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  1. #51
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    I know some builders with a 5 dollar hammer that are better then the rest.
    I TRYED to have a open mind on this post thinking maybe your just really nerdy and soft, and have alot of anxiety, instead of a gay serial killer trying to butt rape and kill a surfer.
    But if your not a gay serial killer trying to butt rape and kill a surfer. I think your trying to hard. You think that new board will help. But it won't. Only time served will help. And the only thing that will get you alot of time in the water is in yourself. All of your questions are challenges you need to take out with the ocean. It's a slow process but rewarding process, and in the end its between you and earth.

  2. #52
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    It not the boards that makes the surfer it learing how to surf properly and efficantly. I know a guy who surfs Cape May on a Bic . The guys kills it on it . He has other boards but rides the bic cause it dont get dinged as easy .
    If you want a better board try shoping around for used . Surfshops and craigslist are great places to find good deals on used boards and other surfing related items

  3. #53
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    Thanks Matt
    In fact I already picked up a nice wrv 6'3 shortboard that is barely used from 1993 for $50. I got it to use as trade sometime. It was shaped by Frierson actually when he owner WRV
    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    It not the boards that makes the surfer it learing how to surf properly and efficantly. I know a guy who surfs Cape May on a Bic . The guys kills it on it . He has other boards but rides the bic cause it dont get dinged as easy .
    If you want a better board try shoping around for used . Surfshops and craigslist are great places to find good deals on used boards and other surfing related items

  4. a shortboard from 1993 is no anything that anyone would ever wanna trade for. The fact that you are buying custom board and can barely stand up is absurd. Just like everyone else said, you cant buy a board with the expectations on how your surfing will progress. You need to first learn to ride a wave then go from there. I also golf and let me tell you, you do not go out and spend $1000 on the best set of clubs, expecting to be the next Tiger Woods. I get the fact that you want to be a "surfer" and all but from most of what you say in your posts and reasoning for things just seems to be ridiculously kooky. Get a crappy board, go surf all the crappy waves in NJ, and maybe just maybe, you'll get decent. But for now I hope to never see you or your kooky friends out in the lineup until you have a clue ...


    Quote Originally Posted by gruvi View Post
    Thanks Matt
    In fact I already picked up a nice wrv 6'3 shortboard that is barely used from 1993 for $50. I got it to use as trade sometime. It was shaped by Frierson actually when he owner WRV

  5. #55
    i dont get why the haters are being so judgmental. who cares if he buys a $1000 board before you would have given his skill level, is he taking anything away from your surfing experience? gruvi, buy whatever board you want and take it from there. i can only imagine my skill level now if i hadnt wasted so many sessions on a crappy, thin and narrow thruster that i rode for years due to lack of funds and knowledge.

  6. #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by stayabovetheweather View Post
    a shortboard from 1993 is no anything that anyone would ever wanna trade for. The fact that you are buying custom board and can barely stand up is absurd. Just like everyone else said, you cant buy a board with the expectations on how your surfing will progress. You need to first learn to ride a wave then go from there. I also golf and let me tell you, you do not go out and spend $1000 on the best set of clubs, expecting to be the next Tiger Woods. I get the fact that you want to be a "surfer" and all but from most of what you say in your posts and reasoning for things just seems to be ridiculously kooky. Get a crappy board, go surf all the crappy waves in NJ, and maybe just maybe, you'll get decent. But for now I hope to never see you or your kooky friends out in the lineup until you have a clue ...
    Wow! Okay then. Feeling better about yourself now?

  7. #57
    I have been a swellinfo memeber for quite so time but not really one to post. That being said, however, I have to post to say that this thread is insanely creapy.....

  8. #58
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    I'm finding this thread highly entertaining.

    @gruvi: can you elaborate on the specs of this board you've ordered? What type of board is it? Funshape? Thruster? Hybrid? Fish? Is it an easy floating wave catcher? How wide? How thick?

    I think the problem is most of us started when we were kids, and could not afford a new board. We all did our time on used equipment when we started out. Some of us had help in selecting that equipment, some of us were hampered by poor selection. But we all put in our time, and worked to achieve our goal (learning how to surf). I'm not gonna hate on you for buying a custom board earlier than conventional wisdom would say you should. If you've got the disposable income, go for it. Hopefully, you'll stick with it, and you won't really be disposing your income! Unfortunately, you're really going to stick out in the lineup with a brand new stick and a brand new wetsuit and no skill to back them up. You will be spotted as a kook before you set foot in the water.

    We were all kooks at one point. The only way to get out of kookdom is to put in time in the water. Good equipment might speed up the process a little bit, but not much. Good advice, however, can greatly speed up the process. Maybe if you tone down your approach a bit, you won't "weird out" so many people in your quest for surf knowledge.

  9. #59
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    Weird thread. Weird vibe. Weird guy. I think Gruvi may have unlucky hitch hikers chained to his basement wall with muffler clamps.

  10. #60
    I'm not much of a poster on here but appreciate every bit of info I read from all of you. I've been around messageboards enough to small a troll.... or just some wierd creepy guy, and right now it stinks in here.

    From OP - first scentence of second paragraph - "My first board sold to me was a new WRV funboard from the very cool people from Atlantic Shoals in Chincoteague VA."

    53 posts later and his board not only got a free ride from the Doc in the DeLorean but also magicaly changed shapes. here's the quote - "In fact I already picked up a nice wrv 6'3 shortboard that is barely used from 1993 for $50."