HA! that was almost a year (& 30+lbs) ago! they were sold, traded, or (in a few cases) ridden to death.
in 2007, I was up to 6 boards lying around that, for whatever reason, I didn't ride much anymore...kept mostly because I didn't think anyone would buy them. Then I just said "screw it", listed them and they all sold in a few weeks. Since then, I've bought plenty of boards, but have been careful not to let them pile up (people aren't buying old beat up boards like they used to).
Right now, I have 2 boards: a 6'4" Quite Flight "Atlas" for medium waves and a 5'8" Lost "Couch Potato" for small waves (all I got is my sh*tty cell phone cam right now...won't subject you to that)
I should probably get something for larger waves, again, but, after discovering snowboarding in 2006, I've just been jamming up to the mtns after winter storms.
Last edited by waterbaby; Sep 26, 2013 at 06:25 AM.
you sound like many (most) of the girls i broke up w/ before i met my wife...
i have more than one board b/c i don't believe in the concept of a "quiver killer". i believe that to be a well-rounded surfer, one must be prepared to ride whatever comes your way, be knee-high peelers or OH mackers. to that end, a minimum of 3 boards are required (at least here in nj): a longboard or longboard cheater/groveler, an "everyday" waist-chest/head high board, & a board for HH+ days. that's the absolute minimum, IMO, to make the most out of surfing on the east coast. i have more than that b/c i get bored riding a log all the time in small surf, so i also have a longboard cheater, which allows me to throw some turns in gutless knee-high waves. sometimes i don't want to surf the octafish, i want to take a more classic or mellow line, so i'll ride the bing or the wynn egg. but when it's on, there's still nothing quite like a good hpsb under your feet.
It looks like you may have an issue with the water heater. BTW why do you all have more than one board?
Not sure what you are talking about with the water heater. It is insulated and is not even really warm to touch. As for multiple surfboards, that means I have something for every condition and riding style.
Westside Big Island quiver: from left to right and top to bottom:
7'0" World Core funboard (good for bigger waves with channels/long paddles out)
6'6" mike daniels coil step-up
6"2" epoxy Hague (go-to, works in most anything even as a twin in thigh high)
6'2" Pang modern fish (fast, fun, not a beak nose fan though)
6'0" Jesse Fernandez egg
6'0" Mike Jacobs small-wave shorty
missing 9'0" HP surftech, 6'2" Hague epoxy 5 fin shortboard back in DE.