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Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

Unread postby Uncle Grumpy » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:52 am

zensuni wrote:"it was like riding a longboard boogie board "
I like this comparison. The great feeling of trimming down the line, drawing a clean line, but prone. But yet,6', isn't it a bit too long ?

This is the one I'm on in the avatar. It's 5'5" X 15.5" and I am planning on building a 6 footer......
The length helps in several ways especially in the small stuff. ... 79-med.jpg
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See how fast he goes!
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Re: Greetings from the Island thats not an Island.

Unread postby zensuni » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:24 am

Too bad I don't have access to pawlonia here in France (unless to order it from Spain). I do have access to poplar plywood however, which worked well in small waves for my current board (4 ft). They sell 5 ft sheets too, maybe I could try a 5 ft poplar plywood board. That would be a cheap prone longboard :) I guess it would help to gain speed in small waves, the downside would probably be that it might be hard to swim with such a long board, that barely floats. But in small surf it is not really a big problem.
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