first board bottom shape?

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first board bottom shape?

Postby billy_wizz » Thu May 10, 2012 1:22 pm

I'm looking to get my first board! the starting choice is fairly easy it will be a mini-mal 7'6" - 8" but looking at whats on offer there seams to be a large range of bottom shapes! from a single to double concave ,multi concave, flat and combinations of them! can anyone tell me the practical differences and pro's and cons when using them?
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Re: first board bottom shape?

Postby Jim Birtwisle » Fri May 11, 2012 9:27 pm

To be absolutely honest if you're looking at boards that long and your surfing in the UK then I wouldn't stress about the shape of the bottom too much. Make sure it's something that's the right kind of length and volume for you. Avoid 'pop outs', they're not the best first boards in my opinion.
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Re: first board bottom shape?

Postby Black » Fri May 11, 2012 11:16 pm

First bottom shape should always be composed of two curvy flesh shapes with a hole in the middle - infallible!
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Re: first board bottom shape?

Postby Philshoz » Sat May 12, 2012 6:12 am

Bottom contours mean nothing when you are a novice, just make sure it is red......
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Re: first board bottom shape?

Postby Philshoz » Sat May 12, 2012 6:13 am

Black wrote:First bottom shape should always be composed of two curvy flesh shapes with a hole in the middle - infallible!


Typo there, I think he means inflatable...... :oops:
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Re: first board bottom shape?

Postby Black » Sat May 12, 2012 10:38 am

:lol:
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Re: first board bottom shape?

Postby bombie » Sun May 27, 2012 1:13 am

Make sure you get channels, the more the better. The ones with shadow tinting are fucking awesome.
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