there are some fairly inane comments posted on the thread, but i think the thing looks really f**kin' fun for summer surf!! i own a longboard, but it doesn't really suit my style too much. not that i'd get rid of it. there's definitely a place for a longboard in any east coast quiver, but i get bored easily & like really off the wall equipment.
i may be FORCED to get one if/when they become available! i'm thinking 5'4"x23x3.25"
Been following the design forum for years. It's kool that they can experiment a lot with shapes and fins and then test them out without having to wait too long for a rideable swell.
Two of my boards are shaped by shapers who posted their boards in that forum (GGriffin & shawn Ambrose). My next board however will be shaped by a local shaper(Hague or Ashton) because they know exactly what our conditions and waves are like.
That board shape is very close to my board of choice in the summer. You ride them small, I am 6 foot tall and ride a 5'5". Best shape I have ever ridden. They are fast and manueverable but take some getting used to, once you get them wired (not sure I have yet) they allow you to do things that you wouldn't think were possible just by looking at it.
yea, i saw them at ab3 this fall in cedars...interesting looking boards, but from what i understand, more designed for boosting than carving & turning. punting isn't really my thing.
& not to knock the shapes or the shaper, but the foils on the boards aren't appealing. i know that surfboards aren't a beauty contest, but the boards just look blobby, if you know what i mean. the foil on the stamps board is very clean & tapered.
kudos to 195 for doing something different, tho. surfing would be a LOT more interesting if there were more shapers did their own thing & worried less about the "mainstream" (6'1"x18.25"x2.25" thrusters).
zippy, i'd like to see some pics of your board, if you don't mind. also, how much do you weigh? you said you're 6ft tall & riding a 5'5"....curious, since i'm around 6ft as well, but am around 190lbs.
I'm just a hair under 6' and my weight is right around 195. Last Summer I was mostly riding a 5'6 X 21 ish X 3.
So much fun to ride. It's like a skateboard. I throw it over the lip and hop, then just throw it around like I'm skating a pool. it connects sections like they never closed out, and I can catch almost anything. Pretty friggin nutso. Ian Zamora shaped this velo simmons. Surfing at County Line on an early spring day last year.
Hmmm... I only see red X's. Click HERE to see them where the pics were originally hosted.