So I think I want a pig

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by dtorrent, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. dtorrent

    dtorrent Well-Known Member

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    Talk me out of it. Or sell me one.

    Discuss.
     
  2. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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    Pig or piggish? New or old? And a bit more on what is on your mind:)
     
  3. dtorrent

    dtorrent Well-Known Member

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    Piggish I think. Not ready for full committment. Or maybe just a wide-point back Aussie-style board.

    I am in flux.
     
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  4. michael

    michael Well-Known Member

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    Same. I’m looking at the Andreini double enda
     
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  5. miscreant

    miscreant Well-Known Member

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    Pieter Stockart makes good ones.

     
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  6. shadydave

    shadydave Well-Known Member

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  7. Fishy

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    I ordered a Philips pig years ago and really gave it a go, but couldn’t make it work. Especially in bigger surf. The guy I sold it to loved it but not me. Then I got an Andreini Magic Sam, which was awesome out of the box. Loved that board and wish I hadn’t sold it. Easy. Fun. Wide range of waves. Now I have another Aussie style board, the Aussie slasher, handshaped by Ian Chisholm. It’s a better noserider than the Sam, maybe a little less groovy on the tail. Works in a variety of waves as well, although I ride my gliders more.

    The one thing I’ve learned is that how I imagine a board working and how it actually works once I get it are rarely the same. I’d test drive some Aussie style boards and a traditional pig if possible before investing.

    Hope that helps. Tom
     
  8. Chilly Willy

    Chilly Willy Well-Known Member

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    I never have a bad surf on my Phillips pig. It clicks with me every time like an old friend and turns great with an old school glide momentum. Plus, definite eye candy.
     
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  9. Artz

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    I have been riding wide point back Longboards since the 1990s, in the Magic Sam and Aussie style. One of the Best was a Takayama/Nat Young collaboration. Great Board. My current board is a Robin Mair 9’4” Dreamliner. 4 plus 1. Robin is an excellent shaper and fin maker.
    Been looking at the Takayama Tommy Witt model in a 10’ or more. Bad shoulder is forcing me to go longer.
     
  10. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

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    I’m not much of a noserider, so I love the maneuverability of a wide point back longboard. Not a true pig with 50/50 rails all the way and a big D fin, but a wide point back more progressive bottom (hard edge in tail), and a Greenough style fin.
     
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