Finless East Coast

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Freddibetts, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Freddibetts

    Freddibetts Well-Known Member

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    I have been riding longboards exclusively for the past 3 years or so, have been awed and inspired by the finless movement for quite some time and am thinking about diving in. Anyone have experience with the lovelace-rabbits foot, or mandala dark crystals ? I surf mostly NY/NJ beach breaks unless im lucky enough to take a trip somewhere (long overdue). Any other board recommendations ?
    Thanks

    Happy Thanksgiving
     
  2. jbb

    jbb Well-Known Member

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  3. airboy808

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    Doobie disc looks fun.

    https://vimeo.com/146334781

    Also the blue gill from wegener looks interesting
     
  4. subgmt

    subgmt New Member

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    Awesome videos. I've ridden my big Fryes finless in small waves. Derek told me to stand in the center of the board, stay low, and grab the rail. He is an incredible surfer, makes it look easy.
     
  5. CaptJohn

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    I have a 7'6" Wegener finless that I still struggle with and for the most part use in the summer. My 7'6" Wegener Bluegill is semi finless and a stoke machine on clean knee / waist beach breaks here in NH. It has the glide of a 9' once you dial it in.
     
  6. Bighouse

    Bighouse Well-Known Member

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    I have a 5'3 gsi albacore ton of fun. Cheap. Makes you appreciate fins!
     
  7. bing_nose

    bing_nose Member

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    I surfed the Bluegill when I took a workshop up in Maine with Jon and I have an alaia that is very difficult to surf. Go with a Bluegill - they are much easier to paddle.
     
  8. pintail

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    I have a 6'6" Surf Rx USO that I thought would work where there's thick kelp. It did that very well, glided over and past kelp without any slowing. The board requires finessing a turn. Doc told me to ease into turns from the middle, and that's the only way to do it. Needs a slopey, softer wave to really be fun.
     
  9. Cuttlefish

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    This looks like a super fun board.
    Makes me think of finding a suitable donor board, stripping the glass from the bottom and doing a re-shape and then away you go.
    http://www.surfline.co.nz/surfboards/other-cool-stuff/double-hot-curl/
    Footage here:
    https://vimeo.com/140827620
    https://vimeo.com/140532507
    Remember this is finless and he's not bog squatting to ride it.
    There's another video where the crew ride a bunch of different surfline boards in a stoke contest and the 2 double hot curls are briefly featured in the pocket of good waves which made me sit up and take notice.
     
  10. pintail

    pintail Active Member

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    Those look fun, Mr. Cuttlefish. I'm going to try to goad a shaper friend of mine to make one.
     

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