Longboard.net Forum - Since 1997 Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

 Moderated by: longboardmaster Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
BEST NOSERIDING EPOXY  Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Dec 4th, 2011 06:35 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
tarheel
Member
 

Joined: Thu Mar 31st, 2005
Location:  
Posts: 69
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I know everybody here loves weight & glide, BUT -

In your educated opinion, What is the BEST NOSERIDING EPOXY out right now?

The one you can REALLY NOSERIDE the easiest. I'm in Va. Beach. 

Thanks!

Heel  

Last edited on Sun Dec 4th, 2011 06:37 pm by tarheel

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 05:08 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
The Kid
Member


Joined: Sun Dec 4th, 2011
Location: Marmoron, New Jersey USA
Posts: 123
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
epoxy noserider? no clue

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 05:35 am
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
pilau
Member


Joined: Thu Jul 9th, 2009
Location: Oahu, Hawaii USA
Posts: 2565
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Reminds me of the line from that female version of the movie The Hangover. In the previews they always show that line "YOU'RE MISSING OUT"

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 05:40 am
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
DownSouthSlidah
Member


Joined: Tue Oct 30th, 2007
Location: Jupiter, FL
Posts: 1944
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
There isn't one.

(if compared to Poly)


There is tell of a guy named Phillips making some EPS boards and I reckon they could work. Especially with several fat stringers and a super heavy glass job and maybe some cinder blocks. IMO they are all too light to noseride well but there will always be very skilled surfers who can make it happen. But, you are hearing this from a guy who sucks at noseriding and loves heavy poly boards and despises light EPS boards. So there may be a touch of bias. Plus, I didn't answer your question really, except to say that if you insist on epoxy, a handmade board will noseride better than a Smurftech and its ilk any day of the week simply because the shaper can use a denser foam than a popout and mess with stringers and glass to get the weight you need. Then you'll have a fine, tough board that will noseride better than any POS popout but will have far different ride characteristics than a poly which, IMO, feels a lot more centered when riding it. EPS just feels weird to me - dead under my feet; like I'm riding on a hovercraft or something. I can't quite place it but I feel disconnected from the water.

If you're in the Carolinas, maybe Greg Eavey would be the guy to talk to? If you order from down here: Ricky Carroll, Tom Neilson, and Steve Forstall (my vote for EPS longboards since he really knows what he's doing with that medium).


Last edited on Mon Dec 5th, 2011 05:41 am by DownSouthSlidah

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 08:17 am
  PM Quote Reply
5th Post
Macilious
Member


Joined: Tue Jun 15th, 2010
Location: 40 Miles Either Side Of NYC
Posts: 272
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
My answer to your question - Best Surftech POP out nose rider is the 10' Infinity Rad nose rider with a 6.5" turbo tunnel.  I also had a 9'1" Tavish Original that was really good, but I "out grew it".

Disclaimer: I am not a gifted nose rider, I weigh 250 and surf Jerz slop. 

In terms of shaped EPS - you can really get whatever you want - I have a couple Waldens that are shaped EPS that nose ride pretty well.

But most of the time I use big heavy boards w/ 50/50 rails for nose riding - seems to get into the wave and counter balance a little better for me. 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 12:57 pm
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
NJ Longboarder
Member


Joined: Mon Jan 3rd, 2005
Location: Central, NJ
Posts: 3985
Status: 
Online
Mana: 
you can do cheater fives all day on pretty much any epoxy.  go for a 10 and the tail will pop out and spin around and/or slide out.  At least that is my experience.

For cheater 5's you just need a little wider nose.  boardworks walden magic, tak itp, sumpin like that. 

just my 2 cents.  not the best on the nose, but have fun up there sometimes.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 08:28 pm
  PM Quote Reply
7th Post
EcBob
Member


Joined: Sat Jul 9th, 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 812
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
While this isn't the answer you are looking for I was at Austin's shop placing a custom order a couple weeks back and just so impressed with how personable a guy he is. Even my 16 year old son said as we walked to the truck, "Wow with customer service like that he will be around a long time" With guys like this in the area I'd definitely rather float the money his way than go the pop out route from the other local shops.Ultimately too I think you'd much prefer a heavy board for noseriding, but then again I'm a freshly turned shortboarder so what do I know

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 10:08 pm
  PM Quote Reply
8th Post
dtorrent
Member
 

Joined: Mon Jun 21st, 2004
Location: East Coast Armpit
Posts: 503
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Stewart EPS California Noserider

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 10:18 pm
  PM Quote Reply
9th Post
pilau
Member


Joined: Thu Jul 9th, 2009
Location: Oahu, Hawaii USA
Posts: 2565
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
are you really going to buy one or just like to ask about them every few weeks? this is like that movie "momento" or maybe more like "goundhog day" without the humor.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 10:21 pm
  PM Quote Reply
10th Post
Big D
Member


Joined: Wed Nov 4th, 2009
Location:  
Posts: 441
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I don't even like epoxy on the floor of a garage...:P

Big D

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 10:33 pm
  PM Quote Reply
11th Post
ac
Member


Joined: Mon Mar 24th, 2008
Location: South Carolina USA
Posts: 296
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
dtorrent wrote:
Stewart EPS California Noserider

2nd that..

I had one of those for a day, worked real well for an Epoxy long board. The one I was on was way too buoyant though (with standard dims), so no idea how much you need to trim down the dims to get the float dialed in. The board worked well though.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 11:40 pm
  PM Quote Reply
12th Post
Benny
Member


Joined: Tue Feb 17th, 2004
Location: Tha Town
Posts: 3943
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Depends on your size. 

There are some 3rd generation Surftechs that work great.  They finally figured out that shaping a pu/pe board and popping it out in epoxy sandwich construction was a stupid use of materials.  So to get boards that behave like noseriders, they had to change the shape (d'oh!).  So wider, thinner, different rails in the tail, different fin placement with regards to the stages of tail rocker... But this isn't exactly new news - probably 3 years or so.

If you're under around 170 lbs, the Takayama In The Pink will noseride as well as you can.  If you can't get it to work, it isn't the board.

If you're over that, same goes for the Arrow CJ Nelson in 10'0".  Works like a dream. 

This all assumes you're asking about popouts and not EPS/Epoxy handshapes.  Lots of decent shapers know how to make those noseride, but you probably knew that already

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Dec 5th, 2011 11:49 pm
  PM Quote Reply
13th Post
tarheel
Member
 

Joined: Thu Mar 31st, 2005
Location:  
Posts: 69
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I'm 6'0 190 lbs. I guess I want it all.  I like the lighter weight of performance boards and the way they feel and turn, but the minute I see somebody on a heavy noserider hang a nice five - That is what I want to do! 

Last edited on Mon Dec 5th, 2011 11:55 pm by tarheel

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 12:19 am
  PM Quote Reply
14th Post
The Kid
Member


Joined: Sun Dec 4th, 2011
Location: Marmoron, New Jersey USA
Posts: 123
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
buy a bonga perkins south point, its everything you want. you'll whip it, get 5s and its epoxy... conversation done

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 12:54 am
  PM Quote Reply
15th Post
dtorrent
Member
 

Joined: Mon Jun 21st, 2004
Location: East Coast Armpit
Posts: 503
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
http://www.noahkaoi.com/store/product_info.php?sessID=1CA34DC1ABEE5B739CBE685D5B5BBCCD&products_id=511&cPath=11

9'4 handshaped EPS In the Pink

If it was 9'0 and I had $1400 I would buy it in a heartbeat.

I feel the same way you do, I like the feel of a lighter performance board, but I also want to hang 5.

I have experimented with riding a shorter noserider in order to get this feel (I am also a woman 70 lbs lighter than you). I currently have a poly 8'6 In the Pink that fits the bill pretty well.

I have also experimented with 9'0ish EPS handshaped boards, currently have a Ricky Carroll 9'0 x narrow x thin. It's also fun but a completely different feel than the 8'6 ITP.

I would recommend you get Ricky to make you an EPS ITP, 9'4ish. It will be perfect for about 90% of east coast waves.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 04:31 am
  PM Quote Reply
16th Post
respectthepeck
Member


Joined: Sun Apr 11th, 2004
Location: Sunny South Seaville, Nj, USA
Posts: 399
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
run.haole.run wrote:
are you really going to buy one or just like to ask about them every few weeks? this is like that movie "momento" or maybe more like "goundhog day" without the humor.
And how! I feel like I'm part of a focus group... Sure you're not a surftech rep ? Confused sommuch? Try it , buy it then tell us all nobody can pick your board for ya... Eps noserider. Its like the Tebow of noseriders. It might work but it goes against everything I know about noseriders

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 10:56 am
  PM Quote Reply
17th Post
OCSURFER32
Member


Joined: Mon Feb 16th, 2004
Location: West Palm Beach
Posts: 1989
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Custom balanced out with some WOOD

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 11:57 am
  PM Quote Reply
18th Post
tarheel
Member
 

Joined: Thu Mar 31st, 2005
Location:  
Posts: 69
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I will stay traditional for the noserider.  Thanks for the input.  

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Tue Dec 6th, 2011 05:45 pm
  PM Quote Reply
19th Post
SMUKES
Member


Joined: Tue Jun 23rd, 2009
Location: Leucadia... Keep It Funky., California USA
Posts: 3972
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
"Tebow of noseriders". So Rad.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Dec 8th, 2011 12:35 am
  PM Quote Reply
20th Post
deweybeachme
Member


Joined: Fri Sep 7th, 2007
Location: (Wild Wild West) Washington, District Of Columbia USA
Posts: 319
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I have to say my to go to travel stick is a tak in the pink. It's 9'4 and noserides like a dream. I have ridden it in so many conditions and it just works. I think it's a great stick in all lumbershacks.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

Current time is 10:19 am Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page    
Longboard.net Forum - Since 1997 > Longboarding > Surfing > BEST NOSERIDING EPOXY Top




UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2011 Data 1 Systems