Longboard advice

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by TubeDoc, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. veriluxxx

    veriluxxx Active Member

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    Aug 8, 2013
    this.....sure you could noseryde on a sub 9' but it will be drastically be for a shorter amount of time and not true noseryding like cool dudes such as alex knost does
     
  2. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

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    Apr 4, 2016
    No one posting on this forum will ever noseryde like Knost does. The dude is a magician
     

  3. pkovo

    pkovo Well-Known Member

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    Jun 7, 2010
    @OP. I'm also in the camp that a real long board is over 9'. That said, I've had boards that were in the 8-9' range that were super fun.

    One in particular was just a touch over 8', 2 plus 1 fin setup, super wide, but relatively thin and foiled for such a long board, with a wide diamond tail. This 8 footer, although only slightly shorter than a longboard, rode entirely different. Much more fun and maneuverable. Almost like an enormous fish. Still caught the tiniest of waves. It was shaped by Bill Schrosbree for a strange label (CREAM), not sure if he is still shaping now. I think his main Label is/was Fresh Pineapple

    If you have decent shortboard skills, you might actually prefer something other than a full on (boat) longboard. I say that as someone that rode longboards extensively for a while, and I can walk and noseride etc. At least I could when I rode them last.

    Another consideration is the lot of stubby boards out now. My current longboard is 6'. Shaped as a bloated mini-simmons style board for me at 220lbs. Now at 180lbs, I ride it more like a longboard, but with way more manueverability. I wouldn't trade it for anything, and don't feel disadvantaged compared to a longer boards in even the tiniest of conditions either. Fits in a car really well too.

    My plan is to go back to longboards.....only when my aging body forces me to.
     
  4. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I think Tudor's style is better than Knost's. They're both surfing at a totally sick level, ad Knost's noserides are awesome... I just think Tudor makes it look a lot more natural and smooth. Tudor's cutbacks are better, too.
     
  5. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Agreed. Both are sick though.
     
  6. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

    434
    Apr 4, 2016
    I don't disagree about Tudor looking more natural, both are awesome to watch though.
     
  7. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOF8cjnXq1w



    Pope "Bisect". Good luck finding one, they come apart in the middle, two halves for easy storage.
     
  8. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
  9. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    What's up, P!
     
  10. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    same ole same ole brother!
    getting ready to for some 1 ft @ 20 second BOMBS!