by puck229 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:49 am
by jonny » Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:51 am
by puck229 » Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:57 pm
by jonny » Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:00 am
by jonny » Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:01 am
by puck229 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:22 pm
by gulfsurfer » Tue Oct 12, 2004 7:05 pm
by zorba » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:44 am
jonny wrote:Anyway - for a longboard it really depends on what sort of board you go for - are you after a retro 70's feel - singlefin, smooth turns, soul arching, cross-stepping your way along the wave?
Or is it more like a longboard that you can throw around a bit, take out in bigger stuff if you have to but still get to the nose and have fun in smaller waves?
I ride a McTavish Fireball which is the best all-rounder in my opinion (views anyone?). If you went for a Fireball then I'd recommend around a 9'4" to 9'6" by 23" wide and about 2 7/8" to 3" thick.
If you want realy retro feel then you could probably go up to 10' but you'd need to make sure all the other aspects of the board were suited to retro styling like the rails, the channels, the rocker etc.
And the other way round, if you want a higher performance board then you'd go shorter as it would be easier to turn and you'd want to maybe go a bit narrower and thinner too.
I could start wibbling on about the rail shapes, fin set up, concaves etc but I think people woudl doze off! ha ha
Hope this helps and let us know what you go for - photos please?
by IB_Surfer » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:51 am
by zorba » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:20 pm
themathteacher wrote:Dude, at 165lbs any longboard will preety much do. If you want performance get a 9ft that is skinny and thin.
But, if you want glide and noseride than your are spot on on the 9'6", just get one with get one that is preety flat and thick and wide. The McTavish seems like a great board for you, just when you get to see it in person make sure it's not shaped like a banana, a lot of rocker helps performance but just slows down the board.
by garbarrage » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:44 pm
zorba wrote:only able to catch waves over 3ft (which kills my fun as only a few of those where I surf - north coast of ireland), so looking to go longer.
by zorba » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:16 pm
garbarrage wrote:zorba wrote:only able to catch waves over 3ft (which kills my fun as only a few of those where I surf - north coast of ireland), so looking to go longer.
you sure your surfing in ireland mate??.... check the charts for tuesday.. you'll be doing well to find a 3ft wave anywhere on the coast.
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