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Well it looks like my current wetsuit is in it's last season.I'm considering a Vintage Soul or a Nineplus fullsuit.Yeah...they look nostalgic and all,but quality and function are most important and don't mine paying for that.Does anybody have some experience with either brand? Also, I'm considering going with a longjohn and a jacket (no beavertail).Anyone ever use this combination in the winter? I wear a small in my O'neil 3/2 and i've tried a small in a Nineplus fullsuit.I'ts was pretty snug(no medium to try). Does anyone knows either brand's sizing compared to O'neils? Thanks to all-Waterlogged Nomad.
Alright guys, I am a newcomer by far, but I have always wanted a long board. I don't know much about them just know that I want one :). I am a big guy, so I need something that can handle weight, but not ride like a tank. I will be riding around the college campus and my neighborhood. The neighborhood entrance is a series of S-turns down hill but not STEEP STEEP, and it just got new asphalt :)

I am not looking for insanely priced equipment, or lower line. I want it to be a cruiser, I don't really need the whole turn on a dime deal, but it needs to turn rather well at the same time. I want something that will roll a while, so good bearings are a must, as are wheels.

I am not sure quite yet whether I want to buy a complete board, or piece one together.

Another thing is, my neighbor is a VERY good carpenter. He did all the wood work in his house and I am fairly confident in his ability to actually BUILD a board. What do you guys think about this, as a first board? Is there any way to get a "template" or a blue print of a solid deck design to work off of? Maybe that is a little advanced as a first timer, but is it so insanely hard to do, that it couldn't at all be done?

So after all of this, what can be said equipment wise for a big guy just lookin to cruise around boardwalk style and no carving or anything like that?
what are your top 5 favourite bands/cd's to listen to right now. just want to check out some new
music right now
Saturday in New York- definitely not a longboard wave but cool nonetheless

Sean Killarny pouring some stout!! photo Mike Nelson!!

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This year we will be holding the Log Jam on May 12th, with a no wave date of May 19th. The contest will be at 7th Ave in Seaside Park, NJ.

more info to follow soon...
Hey I was wondering if anybody knows the connections between Zeph and Cooperfish- Is he shaping boards now or still working with glassing etc? Anybody have any experience with Zeph's boards? Thanks for the info!!
transworld has a shot and list of some of al's boards


here's a shot of al from friday (from newport surf shots)

I ordered my custom surfboard from the Surf-shop in So-Cal when I tripped to the So-Cal from East Coast last month. And I finally received it last night. And then I opened up the box and took out the surfboard from the box. I have already stoked when I look the surfboard. It is so bountiful. The surfboard has tinted the way I wanted and polished so well. Then I started check the length and width of the surfboard. They are exactly as same as on my order sheet. I already love the board although I have not surfed with the board yet.

Then next moment I found out type of tail was the different from what I want. I wanted the round tail but it is actually squire tail. So I called to the surf shop and told the sales person about it. He said the shaper made the mistake. Then, He told me that I could test ride it and If I would like it then keep it and If I would not like it then call him again and then let’s think next step. Then I hung up the phone call.

After that, I had very complex feeling in me. Because even if I would love the board after test ridding and I got feeling like ‘want to keep it’, but the board is still squire tail it is not round tail. I paid almost $1000 for the wrong “custom surfboard”. Originally I wanted round tail board. Should I return it to them and ask them to make it again? What would you do if you would have same situation?

Please give me comment..
Classic Glass 2007
Also for 2007, Surftech is excited about diversifying their range of offerings to the longboard community though new shapers as well as the introduction of Classic Glass. “Certain surfer’s styles and select classic longboards are better suited to a heavier glass job” says Surftech Product Developer, Corey Davis “By sitting lower in the water, the way these boards ride reflects the classic feel that so many surfers seek”. Available in only a small selection of wood veener models from shapers such as August, Yater and Takayama, Classic Glass boards keep alive the legacy of modern surfing’s earlier years.
Along with Classic Glass, the legendary labels of Becker and Harbour join Surftech in offering models for 2007. The return of Harbour marks an exciting time in Surftech history. One of the most sought-after labels in the longboarding industry, Harbour’s original Tuflites were only available for a short time in the mid 90’s. The return of Harbour represents the ultimate validation of Tuflite technology and exemplifies the success that shapers feel Tuflite-constructed models brings to their labels. Look for the new Harbour and Becker models as well as Classic Glass and additional new models from Surftech to become available at retail in Spring and Summer 2007