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  1. #11
    i'm not a golfer, but that's like carrying two clubs. do you see a lot of year round golfers carrying two clubs? i'm pretty sure Billy Madison used more than two clubs. two clubs are good for putt putt tho, per anger mgmt

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    I don't know about 2. I'd probably say three at least for me. I'm always experimenting with new boards, buying/selling etc. Content enough right now with 4.

    Knee high and below up to head: 9'6" rounded pin log. It's got minimal rocker to catch the absolute smallest of waves, but enough length to get in early on days where it's throwing pits.

    Thigh to chest: 5'4" twin keel mini Simmons. On this board the most when it's weakish. Wave count gets way high and it's just fun being on something so small.

    Waist to overhead: 5'10" Roberts Dreamcatcher. My go to all rounder. Great for hollow waves and groveling.

    Stomach to overhead: 5'8" CI motorboat. Picked it up recently brand new on c/l. Got it to try learning how to punt. Limited success with that just yet, but have only had it out twice. One of those days we had that head high long period stuff. It was insane fun. Looking to ride her more.

    If I only could have two boards it would probably be my mini simm and the dreamcatcher. I love my log, but would rather be on a shorter board any day.

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    I had a 7' CI squash tail I'd give my left nut to have back, it worked great in good surf (OH to DOH plus) and cut through the gnar on those choppy onshore days. It would make sections.

    No idea why I let her go. Baby come back!

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    I have 5 boards and usually only ride 2 of them.my 6'2''croyle that I use for basically everything,and my 5'11 knockoff catchsurf board.then I have a 6'6wrv,7'0 js or something,which I only used maybe 10 times in the past 5 years,and a longboard that I never use.waves don't break for longboards near me,the sandbars don't work til its atleast 3',ocean county and south like lbi seem to work no matter how tiny the waves are.

    when I was younger and had the time id drive south to surf when there was no waves,now if theres no rideable waves within 20 minutes of me I'm not surfing.cant wait til fall,summer sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisurfdogg View Post
    I had a 7' CI squash tail I'd give my left nut to have back, it worked great in good surf (OH to DOH plus) and cut through the gnar on those choppy onshore days. It would make sections.

    No idea why I let her go. Baby come back!
    Now I remember...it doesn't break that good but once every three years, I wanted a new board, and made room.

  6. #16
    Others have said it already. But what's needed and what's wanted are two very different things. A board isn't a board is a board is a board. Every one is diffrent and has its own unique way of sliding across water.

    My main two are.. .

    A custom 5'8. It's my "hpsb". Little fuller in the nose. Pulled in round tail. Only 28L, so it's pretty easy to get it on rail and whip it around. Flatter rocker though keeps it doable in waves as small as waist high. But it works up to the biggest we get here. OH+. Double concave with vee out the tail. That's what i like.

    A 5'2 mini sims. This thing is crazy. Two diffrent personalities in one. In smaller weaker stuff its a great LB substitute. Its had me doing legit cutbacks and what not on thigh high days. Great at cruising. Oozes flow. But get it out in a bigger steeper day and man this thing can still perform. A little sketchy at times depending on how big or steep were talking, but it can hold its own. This board also has a big single concave with vee out the tail. Most my boards have that going on.

    Then there's the LB. 9'0. Average pop out LB. nothing special. Don't ride it much since i got the mini. I honestly prefer a LB in bigger stomach - shoulder high stuff then small stuff. Its not about covering that small wave area. Its about the LB style. You surf differently on a LB regardless of waves. And that's a good thing to have.

    A 6'1 custom. Same exact board as the 5'8 but bigger. Its my step up, although the 5'8 version is enough. But you know. Sometimes it's big but a little more fat. Sometimes i just want the extra volume. Its nice to have the choice between two identical boards, one with more float and paddle power or pine that's more whipy depending on conditions.

    A 6'6 shelter bonzer. A bit big for me. But still is awesome. It only comes out on big fat days with allot of big open face. Again that range is covered already, but this board is diffrent and special in its own way. Its nice to spice things up.

    A 6'3 single fin. Real thick. Fish shape but with a round tail. Low rocker. Works in everything from thigh high to OH. It forces you to surf differently. You really have to anticipate what the wave will do because of the boards slow reaction time. But again, i like diffrent feelings and this definitely offers me that.

    A 6'4 actual hpsb from the 90s. Long but so small when it comes to width and thickness. Smallest board volume wise. I like it in big punchy stuff. I'd actually consider selling this one. But i do use it from time to time.

    And lastly is a 6'6 cannibal. Hasn't ridden it in over 10 years. It was my first board, sold it, it found its way back to me, now i keep it as a wall hanger.

    I'd still like to add a true fish, a retro twin, maybe upgrade my LB, and get another bonzer for big hollow stuff... similar to what i have just smaller.

    Do i need all these? No. But they keep things fresh and i can get allot of diffrent feelings depending on my mood or conditions.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by UnfurleD View Post
    i'm not a golfer, but that's like carrying two clubs. do you see a lot of year round golfers carrying two clubs? i'm pretty sure Billy Madison used more than two clubs. two clubs are good for putt putt tho, per anger mgmt
    Might be one of the worst analogies ever. Golf clubs to boards? No. Dammit...just no.

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    It's funny how we all go through those times, where we have a large quiver, then consolidating to a one or two board quiver. Then back up to a very large quiver lol I remember at one time trying to find that one board that worked in everything. So I didn't have to think about which board to ride... but of coarse there are limitations when riding certain waves. Sooo I think to be properly rounded one would need about 5 boards (and different lengths!) for all different waves. its just a matter of finding your style and what works for certain wavEs.

    I think if I had to shave down my quiver I would end up with 5/6 boards... 4 minimum. Sure I could just have one, but would miss a lot of days- or more importantly I would get out all those days, but my wave count will be low. I think it's best to have a variety and have all bases covered..

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    Really two boards would be possible but challenging in Rhode Island. You definitely need something for knee high +\- and a board for everything else. I've yet to see anything that couldn't be handled on a good shortboard once it was over waist high.

    However, I've come to appreciate the glide of the longboard on some of those really small days. There have been days on the fish when I really wished for the longboard.

    Theoretically you could even manage a one board quiver if you had a super versatile board, something like a ...lost quiver killer or something.

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    Really interesting thread. I could get by with 2 boards if I HAD to, but as others have said there would be some gaps resulting in a lower wave count or less days in the water.

    I have 3 in my regular rotation right now. All have been beat to hell and extensively repaired. I'm restoring an old 90's board for a friend and as soon as that is done my plan is to shape a super lightweight planing hull board. Why super lightweight? Because I usually build boards to last forever and I want to experiment with some lighter weight cloths.

    daily driver (because the surf is normally minimal) is a 9' no-name longboard with an asymmetrical tail. I bought is with a cracked nose on craigslist for $150. I think a local shaper built it for himself because it's really well built but there's no logos on it. I have the board dialed and I think the a-sym suits the way I surf, but I would need the exact same board with a conventional tail to really determine if it makes a positive difference.

    For a mush waves I ride a 5'5 Jimmy Keith "Sled Zeppelin". It's a round nose, round tail quad. Sort of like a CI biscuit with a v bottom to double concave out the tail. Been riding this one for about 5-6 years.

    For anything bigger I ride a 5'8 Round Nose Fish. This is my third RNF and it's the most reliable, consistent shape I have owned.