eddy2258 wrote:ok thank you but the other question i had asked do i really have to go so high to a 9ft or can i comfort my self with a 7.6 or an 8?
Z mann R2 wrote: if you really don't want to get into longboarding, try a fish! Maybe around 5'8-5'10 in size. [/img]
billie_morini wrote:...but, i want to be cool like Kelly...
...i been skateboarding down mountainous hills for years...
...my girlfriend likes the pointy nose on shortboard...
...i ride mountain bikes really fast in the forest...
...i can't swim well, but that doesn't matter...
...i'm fairly tall so a potato chip-sized board is OK, right?...
...i can pay less for shortboard than longboard...
...longboards are big ol' white things; i want a colorful short board...
...only a shortboard will fit inside my car....
...i don't know anything about surfing, but that doesn't matter....
...well, in Chinese "yes" means "no" and "no" means "yes"...
...i've never even been on a lake, what does it matter?....
...i rode a snow board once...
...my cousin's second-best friend's friend showed me a picture in a surfing magazine and said, "surfing is so easy that even llamas can do it"....
drowningbitbybit wrote:Z mann R2 wrote: if you really don't want to get into longboarding, try a fish! Maybe around 5'8-5'10 in size. [/img]
Possibly the worst bit of advice you can give to a learner.
Fish arent suitable for beginners even if they are floaty - they're skatey which is fun in skilled hands, but just means wobbly to a beginner.
Also, fish arent great for tall/heavy people. By the time they can float someone 6ft+, they've lost the advantages of the small dimensions.
Oh, and jaffa... click on 'view more smilies' and then you too can
Z mann R2 wrote: You learn on what fits you best and from what this guy is saying, he's only 150lbs and seems like he's got a decent amount ability to help....he'll be fine on anything but a shortboard in that surf
captainmatt wrote:Thanks. Again, would like some brand/model suggestions. I'm sure I'll end up with several boards as esoncar (above) has, but I'm trying to avoid buying a board that is SOO beginner that I'll be bored in no time with it in no time.
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