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Boardman29
06-20-2007, 02:35 PM
So ive been skimmin for a couple years now and im gettin decent at wave riding... yet i would like a board that will help me get better

i have around $375 to spend on the board allowing for $30 for the traction pad..... ive been looking at the Exile E-glass and the slotstik Slotvac.

What board do you guys suggest i get.

If u need more info just let me know and ill post back

Chrith
06-20-2007, 02:38 PM
shoe size?

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 02:42 PM
11 Us

SDSkim
06-20-2007, 02:44 PM
^^dont worry bout that question, it was totally pointless

FloggingMurphy
06-20-2007, 02:44 PM
What are you currently using? And between the slot and exile I'd go w/ the slot if you need the float, but if not get the exile. Or jsut get the exile 3/4"

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 02:46 PM
hehe i didnt think shoe size mattered :P im was using a vic fomie then my friend is lettin me use his vic poly er sumthin like that. Im not having much trouble getting to the waves i just kinda start sinkin as the wave breaks.

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 02:46 PM
if it matters i go to Santa Cruz to skim

FloggingMurphy
06-20-2007, 02:50 PM
If you're sinking, try and get a 3/4" cause you'll hae better float.

SDSkim
06-20-2007, 02:50 PM
go with a vic ultra or poly. or if u want go for an exile e-glass 3/4.

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 02:51 PM
so the exile e-glass will give me better float?

SDSkim
06-20-2007, 02:53 PM
no its just a good transition from the foamie you are riding. if u are REALLY into getting as much float as possible, get a SOL

funkymunky
06-20-2007, 02:54 PM
lol

if money is very tight, i would spend the 27 dollars and get the s-glass exile but if you think you could spend a couple weeks scraping up some cash its only 78 more than an e-glass for a carbon. how much do you weigh, what are the waves like that you ride and do you have trouble reaching them?

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 03:02 PM
im around 115lbs
the wave usually break on shore so its not to much of a problem getting to the waves. Just if they are a lil father i will sink right before the wave

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 03:04 PM
i dont need hella more float i think a 3/4 would do just a lil more than a fomie

SDSkim
06-20-2007, 03:11 PM
i think anything will do just a lil more than a foamie.

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 03:17 PM
Yea my friend lets me use his vic poly and i dont really like it that much.. yet its a lil beat up... he just picked up a Slotstik Provac and its pretty cool. Im just looking for a board that will allow me to get better at wave riding and it will last me a year or 2. So i think the exile e-glass may be my best bet

xenjoiii
06-20-2007, 03:21 PM
i think theres no point to get a high end board with e glass or s glass, carbon is where its at man

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 03:24 PM
carbons way to much. i only have like $400

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 03:25 PM
unless u know a web site for a good deal on boards

ive just been lookin at skimshop.com

xenjoiii
06-20-2007, 03:27 PM
its worth waiting an saving the extra 40 bucks, where do u live because i have a website they guy is mad chill i paid with a money order an he took 5% off the board and 10% off all pads an arch bars

SDSkim
06-20-2007, 03:30 PM
if it matters i go to Santa Cruz to skim
^^

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 03:31 PM
Nor Cal 1hr from santa cruz

xenjoiii
06-20-2007, 03:35 PM
well i live on long island in NY the place is in NJ so u would have to pay more for shipping, but if u want to call up an speak to the guy his name is joe this is his number 1-(609) 517-7715 the site is www.eastcoastskimboards.com

SkimShop
06-20-2007, 03:39 PM
Boadman, I think the Exile Eglass 3/4" Hybrid would be a good choice for you. If you compare it to the Slotstik Slotvac, the Exile has a slightly fuller shape (esp in the front half of the board) that will be alittle bit more forgiving while you are learning. For your weight you could go with a Medium or Medium-Small. The 3/4" thickness is def what you want to go with for the conditions you ride and your skill level.

Dont sweat the Eglass/Sglass thing too much, yes Sglass is stronger and stiffer but with your budget the Eglass is the right choice. Chances are you will not be able to tell the difference and the board will last just as long. Hope that helps.

Boardman29
06-20-2007, 03:41 PM
ok thnx skimshop i was thinking about getting a exile e-glass in the small but a med-small would fit?

SkimShop
06-20-2007, 03:55 PM
Yes, any of those sizes would work well for you. The Exile sizes are so similar that the difference between a Small and a Medium is only .5" in width. The differences in sizes really gives you the ability to fine tune the size of your board. Do you really need that many choices? Maybe not, but its still nice to have.

If you want your board to be more maneuverable you would want to go with the Small, want more float and better plaining? Go with the MS or M. Personally I think riders who are still learning how to ride waves should go alittle bit bigger, plus with all the santa cruz liners alittle bit more float probably wouldnt hurt. Basically once you get in the general ballpark, its up to personal preference. If you havent come up with those preferences yet, no sweat, I dont think you will make a bad choice with any of the boards talked about.

Aaron Peluso
06-20-2007, 04:57 PM
"float" has a lot more to do with the size and configuration of the board you ordered compared to how much you weigh, rather than the logo on the board.

no particular brand of board is "floatier" than another. It all depends on what size shape thickness and rocker you get. And more float always comes at the cost of manueverability.

Dave is right when he recommends a bigger thicker board for beginning riders. He gave you some good advice there.

brett00
06-20-2007, 04:58 PM
sol carbon.

ejb
06-20-2007, 06:37 PM
slot vacs are sick if you're on the east coast, great boards i have one and i can go out to africa on it , they hold lines real well and are really fast, get one

Khoi
06-20-2007, 06:43 PM
I would definitely get a Small. I'm 130 and have a Medium Exile, and I am regretting it. I really wished that I could have gone with a smaller size, possibly a MS or even a S. Once you get better, you will find that a smaller board is a little more preferred. Or it was at least in my case. Plus, you skim where you actually have a good shorebreak and bigger waves. The float issue should resolve a little more once you get better and learn more.