Hells yeah to longboards! I've ridden boards from 9'6" to 6'3" I've definitely enjoyed riding shorter boards, but for me, there's something about a longboard I really dig.
I have a 9'2" Hawaiian Pro Designs (Takayama design) In the Pink shaped by Tommy Maus in Oceanside. sweet board. polyester. Primarily a nose rider, but a heavy board with some ass behind it.
Also have a 9'2" Stewart ESP Epoxy Board that is light, fast and maneuverable. Love it. Super light and a wave catcher. This replaced a 9 0 Colin McPhillips shape that I had a blast on. It had lot's of nose rocker, a pulled back tail and a big belly and nose. This board was the thinnest longboard I've ever seen, yet would nose ride and rip.
Last board in the lb quiver is a Ted Kearns/ Gale Force Glass hp longboard shaped in OBX. Ted has moved on to Hawaii, but his boards are sweet. Even though I broke this board and had it repaired, I love to ride it, very quick, turns on a dime and nose rides pretty sweet.
I know, there was a longboard thread just about a month ago, but hey, it's fun to share about our quivers.
9'6 Robert August What I Ride (2 of these)
9'6 Todd Proctor custom-made squash tail
9'2" Channel Islands pintail (no idea of model name)
8'2 7-S quad fin
7'8 Bing (no idea of model name; my first board from when I started in 1979)
I very much want to purchase a CI Water Hog....friend of mine has ridden 2 diff sizes of this stick (he lives in Hawaii) & raves about it's superb wave-catching chops & above-average maneuverability / speed in the water.
Also have 6'8 Claude Codgen from 1979. A beauty. But not a log...
Longboards are for chicks and old dudes... Just kidding I have a 9'0 Marty Keesacker round pin tanker style LB for super summer time smallness. I have ridden an Austin soul glide model and want to get one...pretty awesome... even I can noseride on it.