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  1. #1

    Broken Longboard

    The other week I broke my 9'6" longboard. I bought the board off of Craigslist and had the local dingguy fix it up. I probably spent $300(100 on the board 200 on repairs) total to get the board water tight. It's a 1980's ron jon board. So it's nothing too special but was fun to ride.

    I was hoping I could get some opinions on what I should do.

    Here's some options I thought of so far.
    1. Pay to fix it up.
    2. Pay to have the top 6' shaped into a fish or egg.
    3. Sell the broken board cheap and put the money towards a new log.
    4. Make lawn ornament out of it and save for a new log.

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  2. #2
    frankensimmons.jpg

    turn that sucker into something new.

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    looks like you've got enough of a serviceable front end to make something fun to ride out of. i say do that. a mini-sim out of that would be awesome, i bet. strip the glass, shape in a new bottom contour, drop some plugs in (i say go quad) & glass it up!

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    Yard art......new board.

  5. #5
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    Its not worth it paying someone to reshape it. Either reshape it yourself or just save up for a new one

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    looks like you've got enough of a serviceable front end to make something fun to ride out of. i say do that. a mini-sim out of that would be awesome, i bet. strip the glass, shape in a new bottom contour, drop some plugs in (i say go quad) & glass it up!
    Agreed. Looks like you have enough left to work with. Try and make something from it.

    If nothing else you will gain some experience with the tools/materials.
    Then, you will have the knowhow to do your own ding repairs. Good luck.

  7. #7
    Cool. Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll try may hand at making something new. I would like to learn some shaping skills. At the minimal I could patch it up to make a frankensimmons.

  8. #8
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    What you have are two tombstones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBCrew View Post
    What you have are two tombstones.
    yep...rest in peace

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    why did you spend 200 dollars to repair it to start ?