunno about some of the comments above about bigger & longer boards; currently in www.swaylocks.com there is a good thread in the general forum started about a week ago about paddle volume and surfing, how some guys find going to bigger, longer & higher volumed boards destructive to their surfing...
PlusOneShaper wrote:… Basically, boards seem to paddle well when they are very floaty or, they are a bit sinky. Also, boards with certain waterlines in the mid-float range paddle horribly, like they are taking weather to helm or something…
J.Troy wrote:…The only time I can feel the thickness or lack of is in the thick soup where the airated water magnifies the lack of float…
iam2sam wrote:…I had a 9'6" once that had all-around down rails, medium-to-high tail rocker, and little nose rocker. I absolutely loved riding that board. It paddled pretty well in ideal conditions, too… …there is the fatigue factor - the relative ease of duck diving a short board vs. paddling a long board through the soup and constantly accelerating it back to speed could easily make a big difference by the end of a long session, especially for an older surfer…
oneula wrote:…i guess that's why most "funboards" end up not really being all that fun in the long run…
Benny1 wrote:…I've said for years that the worst-paddling boards are mid-size. You paddle a 10' board with glide - momentum, smooth strokes, speed. You don't paddle a sinker, you swim it… …Too big to swim (and dive), too small to glide. No thanks…
Nels wrote:…You have a bunch of folks on longboards who can out paddle mid-range sizes, and shortboards who can duckdive anything... …sometimes this size board just winds up out "out of place" in contemporary lineups...too short to compete with longboard peaks and too long to safely bang rails in shorter environments…
waaahoo wrote:…Condition specific for wave, rider, and board combination. I think sometimes the problem with a fuller volume board is that even tho you have what seems to be enough speed you are floating on top of the wave instead of being caught in the wave and carried forward with it…
TomBloke wrote:…A heavy 12' hunk of timber enables you to roll under the wave, which is just as effective as duckdiving a shortboard. Also, a heavy longboard is able to use its weight to swing into late no paddle drops, unlike superlight foam longboards. Heavy longboards can be low volume or high volume. . . it's the weight that counts. Heavy longboards also accelerate faster when taking off…
RoyStewart wrote:...A good all round board must have a sweet spot, and noseriding boards do not have a sweet spot by definition since they are designed to have the turning and trimming positions in separate places...
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