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    my dad rides a long board. he just turned 66 yrs old.

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    Bing is a nice board... i have a 9'2. its a little old but i love it and its a nice all around board

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    tho i don't know him personally, i'd take a guess that matt surfs in a much different manner than you do, mdsurfer. if you're looking to garner serious tip time on a log, a bigger board is the general rule of thumb. pretty much, if you're a full-zise adult male, not a kid or chick, & want to longboard in the traditional style, nothing under 9'6" is really gonna cut it.

    i'm about 25lbs heavier than him & don't longboard often, but i ride a 9'6" heavily glassed log when i do. if i wanted to take a more aggressive line, i'd prob. be riding something around 9'2" or so, glassed much lighter.

    its just a question of style & approach.
    Yeah you pretty much summed it up . My Style it pretty much 50's & 60's style of longboarding. Lots of footwork , Tip time and smooth turns. I have seen some longboarding vids where they are riding a longboard like its a shortboard. To me it just dont look right. People like Butch Van Artsdale, Corky Carol ,Greg Noll, Mickey Dora, & Phil Edwards were the Hotdogger's of there time and I guess you can say they drew the first line in the sand I guess you can say. I just have always had a lot of respect for that era of surfing

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    i'm 5'9" like 155. i surf a 5'11 and a 6'1. i'm thiinking of picking up a long board for the summer, but it's seriously so foreign to me i have no idea where to start. i don't want to be navigating some massive tree trunk or be bored on some kooky ass fun shape either.

    does anyone ride like an 8ft fairly high performance board that is still fun in summer mush?

    is 8ft even the right length i'm looking for?

    i don't know a damn thing about longboards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mOtion732 View Post
    i'm 5'9" like 155. i surf a 5'11 and a 6'1. i'm thiinking of picking up a long board for the summer, but it's seriously so foreign to me i have no idea where to start. i don't want to be navigating some massive tree trunk or be bored on some kooky ass fun shape either.

    does anyone ride like an 8ft fairly high performance board that is still fun in summer mush?

    is 8ft even the right length i'm looking for?

    i don't know a damn thing about longboards.
    It depends what you wanna do on the longboard. Do you wanna shred or do you wanna Glide and do nose rides. 8'6-9'2 tri fin is a good Performance Longboard for doing quick turns and has a very touchy shortboard feel is the best way I can say it .

    Anything 9'4 and up more set towards that smooth classic longboarding style.

    But the best thing to do is talk to a shaper or someone at a shop and tell them what you want out of your longboard. They will tell and show you want wil work best for you .

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    Been there, done that. . .

    Started on a 9'0 Royal Hawaiian (Dextra Popout) at Poverty beach and behind the visitor Center at Guerney Ave. in Cape May in 1964. Leastways when Bill Steger (Of Steger's Beach Service) wasn't squatting on a wave in front of me. Upgraded to a 9'0' Weber Performer when I moved to OCM in '66, swapped that for a Weber 9'0 Super Scoop in '67 just before the progression to shorter boards began a year later with the Weber Strato Series (V-bottoms, mini feather's, feather-lite) and eventually wound up on a couple 7'0" Nat Young Weber Skis and finally a Weber 5'10" Pig. From there the progression has been gradually longer from a 6'0" Plastic Fantastic swallowtail, to a 7'3" mini gun (my avatar) Nomad that I took to El Salvador along with the Plastic Fantastic. Later I spent some time on a 6'0" Nectar squash tail, a 6'0" Eaton pin tail, and most recently a 7'3" Channin squash tail, a 9'0" Ashton longboard and now my go-to 8'0" mini longboard Channin thruster.

    Suffice to say, I've been around and done my share of noseriding, and the art of noseriding is more about finesse' than just the length of your board. Admittedly, my 8'0" Channin doesn't allow me to camp out on the nose 100% of the wave, but there aren't many waves in either Jersey or Maryland that will allow that to happen very often anyway.

    While we're talking boards and board history- here's a fun site: http://www.surfcrazy.com/stanleys/html/logos.html
    http://www.swellinfo.com/gallery/sho...&imageuser=411
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    Quote Originally Posted by mOtion732 View Post
    i'm 5'9" like 155. i surf a 5'11 and a 6'1. i'm thiinking of picking up a long board for the summer, but it's seriously so foreign to me i have no idea where to start.
    Im basically the same size as you and in the summer when its really small..like knee-thigh high i find it way more fun to just find a spot thats a little steeper and ride a short wide fish.,..like a 5'10" x 21" I love riding a longboard in clean fun 3-4 foot waves now and then, but if its under knee high and too small to ride a little fish shaped board, i find the longboard boring as #$&!

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    i'd like to hear what you think of the board after you've had it in the water. i've looked for a used Elevator for a few months but couldn't hold out any longer so i'm going with a custom with some tax money. i haven't had the opportunity to ride one but i've heard they are an awesome noserider

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    looks like you got your waves for the new rides this week, matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    Yeah you pretty much summed it up . My Style it pretty much 50's & 60's style of longboarding. Lots of footwork , Tip time and smooth turns. I have seen some longboarding vids where they are riding a longboard like its a shortboard. To me it just dont look right. People like Butch Van Artsdale, Corky Carol ,Greg Noll, Mickey Dora, & Phil Edwards were the Hotdogger's of there time and I guess you can say they drew the first line in the sand I guess you can say. I just have always had a lot of respect for that era of surfing
    For me thats what its all about. I still got a long way to go in the smooth department.
    Good luck with the new boards. I hope NW is good this year. Check out 2nd ave now and then (just up from where they play the free concerts). The right conditions gave us some really nice longboardable waves last year.
    Hey, don't forget Goron Duane, Robert Kooken, & Gary Propper.