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  1. #11
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    firewire sweet potato?

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarlesBarkley View Post
    lost rocket
    can't agree - i have one and it doesn't really come into form until at least waist-chest type of surf. knee or smaller is just too small.

    i think something stubby and thick would work nicely, like that lost plank: http://www.lostenterprises.com/surfb...ails/the-plank
    Last edited by mOtion732; Mar 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingaersheek View Post
    Here is what you do. Take that money that you would spend on a factory board and put like 30-60 bucks in to the biggest most beat up but not too old longboard (gotta have good foam) you can find. then bring it to a reputable shaper (your from New England so there is a couple of great guys around) and you have him take that longboard and build you what ever the hell you want. whole thing should run you between 3-400. when it comes to short sticks for micro lines the weirder the better. call that $h1t the pumpkin seed or somthin and paint it orange. thats whats up these days.
    Are you suggesting trying to pay a reputable shaper $300-$400 to strip the glass off an old longboard and shape and glass a little small wave board from the foam? Why would they do that when the local Walmart is paying $7 an hour for greeters?
    Last edited by mitchell; Mar 16, 2012 at 06:00 PM.

  4. #14
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    too bad your up in NH but if you come down to bahston hit me up. Got couple people riding my mini sims up there.

    check this thing out.

    http://easternsurf.com/ISSUES/ESM_ISSUE_159/

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  5. #15
    CI Biscuit, best small wave board I ever had.

  6. #16
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    Mitchell... once again, good advice... and an even better perspective on the state of the surfboard industry.

    The Plank, a mini-Sim, or the Sweet Potato are all alternative small wave machines. LOTS of fun in knee high junk up to chest high or so... some even take them in bigger stuff.

    If you go to a local shaper, tell him what you ride and where, and what conditions you need the board for. Let HIM pick the blank, because most likely a re-shape won't have the rockers or foils he needs to make what you want. Besides that, he might just turn down the job... I know I would. It's MORE work and takes MORE time to shape sh!t foam from a whacked blank... and the customer wants to pay LESS??!!... wtf!?

    Check out the SPUD and the Groveler... and read the shaper's notes on each. They're what works good around here.

    http://greenlightsurfsupply.com/gree...fboards-2.aspx

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by mOtion732 View Post
    can't agree - i have one and it doesn't really come into form until at least waist-chest type of surf. knee or smaller is just too small.

    i think something stubby and thick would work nicely, like that lost plank: http://www.lostenterprises.com/surfb...ails/the-plank
    I have a friend that has the rocket and it def isn't a small wave board like some of the other ..lost models. It doesnt work here in SNC for anything under waist high.

  8. #18
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    Go check out http://www.5starsurfboards.com/

    his in NH,

  9. #19
    check out this shaper: http://www.hightideslowtides.com/.
    I currently ride a 5'5" by 19.5" by 2.66" Day Tripper model by them with the five fin option and it is the fastest most maneuverable board I have ever ridden in any conditions. It was made for up to head high but its held fine for me in double overhead surf to so its a perfect all around and small wave board.

  10. #20
    I have a sweet potato and it's a great board for bad days and mushy days. When the waves get a bit more hollow it's a little more difficult to negotiate b/c of the extremely flat rocker. I would like to get a proctor board with epoxy construction and parabolic stringer but those run close to $900. no joke.