Do longboarders have more fun?

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Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby dermo909 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:00 pm

I noticed today that it was longboarders catching the most waves while the shortboarders were struggling to catch one. Invariably the shortboarders would either get the wave breaking on their head or have a short ride which was completely different to the longboarders who could catch the wave earlier and have a good 100m of wave face to play with.

So for your average surfer riding an average wve, is riding a shorter board just a bit too much hard work when they could be catching loads of waves on a 9 footer?
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby briggfoot » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:45 pm

dermo909 wrote:I noticed today that it was longboarders catching the most waves while the shortboarders were struggling to catch one. Invariably the shortboarders would either get the wave breaking on their head or have a short ride which was completely different to the longboarders who could catch the wave earlier and have a good 100m of wave face to play with.

So for your average surfer riding an average wve, is riding a shorter board just a bit too much hard work when they could be catching loads of waves on a 9 footer?


Perhaps they can catch more waves, earlier, easier etc, and maybe this is partly why SUP'ers are becoming more prevelent, but when you see a long-boarder getting beasted after being caught inside on a large set and not able to duck-dive through the waves, it's all worth it. :lol:

It seems a smoother glide on a long-board, (might be wrong?!) but I know I can't get or generate as much speed as on something shorter. Much simpler transporting a short board to the beach as well.

Why be one or the other? Different board for different conditions.....?
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby nomar » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:23 pm

Quite simply YES we do. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby twinfin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:01 pm

I ride both long and short love the glide stoke but do tend to overdose and then need a shortboard session . shortboard gives you that rush feeling
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Poo Stance » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:57 pm

Shortboarding helps you ride the wave.
Longboarding helps you ride the board.

When you can apply what you've learned from one to the other then you are really kicking it.

Or maybe I'm full of shit.

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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Ferral » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:37 pm

^ Valid point poo, a thread about the longboards promoted through the industry conspiracy and daring to suggest surfing might be so frivolous and trivial as to be fun is treading on veeeery thin ice :lol:
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Black » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:53 pm

Its a scientific fact that blonds have more fun, regardless of what they stand on! :arrow:
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby mal-nourished » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:01 am

too many people fall into the trap that more waves equals more fun give me quality over quantity ....long or short its fun if you want it to be its a mindset thing ... :?
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Chris F » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:03 am

briggfoot wrote:Why be one or the other? Different board for different conditions.....?


Indeed. Use the best tools for the job. Same with skiing / snowboarding. It's the superiority complex that some people have that what they do is so much better than anything else that I find so lame. Open your mind, discover and enjoy.
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby dermo909 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:03 am

Yeah I suppose taking a set on the head is a lot worse on a longboard!
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Werwulf1919 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:30 pm

Longboarders get in more...catch more waves...and are way more cooler :wink:
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby gavtheoldskater » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:51 pm

go get a sup if all you care about is wave count.

but if you care about sensation, ride what does it for you and you alone.
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby North Devon Lad » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:33 pm

Horses for courses.

I love longboarding, but I also have great fun mixing it up on shorter boards too.
Learn to duck dive a mal and paddling out is no longer an issue.

In North Devon, we have a longboard club called the Hotdoggers http://www.hotdoggers.co.uk
Based at Saunton, there's an awesome vibe, comps, BBQ's, socials, party's, trips abroad....... think about joining.
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Ferral » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:32 am

North Devon Lad wrote:Horses for courses.

I love longboarding...In North Devon, we have a special club called the Doggers http://www.northdevondoggers.co.uk
Based at the back of Saunton carpark, there's an awesome vibe, speed-dogging socials, party's, trips to other well known carparks abroad....... think about joining.


not sure if this is the time or place for that mate, does say a lot about longboarding though!!
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Black » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:53 am

:lol:
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby dermo909 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:06 am

I'd love some tips on duck diving a longboard if anyone can help. I usually just angle the nose (slightly sideways) into the wave and most of the time I get through ok. Anything over 3ft and it gets a bit scary though! I'll put that question in the learn to surf section....

Back on topic, I can see the attraction of having a shorter board for different days and there are times when I wish for something more manoeuvrable through while getting out of the whitewater.
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby bakers » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:51 am

I took my mal out a few weeks ago and although not a longboard it was a lot of fun. getting it out back took me a few attempts though! props to the real longboarders who get out back on the bigger days!
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby danny1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:19 pm

mal-nourished wrote:too many people fall into the trap that more waves equals more fun give me quality over quantity ....long or short its fun if you want it to be its a mindset thing ... :?

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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby danny1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:20 pm

Chris F wrote:
briggfoot wrote:Why be one or the other? Different board for different conditions.....?


Indeed. Use the best tools for the job. Same with skiing / snowboarding. It's the superiority complex that some people have that what they do is so much better than anything else that I find so lame. Open your mind, discover and enjoy.
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby danny1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:21 pm

if its weak or fat its the longboard or fun board

if its breaking fast with nice shape power then its the short ones.
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby kingkahuna » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:42 pm

Surfers have more fun.
On the day you're describing it was definitely the longboarders having more fun, but crank up the heat a bit and the short boarders would have been set while the longboarders pearled, fell on drops and made general fools of themselves. Logs are fun, so are shortboards. Learn to have fun on both crafts and you'll have more fun than a skateboard anyday.
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby buttholesurfer » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:46 pm

NO!
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Re: Do longboarders have more fun?

Postby Roy Stuart » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:54 am

Duckdiving a longboard is a pretty hopeless task, if they are heavy enough they can be rolled under very successfully even in pretty big surf.
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