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looking for a longboard, as my 7,6 bic sinks as soon as i stand up......

had some lessons in newquay last weekend and manage to stand loads on a 9ft longboard...

due to a huge lack of funds would like to swap.....I:

so if your looking to go smaller and have a longboard (in a reasonable condition as long as it floats) give me a shout......:ILU: got to be worth a try....

 

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Guessing at Newquay you were on a 9ft foam board? If so you could try and find an ex-hire one, they can be a bit rough but depending on your size I would expect you would outgrow it soon enough, or you could rent for a few sessions. After that you will probably find your current board will be okay rather than having to fork out for a longboard.

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Bics are very boyant, fins are very flexible so make turning harder.

really depends on your size and weight.

longboards are good fun, but with a lot of practice you will be able to stand up on anything.

stick with the bic for now, and i cant stress enough practice your stand up technique as much as possible, if you cant get out in the water practice at home on a towel. sounds silly but if you gewt get your foot placement correct and increase your speed at standing up then once in the water your balance will come very quickly.

if you do manage to get into the water often then stay in the white foam in the beginning. again you want to pratice standing every oportunity you can. once you find you are able to get up quick and stay standing then head out back and start on those smooth waves. this method may sound like it will take a while but seriously you will progress much quicker in the long run.

surf schools use foamies so they can say we will have you stading by the end of the lesson. to stand on a foam board is easy also they are hard to ding. stay away from foam boards if you want to progress. I suggest stay with the bic for a while longer, in the mean time start saving for a new board, can pick up 2nd hand longboards for around 200 for a decent one. also bics are tough and as a learner you will bash it around a fair bit. also while learning on the bic you will start to workout whcih direction you want, classic longboarding or shorter progressive riding. me personally classic longboarding all the way.

good luck and keep practising the more practise you get the better and quicker you will pick it up.
 

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Bics are very boyant, fins are very flexible so make turning harder.

really depends on your size and weight.

longboards are good fun, but with a lot of practice you will be able to stand up on anything.

stick with the bic for now, and i cant stress enough practice your stand up technique as much as possible, if you cant get out in the water practice at home on a towel. sounds silly but if you gewt get your foot placement correct and increase your speed at standing up then once in the water your balance will come very quickly.

if you do manage to get into the water often then stay in the white foam in the beginning. again you want to pratice standing every oportunity you can. once you find you are able to get up quick and stay standing then head out back and start on those smooth waves. this method may sound like it will take a while but seriously you will progress much quicker in the long run.

surf schools use foamies so they can say we will have you stading by the end of the lesson. to stand on a foam board is easy also they are hard to ding. stay away from foam boards if you want to progress. I suggest stay with the bic for a while longer, in the mean time start saving for a new board, can pick up 2nd hand longboards for around 200 for a decent one. also bics are tough and as a learner you will bash it around a fair bit. also while learning on the bic you will start to workout whcih direction you want, classic longboarding or shorter progressive riding. me personally classic longboarding all the way.

good luck and keep practising the more practise you get the better and quicker you will pick it up.
cheers for that fella......i think the bics the way forward for a while.

im not as young or as light as i think i am and im thinking im gonna be looking at a long board in the future, just want to chill and enjoy.

good advise on the standing practice....wife might take the mick with me jumping around on a towel but.....I:
 
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