In your opinion, What type of longboard design could be trend in 2009?
1)i think 1/8-3/16" thinner boards will prevail.
narrow noses will continue to be popular, also. if they're done
right they noseride really well.
i think the modern longboarder wants to carry his/her
style on heavy classic boards
to a little lighter application so that he/she can increase
sensitivity, maneuverbility and be able to manipulate
situations on a wave more quickly and easily. classic
outlines and flatter entry rockers will still be chosen but w/ more
versatility in mind. nothing extreme but 6oz glass will be chosen
over volan for '09, i think.
What is most important point of shaping for you, or what is your Motto of shaping?
2) the most important thing for me is too accomplish what the
customer was seeking. blending style and functionality is
extremely important for me, also. i make each board as if it was
my personal or for tom curren (my favorite surfer). with that being said i never take shortcuts or put a time limit on a surfboard. i want thecustomer and myself included to be really happy and satisfied about what was ccomplished.
What type of longboard do you recommend for begginers?
How about for intermediate longboarders?
3) for beginners i always ask them first what style of surfing is attractive
to them- classic or more high performance. if it's high performance i would suggest my
comp model and if it's classic perhaps a mod sled or pistolero. but i try to make all my longboards
easy to surf with no querks or weird dynamic. with that being said, i think my comp, daddy 0, mod sled and pis tolero
are all good for beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers. with beginners
i will adjust volume and length to favor stability, though. for intermediate and advanced surfers width and thickness are very
important so that they can reach they're full potential. this is done through experience shared, wave type, body type, and
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