LOGIN | REGISTER

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35
  1. #1

    Got my first longboard yesterday...

    The wife and I dropped our two year old off at her parents on Friday and she asked me what I wanted to do Saturday. I said I wanted to go to a couple surf shops, maybe pick up a pair of board shorts. First on the list was Austin's surfshop. I'd only ever just driven by there and have been wanting to check it out for a while. So we go in and I'm a pinch disappointed because he didn't have any board shorts, just Austin shirts, but oh my...what beautiful boards he had.

    After talking with him, his Dad, and a guy named Jet for a while my wife says, "Which one do you want?" I looked at her a little surprised but didn't pay the comment much mind and kept talking with the guys at the shop. A couple minutes later I look at her and can tell she's starting to get a little bored. Then she drops the bomb, "Are you gonna get one or what?" To which I responded, "Are you serious?" She just kind of shrugged her shoulders and looked at me. I didn't really know what to do...was this a trap? She can be sneaky like that so my guard was up. I suggested lunch and we could discuss it further there.

    A crab cake sandwich later we were headed back to the shop. Still unsure of what I was going to do or which board to get I talked with the guys for a couple more minutes. Then I said to myself, "This may cost me be but I'm pretty sure it'll be worth it" so I pulled the trigger on a 9'6" Soul Glide.

    I've been riding an 8' Nolte fun shape since I started surfing last summer and I like it but something about longboards has been wispering to me for a decade or more. Well, now I finally have one and the surf is supposed to be filling in a bit today...Life is good.

    By the way, Austin and his crew are a great bunch and the boards are flippin' top notch. Stop in if you get the chance.

    Clint

  2. #2
    Congratulations on the longboard. Enjoy the ride.

  3. #3
    Sweet - do you have to be 'sneaky" too to use it? Enjoy the Glide!

  4. #4
    Just got back from the beach. The surf was waist to chest or so and this thing is awesome. I can't get over how fast it paddles and how well it glides plus the easiest wave entry I've had in the year I've been at it. I'm not saying it's a better or worse board than my Nolte but I do enjoy it a lot more...could be time for the chopping block.

    Patsy went to the beach with me today so I don't have to be sneaky but getting a couple tasks complete from the honey-do list would be to my benefit.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Carolina Beach
    Posts
    843
    Images
    1
    Sick man, its good to read a thread on here full of some good ol fashioned stoke! Much better than all the negativity lately...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Monmouth County
    Posts
    1,151
    Quote Originally Posted by RobG View Post
    Sick man, its good to read a thread on here full of some good ol fashioned stoke! Much better than all the negativity lately...
    TRUE Dat.Its all about the stoke.

  7. #7
    Glad you had a great time on your new log. On that note, I hope everyone on the East Coast enjoyed the bump this weekend. If you're in CB, I will see you early tomorrow morning. Peace.

  8. #8
    I also am stoked, surfed all day today and picked up a new shortboard yesterday--->6'4" AJW The Answer...BooYaa Baby! Bring on some hurricanes, already!

  9. #9
    I found out what a great shop Austin runs about three years ago. I had been WRV to the core from back in the early eighty's (Frierson Era) but became disenchanted. On a whim I checked out Austins shop which was Beach Board House at that time. The customer service is great. Everybody is friendly and genuine and the boards are fanfreakingtastic. Not are they functional art but they ride as good as they look. Hope you enjoy your soul glide as much as I do mine.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by The Mighty Q View Post
    I found out what a great shop Austin runs about three years ago. I had been WRV to the core from back in the early eighty's (Frierson Era) but became disenchanted. On a whim I checked out Austins shop which was Beach Board House at that time. The customer service is great. Everybody is friendly and genuine and the boards are fanfreakingtastic. Not are they functional art but they ride as good as they look. Hope you enjoy your soul glide as much as I do mine.
    Austin and his crew are definitely a class act. I know what you mean about WRV...kinda. Only went in there for the first time last year to look at the used board rack, but it had a corporate feel too it. Not the home town, friendly, hope you have a good session kinda feel that Austin's place does.