Looking for info & opinions on a longboard I'm considering buying. Seller listed it as a vintage mako. 9'8", 22" wide and almost 4" thick according to seller. I can't find anything on it searching online, so I figured I'd ask here. I've only been surfing a handful of times, but I've used an NSP about the same height but rather thinner as its foam. I'm a big fella (6'2", 240). Any thoughts on if this mako is any good or will even keep me afloat? I'd love anything you could give me. Below are links to the pics he sent me.
Thanks in advance!
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Jun 17, 2013, 06:49 PM #1Junior Member
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Looking for opinions on a longboard
Jun 17, 2013, 09:17 PM #2
Potential vintage value aside, I would pass. I'm sure it's still ridable, but it's more suited to be a wall hanger.
*By the way, how much is this board listed for? Really high for "vintage" appeal or really low for the "I can't believe I'm selling this board so cheap, considering how much it's really worth because it's vintage" appeal? Either way, I'm sure you can find a better option.
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Jun 18, 2013, 04:32 PM #3Junior Member
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okOk, thanks for the opinions guys. The weight was my concern too, glad I asked. It does look Damn cool though.
trevolution: I've always liked the aesthetic of a longboard more. Plus, as a fat guy, it'd have to be a thick frickin shortboard. I could maybe use a fish, but I've never tried one, definitely don't want to buy one right out.
Jun 18, 2013, 04:43 PM #4
Jun 17, 2013, 09:26 PM #5
Keep looking, not something i'd pick up, but that's me.
Jun 17, 2013, 09:40 PM #6
That board looks like it weighs about 50lbs. In my opinion; definitely better off waiting to find something that will need a little less maintenance and have a potentially longer life ahead of it. Great looking board though
Jun 18, 2013, 12:11 PM #7
There were a lot of popouts produced back in the 60s, and that looks like one of them. They were always too thick, and too narrow, with those funky pinched rails that don't work well. That'd be my guess, but I'm no expert. If you go to check it out, be sure to look for any twisting... a lot of those boards didn't have stringers, and twisted like crazy.
I totally agree with the last two posts- its old and its a really heavy board - specially for a beginner... plus there is probably no place for a leash - and if theres a hole in the fin for a leashthe board is so heavy that youll hate it... plus- no leash and if your a beginner you will be swimming alot and putting others at risk when that 50lbs board comes flying at them...
I would keep looking for something newer- if your serious about surfing look to spend around 300... find a longboard in the 9ft range
Jun 18, 2013, 02:55 PM #9
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