Rode a Longboard 3 times in my life so dont know much about longboards. Looking to get in the water more often in the summer for those non-shortboardable days - read not-so-fun-on-a-shortboard-days - I plan to mostly use it on small days but will definitely experiment on bigger days here and there. Aside from dings and size (thinking 8'6-9'0) will the shape of the board make much of a difference? really know nothing about longbards so any info would be appreciate.
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Buying a Longboard
Last edited by darippah; Jun 15, 2012 at 05:09 PM.
Jun 15, 2012, 05:12 PM #2
Yes it will absolutely make a difference! There are many factors that can affect how a longboard will ride including, but not limited to, outline, rail profile, bottom contours, volume, glassing schedule, etc.
Longboards generally range from high performance to all arounder to classic noserider. What exactly are you looking to do with this longboard? This way we can better help you make a better decision.
I'm mostly looking to ride the longboard like a shortboard. Turns/ snaps cutbacks etc.. noseriding looks cool too
Jun 15, 2012, 05:30 PM #4
Got my first longboard for exactly the same reason around 12 years ago. I would recommend a single fin setup with a double concave bottom and beveled rails for the length of the board. 9'6" works for me but that more personal preference. This is what I ride and I have found it works well in all conditions, although it can be a tough paddle out sometimes.
One warning though...after awhile you'll find it hard to switch back to a "regular" shortboard and you may not want to.
Jun 15, 2012, 06:24 PM #6
Originally Posted by darippah
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- milton delaware
If you want a longboard for tiny waves get a flat rockered cruiser. If you want something thats even more fun than a longboard for shin-knee high waves, get a mini simmons. That you WILL be able to turn and cut back in 1-2 foot waves.
Last edited by mitchell; Jun 15, 2012 at 09:52 PM.
Jun 15, 2012, 08:50 PM #7
Come by my shop in Wall and check out my longboards, shortboards and everything in between. You'll be able to see different boards for different conditions and hopefully it will get you closer to what you are looking for.
Jun 15, 2012, 11:48 PM #8
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- Crystal Coast,N.C.
Id go for a 9' High Performance Quad if I were you. Ive ridden other fin set ups on a LB and they just didnt compare. Much faster and responsive, angles off nicely(even in smaller surf) and if you try it in bigger surf you'll be surprised at what it'll do. Yea I'm Quad biased but i'm a big guy and they just work better for me.