Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by kiaora, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. kiaora

    kiaora Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    9'2\" Robert August \"WIR\" vs. Walden's Magic. Anyone ever ridden these boards? What is your opinion of their performance?
  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Ridden both... very different boards. The WIR is more of a classic, glidey longboard, and the Magic is a totally modernized, performance design.

  3. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Totally agree- if your looking for more performance -waldens magic. Although the WIR is a sweet board- with some performance still there..
  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    One vote for the walden magic, lot's of fun and lot's of performance.
  5. njsurfer42

    njsurfer42 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    chinese popout vs. chinese popout...i vote neither.
  6. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
  7. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
  8. Peajay4060

    Peajay4060 Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2011
    if you never had a long board before a WIR is a good board to start with. does a little bit of everything.

    but any good local shaper can make you one just like it.
  9. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    +1 Ricky Carroll longboard over the popouts. I've ridden both the WIR and the Walden and agree with the cruiser/glidey feel of the WIR vs. the high performance feel of the Magic. RC will make you something better than either one.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013
  10. bbop1322

    bbop1322 Active Member

    Feb 27, 2013
    Nothing like riding a hand-made piece of beauty
  11. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Another +1 on Ricky Carroll. I just picked up a 9'2" RC JQ Noserider ("Jawbreaker Acid Wash" tint) about a month ago. I was actually planning on ordering a Levitator to couple with my Elevator, but the JQ seemed like the better option; better on the wallet too. It's the best noserider I have ever riden. Well done, RC. I owe you a beer for that one.

    I've never riden the WIR, but I am a fan of the Magic Model. One of my first longboards was a 9'0" Magic Model. I rode it for a few years, until I buckled it on October 16th, 2011. It has since been replaced with a very similiar Magic Model. The Magic is definitely a great all-around board that will elevate your longboarding game. Its very receptive to different fin set ups, great hold down the line and it is very easy to generate speed. The bigger the wave, the better the ride for sure.
  12. kiaora

    kiaora Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    Thanks for the Info everyone. Several things to consider. Dlrouen, did you have the RC shipped directly to you? Any delivery issues?
  13. brewengineer

    brewengineer Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    If you are worried about shipping, you could call some local shops and see if they work with Ricky. I know Mckevlins here in CHS always carries RC boards.
  14. jchafard

    jchafard Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    If you nab a Walden, get one Steve's actually shaped.
  15. dreadhead

    dreadhead Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    I agree. I have a 10'0 Magic, and its one of the few he shaped himself, not a popout. Its definitely my favorite board.
  16. dlrouen

    dlrouen Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I have a dealer in my area, so I picked mine up at the shop. RC himself hand delivers his boards, so you really don't need to worry about delivery issues. I would find a local dealer if you're interested in ordering one.

    I'm not sure what you consider the "SOBX," but there are some talented shapers in our neck of the woods. Greg Eavey and Will Allison are two dudes you definitely need to look up if you're in the market for a custom log. There's actually a really nice Allison on CL Wilmington. Jimmy Kieth is also very talented and worth checking out.
  17. kiaora

    kiaora Member

    Jul 2, 2012
    I saw a Greg Eavey Longboard in Sweetwater Surf Shop a couple of weeks ago when I was in WB. Dave Dixon is a local shaper near me (I most frequently surf EI or TI). Anyone surf a surf culture longboard? Does Jimmy Keith have any boards in local shops (WB or CB)?
  18. RobG

    RobG Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2010
    If you're in the market for a longboard I would go to CB Surf Shop in Carolina Beach. They have a bunch of Ricky Carroll's and Bings in stock plus I think some Takayamas and other shapers. If you go looking for a log you won't leave empty handed.
  19. DaMook

    DaMook Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    keep in mind the materials too. EPS foam is light and usually found on ricky carrols HPLBs, but can snap easier. Poly boards can take a beating.
  20. waterbaby

    waterbaby Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    tried to ride the WIR (tuflite) - very clunky and awkward. It didn't do anything well...but I'm a longboard newb