looking For Cheap 7 ft + fun board

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by frost, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    If anyone Has one stored somewhere collecting dust... Banged up ugly dinged doesn't matter as long as floatable....charleston South Carolina area...thanks
  2. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    dude frost- you should be lookin for a longboard. try craigslist. longboards are fun.

  3. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    With some bargain shopping he could get both for the price one and enjoy some variety
  4. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Costco, Craigslist, yard sales
  5. kidrock

    kidrock Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2010
  6. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    I was just checkin CL out for that area, yeah, a $hit ton of boards on there.
  7. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    425$ not my idea of cheap I've been prowling craiglist for months I've accumalated some good boards but most are shortboards having never actually stood up on a board... Yet.... I now know I need a wider fuller longer board..can't pay much cuz I know it's gonna take a heckuva beating and may even get trashed...
  8. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    I really don't want a longboard at all..I've seen some good long boarders at Iop just not what I want my thing to be I want the bare minimum length to flit me paddling and to learn on and I'm thinking 7+-8 ft
  9. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I use to think the same thing. You'll eventually come to the realization that there is nothing wrong with a LB, and as a matter of fact you'll enjoy the sh*t out of it and it will make you a better surfer all around.
  10. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Fun boards usually start at 8ft. Once you master the basics then you can be concerned about where you want to be as a surfer. Long boards are a must in any quiver they will definitely help your learning curve.
  11. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Ok ...not going to argue with experience at all.... so now im looking for a cheap 8 ft fun board/lb
  12. DonQ

    DonQ Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    No arguments bro,just a little insight. Hope you can find one cheap and soon. They are out there.
  13. nynj

    nynj Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Really? I feal like most fun boards are 7' - 8'. Not 8' plus
  14. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    I kinda agree although not an expert I thought fun boards are a somewhat bridge between hybrid short boards and longboards which should firmly place them in the 7-8 range
  15. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    get a 8ft tri fin lb yourself.. you get the performance and the nose ride.
  16. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010

    Ok- frost- here is some wisdom, and only telling you this to help you... So you don't make the same mistakes many others have.

    Ok so you got about 6 boards already- I suppose all under 7.5 range. You have most of your quiver there. plus you mentioned that you haven't gotten up yet... So there is no need for the smaller boards at the moment, what you do need is to learn- and learn quickly. You can do this with a longboard- and like it was mentioned, a longboard is a must have anyways. Plus- you ain't gonna notice much difference from a 8 ft fun board to a 9 ft longboard when it's 2 ft waves... Except that you would probably wish to have the longboard. Seriously. Just sayin from years or experience.

    2ndly you want to learn quickly. You can mess around on a shortboard or even a fun shape for 6 months and not really get anywhere- then probably get frustrated in a year and throw in the towel. Yea that's right- quit. With a legitimate longboard you will learn in a quarter of that time- yea 1.5 months. And by the end of summer you'll feel like a pro on the longboard. Nothing has the stability and wave catching ease as a LB.

    So Like I mentioned- I'm just trying to help- I see you already got like 6 boards in a short time - and I don't want to see you waste more time or money- but to learn. Plus like others have mentioned- you will love having the longboard in the quiver specially for all those summer days when it's 100 degree out and the waves are 6 inches. Think you can shortboard that?!? No way- only longboard.

    So- with a longboard you will:
    1. Learn a quarter times quicker
    2. Catch more waves
    3. Easier to paddle
    4. Stand up easier/ more stable
    5. More 'surfable' days (shortboarding is best only over chest high waves)
    6. Learn the basics of surfing first- later being able to apply them to shortboarding
  17. IceBoi

    IceBoi Active Member

    Dec 9, 2014
    Whoa, I'm all confused now. I thought I had a longboard (7'6" with that classic shape) a short board (a 5'11" 5 star raven) and a fun shape ( 5' 2 or 3" FireWire baked potato) now I don't know what's up or down, black or white. Is this like a set in stone thing of kinda interpretive?

    I'd say go shorter, steeper learning curve followed by faster progression IMO.
  18. Slashdog

    Slashdog Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2012
    Nothing's set in stone shape wise...

    Frosty, listen to Mr. Belmar- the bigger the board, the better. If you're already paddling out on boards too small and struggling to get up, you will see an instant advantage when you paddle out on a longboard.

    I have a friend who has been surfing for a couple of years (no winters), he can regularly catch shoulder high waves on his 7'3 funboard, but only go down the line. For this very reason he is looking for something longer and wider. It's all about stability and glide. So you should just start out there.
  19. daeggman

    daeggman Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2014
    get a 8 foot soft top you kook, 130 posts on a surfing forum but has yet to surf a wave... interesting

    also "accumulated several boards"... poser i hate people like you
  20. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    No poser here bud i set out a detailed plan and am working that plan.all last year I bodyboarded learning waves wave breaks etc. Over the winter I began learning and buying boards and equipment and gaining knowledge about boards.this summer begins the journey to stand up when I begin something I follow a fairly detailed plan. Many of my posts early on where about tropical storm swells last year which I was in the middle of I wonder where were you?chargin them in your foamy wave storm?
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015