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  1. #31
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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    I need to find a 10' ironing board that has no business in being in anything over thigh-high. Any suggestions?
    I believe the 10' Takayama Model T is pretty flat. I've rode that board in ankle to knee and it does catch waves. The 11'0 NSP will catch anything - period. But don't plan on doing much more than going down the line. The good part is you can find them used cheap and they can double as a stand up paddle and there fun to tandem on. Bad part is its a tank that likes to dig rails. My friend has one and its fairly indestructible. Also its not to heavy.

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    I need to find a 10' ironing board that has no business in being in anything over thigh-high. Any suggestions?
    Man this is exactly when you should get a local custom shaped board - for specific local conditions. Go to a local shaper who actually rides the exact same tiny waves you're dealing with and get a low entry rocker / nicely tail rockered Vee bottomed board that will paddle into anything and go rail to rail in slow mush. Or whatever they know will work...i'm just guessing. Why spend $1000+ for a resined up west coast board you plan on surfing in tiny shallow sandbar scrapers?

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    man this is exactly when you should get a local custom shaped board - for specific local conditions. Go to a local shaper who actually rides the exact same tiny waves you're dealing with and get a low entry rocker / nicely tail rockered vee bottomed board that will paddle into anything and go rail to rail in slow mush. Or whatever they know will work...i'm just guessing. Why spend $1000+ for a resined up west coast board you plan on surfing in tiny shallow sandbar scrapers?

    exactly!!!!!

  5. #35
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    Why spend $1000+ for a resined up west coast board you plan on surfing in tiny shallow sandbar scrapers?
    its not just longboards, any non-travel board IMHO - get a local shaper to make you a board that will work well in Northeast conditions - but whatever -- I'll still buy your JC CI Rusty etc. that you rode 4x in 3 years - and is way above your surfing ability - even if you did have regular access to consistent quality surf - just put it on Craigslist for 30 cents on the dollar and I'll take it off your hands - I have at least 8 boards right now that I got in that exact method

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    I've had several longboards. I've only kept one because it fits the nitch of getting me outside on a retardedly crowded waist to shoulder high day. It's okay for knee high mush, but it's not catching them any earlier than my retro fish.

    I hear the Bing Trimulux had a super flat rocker, but when I compared it to the Silver Spoon, it wasn't that significant. I need to find a 10' ironing board that has no business in being in anything over thigh-high. Any suggestions?
    I am looking into getting a short and a long Alaia board. They look like they could open up a whole new realm of surfing for me.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray F. View Post
    I need to find a 10' ironing board that has no business in being in anything over thigh-high. Any suggestions?
    I need the same thing

  8. #38
    Neither, get a kayak and wear a helmet and a big orange life vest.. and then run everyone over hooting the whole time! Turn the sea red with the blood of kooks.. wait that would include yourself. ha ha.

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    Man this is exactly when you should get a local custom shaped board - for specific local conditions. Go to a local shaper who actually rides the exact same tiny waves you're dealing with and get a low entry rocker / nicely tail rockered Vee bottomed board that will paddle into anything and go rail to rail in slow mush. Or whatever they know will work...i'm just guessing. Why spend $1000+ for a resined up west coast board you plan on surfing in tiny shallow sandbar scrapers?
    I'll tell you why cause most but not all Shapers on the eascoast with the exeption of a few dont know how to shape a longboard nor do they wanna.

    People like Gene Cooper, Matt Calvani , Chris Del Moro , and Zeph Carrigg who are taking longboard designs to new levels.

    Plus you get what you pay for aswell you wanna spend 600 bucks on some pop out off the rack board that rides a little bit better than a bic or you can spend a little more and get a board shaped from someone who understand the dynamics of a longboard and the quality of there work is second to no ones.


    Thats just my 2 cents . I dont feel guitly spending that type of money on a longboard

  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATT JOHNSON View Post
    ...most but not all Shapers on the eascoast with the exeption of a few dont know how to shape a longboard nor do they wanna.
    I don't agree with everything you said, but I do respect your opinion, and agree with that statement. And to add to that.. even if they did know how to design a good LB for local surf, and wanted to make a few bucks doing it, they may not have the skills to execute with their hands what they know in their heads. Shaping, and glassing, longboards requires another whole set of skills over and above the skills needed for building shortboards.