Laurie_4surfing wrote:Yeah, that's the thing. It just feels a bit flat and dull but it could be the shaper...but definitely want a lively board as love smooth turns. Do you think that maybe a semi pig or a modern pig would be better? The other thing is the nose and tail rocker, also would you recommend a slight nose concave?
I would want a board in the 9' - 9'6" range just because of the paddle power and trimming speed. Isn't Rob in US though? What other shapers would make a good pig in UK? I saw your orange pig on another thread, real sweet board!
Thank you skimmer
Laurie_4surfing wrote:I think if I went custom I would have a modified pig (not too wide) and have it nearer 9'. That's why I liked the look of a Jai Lee noserider. The video of jai testing it looks amazing! But I think the thing to do is find someone in Gower with a piggy and go from there. Or try any trad single fins to see if I like it.
I'm sure that ODD could do a piggy style log. Maybe I could speak to them...I would love a Royal board but couldn't afford it lol. Maybe I should wait out for one when I got the funds
How does yours turn? They look super smooth and how do they compare to a modern longboard shape? Sorry for the questions
Laurie_4surfing wrote:Haha I hate jumping on band wagons...but the design seems very good and super fun! Just want to broaden my surfing horizon
I don't think I will go for a trad. Pig shape as I know I don't have the longboard skills...yet! The concept of having the wide point further back really appeals to me, especially as I've been riding predominantly shorter boards. So maybe I don't want a pig...I think thats why the Jai Lee appealed to me. Aah thats a shame...such lovely boards! Do you think that any UK shapers would do a Jai Lee style board? What other styles have the wide point further back?
Aah ok, well I always say that I'd rather have more board than be under volume'd. I'm 6' and 13.5 st, so would maybe even 9'5/6 be better?
Thats really helped Jory, thank you . I've just started learning and reading about longboard design and shaping to see where I want to go but is still hard... So maybe a slightly wider nose would suit me more.
I think I would just want a Trad. shape that turns smoothly and pivots well, reading about how pig style boards turn sounded siick.
Thanks again bud!
Jory wrote:Pigs are so "right now" aren't they?
Piggish boards do pivot well off the tail but they require more precise positioning to noseride. They are also harder to noseride in waves with less shape because of the narrow nose. Depending on how "traditional" a pig it is, they can feel like absolute dogs without a nice steep pocket to play in
For all the hype about pigs, there's still a lot to be said for the more paralell templated wider nosed logs as far as learning the traditional surfing ropes go especially in crappy onshore waves.
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