i repeat dude,go to beach house in bay head and talk to Eric.
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Thread: Midlength Epiphany
Sep 25, 2013, 06:39 PM #11Senior Member
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I have had some great mid lengths, a couple of the best ones have come from Wayne Okamoto. His Dyna-Glyde is a great design, looks kinda like it wouldn't work too good but it is an exceptional performer. Wayne is a great guy to deal with,knowledgable , articulate, returns calls and emails promptly. He makes true customs .Check out some of his stuff on his blog http://oakfoils.blogspot.com/DSC03246.jpg
Last edited by JTS; Sep 26, 2013 at 12:07 AM.
Mid length or just more volume?
Sometimes, to get the stoke back, just some extra volume is all that is necessary.
The current trend is shorter and wider. For some a Mini-Simmons does the trick. For me, they just go fast but do not turn well. Here is an example of a new model I have been building a lot of lately.
Oct 21, 2013, 12:59 PM #14
I love my 7' 6" McTavish Carver. It's an older model, been repaired a lot, but it works in most East Coast conditions.
Oct 21, 2013, 04:02 PM #15
mid length boards are like training wheels
Oct 21, 2013, 04:26 PM #16
Oct 21, 2013, 04:37 PM #17
those same 'experts' know how to generate speed on small days.
My 7'7 hybrid fish is my do all board. catches any size. Its 12 yrs old
Oct 21, 2013, 05:27 PM #19
My best advice for choosing a midlength would be to call up a shaper - or the above mentioned expert. There are so many options to choose from, so you really need to know what to look for based on what your looking for. So if you want training wheels, you'll get training wheels and so on. I know all of this may seem obvious, but you'll be surprised what a shop employee may tell you just to get a sale. Midlengths are more susceptible to this since they're essentially a cross between two mediums.
I've had the best luck with pin tail midlengths. Good luck!
Oct 21, 2013, 05:55 PM #20
if you need volume why not go to a performance oriented longboard? or even a classic longboard and learn to ride it proper......grown men hopping on tiny waves makes me die a lil inside