$325 for board with fixed flex damage?

Discussion in 'USA Mainland Surf Forum' started by goofysilversurfer, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. goofysilversurfer

    goofysilversurfer Member

    Nov 13, 2015
    Hey y'all,
    I may be looking to buy a used 9' longboard that has had flex damage across the middle, which has been repaired. The damage did not extend to the bottom, it's only on top that the bandage (my wording) is seen.

    Brand new, it retails for $700.

    I'm a new surfer, only looking at used boards, which I intend to learn to cruise on here on the east coast, so it's not like I'll be bashing it around out there.

    Any thoughts, questions?

    Thanks for your time.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2015
  2. Barry bottomfeeder

    Barry bottomfeeder Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Who shaped it? Seems a little steep. By flex damage do you mean it has/had a series of hairline cracks? How did they repair it?

  3. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    assuming the board is worth it at all (pics would help), if he's asking $325 offer $100 and negotiate from there
  4. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Forget it.
    You can get a longboard in much better condition for that money. Spend some time looking.
  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Keep looking, don't get anything that has been buckled
  6. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    So you don't have any idea of what a good board is but you are willing to learn on a piece of repaired crap that you've never ridden ( if that's a word) Didn't someone already tell you to rent some boards and talk to the local guy at the surf shop who probly has a few wide ,longish ( another word I'm not sure of ) board's on consignment?

    For Fok sake man!
  7. goofysilversurfer

    goofysilversurfer Member

    Nov 13, 2015
    Thanks, I'll keep trying out more and taking my time looking/deciding.

    You guys are the best!
  8. surfsolo

    surfsolo Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    have a board brand new w fins ill sell ya 325 5'10 shortboard surftech ultraflx
  9. crindlefish

    crindlefish Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2015
  10. metard

    metard Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2014

  11. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Keep working on that sarcasm, Young Grasshopper...your game still has a couple small holes in it. ;)
  12. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    +1 on old man Barry's comment

    Certain kinds of damage to boards are just never able to be repaired 100%again. Maybe temporary. Flex damage, delamination and fin box damage are amount them- board will never be the same or strong. Generally this time of year you can find better deals on Craigslist thru the winter
  13. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Yes Master
  14. garbanzobean

    garbanzobean Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    Put something under the nose and tail give it a good push to check for creases not apparent around any repairs or cracks. Do it to both sides. The bad spots will show quickly. If it doesn't show any folds, delams or soft spots then get it. Gel coat cracks sometimes don't mean anything. Beater logs are the best, I have ridden delamed, cracked and sketchy longboards for years at a time then sold them again cheap. Great to have them around for your cousin from Hoboken to crash in the shorebreak. Surfing a rat rod log is fun and rewarding and virtually stress free. Ride it until it tacos then use the ends for pet tombstones.
  15. Barry bottomfeeder

    Barry bottomfeeder Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Yes all good when you spend $100 but 325 seems steep. It would have to be some amazing board thats nearly brand new. I just got a 9' board like your talkin w gel coat stress cracks and the guy gave me a 6'8" wrv for $60. Keep searching or low ball the seller n see if they bite
  16. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Now, get your yellow a$$ back to the temple...that toilet isn't gonna scrub itself. ;)