I like the feel of a thruster. However I understand that I cant ride what pros ride at wrightsville beach.... So I got a board that can still be ridden in smaller crappier surf, but I also like to ride other things like my self-shaped minisimmons on small glassy days and that thing is fun as heck. Personally, I try to ride what best suits the conditions and I honestly don't yet own a true high performance shortboard, because my "all arounder" never leaves me undergunned around here. I'm about to shape myself a thumbtail shortboard, but I'd only use it for perfect mase or hatteras.
I totally get you when you talk about people frustrated on shorties. If you look around though some of best of the surfers are using alternative shapes that are have a fuller outline than a hpsb. Only the kids can get away with potato chips.
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Thread: What's your take on alaia's?
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i cut one in half and ride it ****-dragger style. i love it!
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Spice up summer slop with an alaia!
Thanks for the comments! It always helps to get a different perspective about stuff. It's good to hear some positive stuff and the other stuff is helpful for me too. If any one has any questions for me just ask, I'm glad to (hopefully) answer whatever you got! If you see me in the water and wanna try my board just ask! I'm glad to share the stoke!
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What's your take on alaia's?
What do you think about this alaia thing? I'm an alaia rider/builder and just haven't seen many others. I ride mine every session and prefer it over everything else.
Is it just too kooky or something? Too hard? Too risky? Too expensive? I don't know... It's really a ton of fun, I don't get why hardly anyone rides one.
I can't figure it out.