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  1. #1
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    any kneeboard surfers out there?

    Was looking to progress from body boarding to knee boarding an was just wondering if there were any kneeboarders in the northeast

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    There's one you'll see at Gansett when it's pumping, surfs year round.

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    Any idea on where to find a board? So an old fish at a surf shop in Wakefield that I thought might work but I'm pretty clueless when it comes to surfboard design

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    Not too sure to be honest, but if all else fails I'm sure you can get someone to shape it for you...look into dims/what you want out of the board and check out LSD surfboards.

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    Did a quick search, found a couple Aussie shapers and then these dudes in CA...poke around, you'll find one.

    http://www.ironcrosssurfboards.com/p...ry/knee-board/

    http://www.deanclearysurfboards.com/kneeboards.html

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    Check the website Kneeboard Surfing USA. It has tons of info for you-including shapers. Dean Cleary is a good one from Cali.

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    I just saw an LSD Surfboard for the first time today. A nice quadfish. Looked legit. Can't you knee surf (if that's the term) a body board? My lady's uncle shapes these things called Paipo boards. It's a wooden bodyboard surfboard hybrid, has 3 small fins on it. He knee boards it and body surfs it. Dude rips on this thing. Maybe find a Paipo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kahuna Kai View Post
    Can't you knee surf (if that's the term) a body board? My lady's uncle shapes these things called Paipo boards. It's a wooden bodyboard surfboard hybrid, has 3 small fins on it. He knee boards it and body surfs it. Dude rips on this thing. Maybe find a Paipo.
    Short answer, yes...but riding a boog dropknee and a kneeboard are similar, yet different approaches imo(think the drawn out more surf like turns of the kneelos vs. the bigh Roach-like hacks and tail slides)...probly more float/volume in a proper kneeboard. But the paipo you described KK sounds like it would work, probly just require skills due to the lack of float.