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The Difference Between High-Performance Longboards and Logs

Feb 27, 2023

The Difference Between High-Performance Longboards and Logs

The Difference Between High-Performance Longboards and Logs While longboards are generally pretty easy to identify鈥攖hey are wide, high in volume, and typically around 8'6" or longer鈥攖here are subcategories of longboards that are harder for the uninitiated to identify, ranging from high-performance longboards and noseriders to gliders and oversized fish. For the most part, however, longboards can be broken into two main groups: high-pro and logs. 聽 聽 High-performance longboards use modern concepts such as relatively thin rails, hard edges, lightweight foam and glass, relatively low volume, rocker, and thruster or 2+1 fin setups to facilitate aggressive, shortboard style ripping, but...

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understanding

Aug 3, 2022

Understanding Fin Options for Longboards

Fin Options for Longboards 聽 Six decades ago, there was no such thing as聽鈥渓ongboarding鈥濃攖here was just surfing, and people did it on boards we would now consider聽鈥渓ongboards.鈥澛燭hen the Shortboard Revolution came along and completely changed surfing. Suddenly there were shortboards and longboards鈥攁nd for a while, longboards sort of fell out of favor.聽 聽Photo Credit: Ellis In the 1990s, longboarding made a resurgence鈥攂ut it looked very different than it had in the 1960s. Instead of heavy, single-fin boards, the longboards that were surfed on the world tour were lightweight, high-performance boards with modern design elements that allowed them to be surfed...

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Traditional Noseriders vs. Involvement Logs

Jan 12, 2022

Traditional Noseriders vs. Involvement Logs

Traditional Noseriders vs. Involvement Logs Written By: Matt Rott When most people think of traditional noseriders, the board that comes to mind is quite similar to the Bing Nuuhiwa Noserider鈥攁nd rightly so. After all, that surfboard was considered to be one of the greatest noseriders of all time. Surfboards of this style are typically shaped sort of like a popsicle stick. They have a wide nose and relatively wide tail that is abruptly cut off in a square tail, with a pretty straight outline and a lot of width and volume. They often feature reverse rocker (with a lot of...

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How to Paddle a Longboard and Navigate Waves

Oct 5, 2021

How to Paddle a Longboard and Navigate Waves

While longboarding can聽be聽a highly specialized and technical approach to riding waves, many people often think of it as a pursuit for beginner surfers, since longboards are easier to catch waves with and many people learn on them. While expert loggers and even intermediate longboarders likely don鈥檛 need any instruction on how to paddle their boards and navigate the lineup, those who are riding longboards to help them learn might find the following tips useful.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽PHOTO CREDIT:聽SWELL SURF CAMP Paddling Your Longboard Longboards have a lot of volume and length and not much rocker, which makes them quite...

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Blog-Randy Rarick's Black Tip-Surfing News Hawaii-Hawaiian South Shore

Jul 17, 2020

Randy Rarick's Black Tip

聽 Randy Rarick is a surfing legend鈥攂oth in Hawaii and around the world. He moved to Honolulu at the age of five, and by the time he was 10 he was being mentored by Waikiki beach boy Rabbit Kekai. Since then, he has been involved in virtually every aspect of the sport and industry, from ding repair and owning a surf shop to helping form the ISP and running the Triple Crown. He is widely considered to have surfed in more countries than anyone else in history, represented Hawaii in the 1970 World Contest, and received invites to The Eddie....

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