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soft top board

Created by undone > 9 months ago, 29 Jan 2012
undone
29 posts
> 9 months ago, 29 Jan 2012
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I HAVE 2 KIDS 10 AND 11YEARS JUST LEARNING TO SURF AND WANTED TO GET THEM THEIR FIRST BOARD, ANY SUGESTIONS?
lOOKING AT MADDOG 5'8" SOFT TOP FISH, ANY REVIEWS?

surferstu
997 posts
> 9 months ago, 29 Jan 2012
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lmgtfy.com/?q=maddog+softop+surfboards

undone
29 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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He,
Thanks for your soud advice, already googled it but could not find any reviews on it.
If anyone has ridden one and can give their opinion of what it is like or maybe sugest a different baord that they have ridden.
Thanks

katana
WA, 592 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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i sell redback (quick stick) they come in 6ft $200 and got a great reveiw in tracks,call land and sea in sydney for your nearest supplier.

LateStarter
WA, 513 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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undone said...

I HAVE 2 KIDS 10 AND 11YEARS JUST LEARNING TO SURF AND WANTED TO GET THEM THEIR FIRST BOARD, ANY SUGESTIONS?
lOOKING AT MADDOG 5'8" SOFT TOP FISH, ANY REVIEWS?


I saw someone go over the falls at Secret Harbour saturday on a 8.0 Star Softboard and it snapped clean in two. If you can get to the skip before the binman does you can have two 4.0 Star Sortboards for free...

oz surf
WA, 277 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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I bought two Redback Quick Sticks for my kids for Christmas.
I would not recommend these boards at all.
The plugs for the fins are way too short, with only about 3mm of thread actually screwing into the fins. This means the fins have been lost already.
You can buy a new set for about $30.But why bother when it will do the same again.
The deck of the board has turned into a really bad orange peel or cellulite texture,so doesnt look good at all.
All up ,I have paid $400 for two boards that can't be surfed at look like s**t.

fuall
WA, 363 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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recommend SOFTLITES from The Surfboardroom scarborough,have a 7ft thats been used and abused in ocean and pool.

CMC
QLD, 3954 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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I have a Rip Curl G-Board that is insane for my 6 year old.

Probably the most expensive but by far the best, if you look at most surf schools they use this brand as their boards take more abuse than any. She will outgrow this one before it fails her.

I got her the 6'8 as it's big enough for me to ride on back with her. The best bit is that when she wants to build sandcastles that I can paddle out the back in the flags and can ride it no problems, actually surfs like a half decent board. I rode at 3 feet Alley and it went not to bad at all.

elcoco
WA, 114 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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We can also recommend Softlite boards. Bought 1 a year ago from scarbro longboards and has held up to normal family use. The board hire places and surf schools use heavier duty brands but those types cost more.

jbshack
WA, 6300 posts
> 9 months ago, 30 Jan 2012
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I bought my two kids 7 and 10 two of the Elnino 6 boards and to be honest they are great. My 7 year old loves it but my daughter who is 10 (and rather tall) had way to much hassle so have just got her a 7' long board shape hot tammale soft top.

My son loves his flow and yes even i can ride it. I found this one was the closed to short board shape and is fairly thin but rides well all the same.

I do have a 6' red Elnino now for sale that has done little to no work if your interested. I'm up Mindarie/Joondalup way if you wanted to have a look.

elcoco
WA, 114 posts
> 9 months ago, 31 Jan 2012
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just wanted to share here is our young bloke 2nd day of solo stand up surfing



smicko
WA, 2429 posts
> 9 months ago, 31 Jan 2012
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That pic must make you so stoked!! How's the grin!

GPA
WA, 2197 posts
> 9 months ago, 31 Jan 2012
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yeah - great pic elcoco!!

i remember the day my (then) 6yo son took my old 8ft fun board out at Lancelin back beach on a shallow tide and rode the re-form in for a good 40m+ - he managed to jag a lean/turn to trim the 'wave' and when he hit the shore the group having a BBQ/beer right in front all stood and cheered - a proud moment indeed!!

doggie
WA, 15849 posts
> 9 months ago, 1 Feb 2012
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elcoco said...

just wanted to share here is our young bloke 2nd day of solo stand up surfing




Now thats a smile

jbshack
WA, 6300 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Feb 2012
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Not the best shot as i need to get my camera back out but this was from last winter at Mulla..



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