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.
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).
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 03:28 AM.
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.