So I got banned (with my house keys taken and everything) from going to the beach and surfing this winter (FML), long story, and so now I'm looking to invest in a good skateboard, like something that I can carve with but also something that has manuverability. Does anyone know where I can get a good board on the cheap? I dont want a crappy china board from like target but I cant afford to buy anything too expensive.
Craigslist! but I would say get your gear to a friends house (or borrow) and tell grams you are going over to her house or to skate or something and then paddle out!
When I was a fresh in High School my friends and I took off to Hatteras from NJ without telling any of our parents for a long weekend camping. My mom called my cell and noticed I was gone as we were leaving NJ and told me I would pay the price when I got back so I figured I was gonna be grounded for the rest of the summer or something like three months. I got back and she said my punishment was having to worry about what my punishment would be while I was on "vacation". She also took my brand new board away for the rest of the summer (about a month). I stored my buddies board at a different friends house down the street and would tell her I was going "out". I would go grab the board and charge it!
It was worth it! We scored 5-6 ft. hollow barrells the first day we were down there.
Anyway, craigslist or work out a trade with a friend or something. i would go for a gravity with the stick on kick tail for power slides.
BB I ride a FlexDex RT Classic 29 and they have them on there site discounted for blems, other models too in your price range. It's not a real long (length wise) board but they have a great surfy feel to them. I like riding single fins and it gives me the same type of feeling, real fast too. Check them out.http://flexdex.com/blems.html