WRV Longboard

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Gansett, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:18 AM.

  1. Gansett

    Gansett New Member

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    Hi All, anyone riding a WRV longboard? Did a little searching but can't find much info. They are a poly board and hand shaped. My local shop has a couple that look pretty nice. Curious about their quality.
     
  2. Salinity

    Salinity Well-Known Member

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    I had one for a little while - shaped by Jesse Fernandez. It was ok - kind of an all-arounder - bit of nose and tail rocker, slightly scooped out rounded nose, 2+1 (though I only surfed it as a single). Had a couple fun sessions on it in thigh-high beach break. Quality seemed pretty decent - it was glassed a bit lighter than I prefer, though it was holding up well. However, I definitely noticed a big difference in board "feel" once I got the JP Proformer under my feet.
     
  3. Gansett

    Gansett New Member

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    Thanks for the input.
     
  4. John

    John Member

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    whats a JP proformer?
     
  5. Roadmaster

    Roadmaster Well-Known Member

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    I do not ride them, but familiar with the boards, my brother managed the retail shop on the outer banks NC. Most stock boards are lightly glassed and no deck/tail patches. Customs can be glassed with volan and patches. Shapers are all very good with stock shapes, they churn them out. Customs more hit or miss, if Marty Keeseker is still shaping, he would be the guy for an old school custom. The prices are on the low side for the lightly glassed boards in the showroom.
     
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  6. Basenji703

    Basenji703 Well-Known Member

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    I ride a Mike Doyle shaped WRV custom longboard. It is the updated version of the board he rides. (I had his board for about a month and had him shape me a new one.) I love it. The head of production glassed it for me. The stock boards are serviceable longboards, but are lightly glassed as is the current style. Marty Keeseker is still shaping and has made me some amazing boards. Jordan Brazie, who is a young up and comer makes some amazing longboards. Jessie Fernandez' longboards tend to be HP, if that's what you are looking for. Keeseker, Doyle (some of his are avant guard) and Braized make good nose riders. If the price is right on any WRV, you really can't go wrong.
     
  7. Gansett

    Gansett New Member

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    Good stuff, thanks.
     
  8. Basenji703

    Basenji703 Well-Known Member

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    Sent you a PM.
     

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