Mid-lengths

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Sky, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. JMJackFish

    JMJackFish Well-Known Member

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    Mabile Honey Badger
     
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  2. Ricksurfin

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  3. SMUKES

    SMUKES Well-Known Member

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    Short, Middle, Long.
     
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  4. Bighouse

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    I’m sure there’s more ways to describe the various shapes that are between 6-9’ aka mid lengths.

    I think a fun board describes a square tail round nose very rockered boring shape.
     
  5. NJ Longboarder

    NJ Longboarder Well-Known Member

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  6. sonOsea

    sonOsea Well-Known Member

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    I hear Costco has a really sweet 8'0"... Think it's called a wave stomp, or wave stoke, or something like that.

    Just go to Costco, you'l see'm.
     
  7. Planktom

    Planktom Well-Known Member

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    Haha! It's a Wavestrum, I think...
     
  8. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    I would agree with this. I've said this many times in the past, but I've got a 7'4" and 8'4" v.Bowls. I consider both midlengths. The long one behaves like a lively longboard -- in the positive category: trimming, cross-steppable, ability to pick up tiny waves (but not quite as well as a proper longboard). In the maybe-negative category, having to contend with additional length and flatter rocker on steeper drops, feeling generally wider/bulkier. Neither of which are that big of a deal, especially when compared to a true longboard. The short one feels more "midlengthy". The above positives don't really apply, but the tradeoff is more confidence on steeper drops, getting into waves earlier than a shortboard without the bulk of a longboard, playful turns with good drive and flow. 7'4"-7'6" is a nice midlength range for me, but your ideal range may vary.
     
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  9. sightpoint

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    Feels to me like other individual shape attributes can trump or equal length in terms of how a board rides. Too many variables in design to pick a catch-all phrase to describe any given board. Case in point: my buddy Matt's Liddle that isn't really that hully, was forgiving and easy to surf, wasn't bladed out, etc. Still a hull by shaper name?

    http://liddlesurfboards.com/mattrohrerfind.html

    But for the purposes of getting the conversation started, "mid-length" works ok.

    Edit: sorry for the syntax detour. Get a Vaquero.
     
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  10. Sky

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    Yea I was just trying to stress that i want something pretty versatile, maybe move that to knee high.
     

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