- Aug 23, 2007
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.
I got a Josh Martin longboard shaped for me and while it was a square tail (I think it was his Econoline model), it did noseride but didn't paddle well for me and so...I sold it. Lazy surfer here so "paddleability" is a big deal for me. I'm sure if we added a little more foam, it would've checked off all of my boxes/needs. Price was super reasonable (he was offering a 20% off final price so it came out to just over $1000 with gloss polish, custom resin on both sides, volan...I think it was around or before Christmas). Wait time was about 2 months. This was about 2 years ago. He's a great, easy to talk to, and super crafty guy and so I'm sure he could fix you up with a pintail noserider of some sort.
I'd also check out Chocolate Fish boards. Had a Nasty Pig Rider and it was always fun surfing that at Old Man's. Sold it because it was a 9'4. If I ever see a used 9'6 come up, I'd buy it for sure.