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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/09 03:40 hi Dany,

that are very good things to think about, I'll do!



definitely I prefer the slow food... !

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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/09 18:32 riCC and Dani,

I am not a salesman nor do I work in the surf industry, and I certainly don't work for surftech. However, the slow cook vs dogshit Mcdonalds is a poor comparison. I also have and regularly ride my traditional glass surfboards. The one problem with traditionally shaped boards.....no 2 are the same. I have had 2 supposedly identical boards and one was superb the other dead, its a fact of hand made products. I am fortunate enough to be able to buy whatever board want which is why I have lots, so that I have lots of choice at the beach depending on conditions.
In respect of which board to choose it depends on your ability level. I'm 183cm and about the same weight. I ride longer short boards as I;m getting older, and a longboard is a longboard is a longboard.

Hope this helps

Guy
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/09 18:43 surfguy888 wrote:
However, the slow cook vs dogshit Mcdonalds is a poor comparison.


You know.. I could also say compact discs VS vinyls

Anyway I would like to hear something from someone more expert than me who prefers fiber glass and resin boards... and I must admit I have still never ridden something like surftech, so of course I still haven't got my own personal opinion but I'm pretty sure that main industry aim is not surfers happyness, but their money.. isn't it?

I think we all know that and obviously everyone must get in contact with the industry, or we won't surf at all.. but I need to keep in mind what surf is, saving money to find an home near the ocean


Aloha

Post edited by: adriatic.dany, at: 2007/05/09 18:52
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/10 12:21 I started surfing back in '67. The only boards available were wood and fiberglass. I prefer a fiberglass board because of the various reasons dany doesn't like them. I like the heaviness, I can power through waves that on a Tuf Lite or other epoxy brand, the bouyancy actually works against you. It makes you stay on the surface, when sometimes it's better to power through.
Epoxy boards are very light. This makes them a bit more unstable under your feet as you ride a wave. I've often thought of it as being "squirrelly..."
I've got the skill, size and weight where I can do pretty much anything I want to on my 10' fiberglass board. I appreciate the heavy feel, the stability and the power I can exercise on my board.
But, I can see why some folks would prefer a lighter board. It's all a matter of preference.

I've got a bud who rides the 10'2" Takayama, and he loves it. Tuf Lite does make a great board.
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/05/10 20:06 Otter old chap I think you've it.......Its about personal choice and if you don't try you won't know.

I recently rode a friends 9'6' TYLER (the boards in single fin yellow). They are seriously heavy boards, it nearly snapped me arm off just getting to the water. At first I didn't like it but after changing my style of catching waves I got loads of good rides. The heavy baords do cut through the sloppy sections. Everything has a pro and a con - just find what you like and keep on stylin'

Guy
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Re:tuf lite boards.... - 2007/06/11 13:19 I'll second Otter's comments about the floatiness of the tuflite. I've got a 6'0" epoxy that is super responsive, but in anything bigger than overhead, it just chops too much on the surface and i've got to use my polyester boards.

Your best bet is to demo the tuflite first.
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