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 11/25/2023 02:37 PM
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I'm looking for feedback from anyone who has ridden any type of wooden surfboard, particularly if you have ridden a shortboard, fish, or midlength that was wooden. Either balsa or the 'grain surfboards' methods interest me a lot, but I've heard very little feedback to see if they ride well or not. The only feedback I have ever seen has been from people who ride the long boards, which I'm not really interested in. Thank you.
 11/26/2023 09:23 PM
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It's a bit heavier. I don't mind that. The momentum paddling is better. It's a slower start from stationary but it's easier to maintain that momentum once you get going. I have a 7' quad. I'm thinking of using the outside two for the twinnie experience.


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 12/04/2023 03:01 PM
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I can ride ripples on my balsa longboard. I think it is 38 lbs. or so? does glide well, but it bogs, or I should really say pile drives through the water when noseriding, so shape is important. However, I do run about 215, so it takes work to trim. Mine is a traditional shape, so soft rails big fat D fin. No kook cord attachment point. It was Richie Buehn's shape and he did a wonderful job with the blank and glass job. He was a master with epoxy.

Edited: 12/04/2023 at 03:03 PM by pompano
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