The other week I broke my 9'6" longboard. I bought the board off of Craigslist and had the local dingguy fix it up. I probably spent $300(100 on the board 200 on repairs) total to get the board water tight. It's a 1980's ron jon board. So it's nothing too special but was fun to ride.
I was hoping I could get some opinions on what I should do.
Here's some options I thought of so far.
1. Pay to fix it up.
2. Pay to have the top 6' shaped into a fish or egg.
3. Sell the broken board cheap and put the money towards a new log.
4. Make lawn ornament out of it and save for a new log.
turn that sucker into something new.
looks like you've got enough of a serviceable front end to make something fun to ride out of. i say do that. a mini-sim out of that would be awesome, i bet. strip the glass, shape in a new bottom contour, drop some plugs in (i say go quad) & glass it up!
Its not worth it paying someone to reshape it. Either reshape it yourself or just save up for a new one
Agreed. Looks like you have enough left to work with. Try and make something from it.
Originally Posted by njsurfer42
If nothing else you will gain some experience with the tools/materials.
Then, you will have the knowhow to do your own ding repairs. Good luck.
Cool. Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll try may hand at making something new. I would like to learn some shaping skills. At the minimal I could patch it up to make a frankensimmons.
What you have are two tombstones.
yep...rest in peace
Originally Posted by LBCrew
why did you spend 200 dollars to repair it to start ?