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.
Just met with Kurtis yesterday and ordered a new longboard from him. Overall great experience, cant recommend him enough.
Not that there’s anything wrong with CNC shapes but all Hank’s are machine shaped. He told me so on the phone. Beautiful finish work and glue-ups. Tough getting details on shapes from him. He recommended I find an instagram picture I liked and send to him. Very scrambled communicator. All models seem to have letters & numbers not names.I worked for Hank in the 1970s yes that is a long long time. His Longboards are classic.