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HP Longboarding what is it.

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

Macaha
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Monday , 9 Jul 2018 1:04PM
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Great read SP

Cobra
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Monday , 9 Jul 2018 11:32AM
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That's Deep.

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


This is deep


Cobra
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Monday , 9 Jul 2018 1:23PM
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Too deep

MickPC
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Monday , 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
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Monday , 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
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Monday , 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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Tuesday , 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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Wednesday , 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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Wednesday , 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
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Friday , 13 Jul 2018 8:16AM
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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

SP
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Friday , 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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Friday , 13 Jul 2018 8:02PM
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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

SP
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Saturday , 14 Jul 2018 10:24AM
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AndyrooMac said..

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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Saturday , 14 Jul 2018 4:25PM
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AndyrooMac said..

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



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