I have a new log in the works. Right now it's a 9'8Y triple stringer blank. I have some ideas in mind, but to keep things objective...
What features and design aspects really make a longboard excel in the knee-head high range?
I like nose riding, I like making turns. I like catching waves and I'm about 6' 190ish lbs. My current log is a 9'6 stewart performance model. I love it in steep waves and in turns but I'm usually on a shortboard when the waves are actually good. It's fine in small crappy surf, but I can't get all the way up to the nose on it.
Thoughts from experienced longboarders and shapers would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Thread: Ultimate east coast longboard
Jul 12, 2013, 09:53 PM #1
Ultimate east coast longboard
I have a log in the making too.... Right now its being made up of a few hot dogs and a bunch of baked beans...
Jul 12, 2013, 10:13 PM #3
Jul 12, 2013, 10:17 PM #4
Lee, check out maybe a mix of the mctavish 9"6 and the strive 10"0 maybe some good ideas but I like both.
Fitz, uhm not that kinda log but funny as he++
Jul 12, 2013, 10:26 PM #5Member
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Pig influenced shapes work well in beach break. Wide point back of center helps you turn. You can skip the D fin and go for a more raked fin which will improve turning even more. Sort of a Magic Sam type shape (see below for example). These are maybe not ideal for noseriding but you can noseride them. My sense is that if you go the true noserider route you are going to sacrifice turn-ability to some degree. I have something similar to this but in a pintail and it turns and trims very well. Not really for hanging ten though. 9-6-Andreini-magic-sam_1024x1024.jpg
Jul 12, 2013, 10:53 PM #6
The obvious answer is to pattern it after the gnome's pile of kindling or one of gnomey's aliases, aka huck-a-chuck taylor & steeeve183.
If the wooden beast doesn't work out for you in terms of catching waves, it's all good, you've got beach bonfire material. And your buoy Fitz has already indicated that he will be pleased to bring the dawgs in one form or another.
Jul 12, 2013, 11:06 PM #7
Jul 12, 2013, 11:14 PM #8Senior Member
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Jul 12, 2013, 11:29 PM #9
Jul 12, 2013, 11:29 PM #10Member
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Go talk to Austin at his surf shop on 19th st. He's there on Fridays and Saturdays and is really easy to get along with.