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    Big wave gun in small waves

    Hey guys, I was lookin at longboards and didn't really want something like that, so could I get like a 7 foot gun and surf it in like 3-6 foot waves

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    Maybe at the 5 to 6 ft. wave range. It'll be on the tight side, though. Surf it in anything smaller than 4 ft and the tail will sink at or after the bottom turn and it'll bog out. I guess you could pump through....

    Don't think of a longboard as a "want" item as much as a "need" item for learning and small days.

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    Yeah thanks man

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    Split the difference and get a fun shape. Then you can choose your path to shortness or longboard from there. 7'6 or so

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    Let me say this once, for the love of god please dont get a gun to replace a longboard....you will be miserable. Guns are used maybe 1 day a year in NJ. That sir will be a waste of you money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2tall View Post
    Let me say this once, for the love of god please dont get a gun to replace a longboard....you will be miserable. Guns are used maybe 1 day a year in NJ. That sir will be a waste of you money.
    +1...tons of options out there if you want to grovel without a LB...but 3-6'...you could ride a fish, hp fish, HP shortboard, hybrid, etc. in waves at thta height...

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    haha im sorry im laughing but this was just too funny. yea you won't need a gun on the east coast unless it gets over like 10ft+ and how many times that happen? the east coast isn't really made to handle bigger waves with the sand/ beach breaks unless you're at select spots. fish, fun shape, longboard all good ways to go for the east coast

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    Just get a good fish and you'll be much happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zman9398 View Post
    Hey guys, I was lookin at longboards and didn't really want something like that, so could I get like a 7 foot gun and surf it in like 3-6 foot waves
    That's not a good idea. first off a seven foot board isn't a big wave gun, and those kind of boards are awful in small waves anyways.

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    I was just wandering because I saw a older guy outlast weekend with a gun and he said he would surf it here and then he would surf costa rica and pipe with it.