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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    Yeah, I would be looking at one of these:
    http://www.rickycarrollsurfboards.com/longboard.htm#
    Another +1 on Ricky Carroll. I just picked up a 9'2" RC JQ Noserider ("Jawbreaker Acid Wash" tint) about a month ago. I was actually planning on ordering a Levitator to couple with my Elevator, but the JQ seemed like the better option; better on the wallet too. It's the best noserider I have ever riden. Well done, RC. I owe you a beer for that one.

    I've never riden the WIR, but I am a fan of the Magic Model. One of my first longboards was a 9'0" Magic Model. I rode it for a few years, until I buckled it on October 16th, 2011. It has since been replaced with a very similiar Magic Model. The Magic is definitely a great all-around board that will elevate your longboarding game. Its very receptive to different fin set ups, great hold down the line and it is very easy to generate speed. The bigger the wave, the better the ride for sure.

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    Thanks for the Info everyone. Several things to consider. Dlrouen, did you have the RC shipped directly to you? Any delivery issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiaora View Post
    Thanks for the Info everyone. Several things to consider. Dlrouen, did you have the RC shipped directly to you? Any delivery issues?
    If you are worried about shipping, you could call some local shops and see if they work with Ricky. I know Mckevlins here in CHS always carries RC boards.

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    If you nab a Walden, get one Steve's actually shaped.

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by jchafard View Post
    If you nab a Walden, get one Steve's actually shaped.
    I agree. I have a 10'0 Magic, and its one of the few he shaped himself, not a popout. Its definitely my favorite board.

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by kiaora View Post
    Dlrouen, did you have the RC shipped directly to you? Any delivery issues?
    I have a dealer in my area, so I picked mine up at the shop. RC himself hand delivers his boards, so you really don't need to worry about delivery issues. I would find a local dealer if you're interested in ordering one.

    I'm not sure what you consider the "SOBX," but there are some talented shapers in our neck of the woods. Greg Eavey and Will Allison are two dudes you definitely need to look up if you're in the market for a custom log. There's actually a really nice Allison on CL Wilmington. Jimmy Kieth is also very talented and worth checking out.

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    I saw a Greg Eavey Longboard in Sweetwater Surf Shop a couple of weeks ago when I was in WB. Dave Dixon is a local shaper near me (I most frequently surf EI or TI). Anyone surf a surf culture longboard? Does Jimmy Keith have any boards in local shops (WB or CB)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiaora View Post
    I saw a Greg Eavey Longboard in Sweetwater Surf Shop a couple of weeks ago when I was in WB. Dave Dixon is a local shaper near me (I most frequently surf EI or TI). Anyone surf a surf culture longboard? Does Jimmy Keith have any boards in local shops (WB or CB)?
    If you're in the market for a longboard I would go to CB Surf Shop in Carolina Beach. They have a bunch of Ricky Carroll's and Bings in stock plus I think some Takayamas and other shapers. If you go looking for a log you won't leave empty handed.

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    keep in mind the materials too. EPS foam is light and usually found on ricky carrols HPLBs, but can snap easier. Poly boards can take a beating.

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    tried to ride the WIR (tuflite) - very clunky and awkward. It didn't do anything well...but I'm a longboard newb