longboard brands

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by gnargnar, Sep 23, 2010.


    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Yes all fakes that Surftech makes by buying right to use there name in return they get a % of the $$$$$
  2. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009

    no one's offended...i've seen so many different spellings of wynn on here that it boggles my mind. & besides, i was replying to ND081, who asked, "i thought it was wynn, not winn?" given that it's likely many more people know about wynn's boards than winn's boards, my response was legitimate & reasonable.

    btw, it boggles the mind that, after several pop-out related threads on here, there are still questions asked regarding what constitutes a pop-out. also, jeff walden puts planer to foam about as frequently as al merrick or greg webber.

  3. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    It took me about 15 seconds on the facebook link you posted to find out that the guy is Brandon Winn.
    Brandon Winn
    [email protected]
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  4. Lanticsurf

    Lanticsurf Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2009

    Guess I missed the MEMO. I am, however, very impressed that you personally know how often they put a planer to foam...long time friends or just intuition? Either way extraordinarily impressive
  5. dreadhead

    dreadhead Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2010

    first of all dirtyjersey, it seems you are the one with the spelling mistakes. its steve walden, not jeff. and i believe if we're talking longboards, you would be referring to dewey weber, not greg webber, as he does not shape longboards. but i guess you did get al merrick right, 1 out of 3 ain't bad. and unless you actually know the shapers, maybe you shouldn't assume how much time these big name guys actually put into shaping the foam.
  6. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    nope, i was referring to greg webber, who, like walden, august, merrick, & several others, sold out to surftech & boardworks in the name of the almighty dollar. dewey weber was a legend & never sold out.
    & considering i actually work in the industry & deal w/ these guys on a daily basis, i am uniquely qualified to comment on who's mowing foam & who isn't. walden ain't mowing too much foam these days.

    & you got me on walden...i made a mistake. i'm human, so it shouldn't be a shock. how 'bout you don't jump down my throat for having an opinion now? like i said, no one seems to be getting offended here except you.
  7. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008

    Good bet for actually catching waves is the CI Waterhog. Selection in various lengths....

    Todd Proctor also makes some good shapes.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Actually there is a Jeff Walden he owns Ocean Outfitters Surf shop in WWC. He also carries Walden Surfboards
  9. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    yea, this is who i was thinking of...either way, i referenced the wrong walden. whatever, it's no big (at least to me...):cool:
  10. beachbreak

    beachbreak Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    njsurfer has a lot of knowledge and insight,and seems to really mean well and adds a lot to this site,like lbcrew,but as he refreshingly admitted once you corrected him,he is an imperfect human being.he does have a condescending always right know everything insulting tone,unless you agree with every single thing he says.he comes across like he seems to think he has everything all figured out,and if you disagree watch out.lbcrew runs a close second.my sin is i'm often wrong,annoying and write too much. i don't know everything,but i probably sound like i think i know it all,too.he is right again,though,walden and webber is crap,buy hand-shaped custom if you can.i like bing and harbour.but In The Eye is our east coast master genius shaper.
  11. johhnyutah

    johhnyutah Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Back to longboards. Nature shapes up on Long Island makes some sweet custom boards. My friend Kim rides for them. Got to ride one of their noseriders that is super sweet. And because they are east coast, they're much cheaper than the big names. Mike Becker is the shaper, and he will take your input and modify shapes as you wish. http:www.natureshapes.com

    BTW, why does every freakin' thread disintegrate into chest pounding and putting down somebody for having an opinion? Just curious:confused:
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2010
  12. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    thanks? :confused:
    i don't mean to come across as an arrogant bastard.

    but back to longobards...i agree that scott busby makes some great boards (long & short) & is def. leading the way for east coast shapers in experimenting w/ different construction techniques w/out out-sourcing his labor. my father picked up a great resin x vacuum-bagged 9'0" from him last summer. he loves the thing...i have no feedback, b/c he won't let me touch it. :(
  13. latedrops

    latedrops Active Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    If you're set on a name brand and don't mind GSI, order a Mctavish through your local shop. At least the money will support something a local biz.

    Best bet is to use a local shaper that knows what conditions are like most of the time. If the board is going to be your DD, he will know the best dims that work for those waves.
  14. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    I"ve been ridding a WRV 9' for 13 yrs. 2+1 combo fins. medium rocker thin tail and wide body. Nose rides, very mauverable in any condition from ankle to overhead. can throw it like a fish. Just starting to delaminate on the deck now so I'm working on getting another one just like it. Not sure if WRV has the same standards as 13 yrs ago but love that board. My fish is also WRV. My 8ft is a Perfection. NO one has mentioned Robert August boards. Everyone I talk to loves 'em. Seriously thinking about getting one but the cost is way up there. I"d never go for a popout. The real thing is important when riding a longboard or any board for that matter. Its got soul and supporting the local shapers is awesome.
  15. Recycled Surfer

    Recycled Surfer Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    Someone may have already mentioned these names - all are standup shapers - Legend , Austin, and Tim Nolte Surfboards. You can still get a real Dewey Weber made here. Names like Takayama, August, Harbour, Waldon, Stewart, Hobie, Bing, Channin, Tudor, etc...... are still made here but the cost is almost prohibitive especially if you want anything special. Better spend your money dealing face to face with a local shaper who will give you exactly what you want for less money. You might even see him in the line up.

    MATT JOHNSON Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2009

    Yeah Spending Local is always the best thing . We have awsome talent here in NJ but to get back the the Price issue of Real boards you mentioned you have to remember they were making boards longer than most local shaper and they I guess you can say the "Drew the Line" for longboard design and taking it to where it has gone today. Me personally have no issus spending that type of cash on a Bing , Cooperfish , Harbor , Tudor (KookBox), Ect. If you want a board with that that type of glassing or standards you will probally pay close to that with a local shaper. They only thing you will save on is shipping which is a huge plus. Me I think after dabbling many board brands I think that I will be keeping my cash local for now on !
  17. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    RA boards for you

    I've got 2 spectacular Robert August What I Ride 9'6 boards that I'm selling. Both are in superb condition, truly never-ridden & never-been-in-the-ocean; no damage whatsoever. Clark Foam blanks. Both are essentially new, 'cause they've been hanging on the wall since I bot 'em.

    Selling 'cause I want to get a short board. I have a few other longboards; enough is enough, trying to downsize the amount of stuff in my life.

    I already sold my 10' Wingnut noserider a month ago. Dude who bot it surfs the Delaware to OC area & says he absolutely loves that stick.

    I can send you pics if you want to see these beauties. Just shoot me an email address.
  18. dreadhead

    dreadhead Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    first of all, i'm not offended, but if you're gonna post about different shapers, and you're "in the industry" and "uniquely qualified" at least know who you're talking about. and i'm not jumping down your throat, just simply correcting you. no worries brew.
  19. johhnyutah

    johhnyutah Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2009
    Dude, the last thing I need is another board, but what are you askin' for the WIR's? (1)
  20. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008

    Online you'll pay 900. ea board, plus freight, from good ol' RA & Co.

    Mine are 600 each. I'll buy the beer.

    You know you need more sticks dude....we all do..........you only live once....surf it up.......:D