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    Smile JS Pier Pony VS. Stewart Fartknocker

    hey guys, i am in the market for a new small wave board and have stumbled upon these two which really caught my eye. anyone have any experience with either or both of these boards? i am 6'1 and about 155 ish. any input would be great! thanks

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    I have 2 stewart boards and love them I suggest them. the s rails on my boards are awesome but idk about fartknocker never rode one.

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    they're similar boards, but I'd go pier pony for several reasons.

    The main one being the fartknocker is made is china (global surf industries) - this will make it cheaper, but it's probably made by someone who's never even surfed. The stepped rails in the tail seem gimmicky to me - you either have a hard rail back there or you don't and that's not much volume reduction. "S" rails aren't patented, so, if they were so revolutionary, JS and others would be using them as well.

    JS are made in Australia and there's a chance it'll actually be shaped by Jason Stevenson...or at least by a ghost shaper that's be surfing all his life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbaby View Post
    they're similar boards, but I'd go pier pony for several reasons.

    The main one being the fartknocker is made is china (global surf industries) - this will make it cheaper, but it's probably made by someone who's never even surfed. The stepped rails in the tail seem gimmicky to me - you either have a hard rail back there or you don't and that's not much volume reduction. "S" rails aren't patented, so, if they were so revolutionary, JS and others would be using them as well.

    JS are made in Australia and there's a chance it'll actually be shaped by Jason Stevenson...or at least by a ghost shaper that's be surfing all his life.
    makes sense!!! thanks! has anyone rode one of these bad boys??

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    I like the Pier Pony, but this is my small wave stick. A Tommy Moore slop rod, wave catching ability of a mini -sims, but much better performance capabilities.

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    Did you get that from T Moore directly? If so, did you just email him?
    I've been wanting to get a board from him, but his site doesn't really help
    Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by bushwood View Post
    I like the Pier Pony, but this is my small wave stick. A Tommy Moore slop rod, wave catching ability of a mini -sims, but much better performance capabilities.

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    I got a used pier pony off this site actually,its a cool board,easy to catch waves and to turn,but not as fast as I would like, I think due to the pronounced v. I agree new js prices are out of control and the better thing to do would be support local shapers,those things are coming from Australia and are mass produced, overpriced and overhyped.

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    my point was all that my boards have them and i like them idgaf if theyre revolutionary lol i can use them to there full potential and thats fine with me.. what works for me might not work for you. i wasnt sure if the fartknocker had them.

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    i was just in my local shop checking out boards. JS are running $725 without fins and $745 with fins!!!! WTF. that is absolutely insane. i thought CI's were bad, but JS just surpassed CI. find a shop that sells something from a local shaper. a lot of the local guys are making very similar shapes to the big boys and are selling for $150 less. or go to the shaper yourself and get an even better deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJerzSrfr View Post
    i was just in my local shop checking out boards. JS are running $725 without fins and $745 with fins!!!! WTF. that is absolutely insane. i thought CI's were bad, but JS just surpassed CI. find a shop that sells something from a local shaper. a lot of the local guys are making very similar shapes to the big boys and are selling for $150 less. or go to the shaper yourself and get an even better deal.
    That's crazy, you could get a brand new custom shaped Coil by Mike Daniel for $600 plus tax. WITH FINS! I'll never buy off the rack again, lesson learned...