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    Good Longboards

    What are some nice longboards you guys have been scoring mini waves on? I really like the firewire logs. Anybody else?

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    Last edited by metard; May 22, 2014 at 02:15 PM.

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    I ENJOY RIDING MURPHY'S AS WELL AS IRON CROSS LBs

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    My first longboard was an old Donald Takayama totally loggged out noserider. I got it from one of the original owners of Nomad Surf Shop. It was waterlogged and very heavy, and had zero, I mean zero rocker, and it refused to budge, forget about turning. I had been shortboarding for twentyfive years, and refused to longboard, but I thought it would make a good paddleboard, so I bought it for $100 and kept it at the shack on the beach that the cabana service uses. I figured everyone could use it and they could even rent it out when I was gone.

    It got "stolen" within a week. I figure someone took it over the bridge and pawned it to buy crack. Just as well, it really really sucked.

    My daughter won a longboard when she was six, and it is a Mindless made by Eddie Suxbury out of Melbourne. It has lots of rockr, and is a single fin, and turns almost too easily. No way to noseride it, but it catches lots of little lined up waves and does cutbacks real smooth. So after riding it for a while, I kind of got hooked on the glide, and realized what a douche I was for being so prejudiced against longboards, and got a friend (Jeff "Surge" Surgener - R.I.P.) to shape me one. It was narrow (20 1/4") and had a rounded tail with a finbox and two sidefins. Made of epoxy, it was very light, very fast and you can surf it like a shortboard in big smooth surf if you ride it from the tail. My wife smashed it with a hammer about 100 times after an argument ( better the board than me I guess). I used that as a template to shape a new one. It's not glassed yet.

    I also had a friend leave me a 8' single fin Herbie Fletcher stepdeck with a rounded pin tail. It could catch waves from 1 foot to DOH plus, but I was afraid to ride it in anything over 8 foot of face, because it wasn't mine, and Josh would have hated it if it was not in good shape when he got back. And he is huge and would have hurt me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    ...My wife smashed it with a hammer about 100 times after an argument ( better the board than me I guess). I used that as a template to shape a new one. It's not glassed yet....
    What in the holy hell did you do???? Skip your wedding day for a session?? I know it wasn't cheating. With that level of rage she'd be after your junk with a machete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    my wife smashed it with a hammer about 100 times after an argument ( better the board than me i guess).
    nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I love my Tim Nolte hull bottom long board, but that is a custom. I bought a 9'2" Hobie Peter Pan slug, shaped and signed by Midget Smith, for my son when he was 13. Say what you want about Peter Pan, that board catches all the Narragansett mush. Every newbie who visits and wants to try surfing scores with that board.

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    She is an Irish redhead and has a bit iof a temper, and I can be somewhat of a smarta$$ (imagine that). It was after I got trashed at a Holiday Boat Parade Party on rum, weed, and yeao. My food to intoxicant ratio was a little bit out of whack. Happy Holidays! And Clark Foam closed a week or so later.

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    on lb's i think square/squash tail best. also scooped nose; it really works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    She is an Irish redhead and has a bit iof a temper, and I can be somewhat of a smarta$$ (imagine that). It was after I got trashed at a Holiday Boat Parade Party on rum, weed, and yeao. My food to intoxicant ratio was a little bit out of whack. Happy Holidays! And Clark Foam closed a week or so later.
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