Ok..so I have many different kinds of boards...6'2 Thruster, 6'0 Fiscuit, 6'6 Al Merrick Flyer, 9'0 Performance Longboard...just to name a few. I am now interested in a noseriding longboard. Does anyone have one and if so what are your dimensions. I've done some research and from what I can tell, the width of the nose should be a minimum of 16 - 17 inches. Any help would be appreciated.
old school logs and most nose riders are around 18" nose, length is preference but usual 9'5-10'2", thickness and width are dependent on weight. but the standards are around 3" thick and 23" wide,some people go to 24" wide but unless your a bigger guy it is not necessary in my opinion. and usually a square foiled out tail with 50/50 rails. big single in the nose. Hope this helps.
^^ what he said.
i'm 6'1" & about 195lbs. my log is 9'6"x23 1/2"x3 1/8". the rails are a bit more foiled than you'll usually find on a noserider, to give it a bit more performance, but it's still got the single scooped out under the nose & a thinly foiled square tail. i think i could've gone a little longer, say 9'8" or maybe even 9'10", but i'm primarily a shortboarder, so the 9'6" makes the transition a little less jarring.
Good advice so far... The only thing I can add to that would be... and I don't know where you surf... but if you want a noserider for beachbreaks, there are a few things that will make it more user-friendly from the true, old school noseriders designed for point surf. I would suggest that you keep it on the shorter and narrower side of the dims suggested, and you can pull your widepoint back slightly. Consider a slightly smaller fin template as well, but one that still long enough and with enough tip to give you the hold you need.