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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gfootr View Post
    This was the best longboard I've ever ridden. It was shaped for the Mexican pipeline. The swallow tail made it turn like a shorter board, then when you ran to the nose, it just settled in. Super responsive front or backside. I could ride any wave on it. Simply magic.

    I'm hoping to repair, or replicate it.

    http://www.swellinfo.com/forum/asset...5&d=1337532967
    Couldn't see the pic.

    I've got a 9'1'' firewire with a swallow tail with a 5-fin set up. I've been riding it as a quad for a while but thinking about a 2+1 set up. I'm interested in how that will affect it because it can definitely turn on a dime.

    I've been riding my 9'0'' Hunt Custom lately, just a plain single fin and loving it again. I get excited about all different kind of boards but keep coming back to this one.

  2. #12
    Chicks like Big Fat Sticks!!!!!

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
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    I surf longboards almost exclusively. I have a custom 9'4" SOD that I surf most days, but when it is bigger than chest to shoulder, I have one of Tony Sylvagni's old 9'0" Perfections that handles the drops and holds on the the face a lot better.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
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    bolsa chica SB, Huntington Beach,CA
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    i have a big stick....

    i have a 9'"4 dewey weber performance that had a big 9inch flag-style fin and it was like being on a rail... hahaa...it only went straight. i changed it out to a 9 inch standard and it loosened a bit but was still slow to turn. my friend suggested a banana shaped fin made out here by harbour surfboards called their HP-1. http://www.shopharboursurf.com/shop/hp-fin-harbour-fin/
    the thin middle flexes on a turn but the fin is long enough (9.5) to add stability on the straight. my board turns like something 2 feet shorter. i LOVE it. if you wanna loosen yer stick, try the banana....

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Crystal Coast,N.C.
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    If you enjoy surfing.... Period.... You should have a Longboard in your quiver. I ride a "Local Shaped" 9' HP Quad SurfCulture..........Can't beat it.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by spongedude View Post
    the thin middle flexes on a turn but the fin is long enough (9.5) to add stability on the straight. my board turns like something 2 feet shorter. i LOVE it. if you wanna loosen yer stick, try the banana....
    I had a similar epiphany. For the last four years that I've had it, I've been riding my longboard with a lone single fin, and last march I was cleaning out the car and found the side bites that came with it, I said what the heck and slapped them on and it made a world of difference. I can turn much smoother and casual and I don't bog down on the mushy stuff as much as I used to.

    I need to do more experimenting with fins

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
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    Carolina Beach
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    Currently all of my boards are shortboards. When I used to live within walking distance to the beach I loved longboarding on the small days, but now that I live inland and can't fit a longboard in my car I just stick with the shortboards. My wife and I are hoping to move back to a beach town this year and I would love to pick up an old school noserider. They make the small, mushy days much more fun.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    arlington, va/DC
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    i have a 9' but mostly ride a 9'4" and am going up to 9'6" I also have an 8' Walden. i don't go out when it's much over waist anyway.

  9. #19
    yo zaGaffer,

    been under many a knife, currently battling knee **** again..both knees and feet are shot. Trouble getting up on board...but the Sea is our medicine...I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers or whatever works for you. Feel good soon brother.

  10. #20
    some years ago...a dude across the street from my parents house saw me skating on a visit, and asked if I still surfed. He proceeded to open up a dusty garage and bust out a late 60's Hansen cardiff. He bought it new years ago to impress a girl. Could not fit it in his convertible MG and hung it up in the rafters. Only saw the water two times...mint...cherry, sweet. 40 bucs for a board that I have been offered several thousand dollars in the water. It is big and heavy and I only bust it out on special days. It is scary to strap that on top of a car and haul it down the mountain to the drink. But man oh man, they dont make um like that. It catches everything. I even bombed big storm swells. Taught my lil brothers to surf on it. It hangs above my bar and is still an eye catcher. Maybe she should see some water time soon. We call her "Big Red" and a million dollars would not fetch her from my clutch.