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why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby RossGW » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:13 am

If the last 6 inches of my standard shortboard is never in the water never aiding floatation and not helping me turn do i need it?
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby tynemouthmatt » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:06 pm

No, its purely fashion
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby bakers » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:44 pm

:lol:
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby ATTMFKH » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:51 pm

Not needed at all mate - I remove mine with a mitre saw , use aluminium air conditioning tape to seal it & keep nose to reattach when selling on - Blunties 8)
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby rodent » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:13 pm

The answer is no

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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby kayu » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:19 pm

RossGW wrote:If the last 6 inches of my standard shortboard is never in the water never aiding floatation and not helping me turn do i need it?
If you chopped 2ft off , the blunt end would still be referred to as the nose.........i't'd just be a square nose instead of a pointy nose.........chop the board in half , then you'll be "the next big thing".......good luck. :-|
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Postby kayu » Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:24 pm

........or you could chop a foot of the nose and stick it on the tail , to make a square nosed pintail........possibly con yer way into the "I was the First Club"... :wink:
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby VillageIdiot » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:09 pm

I think Tyler may have beaten you to it ! http://www.tylersurfboards.com/magneato/
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Postby Philshoz » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:00 am

I predict some good posts from RossGW.................. :wink:
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby Chris F » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:52 pm

tynemouthmatt wrote:No, its purely fashion


I removed the nose from my face for the same reason. No need for it.
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Postby Philshoz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:24 pm

[quote="Chris F"
I removed the nose from my face for the same reason. No need for it.[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Classic
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Postby ATTMFKH » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:47 pm

^^ don't encourage him :lol: :lol:
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby Black » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:09 pm

Chris F wrote:
tynemouthmatt wrote:No, its purely fashion


I removed the nose from my face for the same reason. No need for it.

How do you smell?









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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby waxer00 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:22 am

the thing is if you remove the nose on your board ,you still have one but further down the board.keep on doing this until the nose becomes the tail!
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Postby tynemouthmatt » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 am

:lol:
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Postby Chris F » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:51 am

waxer00 wrote:the thing is if you remove the nose on your board ,you still have one but further down the board.keep on doing this until the nose becomes the tail!


You can then go bodysurfing on it.
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Postby Philchapman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:06 pm

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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby usedtobe69 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:29 am

Stubby/chopped noses are much safer, waxer00 likes to shred on them, as do I.
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby waxer00 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:35 am

usedtobe69 wrote:Stubby/chopped noses are much safer, waxer00 likes to shred on them, as do I.

why thank you ,you young buck :-D
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby waxer00 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:38 am

tomos boards are the real deal ,even though he gets dims wrong on some custom orders..........hey jim :lol:
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby usedtobe69 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:21 am

Yes, and the fact he treats some of his customers like cunts :-D
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby RossGW » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:26 am

thanks for the reply's guy's these were the kind of reply's I'd hope to get. if we don't need the nose (or pointy end) why do we still have it? I know this is a fashion but surely a lot more people would have cottoned on to what George Greenough has been saying for a few decades now that basically we don't need a point its dangerous and has little function, (unless you are Julian Wilson, watch him tap that last six inches of nose on the wave on almost every air reverse he does).
And yes the Tomo is a major step forward in surfboard design is it here to stay? will it be the next board in a pro surfers quiver? or just a "that was fun now i want to ride my 6'2 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 again"?
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby Philchapman » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:13 pm

Firewire are about to start making some of Tomo's shapes, so that's getting pretty mainstream. I haven't ridden a pointy noser since getting the point of one through my lower lip about 12 years ago. Could easily have been an eye out. It really is just fashion. Any shape can be adapted to get rid of that extreme sharp point, without any compromise in the boards performance.
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby seasofcheese » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:30 pm

pointless points - my short boards, and I don't make as many as I'd like to, are mostly all rounded noses. It's really about finishing the lines of the board....the point of which the end of the curve/s meet, an easy referance point. You can go without and have the benefit of less foam - never a bad thing. Phil you had a lucky escape old chap...orrid thought.
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby Philchapman » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:49 pm

/\ Aye Eye Captain! 6 stitches and some scars, but I still have stereo vision!
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby bunker » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:55 pm

great article about this in the new kook.

Greenough, as ever, light years ahead of the curve...
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby kayu » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:57 am

RossGW wrote:thanks for the reply's guy's these were the kind of reply's I'd hope to get. if we don't need the nose (or pointy end) why do we still have it? I know this is a fashion but surely a lot more people would have cottoned on to what George Greenough has been saying for a few decades now that basically we don't need a point its dangerous and has little function, (unless you are Julian Wilson, watch him tap that last six inches of nose on the wave on almost every air reverse he does).
And yes the Tomo is a major step forward in surfboard design is it here to stay? will it be the next board in a pro surfers quiver? or just a "that was fun now i want to ride my 6'2 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 again"?
......there's no such thing as a major step forward in surfboard design...if you prefer a blunt nose , all that is , is your preference , and nothing more .....personally , I prefer a narrow nose , because it reduces weight at one end of the board , similar to most tails......it's also far better for the steeper take-offs on bigger waves , and gives better reaction to the mid rail , running down through the tail............did you ride a skid-lid in a former life? :lol:
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby usedtobe69 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:06 am

kayu wrote:
RossGW wrote:thanks for the reply's guy's these were the kind of reply's I'd hope to get. if we don't need the nose (or pointy end) why do we still have it? I know this is a fashion but surely a lot more people would have cottoned on to what George Greenough has been saying for a few decades now that basically we don't need a point its dangerous and has little function, (unless you are Julian Wilson, watch him tap that last six inches of nose on the wave on almost every air reverse he does).
And yes the Tomo is a major step forward in surfboard design is it here to stay? will it be the next board in a pro surfers quiver? or just a "that was fun now i want to ride my 6'2 x 18 1/2 x 2 1/4 again"?
......there's no such thing as a major step forward in surfboard design...if you prefer a blunt nose , all that is , is your preference , and nothing more .....personally , I prefer a narrow nose , because it reduces weight at one end of the board , similar to most tails......it's also far better for the steeper take-offs on bigger waves , and gives better reaction to the mid rail , running down through the tail............did you ride a skid-lid in a former life? :lol:

Maybe you should ride one tomos wakeboards before slating them, might open your eyes a little bit to what's going on with them.
They're a huge leap from conventional shortboards, I've ridden both, have you ?
I don't like the guy, at all, but the designs are legit.
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby seasofcheese » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:12 am

if you prefer a blunt nose , all that is , is your preference , and nothing more .....personally , I prefer a narrow nose , because it reduces weight at one end of the board


We're still refering to a narrow nose - nose dims unchanged - but with the tip, which is useless, removes and reshaped. It's 'pointless' to have foam where it's not required or needed, where the point is just where two lines converge, not a dynamic. Of couse it's only preferance.
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Re: why do I need a nose on my surfboard?

Postby waxer00 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:56 pm

^^i don`t agree. the point of a board can still aid in taking off late in juicy waves and at the same time allows for less swing weight=looser board.
unless you change templates/lengths completely(liketomo), to accommodate for wider noses/blunted noses.
putting atomo nose on aregular thruster would suck.you have to make the board shorter and straighter rails and possibly narrower in the middle .
swing weight does`nt occur with tomos boards being so short.
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