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  1. #21
    amen to that, read up on etiquette and safety

  2. #22
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    I got my first longboard after 20 years of having shortboards only. I added the longboard to my quiver because I wanted to noseride. Without noseriding, I wouldn't be interested in longboards at all.

    Everything a funboard can do, the right sized hybrid can do better.

  3. #23
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    If your serious about learning to surf- don't waste your time with a 6'3 shortboard. seriously, just cause it looks cool- don't mean you'll be able to ride it if you have never stood up on a board before. specially at 200lbs! get a longboard- spend one summer learning, then get a 5 mil for the winter- then get your 6'3. Seriously...
    And respect the other surfers- read up on surfing etiquette- and be yourself, don't 'try' to be a surfer... just be yourself... and did i mention to buy a longboard? you will have so much more fun

  4. #24
    Thanks for the advice guys, its really a big help. Oh and as for the surf etiquette i completely understand that aspect of the sport. Ive been in lineups before and i would never want to be the douche bag who drops in on everyone. I also dont need to be getting my ass whooped by a bunch of locals haha.

  5. #25
    http://richmond.craigslist.org/spo/2813678054.html

    one last thing. can i get an opinion on this board, the guy told me hes bigger than be and it floats him very well.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by CG8 View Post
    http://richmond.craigslist.org/spo/2813678054.html

    one last thing. can i get an opinion on this board, the guy told me hes bigger than be and it floats him very well.
    Even though it's *only* 3 inches longer, that is a much better board for you than the one you posted earlier. I think that would probably be a fun board for you once you've learned the basics on a longboard or funboard.

  7. #27
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    Might float you, but not a good board to learn on. Personally, I'm not a fan of Anacrapa... which are basically inferior CI knockoffs. Merrick's shapes machine cut and poorly glassed, from my experiences doing repairs. I think $300 for a used one with "minor dings" is insane.

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    Might float you, but not a good board to learn on. Personally, I'm not a fan of Anacrapa... which are basically inferior CI knockoffs. Merrick's shapes machine cut and poorly glassed, from my experiences doing repairs. I think $300 for a used one with "minor dings" is insane.
    totally agree- specially for 300 bucks. plus remember that people will tell you anything that you want to hear if your buying something from them...
    Bro- seriously- get a bigger board. listen to everyone who took their own time to reply to your question- they all said to get a bigger board- a longboard. I could be wrong, but I don't remember anyone replying saying to get a shortboard to learn. That board may float you better, but it will still be super squirelly for you. A long board will paddle easier- be more suitable for the east coast summers- get into waves way earlier- and much easier to pop up on and balance. You will have much more fun, and will not get frustrated, look like a kook or give up. Get the shortboard next summer. Or better yet- wait and rent a board the first few times that you go- get a shortboard, then try a longboard- and judge for yourself.

    Here are some postings that I found in your area- great boards to start with:
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/spo/2899168709.html
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/spo/2897927260.html
    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/spo/2814691590.html
    http://richmond.craigslist.org/spo/2873592481.html

    plus the stomp pad on that board that you posted looks like its in the wrong position- should be further back- that will be a pain to move...
    Last edited by walkingonh2o; Mar 13, 2012 at 02:14 PM.

  9. #29
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    But the Stewart you won't be dissapointed. Great board easy turning.