05 December 2006

Quiver Shake-Up

It's on like Donkey Kong now. Got one board on eBay. It probably won't sell. If that's the case, I'm trading it in. I've got another board on loan to a friend. Once that comes back, I'll probably part company with it as well. I'm at a point once again where I'm curious about other boards. I saw an egg that interests me. The only problem is I don't quite understand what kind of surf an egg works best in. I guess I'll have to do my homework. Slow Polk, are you the person who emailed me about possibly working a trade for the board on eBay? That sounds like your M.O. to me.

I won't be back in the water until the weekend. Like everyone else, I've read that there's a swell coming. I'm not getting my hopes up. It's one thing to get a swell. It's another thing to get a swell that's mixed up and further confused by the wind. If we get that kind of swell, it won't be fun. So, I don't get excited by the reports anymore. I just wait and watch, hoping for the best.

One hour later
I've done my homework. I've now vetoed the egg.

17 Comments:

At 12/5/06, 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you learn about Eggs?
I was not the person who wanted to trade. MY M.0. is buy low and sell a little higher after I try the board out.

sp

 
At 12/6/06, 5:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey sis,what do you mean "trade it in"?

 
At 12/6/06, 6:50 AM, Blogger Surfsister said...

It's the same as trading in a car. You won't get as much as you want for the board, but you can still use it toward the purchase of another board.

 
At 12/6/06, 8:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why vote "no" on the egg?

 
At 12/6/06, 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eggs are genuinely made fot those kooks who can't really shortboard worth much, yet don't want to be on a longboard. So they widen their stance and stick their butt out trying to do big moves, looking like a kook...You can't do a vertical off the top on it, you can't noseride on this, so what is it good for? Try Craigslist.org and you'll sell it for more than you paid...

 
At 12/6/06, 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I disagree - I have what could be termed an egg or funboard (the MP3 for those who know my quiver) and they are about flow... unfortunately anon is right qbout the majority who ride them. They're trying to split the difference of short and long, and not achieving any of the benefits of either. But you can nose ride an egg. I got ten over on my 7'9"...

 
At 12/6/06, 7:08 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

Since I mainly surf longboards and love them, there seemed to be no point in getting the egg now that I'm starting to try my hand at shortboards. I think I may follow Clayfin's advice (given in an email) and get a performance longboard.

 
At 12/7/06, 4:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had an egg that I gave to a friend… It was very stable, but you couldn’t do much with it move wise. I would say its a good board for a beginner who might not be ready for a short board yet.

 
At 12/7/06, 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would agree that getting a high performance longboard would be a great idea..Benefits of maneuverability (sp?), and the benefits of length and volume to be able to get past small sections..Paula is right that eggs seem to be great beginner's boards...

 
At 12/7/06, 9:21 AM, Blogger clayfin said...

I would like to try out a good single fin egg from someone like Skip Frye. I think something might have been missed when people started "thruster-izing" them. Anon has a good point but I don't think you're supposed to be doing off the tops or airs on eggs.

 
At 12/7/06, 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you think about taking your shortest longboard and putting a fin with less surface area and some rake to lossen it up and make it turn better.

 
At 12/7/06, 8:55 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

My shortest longboard is pretty lose. That's why it's magical. It's a single fin that feels a lot like a thruster. But, it's not a thruster. So, I'm feeling like a performance longboard is what's next for me.

 
At 12/8/06, 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you going to get a performance nose rider?

 
At 12/9/06, 9:04 AM, Blogger Surfsister said...

Yes. That's at the top of my list.

 
At 12/9/06, 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see what you think of 2+1 "progressive" perfomance board VS a heavy single fin glider. I think the performance boards are way more forgiving and esier to ride (same can be said for 2 +1 Egg) , turn on a dime and are pretty fun but in the end I still love a heavier single fin board.

Are you going to a super light board or on with some weight?

sp

 
At 12/9/06, 7:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry that last ? should have been

Are you going to get a super light board or one with some weight?

 
At 12/10/06, 8:22 AM, Blogger Surfsister said...

I don't like light boards. That's why I'm such a lover of single fins. I don't think I want anything lighter than my single fin Slick (which is much lighter than you'd think it would be when you look at it). I've seen videos where pro longboarders are holding their performance boards only with their fingertips. Those are light boards. I guess if I were to get something in the 9'6" range, I'd want it to be light (since that would be a big board to me regardless).

 

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