Who'd you order a new longboard from?

Discussion in 'Longboard Surf Buy/Sell/Trade' started by TurtleTime, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. TurtleTime

    TurtleTime New Member

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    Hi all, somewhat new member here. Been lurking once in a while and see that there is a whole community of CL board stalkers! Ha ha...have bought and sold from there for years.

    Anyways, WTB a new longboard. In the last 10 yrs I've switched to probably 60% + of my surfing on a longboard as shoulder/neck issues limit my shortboard patience.

    During that time I've been riding a self-shaped 9'6" pintail. (also have an 80's velzy 9' that I scored from a neighbor 15yrs ago for $50!, yellowed. Rode for few years, needs restoration)...

    Am open to buying a used one in the 9'4" -9'8" range, prefer a 9'6" if anyone has one here at the moment, I am in so. orange co, ca.

    Am considering ordering a new one...being that used go for close to new prices, kinda...I don't want anything beat up.

    All this being said, what would some of y'all recommend for someone that surfs a lot of Old Man's/SanO? I know I don't want a classic square tail noserider....but DO want to nose ride and turn. Old Man's can be kinda a diverse wave. I need something that can handle waves 2' overhead or so, I like sets...Have good exp. with Harbour and am considering Roger Hinds...

    sorry for the long post, mahalo.
     
  2. Bryce

    Bryce Active Member

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    Michael Takayama at Old Mans would have told you 10 years ago to get a board from Takayama Surfboards, now he will tell you to get a Michael Surfboard from him.
     
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  3. SeniorGrom

    SeniorGrom Well-Known Member

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    Try Jim Phillips.
     
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  4. Sax-son

    Sax-son Well-Known Member

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    There are a bunch of great shapers out there and in your vicinity.
     
  5. TurtleTime

    TurtleTime New Member

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    Don't get me in trouble in my 1st post Bryce!

    and thanks SeniorGrom, Jim Phillips on the list for sure.

    I guess I dunno about pricing...as $1500 realm would be quite enough coin
     
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  6. Sax-son

    Sax-son Well-Known Member

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    That is a realistic ballpark.
     
  7. Bryce

    Bryce Active Member

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    Well both options I mentioned make good longboards for Sano.

    Also check out Tyler Surfboards...they have a big following for a good reason
     
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  8. Fishface

    Fishface Active Member

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    Then go to Tim Stamps. He shaped for Harbour and is a great shaper.
     
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  9. Walnuts

    Walnuts Active Member

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    I have a few boards from Tim and his service is top notch / prices are very reasonable.
     
  10. Tenfooter

    Tenfooter Well-Known Member

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    Go wild and see the other coast. JOHNNY BORBONE. Hands down. Order a glider and you will NOT be disappointed. His craftsmanship is second to none.
     
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