worst board you ever had

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  1. billdrit

    billdrit Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2017
    like this...
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  2. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    It would have to be a value similar to the units we measure wave size in... by body parts.

    "Armpit," "nipple," "elbow," "navel," "bottom rib" would all be valid units.
     
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  3. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

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    I would definitely go with "nipple" as long as it is from the softer gender....
     
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  4. ukelelesurf

    ukelelesurf Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2007
    I'm with you....never got a custom that worked for me---prob user error but at this point I need to hold it before I buy and even with all the dims, volume, my hands on it some just don't work for me....I am the worst at picking out boards...in fact a few boards that I thought looked terrible and wrong for me have worked great. I do have a couple great ones right now though
     
  5. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    But hey i never went to shaper and said i want a board about 40 liters or maybe 45 can yu help me out thats really not a starting point for me....but everybody is different, every one i build i use a ruler , caliper ,a template for the rocker and the outline and some other tools but none of my stuff reads out that volume in liters
     
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  6. jaklsurfs

    jaklsurfs Well-Known Member

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    Apr 26, 2015
    How about just plain ugly
     

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  7. frothy cheese

    frothy cheese Well-Known Member

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    May 6, 2016
    my only guess would be that expectations for performance could be higher with the custom, but when grabbing from the wall its more of a "f it and adapt" approach/attitude

    i've had the same results with customs, given they were from a friend who shapes as a hobby with some experience
    my last two boards have been used customs and i actually love them a ton. i also have dpsup's perspective with spicing things up
     
  8. JayD

    JayD Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2012
    Like 67 year old males?

    LB, you continue to educate brother...excellent!
     
  9. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Never had a custom feel like "magic" out of the box, but never had a total dog either. Usually takes about 10-12 sessions to get the synergy going, but after that they've all been very good boards.

    Seems like the few magic boards I've had were other's castoffs. Same goes with the biggest dogs too.
     
  10. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    The closest thing I have to a magic board these days is a castoff. The board sat in a shop for so long the shaper pulled it out of the shop and was selling it as a personal sale for cheap. Its a 6'2" rocket fish bat tail quad so not surprising it sat around. I would never have really thought to custom order something like that, but it just looked intriguing, pulled the trigger and it blew me away from go. I wish I knew why.
     
  11. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    If that is *YOUR* choice of "softer gender" then go for it.
    Mine are to be found in scantily clad thread.
     
  12. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

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    Jul 19, 2010
    I love super ugly boards... especially when people rip on them.
     
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  13. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Me too! Duct tape flapping off 'em... noses broken off... but throwing buckets!
     
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  14. CBSCREWBY

    CBSCREWBY Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    This is one of my sons... He pisses me off...
    Strictly out of jealousy... He made a board out of another board he found in a dumpster. Ugliest thing you've ever seen.. After he rides it for a couple of days, he has to let it drain for a week. But he shreds on it.
     
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  15. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Found a really cool board shape at length 5'6" volume 31.2. As much as I liked the shape the board was way to big, like an aircraft carrier, and 5'6" was the smallest stock. My magic board is a 5'4" v27.5 fish. So I want to get this really cool shape in a smaller custom size, figure I'll go with the same dimension's as the magic board, ordered a 5'3" v27.2, and guess what? it feels small, in fact it's so small that I can't surf on it in full winter gear. Last summer the board was fun, winter not so much. Don't care now, it's almost summer :cool:.
     
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  16. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Notaseal.. what's your height/weight?
     
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  17. soulrider

    soulrider Well-Known Member

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    Jul 19, 2010
    Light and tiny lol.
     
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  18. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    height 5'5" weight 125lbs.
     
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  19. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yea... 31L would be a lot for you.
     
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  20. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    For anyone who's interested, I went back and dug through my notes from ages ago, and came up with some numbers:

    Standard/Stock PU foam is about 2.75pcf for mean denisty... that would be similar to US Blanks' "Blue" density as mentioned in an earlier post.

    So... compared to the same volume in EPS, the difference would be about 3/4 of a pound:

    A typical shortboard of 30L... to use round numbers... is about one cubic foot of foam, or about 2.75lbs for a finish-shaped PU blank. The same 30L finish-shaped board in EPS would be a hair under 2lbs.

    BUT... there are a lot of other factors that determine a board's finished/glassed/hotcoated weight and density... like, if it was EPS, was the blank properly sealed before being glassed, and what material was used to seal it? What weight cloth was used? How wet or dry was the lamination? How thick or thin did the hotcoat and/or gloss coat go on, and how well was it sanded? Etc...
     
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