12 ft plus longboards

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by bluemarlin04, Apr 22, 2020.

  1. applekat

    applekat Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Does this gentleman really need an introduction...

  2. SdSurferguy

    SdSurferguy Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Well the thread was started discussing fin setups. What does Roy recommend?
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  3. bluemarlin04

    bluemarlin04 Active Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    Didn’t Roy sell a board for a lot of money at one point?

    I’m looking to get my hands on a 10’6 mega fish glider. Might go custom.

    I already got a 12’2 and think going to 11 will be more of the same but a 10’6 twin might scratch my itch.

    I dunno. If a 12 ft comes up in Rhode Island I might grab.
  4. instonea

    instonea New Member

    Mar 15, 2020
    san diego
    How about width for 12'ers... Seems like the norm is 23-24" x 3.5"... Most of Skips and Hall's are around the 23" for Eagles and Fish Simmons in the 12'... And guys like Larmo and J Phillips are up closer to 24". I'm 6'1" 180lbs and comfortable on big boards. Any suggestions in the width department? I typically like 11' closer to 23.25 or 23.5 but haven't ridden/ordered a 12' yet.
  5. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2019
    San Clemente, CA
    I like the wider boards when you get that long. It adds some additional curve in the outline to allow the board to be more maneuverable. I feel one of the problems with a lot of gliders is as they stretch out the profile the lines become too straight.
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  6. bluemarlin04

    bluemarlin04 Active Member

    Dec 10, 2018
    I think 23.5 to 24 is what you need. I don’t see how it would work at 23 or less cause it’d be thick and long with narrow profile.
  7. Planktom

    Planktom Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2016
    Devon, UK
    Yea, he spammed the heck out if the internet for a few years until someone actually coughed up a lot of dough for one of his tunnel-finned creations. Went quiet afterwards, I wonder why...?
  8. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
    Ah Roy! An earlier fixture here. Threads exploded sending women and children running and screaming along with men crying! Yep, his ship came in with rumor's of a million or so pay out for his wooden board and never to be heard from again. But that fin design of his keeps resurfacing here on the Forum. Thank for the memories AK!
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  9. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
  10. Paul K

    Paul K Member

    Apr 23, 2018
    I've owned about a dozen boards over 11 ft long. Most of them were 23" wide +/-, but my boards were generally narrower and thicker than the norm. This experimental 11'-9" was one of my favorites at only 21" wide. I also had a 12 ft x 21.5" which was my least favorite ...

    070210_11_9 small.jpg
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