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    How many boards is too many boards?

    I'm slowly expanding my quiver and I'm wondering how many boards people have in their own quiver.

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    My quiver is way oversized, mostly due to my habit of shaping boards and then not wanting to get rid of any. I have about 12 (five of which i shaped myself and can't stand to part with). I like them all, which is the problem: I'm constantly riding different boards, and sometimes feel like i dont ever really get one dialed in properly.

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    I have 8--I cycle through 5 of them...2 of them will likely cover everything we get on the EC and go to the beach with me about 90% of the time. The rest are specialty boards (step-up, super groveler, special boards I keep on "ice" for the future) or have a sentimental value. I think a solid 3 board quiver should be sufficient for anything the EC could throw at us (groveler, DD, step-up).

    IMHO this is too many...

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    Not possible to have too many...what I use...
    -1 set of churchhills for body surfing
    -6' foamie for shorebreak
    -9' LB and a 7' mini LB for ankle slappers
    -5'6 retro quad for 1-3 ft
    -5'8 Rocket fish for 2-4 ft
    -5'10 Rocket SB for 3-pretty much anything NOFLO throws my way
    -6'3 CI Black Beauty traveler or all time Florida
    What I own but never ride...
    -Booger (really just for use when I can't take a board somewhere)
    -7'0 single from the 1970s (too big for me..but its worth something... WRV offered a straight up trade for
    any board in the shop 10 years ago)
    -collection of 3 or 4 6' range beater SBs and hybrids...learners, loaners, or give away boards
    + a host of boards scattered across VA and NC which we established on a forum last year that I am a jerk for leaving at peoples houses over the last 14 years which may or may not still be mine
    Last edited by Stranded in Smithfield; Apr 7, 2013 at 02:28 AM.

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    You can never have too many. Some boards that I almost sold or traded away I know rediscovered, they take on a new feel for you as your surfing progresses. Do most people hold on to their first board?

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    9 or 10 is just enough.

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    Don't get caught up in the giant quiver syndrome. A friend of mine has 20 boards and rides the same one all the time.....unless your a world traveler you have no need for a huge quiver. Get a fish, SB, HPLB, Log and everyone has a go to board that they like above all others. Keep it simple and spend more time surfing and less time wondering which board you're gonna ride today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lipride20 View Post
    I'm slowly expanding my quiver and I'm wondering how many boards people have in their own quiver.
    Too many. It's best to sum up why so many this way:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il2sPIJoBNk

    With a large quiver, you can grab whatever board ur in the mood for. I go with "morning mist" every single time

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    got 4 board which cover all the bases at least for jersey , hypto krypto ,shred sled ,sweet potato and a joel tudor LB.

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    I have 4 at the moment:
    -5'3 Mini Simmons (my go to board)
    -6'0 Al Merrick k-small quad
    -6'7 vintage Nomad single-fin
    -4'11 chopped up beater shorebreak board