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    Default Who wants to help pick me a skimboard?

    So I live right by the beach in so-cal and I've been skimboarding for a few summers. I have a little offbrand wood board and I think it's time for an update. I'm a fairly good skimmer, but I know nothing about boards. I do mostly sand skimming / flatland. I'm 5 11 and 135 pounds. Can anyone point me in a direction of what board to get? Hopefully around 150 to 175 max.

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    Id personally go with a strong mahogany, with a light finish, looks stunning when coupled with deep reds and moody yellows.
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    +1 such great advice from a truely remarkable legendary sand skimmer

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    XXL Carbon Vic will suffice
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassBullet View Post
    So I live right by the beach in so-cal and I've been skimboarding for a few summers. I have a little offbrand wood board and I think it's time for an update. I'm a fairly good skimmer, but I know nothing about boards. I do mostly sand skimming / flatland. I'm 5 11 and 135 pounds. Can anyone point me in a direction of what board to get? Hopefully around 150 to 175 max.
    Is that 150 to 175 max pounds as in weight or dollars.
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    im sure he means dollars and is most likely young and doesn't know how much the upper end boards cost. if your looking for a board in the 150-175 range I would save up a little more and get a better fiberglass board
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    Check the used board section, you will be able to get a decent board in that range. Better than anything you will get new for that price anyway

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    Ill sell you a Vic Foamie for 100$. Good beginner board for wave riding.

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    Dizzle: could you point me in the direction of a brand/board that i could get like that?

    Skim4Life: I know how much the high end boards cost and i don't have that kind of money. And what kind of fiberglass board should I look into?

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    dont get a foamie....they're arguably worse than woodys

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    if you call up victoria they sell used/repaired boards for pretty damn cheap. my buddy got a repaired carbon for like 180

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassBullet View Post
    Dizzle: could you point me in the direction of a brand/board that i could get like that?

    Skim4Life: I know how much the high end boards cost and i don't have that kind of money. And what kind of fiberglass board should I look into?
    depending on where you live and if you can hit waves or not yet. Honestly, I didn't start getting any better until I got a board with some float to it. If your looking into getting into skimboarding, I would save your money until you have at least enough for a E or S glass. make sure you get 3/4 to start out though. You will be unhappy as a beginner on a 5/8 imo

    like mjs said, call up vic and see if they are selling any boards in 3/4 and make sure to ask about what size you need for your weight. or find someone on this site selling something your interested in. there are plenty of people selling E or S glass boards for your budget.
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    title edit:who wants to help pick me a grammar tudor.

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    So right now I'm looking at getting a J-Gordon Standard board. Does anyone have anything to say about these? Will it be possible to learn to catch some waves on one?

    Also, I could really use some specific models of boards to look at. Like what E glass board should I look into?

    Is there anything that would be good for both sand skimming and some light wave riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlassBullet View Post
    Is there anything that would be good for both sand skimming and some light wave riding?
    victoria foamie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max McColl View Post
    title edit:who wants to help pick me a grammar tudor.
    who wants to help you pick a spelling tutor

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    Exile E glass or S glass, Square glass, victoria ultra or poly vac, DO NOT get a wood board for wave riding.(ie J gordons standard would be a wood board) If you are living in socal and are riding waves, J gordon is probably not the company for you. They are more for flat land. go with either of the above mentioned boards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skim4Lfe1988 View Post
    Exile E glass or S glass, Square glass, victoria ultra or poly vac, DO NOT get a wood board for wave riding.(ie J gordons standard would be a wood board) If you are living in socal and are riding waves, J gordon is probably not the company for you. They are more for flat land. go with either of the above mentioned boards
    I'll definitely look into those. And would those boards be good for both wave riding and sand skimming? Or would it be slow/sluggish due to the size on the sand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skim4Lfe1988 View Post
    DO NOT get a wood board for wave riding.(ie J gordons standard would be a wood board) If you are living in socal and are riding waves, J gordon is probably not the company for you. They are more for flat land.


    looks like they work on waves to me.......

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    Ive got a Zap Large wedge in the for sale section for 175. Great for beggining and looks sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warriors View Post
    looks like they work on waves to me.......



    see thread
    http://skimonline.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9001
    from the looks of it, "'I'm a fairly good skimmer, but I know nothing about boards. I do mostly sand skimming / flatland", your not doing any wave riding a J gordon would be a good choice for you. If your just doing flat land, you don't need to waste money on a foam core board.
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    call VIC, they can set you up with a board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warriors View Post
    looks like they work on waves to me.......



    see thread
    http://skimonline.net/forum/showthread.php?t=9001
    of course you CAN skim waves with them......but lets not pretend that a wood board is comparable to a foam based board for wave riding. Come on now.
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    I think i'm gonna go with the J-Gordon. thanks for all your help anyways

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    Alright. Good talk son.

 

 

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