finlay wrote:I found them easy to catch waves on, but everything else was pretty difficult, unreal fun in small sort waves but anything with a bit of grunt I think they are best left on the beach unless you are a fucking ripper. I'm not and I got schooled on the simmons all over the place, but most often when it was hollow+overhead.
mrkmrk2842 wrote:meant to say i spent summer of 2008 travelling through devon/cornwall/france with a 5'8 casper as my only board surfing from 1 - 6' -had some hellish paddles out at times but to be honest it did an amazing job - i was obsessed then and thought i needed no other board (i suppose i didnt at the time) - i now still love them but definitely have other boards i'd rather be on when it gets a bit bigger.
Kirk3 wrote:Hey littlefoot,
honestly that sounds like a great sized board for you, at your weight you could even go a tad smaller but often the size becomes a bit distracting for a lot of people. (My friend Patrick doesn't like them at all- 'I get vertigo on a board that small') It sort of has to be eps, that's what Al Nelson used on the first one in the 50's! Finlay & mrk pretty much nail the experience perfectly. It is all about the float, the board is a planing hull and fast as hell, then you put it on a rail to turn and get the airfoil effect Simmons was all about, it feels like it's lifting and gaining speed through a turn. On bigger days they are a bit hectic as they are still a twin fin and you wind up having to make big arcing bottom turns (unless of course you're RK or Tyler Warren or the like) but on smaller days they are skatey and super fun. This is the channeled quad mentioned- it's sitting in my kid's room waiting to be boxed and shipped which is a horrible temptation....
Surf Fuerteventura wrote:Some real beautiful board work on this thread.
The reward is well worth the effort to learn. Try surfing with an old school fish after you've learned to surf a mini-simmons for example... you'll be amazed at the increased speed you are able to generate. I learned all kinds of new things about trimming with a longboard thanks to learning to surf hulls.
The constant learning curve is what makes surfing a life long challenge. I for one wouldn't have it any other way.
elhornet wrote:Actually it looks identical in every way to the picture seasofcheese posted earlier. Bought it from a Londoner after putting a wanted post up on this forum..
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