Jamboards

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I see a lot of boards listed for sale on here these days. If you had to pick one of your boards that you are definitely NOT putting up for sale -- a board that you're going to hang onto no matter what -- which one would it be? Why? Photos highly encouraged. I'd like to see some interesting/beloved boards.

For me, it's my Weber Pre-Performer. It's not the world's fanciest looking board, and it's got its share of dings and brown spots. I got it through a board trade with my ol' lady's dad. It was his board growing up in the 60s, but he has since moved on to more modern, lighter boards. I don't even mind the drilled fin. The board feels like it's got a story behind it, and I like that. I definitely couldn't get rid of it due to the family nostalgia factor... but even besides that, it's just a really fun board to ride. Really nice on the nose. Every time I paddle out on it, it makes me imagine The Byrds (or whatever other circa 1965 band you prefer). Plus, I think the fin looks pretty neat.

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(Yes, I know every board has a price. I'm just trying to stoke up some surf conversation and get some eye candy flowing. So, let's see 'em.)

Who's got one that's not for sale?
Okay, so there must be some folks here who own or have owned several of the different shapers' pig shapes. Like Gene, Jim, Bing, Stamps (okay, I've only seen Nick's posted so I don't know how many he's made), Austin...

Some are probably very true to the old school roots, some modernized...

Some are producing different models (blackbeard versus flex pig, for example)

What might a rider look for in a shorter or longer Pig? Why go long, why go short...

Fins - Dfin or more G4A-ish like I just saw somewhere (but can't remember where - wasn't it on a Coop?)

Compare and contrast?

(beyond starting the thread, I have nothing to add... sorry)
Thinking my next purchase will be in the 10' range. Interested in hearing what people are riding ... board porn always welcomed.
So I am the manager of Liquid in Rehoboth Beach, DE and I am playing around with the idea of having a swap meet. There wouldn't be a charge for space, no percent taken, completely free and just a good time. Was wondering if anyone would be interested in it and what date would be the best for everyone. Is June okay? Let me know what you think so I can make this the best I possibly can!
Curious to know what you all think is the fastest longboard... I suspect it would be something with little to no rocker and flat nose without concave.

Tyler Wingnose? Phillips Blue Max? Peck Penetrator? Hynson Redfin?
It's a 2-3 foot day at your local beach break.

You're surfing with a buddy and he takes off in front of you, then wipes out. Your boards nearly collide. He calls you "goon" and you call him "kook."

Afterward you chide, "If you're going to take off on me, at least make the wave." Bad move.

Buddy goes silent. Stays silent. Gets out of the water and goes to his car, silent. Your apology does nothing to help.

Turns out your taunt really cut him deep. Turns out you may not have this surf buddy any more.

:(
it looks like i'm getting a wood board and am excited about it

i like the way the grain looks - the aesthetics

i like the idea of surfing makaha or wherever on a wood board like the old guys in black and white (i wish i had lived back then - for a lot of reasons)

but why is wood functionally good? whats it good for?

i dont believe in having a board too nice to surf

balsa, koa, red wood, etc, etc?

thanks for your time - i really dont know sh1t about this

thoughts and historical relevance appreciated

ufcm

pics always good yea?