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What to get.
« on: July 29, 2005, 10:57:08 AM »
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  • I'm still fairly green and not confident about what board to get next. I started on a 7'0" mini-gun for two years I actually learned how to surf on it. I would not recomend that to anyone. This year I got a 7'6" fun/fish from Natures Shapes  and I really progressed on it. I'm currently thinking of buying a shortboard. I like the CI Flyer but I'm not sure about what length to get. I'm 6'4" 225 lbs.

    Jake

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #1 on: July 29, 2005, 11:01:01 AM »
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  • 6-6 or a 6-8

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2005, 01:15:25 PM »
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  • I'm not worried about Pedability just more about maneuverability. I think I'm leaning towards the 6'6".
    Trust in the board.

    sunset gun

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #3 on: July 29, 2005, 01:21:59 PM »
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  • if you aren't worried about the paddling, definitely go with the 6'6".  Might be slightly frustrating at first but once you get the hang of it you will have a board you can ride for a long time.

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #4 on: July 29, 2005, 01:53:06 PM »
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  • So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #5 on: July 29, 2005, 02:05:20 PM »
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  • That boards greener then I am but, the trully funy part is my friends from college call me monkey.
    Trust in the board.

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #6 on: July 29, 2005, 02:06:11 PM »
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  • that board is insane.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #7 on: July 29, 2005, 02:10:11 PM »
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  • To me it looks more like a fun shape then a shortboard.
    Trust in the board.

    sunset gun

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 02:21:00 PM »
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  • looks like a modified nugget, pretty cool but maybe not a good choice as an all-around board for a relative beginner.  I say stick with the flyer or any other full-volume short board (Lost Shark or Speed Demon, Rusty Pirhana or better yet, tell Bob Pitagno what you are looking for in a board and have him make you a custom).

    But RedDoor, I've seen a lot of that Austin guy's boards on Swaylocks, pretty nice looking stuff.

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #9 on: July 29, 2005, 02:23:24 PM »
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  • I'm still fairly green and not confident about what board to get next. I started on a 7'0" mini-gun for two years I actually learned how to surf on it. I would not recomend that to anyone. This year I got a 7'6" fun/fish from Natures Shapes  and I really progressed on it. I'm currently thinking of buying a shortboard. I like the CI Flyer but I'm not sure about what length to get. I'm 6'4" 225 lbs.

    I'd recommend going back and talking to Mike Becker.  Spend some time talking about where, ability-wise, where you want to go, what kind of waves you ride etc.   I've seen several of the "big guy" shortboards that Mike has shaped and I'm sure you would be happy will the results.

    As someone who just went from a 7'4" fishy type board to a 6'4" true shortboard, I can also say get ready to learn how to surf all over again.   :o :o   I've have found it to be super duper fun though.    Good luck.  


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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #10 on: July 29, 2005, 03:05:59 PM »
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  • I probably will go back to NS. The CI Flyer is just an idea of what I want. Mike did a great job on my other board and had some good ideas on how to improve it.
    Trust in the board.

    Jake

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #11 on: July 29, 2005, 03:13:41 PM »
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  • super duper 



    who the Fuck says super duper?

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #12 on: August 01, 2005, 12:29:23 PM »
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  • Thanks for the advice.
    Trust in the board.

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #13 on: August 01, 2005, 01:06:10 PM »
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    But RedDoor, I've seen a lot of that Austin guy's boards on Swaylocks, pretty nice looking stuff.

    When NYHC and I were first exploring repair techniques for the HUGE delam on my NoseDevil, I emailed Gene Cooper and he suggested that I hop into my car and take it to Austin in Virginia Beach. I can't think of a greater endorsement for a shaper.
    So heavy you can't even pick it up.

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    Re: What to get.
    « Reply #14 on: August 02, 2005, 01:07:27 PM »
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  • i dunno...i've seen a bunch of his boards on sways and on his webby, like y'all apparently, and while his glassing seems top notch, his shapes have always looked subpar to me.