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Longboard Set ups
« on: March 23, 2015, 02:13:34 PM »
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  • How's it going,
     
        I've recently have been riding a custom 7' tri fin I made myself and absolutely love it. Im a 140lb college student who normally rides under 6' boards, but I'm tired of wasting my time with small waves and small boards. I would like some pointers on longboard sizes and set ups that would be best for small wave gliding/noseriding, if anybody has some knowledge about them


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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 02:55:02 PM »
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  • 9'5 with a 10" single, increase noserider but sacrifice maneuverability and go 9'9". All of ny/nj is longboard able especially when it's WAISt high or smaller.
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 03:03:28 PM »
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  • @onefinookas Hey thanks,


    Yeah I want more noseriding/gliding, I'm still gonna have my 7' and Shortboards for performance.


    Like I said I'm only 140 lbs is a low 9' still too small for me?

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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 03:42:50 PM »
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  • For nose riding bigger is better
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 05:46:16 PM »
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  • i'm a buck fifty and feel like a 9'4 with 10" fin shoved towards the front of the box is a good balance for being able to glide and turn. can nose ride and fun to take out in head high plus. rode my buddies 10'0 and it was like surfing a sidewalk.


    @onefinookas Hey thanks,


    Yeah I want more noseriding/gliding, I'm still gonna have my 7' and Shortboards for performance.


    Like I said I'm only 140 lbs is a low 9' still too small for me?

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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 08:17:39 PM »
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  • i'm a buck fifty and feel like a 9'4 with 10" fin shoved towards the front of the box is a good balance for being able to glide and turn. can nose ride and fun to take out in head high plus. rode my buddies 10'0 and it was like surfing a sidewalk.


    @onefinookas Hey thanks,


    Yeah I want more noseriding/gliding, I'm still gonna have my 7' and Shortboards for performance.


    Like I said I'm only 140 lbs is a low 9' still too small for me?
    Shove the fin back and hang ten, nose rides are the front 14" of your board, both feet.
    "paddleboarding is bullshlt, where's my wine" anonymous

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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #6 on: March 24, 2015, 09:43:19 AM »
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  • i'm a buck fifty and feel like a 9'4 with 10" fin shoved towards the front of the box is a good balance for being able to glide and turn. can nose ride and fun to take out in head high plus. rode my buddies 10'0 and it was like surfing a sidewalk.


    @onefinookas Hey thanks,


    Yeah I want more noseriding/gliding, I'm still gonna have my 7' and Shortboards for performance.


    Like I said I'm only 140 lbs is a low 9' still too small for me?
    Shove the fin back and hang ten, nose rides are the front 14" of your board, both feet.


    Listen to one fin.
    And yes, single fin only please. It will help your surfing immensely when you dust off the shorter boards on bigger days.
    "Waves are the ultimate illusion. They come out of nowhere, instantaneously materialize and just as quickly they break and vanish. Chasing after such fleeting mirages is a complete waste of time. That is what I chose to do with my life." Dora

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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #7 on: March 24, 2015, 11:25:09 AM »
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  • Our small waves are not usually long, peeling burgers.  "Noseriding" here is a relative term.  Maybe something with a bit of a pulled nose that still favors right time/right place noserides, that you can set up quickly for the short-lived moments you may spend up front.  A pig?  I don't know.  Something to keep in mind.  There are also some boards that are set up to ride longer than they are...  I have a 9'6 Bing that feels longer because it's got minimal rocker in the nose and paddles like a longer board.  It's also relatively light.  I prefer this over the traditional Hansen I owned for a while, a 9'10, heavily glassed beast.  It had amazing glide but for me (I suck at surfing) it was a one-trick pony.  Get in early, glide, blast through chop.  I was definitely not muscling that thing around.  I've seen surfers trying this with heavy boards in beach break before, and unless you're Tyler or Phil Edwards or something, it often looks foolish.   :D   Just my dos centavos.


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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #8 on: March 24, 2015, 12:09:56 PM »
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  • Noseride 9'8 lance Carson
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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #9 on: March 24, 2015, 02:44:48 PM »
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  • I'm 5'6" / 135lbs and ride a 9'8" Gary Hanel single fin. Poly board, heavily glassed. I ride it with a 10" 4A or a 9" fin that is more upright as opposed to the 4A which has lots of rake. Being able to switch out/move fins really changes the characteristics of the board. IMO, single fins are the way to go. If you can, try to ride as many different logs as possible. Folks around these parts are kind enough to answer questions and might even swap boards with you in the lineup for a few waves.

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    Re: Longboard Set ups
    « Reply #10 on: March 27, 2015, 12:33:45 PM »
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  • no brown trout.  ;) 






    i'm a buck fifty and feel like a 9'4 with 10" fin shoved towards the front of the box is a good balance for being able to glide and turn. can nose ride and fun to take out in head high plus. rode my buddies 10'0 and it was like surfing a sidewalk.


    @onefinookas Hey thanks,


    Yeah I want more noseriding/gliding, I'm still gonna have my 7' and Shortboards for performance.


    Like I said I'm only 140 lbs is a low 9' still too small for me?
    Shove the fin back and hang ten, nose rides are the front 14" of your board, both feet.