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HP Longboarding what is it.

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Created by SP 2 months ago, 9 Jul 2018
SP
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9 Jul 2018 10:59AM
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Good post, Longboarding is Longboarding..

Macaha
QLD, 16932 posts
9 Jul 2018 1:04PM
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Great read SP

Cobra
7490 posts
9 Jul 2018 11:32AM
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That's Deep.

Macaha
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9 Jul 2018 2:04PM
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Cobra said..
That's Deep.


This is deep


Cobra
7490 posts
9 Jul 2018 1:23PM
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Too deep

MickPC
6416 posts
9 Jul 2018 1:34PM
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Sometimes its just not best to think, but to do

or at least try anyway

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1203 posts
9 Jul 2018 4:32PM
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Personally, from purely aesthetic pov... I just find SB type turns, hitting the lip, floaters on a LB look really ugly... I mean REALLY ugly...

Personally, If i want to do turns I jump on my midlength to glide and swoop. I ride a log purely to glide and noseride with the odd drop knee cutty... I do love those cross step turns that TK does but I cannot get that down, I just fall off... fall off more that is

thedrip
WA, 2047 posts
9 Jul 2018 9:59PM
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AndyrooMac said..
Personally, from purely aesthetic pov... I just find SB type turns, hitting the lip, floaters on a LB look really ugly... I mean REALLY ugly...

Personally, If i want to do turns I jump on my midlength to glide and swoop. I ride a log purely to glide and noseride with the odd drop knee cutty... I do love those cross step turns that TK does but I cannot get that down, I just fall off... fall off more that is


Yep...REALLY ugly.

A lot of those manoeuvres you mention don't really get done down here cause people longboard in some pretty solid swells, but a scything cutty or bottom turn looks awesome on any board.

MickPC
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10 Jul 2018 8:40PM
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A longboard for me is a board in the quiver for surfing waves favourable to riding a longboard. Coming from a shortboard background I guess I go for the HP riding style. At the end of the day I generally have fun, thats pretty much what I aim for

Seeing a bloke pulling airs, smashing it off the top, doing floaters etc is as fun too watch as a guy noseriding. Mixing it up & not being repetitive is heaps better than just trimming & noseriding...to watch imo. Its really tiresome to watch people fiddling around with quick little noserides when they could be doing other stuff.

AndyrooMac
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11 Jul 2018 4:32PM
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MickPC said..
A longboard for me is a board in the quiver for surfing waves favourable to riding a longboard. Coming from a shortboard background I guess I go for the HP riding style. At the end of the day I generally have fun, thats pretty much what I aim for

Seeing a bloke pulling airs, smashing it off the top, doing floaters etc is as fun too watch as a guy noseriding. Mixing it up & not being repetitive is heaps better than just trimming & noseriding...to watch imo. Its really tiresome to watch people fiddling around with quick little noserides when they could be doing other stuff.


I've seen your clips dude and you have a really nice smooth style on the LB, not what I would call HP at all. And you can ride an SB and i'm sure you're riding the right craft for the conditions because you know your stuff...

For me the whole reason of riding the log is to engage the rail, for trim and glide and long drawn out turns, keeping things smooth rather than fast and erratic... and run to the nose when you can, when the wave allows rather than forcing it... Old school I guess

The reality is that MOST LB riders are riding longer craft either because they cant ride shorter stuff or they just want to be a wave pig and i'm not into that...

Ride the craft that suits the wave and let the wave be the hero is what i am all about...

MickPC
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11 Jul 2018 3:43PM
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Thanks Andy.....I was guilty of riding a longboard way too often after discovering them 4 or 5 years ago, but have returned to surfing shorties a lot more now. A friend is responsible for that...Totally agree on the ride the craft suited to the waves, variety in surfboards spices things up a lot ...cheers

AndyrooMac
TAS, 1203 posts
13 Jul 2018 8:16AM
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Thanks Andy.....I was guilty of riding a longboard way too often after discovering them 4 or 5 years ago, but have returned to surfing shorties a lot more now. A friend is responsible for that...Totally agree on the ride the craft suited to the waves, variety in surfboards spices things up a lot ...cheers


100% I used to ride SB, then basically just logs but now i have a log, a 7'7" mid and 6'4" and mostly riding the smaller stuff unless its really lined up... I actually prefer the fish to the log in small stuff, much more dynamic, i like to ride the log in chest/shoulder high walls

SP
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13 Jul 2018 10:02AM
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Good to hear the new sticks are getting some waves Andy.

AndyrooMac
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13 Jul 2018 8:02PM
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Good to hear the new sticks are getting some waves Andy.


Fkn love em SP... mind you, a bit over confident on the fish and ate a whole lot of sh1t riding oh closeouts today, my head even put a small ding/stress fracture on it

SP
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14 Jul 2018 10:24AM
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SP said..
Good to hear the new sticks are getting some waves Andy.



Fkn love em SP... mind you, a bit over confident on the fish and ate a whole lot of sh1t riding oh closeouts today, my head even put a small ding/stress fracture on it


That's the only way to christen them ?? I did the same with the last 2 I have bought. Guess its a good thing, means your confident in it.

MickPC
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14 Jul 2018 4:25PM
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MickPC said..
Thanks Andy.....I was guilty of riding a longboard way too often after discovering them 4 or 5 years ago, but have returned to surfing shorties a lot more now. A friend is responsible for that...Totally agree on the ride the craft suited to the waves, variety in surfboards spices things up a lot ...cheers



100% I used to ride SB, then basically just logs but now i have a log, a 7'7" mid and 6'4" and mostly riding the smaller stuff unless its really lined up... I actually prefer the fish to the log in small stuff, much more dynamic, i like to ride the log in chest/shoulder high walls


Last 9 months I've mainly surfed a 6'0 Hypto rip, 9'0 Tolhurst Tuflight on smaller days since last Nov, 8'10 Starboard widepoint 666 a few times over summer on the ankle to thigh days & stuck a sail on it for a windsurf a few times also over summer.....but had a series of mishaps recently, drove over the hypto miraculously only snapping a fin, ended up on some dry reef on a big day that put me & a board I was considering selling out of the water for 5 days. Knee still recovering, new love found for the 6'2 lovebuzz tested with diff fin setup. Then a 6'4 slacker board copped some reef too. Had more mishaps with boards within 7 days than I'd had in the previous 3 years combined lol Guess they say it happens in 3's...unfortunately not enough to convince the missus a new board was required lol....but stoked in the end to have found a good fin setup for the 6'2 & eyeing off the CW whalebone looking forward to testing it out with a single 7 & 8 sometime. Its there looking all sexy in the rack naked without a boardcover as I pull into the garage

longboardsurfer
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4 Aug 2018 5:09PM
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I think the High Performance is what Surfing Australia refers to as the progressive side of longboard competition judging. When they judge longboard competition they look for 50% Traditional and 50% Progressive to maximise scoring potential. The exception is with the Log, Noserider or Old Mal divisions, where the Traditional forms of surfing are scored (or at least favoured) more highly!

longboardsurfer
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4 Aug 2018 5:10PM
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Macaha said..
Great read SP


I think the High Performance is what Surfing Australia refers to as the progressive side of longboard competition judging. When they judge longboard competition they look for 50% Traditional and 50% Progressive to maximise scoring potential. The exception is with the Log, Noserider or Old Mal divisions, where the Traditional forms of surfing are scored (or at least favoured) more highly!

Razzonater
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5 Aug 2018 6:33AM
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High performance longboarding is barrel riding.
I like to see longboards in inappropriate waves, it's good to ride boards that make it challenging.
I still can't ride the nose properly it is frustrating, barrel riding, turns and noseriding is high performance ,,,, everything else is just "tricks" ( and above my skill set so also therefore impure and lacking soul)

Razzonater
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5 Aug 2018 6:36AM
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This is what I envisage as high performance longboarding....
soooo subjective but hey....

SP
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25 Aug 2018 5:30PM
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SP said..
Good post, Longboarding is Longboarding..





www.instagram.com/p/Bm42fgCj6AB/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=5js0cx48lqtz

HP..

If high performance shortboarding is doing the best Surfing on a SB then why isn't HP longboarding those at the top of the tree on a LB?

Falco
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25 Aug 2018 8:45PM
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Love this clip enjoy, this is what I envision as hp longboarding

SP
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26 Aug 2018 10:54AM
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Love this clip enjoy, this is what I envision as hp longboarding


Sweet clip. That bloke surfs good.

AndyrooMac
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26 Aug 2018 5:35PM
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Falco said..


Love this clip enjoy, this is what I envision as hp longboarding



Sweet clip. That bloke surfs good.


Barrel riding and noseriding was nice but everytime he hits the lip i vomit in my mouth a little... what board would you take out in those conditions, the LB or the C-Bucket? Perfect midlength waves would be my call

Cobra
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26 Aug 2018 6:00PM
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AndyrooMac said..

SP said..


Falco said..


Love this clip enjoy, this is what I envision as hp longboarding




Sweet clip. That bloke surfs good.



Barrel riding and noseriding was nice but everytime he hits the lip i vomit in my mouth a little... what board would you take out in those conditions, the LB or the C-Bucket? Perfect midlength waves would be my call


Pfffft mid ....haha perfect shortboard wave.
but each to their own and I thought it looked good for a charging longboarder.

Falco
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26 Aug 2018 6:29PM
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At the end of the day whoever is having the most fun wins. Some of the CW longboards coming out look sick and seen some of the local chargers throw them around like there short boards almost inspired enough to buy one , andyroos head would be spinning hahaha

AndyrooMac
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27 Aug 2018 8:25AM
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Totally agree, do what you love and what makes you happy... I'm just saying that from an aesthetic point of view HP longboarding looks ugly and most would agree... But I also dont enjoy watching an SB guy just repeatedly hit the lip exactly the same way over and again... I like smooth and style... unlike how I actually surf... although thats how I try to surf

SP
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27 Aug 2018 10:49AM
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AndyrooMac said..


SP said..



Falco said..


Love this clip enjoy, this is what I envision as hp longboarding





Sweet clip. That bloke surfs good.




Barrel riding and noseriding was nice but everytime he hits the lip i vomit in my mouth a little... what board would you take out in those conditions, the LB or the C-Bucket? Perfect midlength waves would be my call



Either. Looks fun on a LB..

Mid or lb I'd be throwing it at that lip. That section is asking for it and if you're not throwing it up your not trying.

Macaha
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27 Aug 2018 1:30PM
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AndyrooMac said..



SP said..




Falco said..


Love this clip enjoy, this is what I envision as hp longboarding






Sweet clip. That bloke surfs good.





Barrel riding and noseriding was nice but everytime he hits the lip i vomit in my mouth a little... what board would you take out in those conditions, the LB or the C-Bucket? Perfect midlength waves would be my call




Either. Looks fun on a LB..

Mid or lb I'd be throwing it at that lip. That section is asking for it and if you're not throwing it up your not trying.


Cobra
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27 Aug 2018 5:53PM
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SP said..

AndyrooMac said..



SP said..




Falco said..


Love this clip enjoy, this is what I envision as hp longboarding






Sweet clip. That bloke surfs good.





Barrel riding and noseriding was nice but everytime he hits the lip i vomit in my mouth a little... what board would you take out in those conditions, the LB or the C-Bucket? Perfect midlength waves would be my call




Either. Looks fun on a LB..

Mid or lb I'd be throwing it at that lip. That section is asking for it and if you're not throwing it up your not trying.


That's the way,smaaaaaaash it

Falco
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2 Sep 2018 8:04PM
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I don't know who this guy is but he rips



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