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    for all those who longboard

    What's the best nose rider for your money? Times are tough and I am dying to get one. Thanks for the info.

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    Thats almost like asking whats the best muscle car made ? 10 people will give to 10 different answers. I'd have to vote for the Takayama Model T.

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    The Bing Nose Rider or Nose Rider 2. They are the best all around noseriders is have have had the privlegde to ride. I just got another one a 9'10 and it my new goto board for logging

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    There are noseriders, and then... there are noseriders. What I mean is, there are lots of longboards that noseride, then there are boards designed for noseriding almost exclusively. These are almost "one trick pony" type boards that have made compromises in other areas of design in order to get superior performance on the nose. They still turn, but not as easily as boards that are designed with turning in mind. I'd even go so far as to say the best noseriders require a different type of turn than a more typical longboard. So, decide if you really want to get the best noserider money can buy, or get a more versatile longboard, that you can noseride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    There are noseriders, and then... there are noseriders. What I mean is, there are lots of longboards that noseride, then there are boards designed for noseriding almost exclusively. These are almost "one trick pony" type boards that have made compromises in other areas of design in order to get superior performance on the nose. They still turn, but not as easily as boards that are designed with turning in mind. I'd even go so far as to say the best noseriders require a different type of turn than a more typical longboard. So, decide if you really want to get the best noserider money can buy, or get a more versatile longboard, that you can noseride.
    Thats very true to a extent. All logs can noseride but the quality the ease of noseriding is limited to the board and other things like Fin choice, Tail & Nose rocker , Belly concave Ect.

    Two board that Noseride insane but still can turn on a dime are the

    Bing Elevator and the Levitator . The step deck and the tail rocker on these boards lock it in when you are perched on the nose and you still can obtain speed to work threw sections. Yet this board is still able to turn sharp and on dime. The only draw back is that these boards work best in knee to shoulder high waves and start to get a bit Squirly in anything bigger and the Elevator tend to like a steeper fast wave like a beach break .

    The Noserider is you more tradional Log its made for triming , Glide and Noseriding. Its got some tail rocker, Spooned nose and 50/50 tail and moderate belly rocker. Its a smooth turning board and once your locked into the lip and on the nose thats it you there to enjoy the view.

    All logs have there pros and cons it just how much you wanna spend and where you wanna take you logging

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    What's the best nose rider for your money? Times are tough and I am dying to get one. Thanks for the info.
    Like others have said it's all matter of preference or what you want to do

    For me my Austin custom is the best. It is an unreal nose rider, and it's a great turner too

    but IMHO best true nose rider are the Bing NR or Cooperfish Device.

    How much you looking to spend?
    I have some for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ_Hodad View Post
    Like others have said it's all matter of preference or what you want to do

    For me my Austin custom is the best. It is an unreal nose rider, and it's a great turner too

    but IMHO best true nose rider are the Bing NR or Cooperfish Device.

    How much you looking to spend?
    I have some for sale.
    The Cooperfish Device is a good noserider aswell I like the moon tail in it. And Gene's boards can catch a ripple its amazing

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    A couple really good points, Matt... Fin choice, and even fin position within the box, is huge. Once you buy a board it's usually the thing you can change, so that's where there's room for a lot of experimentation. Simply sliding the same fin fore and aft can dramatically change performance... from the tail or nose of the board.

    And like you said, the kind of wave matters, too. Most of the beachbreaks around me are short, fast, almost dumping waves. We don't really have too many "point" type setups... although there are a couple... so you really need a board that you can snap a bottom turn on, set a speedy line, run up to the nose, then run right back. Very few waves during a typical session allow enough time for any lengthy cruising from the tip. You might be able to trim through a section or two if your lucky...

    I'm no longboard pro, but I find that on REAL noseriders, I have to step back/drop knee and pivot turn... sort of lift the nose up, crank it around from the tail, and start stepping up just as the nose is coming back down from the turn as you lay the board down in its line. This kind of turn scrubs off so much speed that I can't get back out in front very easily. On a more all-around type longboard I can put a little more rail into my bottom run, and get better acceleration sooner. The wave won't outrun me as easily. A softer, slower wave... I can get away with a real noserider, but not for the majority of the beachbreaks around here.
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    i really like my si si slider from brian wynn. great noserider & all around log. i love mine.

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    thanks for all the info! Also, I was looking to spend $600-800...I'll probably go the used route on this once I can find one.