Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post

Just complete BS. With a 9'+ LB, I can catch any choppy or small wave.

Maybe, but making the wave successfully is another matter.

I have had countless sessions during which regular longboards and their riders have been unable to achieve a successful ride.

That's just the way it is and it can't be changed by your protests. Of course since you no doubt have never confronted such superior boards in the water, it is natural that you doubt what I'm saying. The waves I'm speaking of you would probably imagine to be unrideable for a variety of reasons.

The fashion based design aims of the malibu types come at a price un terms of wave making ability in many conditions.

It is not possible that your board would be the ONLY one that could catch the wave.
It is entirely possible and happens frequently, but I'm not just talking about catching the waves I'm also talking about making them.