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Posted 29/1/2012, 7:56 pm        Report
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?
WA
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Posted 29/1/2012, 8:51 pm        Report
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Posted 30/1/2012, 5:58 am        Report
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
WA
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Posted 30/1/2012, 6:34 am        Report
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.
WA
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Posted 30/1/2012, 8:07 am        Report
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...
WA
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Posted 30/1/2012, 8:11 am        Report
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.
WA
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Posted 30/1/2012, 8:24 am        Report
recommend SOFTLITES from The Surfboardroom scarborough,have a 7ft thats been used and abused in ocean and pool.
QLD
Vatican City
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Posted 30/1/2012, 10:25 am        Report
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.
WA
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Posted 30/1/2012, 10:51 am        Report
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.
WA
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Posted 30/1/2012, 11:02 am        Report
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.
WA
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Posted 31/1/2012, 8:19 pm        Report
just wanted to share here is our young bloke 2nd day of solo stand up surfing
WA
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Posted 31/1/2012, 9:05 pm        Report
That pic must make you so stoked!! How's the grin!
WA
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Posted 31/1/2012, 9:11 pm        Report
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!!
WA
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Posted 1/2/2012, 11:34 am        Report
elcoco said...
just wanted to share here is our young bloke 2nd day of solo stand up surfing
Now thats a smile
WA
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Posted 2/2/2012, 1:07 pm        Report
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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