dude longboards are amazing and turn a small session into a great time,who wants to dog it out on a shortboard? plus they are awesome in huge surf if you can do it... you can also catch so big waves from futher out and ride a part of the wave that cant be done on a short board.
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May 11, 2014, 01:52 AM #21
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May 11, 2014, 02:00 AM #22
As post one said try em! I appreciate the style of guys who do rock them. How do ya get there? Try try and try again, just like ya did on the shorty. Ya already know how to wack it. now learn how to feel the vibe and be one on a big stick.
I learned on one like most people. Maybe a compromise may be some thing in between or not. Ya never know till ya try sum stuff. Be open about it and find a good guy in your area to help ya figure it out. Enjoy the ride!
May 11, 2014, 02:56 AM #23
They work best in really small, clean waves; the kelp in the background of the video is a big help. Riding them and making it look good can be really rewarding and takes just as much practice and skills as shortboarding. It's just a very different way of riding a surf board. It's a lot of fun when you feel the tail lock into the curl, and you take a few steps and all of a sudden you're staring out over your toes and all you see is water in front of you. Watch their feet and remember not to shuffle yours. There's a reason you cross-step and Dora was called da'Cat. Practice on a 2 x 4 if you've got china girl feet or a 2x6 if you'r floatin boats. I'd turn off the sound for this one:
May 11, 2014, 03:05 AM #24
Also, be prepared to drop some coin.
May 11, 2014, 03:27 AM #25
May 11, 2014, 03:40 AM #26
I think when the time comes, or when the price comes, I'll buy one. Or, my Uncle will pass one down to me if I'm lucky!
May 11, 2014, 05:50 AM #28
Get a softtop. Thank me later.
And to the op, like others have said yes get a longboard. Please dont let it be another godforsaken "high performance longboard", if you're gonna do it do it right. (Sorry to everybody else whom ive offended, im a longboard snob).
May 11, 2014, 08:20 AM #30
Not gonna lie, after catching a handful of rides (nothing spectacular but still rides) tonight on the 7'6 in pure gutlessness, I realize that I'd rather be on some sort of log this summer and being projected down the line rather than scratching for schitt in aggro fashion on a groveler. Yes, I chastised the LB but have always recognized its value. Gonna keep my eye open for a deal on the classifieds.