Please help I need unbiased guidance from a stable person that knows what they are talking about! Last time I bought a board because it spoke to me > Cool board though
My fat ar$e
a. Height = 5’10’’
b. Weight = 15 Stone or 94KG or 206LB
Current (first) board
a. Escape board, by Bill Attlee
b. Shape = Flying carpet/Slipper
c. Construction: Traditional fibreglass.
d. Dimensions = 7’2’’ X 22” X 2&15/16”
e. Concave nose at the front with 50/50 rails, Single fin at the rear with 70/30 rails.
I bought the board last September and was planning to use it (learn to surf) over the winter, however in October I did my back in whilst surfing in Porthcawl - Since then the waves have dropped off significantly and the board needs at least 3’ to 4’ to get it moving properly – then it goes like a scalded cat :0)
In a nutshell I’m after a Longboard. The sort that will catch a fart in a bathtub and pull fast and exciting turns …when I learn to do turns!
I think I’ve found a fantastic deal on a 9’0” Surftech Wingnut II, (its got a little scratch and is £100 cheaper – what a shame!!!!). The man in the shop (who in my opinion is cool, enthusiastic, sold me my first board, like, trust & respect for totally unknown reasons) is telling me it is “progressive” and will “rip”. Unfortunately, having read descriptions of it on the web it kind of sounds a bit tame / predictable / noserider’ish etc.
1. Can someone out there please assure me that once I’ve learned to carve some nice turns it will still turn me on?
2. Maybe I need something dull to learn how to turn properly?
Best regards & many thanks for your time