How deep is your quiver?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by stoneybaloney, Jan 28, 2010.

How many boards?

  1. 1-2

    32 vote(s)
  2. 3-5

    80 vote(s)
  3. 6-10

    32 vote(s)
  4. 10+

    10 vote(s)
  1. jml7140

    jml7140 Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    That's a good looking quiver. I'd appreciate it if you post your thoughts on that Elevator after your surf tomorrow unless you don't like it and then i don't want to know cause I've already made a deposit:D

    I'll probably take the Takayama out for one last run tomorrow - its a great board but a little small for me at 200lbs now

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    I took out the Elevator today and was really happy with it after I got my body placement on it right. When you go to Paddle yo have to lay back a little bit more that you standard Log cause they isnt that much volume up by the nose . Most of the volume is in the chest/ Body area. With a 11inch pivot fin it turns really smooth and isnt really squirly. Noserideing on this is like nothing I have ever experienced. It noserides really easy and the Tail rocker keeps it locked when on the nose . Also when your on the nose the board speeds up to the point where it caught me off guard and when it locked in and your on the nose if your in the right spot you can get some really long nose rides off this this boards

    If you intersted in one I would definaly get one

  3. spongedude

    spongedude Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    a 9+' dewey weber (shaped by 'redman') log and a 6' becker son learned on the becker and now needs a smaller ride...he's 4'8" and 80 pounds...any suggestions for riding mostly small california surf (ankle to waist)?

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    my very first longboard I bought was a 9'0 wrv tri fin shaped by redman . He is a really good shaper
  5. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    maybe something in the 5'2"-5'5" size range...anything smaller than that, built to float your little guy, is gonna be too difficult for most shapers to bother w/...depending on your location, i know gary hanel has built some sick little micro-grom boards. check out the surfy surfy blog to see some of his stuff:
    good luck w/ the gremmie! some of the best times in my surfing life have been shared w/ my father...
  6. jml7140

    jml7140 Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    was a really good shaper.

    he used to shape for my buddy at Hatteras Glass (Rodanthe Surf Shop) and had shaped all over the country. when he moved to Avon he got with one of the local gals and contracted HIV/AIDS.

    he passed away a few years ago - such a sad way for such a talented shaper, or anyone, to pass. he's certainly missed.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Wow that sucks I didnt even hear about that at all. Yes he will me missed
  8. jml7140

    jml7140 Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    thanks for the info. i was looking for a noserider and someone mentioned the elevator but you never really know, you know. Margaret at Bing had mentioned that it paddling and catching waves would take a little getting used to with that step deck.

    is that pivot fin the Calvani fin by any chance? that's the fin that they told me my board would come with. how is that thing glassed?

    i'm glad you enjoyed your new board

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009

    Yeah Margaret is right on the money . It took me a cpl waves to get my body postioning dialed in . You gotta have you chest over the thickest part of the board , so you a bit farther back on the board. I belive it is the Calvani fins it a 11inch pivot fin that comes with all Elevator. Its glassed pretty heavy with Volan total of 16oz I was told buy the guy who I got it from which I think is who they glass all of Bings boards expet the Pig and the Lightweight.

    Are you ordering from Bing or Heritage Surf??? I talk to a Margaret a few times and She is really cool. She told me to call up Heritage Surf and talk to Jamie and he was very helpful with any questions I had. That who I got my Elevator and NR2 off of .He's a really cool guy

    But like I said be ready the first time you get on the nose on that thing . Soon as you get up there the board picks up crazy speed , its insane how fast it goes
  10. spongedude

    spongedude Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    thanks for info, folks... the redman/DW is a stable, sweet board....

    and yer right, njs, me and my kid out in the lineup is great times, even on a flat day
  11. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Jamie is the man. He is the one to talk to when ordering a longboard for sure. He also does excellent repairs.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009

    Yeah Jamie is the Man for sure . There was on ding on the Elevator from where he bumped it on something in his van . He fixed it so good he had to point out where it was he matched the color so good . I couldnt even tell
  13. chincosurfer

    chincosurfer Active Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    9'2 bing and a 5'10 Santa Cruz
  14. DEwaverider

    DEwaverider Active Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    how do you like you js flyboy. Im thinking of getting one
  15. c3boardwerks

    c3boardwerks Active Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    37 blanks deep.....the possibilities are endless

    6'2 honey dipper eps/epoxy carbon patch work......looks like danes new board
    6'2 rnf
    6'6" big boy shorty

    all hand shaped and glassed in house
  16. Exit98

    Exit98 Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    C3: Where are you located? Do you do epoxy? I've seen some of the boards you've posted and they look nice...
  17. mreuther

    mreuther Member

    May 20, 2006
    Its alright it really just sits there I really just have it as a back-up board
  18. DEwaverider

    DEwaverider Active Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    Would it do well in east coast waves?
  19. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    IMO Theres no such thing as "east coast waves"

    Rhode Island point breaks in 40 degree water 6mm rubber
    Hollow Poverty Beach
    IRI with suckout pits on one side and fishy/longboard waves on the other
    Mushy Assateague
    Perfect OBX with 75 degree water
    Florida summer with endless waist high wind swell and 80 water.

    all east coast waves but my guess is you'll find it hard to pick a board that does well in some, without being the wrong board in the rest.
  20. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2006
    I bet the right longboard could handle all of that...