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Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
« on: May 03, 2016, 03:10:21 PM »
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  • Hey so me n the fam were just down in PR for a week. Some good days with solid surf...and some snorkling and other beach activities on the others. Anyhoo, never wanting to shlep my longboard down there, I rented at Mar Azul, and rode a Jimmy Lewis longboard - 9'1" x 22" x 2&3/4, epoxy, with a 2+1 setup. I really enjoyed that thing, paddled great, and super-responsive easy turning. I'm used to my Dan Taylor longboard (9'0" x 23 with a big wingnut singlefin cutout) (otherwise known as the guinessboard) and  leaning in to deeper swooping bottom turns. Jeez, uou could really throw that Jimmw lewis around easily...

    Anyway, anybody ridden these ? What did you think ? Ever seen them around here ?
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    Re: Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 05:48:02 PM »
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  • Never seen one. @onefinookas might have, perhaps @njlongboarder59 ?? Anyone?
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    Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 04:28:33 PM »
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  • I may have ridden the exact same stick you're talking about from mar Azul. Awesome board.  Fast, easy, good on the nose, just a treat all round.


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    Re: Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 05:00:08 PM »
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  • The epoxy surftek type?
    I had the displeasure of working on one for a friend.

    A: they break easy and dent easy.  For that style of board they are built very very cheaply.
    B: Repair is a pain the ass.  The foam inside is the lowest density foam I have ever worked on
    C: look at these instead....

    http://www.carvesports.com/
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    Re: Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #4 on: May 06, 2016, 12:21:28 PM »
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  • I had some concerns about the epoxy as well, but would the same shape board perform similarly with the extra weight of the glass and denser foam ? I'm assuming part of the ease of throwing this board around was from its light weight ?
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    Re: Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #5 on: May 10, 2016, 03:08:53 PM »
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  • I have seen better foam in a 99 cent store cooler...
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    Re: Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #6 on: May 10, 2016, 03:13:49 PM »
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  • i understand that, but what i'm asking is, is it correct to assume that one of the factors that allows the board I rode to function the way it did, given its shape, was its weight ? I'm assuming a similarly shaped board that was glassed onto better foam would be a lot heavier and perform very differntly, no ?
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    Re: Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #7 on: May 11, 2016, 10:40:49 AM »
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  • Yes, the weight is a crucial factor. Swing weight is super important in my book for general use longboards, not your heavy as a truck but it noserides forever style boards.

    I really cant recommend these boards enough.  I spoke with one of the marketing engineer people and was way impressed.
    Pricey though..

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    Re: Jimmy Lewis Longboard ?
    « Reply #8 on: May 11, 2016, 11:45:10 AM »
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  • A few years ago I made a 9' 2" traditional pig shaped longboard that was 3 1/4" thick with belly from nose to tail. Board was fun to ride but a lot to handle in overhead waves.
    I then made a board with the same outline but only 2 3/4" thick but with a flat bottom through out. Both boards were glassed heavily with volan.
    The second board didn't paddle as fast as the first board but was a very different ride. Much more responsive when up on a wave face, and didn't have to
    get my foot back with a lot of weight to make a check turn or cut back. The best way to describe the second board is "more sporty".


    I guess my point is that thickness and bottom shape have a lot to do with the way a board feels.
    « Last Edit: May 11, 2016, 12:15:04 PM by Mark E »
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