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    yeah hes crazy good. except hes a bit of a wave hog sometimes but i guess if you are that skilled you can be ha

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    do it bro. I was that stubborn dude who only had short boards and grovelers for years and years. Getting a log changed my life man, not even kidding. It opens so many doors and after a few sessions on my log I can throw my short board around like a grom. Maybe you will be one of those 3 or 4 other guys out when it's not firing haha.

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    If you have the cash, look into Bruce Jones out in California. Back in the mid 90's I had him make me a custom noserider. he talked with me on the phone for a half hour, discussing my style, the surf I'll put it in, my weight, etc...

    I still have the board, and I'll never sell it. When I was younger, I'd surf it without a leash, and it frequently went into the pilings near shore. The board hardly every dinged (and I repaired it when it did). Extremely well made, solid board.

    But how it rides is even better. When I get back on the tail, I can whip it around. And when i get up on the nose, I could stay there for as long as i want. I've surfed it from ankle high to well over head.

    Beautiful work with graphics as well. went with a classic 3 stringer look, with two red stripes between the stringers, and partial red on the rails. looks wise, when it was new, it belonged in a museum.

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    @ lee: yea haha i was one of those guys this morning at 1st street. literally biked in front of the cold front, got 20 minutes in and then the winds blew it away. my fish is okay for groveling but i want a legit noserider. it looks so freakin fun to hotdog on the nose and scoop up waves even on the smallest of days.

    @fins: i'll give him a look right now. arrow longboards out of santa cruz look great too

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    I love this guy, he's one of the greats; but largely unknown:
    http://rpsurfboards.com/longboards.html#nr

    Robin Prodanovich has been shaping for SouthCoast (ACE has too) for years. His Noserider model is one of the best I've ever ridden. If you can score one of those on the cheap, do it. You usually can too, since his boards are just starting to become known and desirable out here. Either under his label or the SouthCoast label. Way undervalued for the quality and performance. Same with ACE's boards. I figure SouthCoast boards have to get around, maybe one made it all the way out there.

    I could be wrong (and usually am), but I think Todd Prodanovich, one of the editors at Surfer Mag, is his kid.Maybe it's just a coincidence.

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    Go for it!

    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    do it bro. I was that stubborn dude who only had short boards and grovelers for years and years. Getting a log changed my life man, not even kidding. It opens so many doors and after a few sessions on my log I can throw my short board around like a grom. Maybe you will be one of those 3 or 4 other guys out when it's not firing haha.
    @leeth - thought you might appreciate this:
    "I've taken to riding a longboard nearly exclusively these days,... Truth is, 90% of all surfing is done in the less than ideal conditions of size, speed and power that best suit most shortboard surfing. The shortboard revolution, in its wild-eyed enthusiasm, failed to take this into account." Allan Weisbecker, "In Search of Captain Zero"

    @757 - Craigslist my friend - it is the place to go! I picked up a virtually new Walden 10'0" a month or so ago for about $400. Good luck and have fun!!

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    If I were an EC surfer and had the cheddar, I would totally buy one of Tom Mahady's longboards. That guy does pretty work. I bet they ride as good as they look. Jersey shaper, I believe.

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    [QUOTE=surfer23451;148901]@leeth - thought you might appreciate this:
    "I've taken to riding a longboard nearly exclusively these days,... Truth is, 90% of all surfing is done in the less than ideal conditions of size, speed and power that best suit most shortboard surfing. The shortboard revolution, in its wild-eyed enthusiasm, failed to take this into account." Allan Weisbecker, "In Search of Captain Zero"

    Not only was that one of the best reads ever... I read it on a flight to central america, appropriately enough... But it's so damn true. I see kids out trying to grovel on longboard days and they get one section while I can ride from the bar to the beach. Some little days have really surprised me. Don't get me wrong, if it's good I'll ride something else, but yeah at least 75% log these days. Something else that is good fun is taking the log out in bigger surf, like head +. Talk about sitting WAY outside...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    Not only was that one of the best reads ever... I read it on a flight to central america, appropriately enough... But it's so damn true. I see kids out trying to grovel on longboard days and they get one section while I can ride from the bar to the beach. Some little days have really surprised me. Don't get me wrong, if it's good I'll ride something else, but yeah at least 75% log these days. Something else that is good fun is taking the log out in bigger surf, like head +. Talk about sitting WAY outside...
    I got have been having a blast on my log since I got it last summer. Those days where I wouldn't bother paddling out or just be frustrated are super fun now. Plus, like you said, when you grab your shortie next session you can whip it around like nothing. I have wanted to take it out on a bigger day sometime at a high tide, slow peeling spot. Maybe this winter.

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    Uhhhhh..... Taking your longboard out on bigger days..... I've been saying this for a long time now.

    Why haven't you guys done this yet?

    There is a lot more to a longboard than noseriding. Check out that guy that was in the video section last week, Adriano Lima. The guy freaking rips on a longboards and SUPs. People to think of your longboard as a big heavy old cadillac that usually stays in 2nd or 3rd gear but those things come alive with some power behind them. I think one of the reasons "old guys" ride logs is because they're big enough or strong enough (heavy enough) to surf a board with the power needed to move a large board. I can imagine it's pretty frustrating for a 145lb 16 year old to float on a board that he can't manuever. Well maybe now you guys are big enough to toss some weight around.

    Then the beauty of a longboard comes back around again and you can still catch small waves and have a great time. You have to learn how to noseride on smaller days because it's really the only way to generate speed on a LB. Noseriding with style is a totally different story.