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    longboard sizing

    hey guys, im gonna be shaping a longboard soon and i cant decide what size to shape. im 14 years old 5' 7'' and 110 pounds, i want to shape a board that realy rides and feels like a longboard.So i was wondering about how long i should go, like i said realy looking for the longboard feel, and i plan on doing a 2+1 fin setup
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    so you want a hplb or a log? for a high performance longboard you will still want a single in nose, and blend it into a double through the sidebites. since your not a big guy and im not sure how big you want to go the 9' and something around 22-23" wide, maybe a more pulled in squash type tail for performance maybe 2 3/8 - 2 1/2 for performance and your low weight you will not need more volume. that is a good starting point for a good balance of feels. If you want a real old school kind of ride go with 9'3"+ 23-24" wide 2 3/4-3" thick keep in mind you have a low weight so you can go thinner on the board and still get a ton of float because of how much surface area the board has. I hope this helps let me know if i can assist any further.

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    For performance longboarding I would suggest 9'0" - 9'2", 22 - 22.5 at midline, 2.75 - 3" thick. I would also suggest a rounded pin to modified squash on the rear. If you want a noserider, go as long at 9'6" with significant concave in the nose and at least 18' width one foot from the tip, 22.5-23 width at midline and 3" to 3 1/4" thickness. You probably also want a modified squash on the rear and a flatter rocker than for more performance minded surfing. Have fun!

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    thanks so much guys, so stoked for my shaping session, i think im gonna go with 9 foot with like 22inch wide and "modified squash" on the rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by JERSEYboarder View Post
    thanks so much guys, so stoked for my shaping session, i think im gonna go with 9 foot with like 22inch wide and "modified squash" on the rear
    Try a quad set up instead of the 2+1 if you want better performance on a Performance Shape. Of course this is just my personal opinion but ive ridden both and the quad , to me is much more agile. The board pictured is an HP LB 9x23x3
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    Quote Originally Posted by wave1rider65 View Post
    Try a quad set up instead of the 2+1 if you want better performance on a Performance Shape. Of course this is just my personal opinion but ive ridden both and the quad , to me is much more agile. The board pictured is an HP LB 9x23x3
    You could always do the versa plane setup with quad/single/thruster/2+1 if you want total versatility.

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    ^^^

    I'd go 2+1. IMHO if you're "really looking for the longboard feel" a single fin is the ticket, but you can give yourself the versatility of a 2+1.