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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #105 on: July 05, 2019, 02:19:52 PM »
Add me to the Pearson Arrow longboard fan club. I have the 10-foot Laird, 28 1/2 wide, thin rails ... it's the old Surftech version that I've beaten up until it's unbelievably godawful ugly but still fully functional. Must be 8-9 years old (stumbled onto it used, cheap), but it's the most "surfboard"-like SUP I've ever ridden. Cranks big bottom turns, has great glides, nose-rides like a champ. I think it's those thin rails that are magic.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #106 on: July 05, 2019, 02:23:42 PM »
So here is the short vid of my very first waves on a longboard sup. Also the first time on a sup in 7 months. I did shy away from the little end sections because i injured my knee and ribs in a decent wavesailing crash the other day... Bottom line: Lame! ;)


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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #107 on: July 05, 2019, 07:58:20 PM »
Thanks for the update... looks like you got some nice surf to break it in!

I had a chance to ride my buddy Cisco's 10' NFA in Portugal.... it's a great looking board!

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #108 on: July 05, 2019, 10:14:55 PM »
Learning to turn one of these? Watch longboard videos on YouTube. Seeing the folks at Duct Tape or Surf Relik events will change your mind about throwing big boards around. If you canít turn a longboard, itís not the board. Donít ask me how I know lol.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #109 on: July 06, 2019, 03:50:05 AM »
Learning to turn one of these? Watch longboard videos on YouTube. Seeing the folks at Duct Tape or Surf Relik events will change your mind about throwing big boards around. If you canít turn a longboard, itís not the board. Donít ask me how I know lol.
:) I donít think thereís any doubt that the Gong NFA longboard turns...

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #110 on: July 06, 2019, 05:36:21 AM »
Totally agree with you. It's not the board, it's the rider!  :)

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #111 on: July 06, 2019, 11:41:57 AM »
Hey Patrice there uses his paddle, high overhead and backwards,  as a counterweight when heís arching up front. Never thought of that. Timi get on that  ;D
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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #112 on: July 06, 2019, 06:43:49 PM »
Patrice can really swing that 10 footer around. Loved the 360 he did.
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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #113 on: July 07, 2019, 11:54:45 AM »
Learning to turn one of these? Watch longboard videos on YouTube. Seeing the folks at Duct Tape or Surf Relik events will change your mind about throwing big boards around. If you canít turn a longboard, itís not the board. Donít ask me how I know lol.
:) I donít think thereís any doubt that the Gong NFA longboard turns...


Such a great video of great surfer on an excellent board.  :)
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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #114 on: July 07, 2019, 01:32:44 PM »
Learning to turn one of these? Watch longboard videos on YouTube. Seeing the folks at Duct Tape or Surf Relik events will change your mind about throwing big boards around. If you canít turn a longboard, itís not the board. Donít ask me how I know lol.
:) I donít think thereís any doubt that the Gong NFA longboard turns...


Such a great video of great surfer on an excellent board.  :)

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #115 on: July 24, 2019, 05:53:10 AM »
There's a perfect lesson in this thread.  Not to pick on you Timi, but when you see a Patrice, Kai Lenny -a typical podium finisher- demonstrating a given board, it, sure-as-c'hit, does not mean the board will perform the same with mere mortals aboard.  My nose tells me these guys could aerial a foamy. ...' having us all considering adding a Cosco Wavestorm to the quiver.  Am I envious, have I thought that? Hell yes.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #116 on: July 24, 2019, 01:37:58 PM »
True enough WS, but on the other hand, the right board brings magic...

For instance, at 205-215 lbs. I was riding my 117l Black and Blue and having a pretty good time with it.  But now at 190, the board feels better than ever.  My recently acquired, 10 x 27 New Deal might become my daily driver.  Conversely, my 10' Fanatic Stylemaster is starting to feel like an aircraft carrier, and that ain't necessarily a bad thing.

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #117 on: July 24, 2019, 01:57:46 PM »
it's the rider.......and the wave!

i think most of us would surf better than usual on that wave

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Re: Longboard Style SUP: Yes, but wich one?
« Reply #118 on: July 28, 2019, 07:06:20 AM »
Thanks again to all of you for the helpful insights!

Sure the video linked above showing Patrice riding the NFA has nothing to do with what i can do with the board. I'm not a good surfer and never will be, given my very limited surftime. I just wanna have fun. And after a few sessions, i began to dial the board in for me. I like it a lot now. I need to adapt to the board, learn to trim it and to move back and forth on it. This has been a treat. What i enjoyed most was getting on the nose and just flying along the wave like on a magic carpet. Great feeling.
Long story short: the 10' NFA is a great addition to my 8'7 Flow!

Cheers

Tim
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