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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    MonCo NJ
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    I own a CJ Noserider. Great board for trim and walking. Our typical beach break is not that great for noseriding. You really need a good lined up wave that will peel and have enough wall to sink the tail so you can really walk around. Doesn't happen for us often. When it does, the CJ is a floating sidewalk. However, most of the time you'll be using it in small typical summer beach break. In those conditions, the 50/50 rails and foiled flipped tail really trim well from a neutral position on the board. I've been able to steer (trim) that board from a position off the tail better than any other longboard I've ridden. Great board to milk every inch out of a summer ripple. I'm 5'9" 170lbs and surf a 9'9". It's a MONSTER of a board for me. I can barely hold it under my arm. I would not recommend it as an all-around longboard if you plan to ride it in all conditions. You would be MUCH better off with a more performance oriented model. But if you want a board specific for walking and trimming, the CJ is probably the best bang for your buck. The other handshaped noseriders of the same quality will cost you significantly more. Make sure your CJ is shaped by either Bob Pearson or Carl Olsen. Bob designed the model for CJ. Carl works for Bob and shapes the design just as good. In fact I've been told that Carl tends to take a little more foam out of the board to make it a little more friendly for the lighter guy. So you could call and order a custom from Carl. At 125 lbs a 9'2" would be way more than enough foam for you. When I bought mine, Wavejammer had a 9'2" and 9'9". I called up Arrow and they told me that a 9'6" would be about right for me, so I decided to go with the 9'9". After surfing it I really think I should have gone 9'2". But 90% of my boards are sub 6'0" so any longboard is going to feel huge to me. One other thing to add is that Pearson Arrow is notorious for weak glassing. My CJ had a pea sized weak spot on the tail that I fixed up easily. If you custom order you can request better glassing, but the stock shop boards are typically glassed light. At 125 lbs you wont be denting anything, but it's something to keep in mind. I would not let it stop you from getting a stock or custom CJ. Hope all that helps. If you have any questions about the board just shoot.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by rDJ View Post
    I own a CJ Noserider. Great board for trim and walking. Our typical beach break is not that great for noseriding. You really need a good lined up wave that will peel and have enough wall to sink the tail so you can really walk around. Doesn't happen for us often. When it does, the CJ is a floating sidewalk. However, most of the time you'll be using it in small typical summer beach break. In those conditions, the 50/50 rails and foiled flipped tail really trim well from a neutral position on the board. I've been able to steer (trim) that board from a position off the tail better than any other longboard I've ridden. Great board to milk every inch out of a summer ripple. I'm 5'9" 170lbs and surf a 9'9". It's a MONSTER of a board for me. I can barely hold it under my arm. I would not recommend it as an all-around longboard if you plan to ride it in all conditions. You would be MUCH better off with a more performance oriented model. But if you want a board specific for walking and trimming, the CJ is probably the best bang for your buck. The other handshaped noseriders of the same quality will cost you significantly more. Make sure your CJ is shaped by either Bob Pearson or Carl Olsen. Bob designed the model for CJ. Carl works for Bob and shapes the design just as good. In fact I've been told that Carl tends to take a little more foam out of the board to make it a little more friendly for the lighter guy. So you could call and order a custom from Carl. At 125 lbs a 9'2" would be way more than enough foam for you. When I bought mine, Wavejammer had a 9'2" and 9'9". I called up Arrow and they told me that a 9'6" would be about right for me, so I decided to go with the 9'9". After surfing it I really think I should have gone 9'2". But 90% of my boards are sub 6'0" so any longboard is going to feel huge to me. One other thing to add is that Pearson Arrow is notorious for weak glassing. My CJ had a pea sized weak spot on the tail that I fixed up easily. If you custom order you can request better glassing, but the stock shop boards are typically glassed light. At 125 lbs you wont be denting anything, but it's something to keep in mind. I would not let it stop you from getting a stock or custom CJ. Hope all that helps. If you have any questions about the board just shoot.
    Well if you say that the 9'9" is a monster for you, it's going to be way to big for me. I was looking more for the 9' - 9'2" range. I think a 9' CJ nelson would be perfect I wonder if a 9'2" is the smallest they make.

    I've also been looking at the bing elevator or lovebird because they make those in a 9 foot. I would have to find one used because those seem to be some expensive boards

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    garbage state
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    not to disagree with the EPS board, because it might actually be a great fit for you, but understand that the EPS boards are very brittle when it comes to absorbing energy from say a wipe out. I bought one used and have snapped in half twice in different places. They are unreal boards, but can't take of a punishment. But again, i'm 190lbs and you 50lbs light so i say go for it.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
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    I check it out to day its not a CJ nelson its the Josh Mohr model 9'4 its a 2+1 set up and comes with FCS fins and the Center Fins box. Its in really goos shape and he wants 450 for it and it comes with fins .
    Last edited by MATT JOHNSON; Feb 5, 2011 at 01:01 AM.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    I check it out to day its not a CJ nelson its the Josh Mohr model 9'4 its a 2+1 set up and comes with FCS fins and the Center Fins box. Its in really goos shape and he wants 450 for it and it comes with fins .

    Thanks alot for taking a look for me. I'll have to do some research on that model