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    Looking for opinions on a longboard

    Hey folks!
    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.

    http://images.craigslist.org/3Md3L73...a815dc192c.jpg

    http://images.craigslist.org/3Lc3Ic3...ffa5f61c4f.jpg

    Thanks in advance!

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    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.
    Last edited by dlrouen; Jun 17, 2013 at 08:38 PM. Reason: *

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    Keep looking, not something i'd pick up, but that's me.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revderrick View Post
    Hey folks!
    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.

    http://images.craigslist.org/3Md3L73...a815dc192c.jpg

    http://images.craigslist.org/3Lc3Ic3...ffa5f61c4f.jpg

    Thanks in advance!
    my opinion on a longboard: don't buy one. It's like pushing mongo on a skateboard. My opinion will change with age, but as long as my nutz are above my knees I think longboards are for puss!es

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    trevolution... hahaha! welcome back, brother!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevolution View Post
    my opinion on a longboard: don't buy one. It's like pushing mongo on a skateboard. My opinion will change with age, but as long as my nutz are above my knees I think longboards are for puss!es
    Says a wimp who probably doesn't have the strength to turn a LB.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Says a wimp who probably doesn't have the strength to turn a LB.

    lets surf 203-556-3520


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4OEc...ture=fvwp&NR=1