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    Advice, getting back into it

    Hello, new here. Surfed Jersey Shore from age 8 until about 20. Always a shortboard, I enjoyed every minute, but never was that great, lol. 35 now, have had the itch and I'm gonna pull the trigger on a longboard. Looking between a 8'6" and 9'4" range. I'm 5'8" 185lbs. I would appreciate any suggestions helping me out on the board purchase. Size, shape, etc. and possible advice on locations to look for used boards. I live in AC area. Looking for something that will get me back into it but not something that will bore me in first month. I understand I'm asking a lot and there are probably many different views, just would appreciate the advice of the guys that been out there. Thanks

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    gets some roids then head to the gym in oc new jersey, we will proceed in a bench off if i win i get your soul, if i lose ill buy you a new dumbbell set?

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    Traitor. You can't leave and come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandblasters View Post
    gets some roids then head to the gym in oc new jersey, we will proceed in a bench off if i win i get your soul, if i lose ill buy you a new dumbbell set?
    I don't do Ocean City, dry town, not for me!!! But I appreciate the quick response.

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    There are tons of performance longboards. People like the McTavish Fireball and walden Magic, the Robert August What I Ride. My favorite longboard for years is a custom 9' shaped by Tim Nolte in OBX. If you really want a longboard, that is. But if you want to "rip" you will soon tire of the long board. If you want to catch a lot of rides with less work . . . Long board is it. I have surfed overhead waves on very average long boards.

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    Long rides less work sounds my speed. Walden magic is a board I have been eying and reading about. Thank you.

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    i have a 10' Modern Retro. Im 23 i ride it in anything less then shoulder high and love ittt.

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    I'm the same height but about 160lbs and for knee high to overhead I love my 5'10" quad fish. Floats and paddles similar to a LB but is way more versatile. I would say since you rode short boards before get a short thick board that floats and trims well. And I would also say stay away from the GSI brands. As the other thread on them showed you can get a locally made board or a good used one for the same or less and they are much better quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarter View Post
    I'm the same height but about 160lbs and for knee high to overhead I love my 5'10" quad fish. Floats and paddles similar to a LB but is way more versatile. I would say since you rode short boards before get a short thick board that floats and trims well. And I would also say stay away from the GSI brands. As the other thread on them showed you can get a locally made board or a good used one for the same or less and they are much better quality.
    Yes, have got similar advice. Within a year I see myself with a longboard and then a quad fish. I know nothing about the fish, about what size at 185lbs.? Again, thanks for the assistance

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    Slater is 41 so 35 is no excuse for a long board. You may still be able to perform a turn. With that being said, get yourself a fun board shape and have some fun in a variety of conditions. I'm partial to 7'6"s because that is the size of the fun board I have and the year I was born so using that rational you should get yourself a 7'8"...Go to a local shaper for extra good karma...