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    longboard brands

    so i have a longboard of my own, i picked it up at the local shop, and i absolutely love it but this was when i was first starting to surf about five or six years ago and i never really researched the product. so a friend of mine approached me at school asking what brand longboard he should get, a handshaped on, no pop-out's allowed, and i drew a blank, so i told him i'd put in a post on swellinfo. i need some help, any solid brands?

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    Walden magic model wtf

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    Yea Waldens are nice boards. Patagonia has a nice nose rider. Surftech has some nice boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanticsurf View Post
    Yea Waldens are nice boards. Patagonia has a nice nose rider. Surftech has some nice boards.
    did you read his post? no popouts! patagonia is the only one of the 3 you listed that isn't foreign-made crappola.

    check out austin in va beach, tim nolte & scott busby in nc, & brian wynn in nj. then there's the big names, like bing, takayama, harbor, pearson arrow...there are literally as many quality longboard brands as shortboard.

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    Donald Takayama seams to be a legend. i hear great things about his boards and has a cool site.
    http://www.hawaiianprodesigns.com/

    I spoke to Brian Winn..really cool guy and seems honest....he actually talked me out of paying an extra $50 for a wild color scheme and just go with plain white(cheaper).
    has come cool looking boards.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...4562268?ref=ts

    I rode a 10'4 Jimmy Lewis in Waikiki last month that can catch a ripple if you threw a rock.

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    wait i thought it was Wynn not WINN

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    I have ridden different types of longboards performance 2+1 setups , Single fin performance , Noseriders and Old school logs.

    It depends what they wanna do on a log and what they wanna spend

    Bing has been around for a long time and they have work with David Nuuhiwa and Donald Takayammi in the 60's and today with shapers like Chris Del Moro and Matt Calvani.

    They pretty much draw the line in longboard design.

    Brian wynn make a good log but a little to light for me . I just like my boards heavy and I am sure if I wanted one heavy he could do it but I bought a board off the self of his so it got his standard glass job.

    Jim at Legend Surfboards make great boards from short to long you cant go wrong with a board made by him . Great Quality and I can say enough good things about jim and his boards.

    And then there is the High dollars boards like Cooperfish. Gene has been makeing boards for a long time and is taking longboards to new places. His boards a working peices of art . Even his Coopdesigns line of boards are off the chart

    It really boils down to how much you wanna spend

    You can get a 500 dollar pop out or spend 2500 dollars on the top of the line Cooperfish

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    did you read his post? no popouts! patagonia is the only one of the 3 you listed that isn't foreign-made crappola.

    check out austin in va beach, tim nolte & scott busby in nc, & brian wynn in nj. then there's the big names, like bing, takayama, harbor, pearson arrow...there are literally as many quality longboard brands as shortboard.

    Weird I have a handshaped Walden that I really enjoy. Also I guess I was misinformed about the surftech tuflite I never knew pop outs could be so strong and responsive. When referring to pop outs I usually think of Canyon, surfboards Austrialia, Challenger "crappola" like that. Not high quality epoxy boards or hand shaped fiber glass boards but thats just me.
    Last edited by Lanticsurf; Sep 24, 2010 at 05:07 PM. Reason: spelling

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    To clarify you can definately get a Walden that is hand shaped in the US by Walden himself. But any of the GSI model poly or surftech are pop outs. I have an 8' Magic Poly that is a pop out i bought because the price was too low to pass on. Love the board it i sick surf like a shortboard and paddle like a longboard and you can nose ride it. But it is cheap in construction only had it 2 years and it is beat to hell no dings but major compressions all over it probably wont last too long. Just wanted to calrity though that you can get a real handmade in the US Walden but they are more expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnargnar View Post
    so i have a longboard of my own, i picked it up at the local shop, and i absolutely love it but this was when i was first starting to surf about five or six years ago and i never really researched the product. so a friend of mine approached me at school asking what brand longboard he should get, a handshaped on, no pop-out's allowed, and i drew a blank, so i told him i'd put in a post on swellinfo. i need some help, any solid brands?

    I think Tyler Hatzikian makes some killer boards:

    http://tylersurfboards.com/