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Hey Jammers,

If you have experience lugging your long boards around in a hard case (i.e. Santamonica surfcase), please share your experience!

how practical is it? how do airlines deal with them? how cumbersome does it get in the long run wheeling one of these cases around?
is there an appreciable advantage over soft coffins/bags?
Just picked up an 8'6" pig, set it up with a relatively wide base 9.5in Larry Allison flex fin set back so the edge is in line with the tail and had a short surf on it this morning.

It was surprisingly temperamental - wanting to turn sometimes, but resisting others... It also seemed 'sticky' going down the line on the larger set waves (shoulder high, punchy and lined up but not top to bottom, clean beachbreak) On smaller waves, it ran a little smoother and was more enjoyable.

Any thoughts appreciated - bigger? Smaller? Less base maybe?
Anyone have longer term experience with them, specifically w/r/t warmth and durability? Middle of the road price=middle of the road quality? I need a new hooded 5/4 but I won't be using it all through the winter. Been looking for Xcels on sale but not much out there yet. I suspect they'll start popping up at some point as it warms up but I'm looking for something soon.

I'll also be calling Patagonia outlets per Wade's advice.

Any info is appreciated! (Yes, I have searched this and other forums, with little success.). Curious about Need Essentials too.
sitting down with one of my shapers next week, come up with a new one, a do it all LB for fun sized surf. Thinking of having him clone a sweet 9'6 Frye he has in his collection (he'll get close, however, only Frye can clone Frye)..

What's your favorite ride these days? And what's next on your list?
Anybody have any thoughts or recommendations for trying to find a spot where I can surf and my girlfriend can stretch? Or for which location might be better for waves?

Right now we're debating between spots in Playa Maderas, Nic, and Tamarindo, CR.

Any insight appreciated.
zippy and I have tentative plans to meet halfway between Belmar and Ayer on 3/25 so if anybody has a board that needs to be moved one direction or the other nows the time.
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I apologize for the bad pictures, but they are what I have from his ad.
sell a few order a few the on going saga. More and more anything other than a log or mid length I go with jeff at Nine lights he’s such a pleasure to deal with.

First one up is a 6’4 Kidmanesque dreamboard with a bit more tail rocker and deeper channels based on feed back from Kirk at foam and function and RT . I was going to get a Kidman but the reality is it would take a lot of legistics time and money as he seems to be pricing himself out of shaping. It’ll be openface constructed and finished in a light aqua tint.

Second up is Jeff’s asymmetrical mini Simmons. 5’4 true Simmons swallow on the toe side with a slightly side cut fish template on the heal side with twinzer setup. Same open face stringerless balsa deck construction. This one will be finished in a sanded opaque white tint over everything fins and all.

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Sought out a board train to no avail, so it looks I’m heading up there from NJ. Anyone need anything trained up or down? Get it to long branch or Pawcatuck and I’ll handle it for you.