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« Why You Shouldn't Shortboard
Cole Novak says:
I think that the article is really bias. I like shortboarding because it gives you a hug adrenaline rush unlike any others. It is faster, more exciting, you can duck dive the board to get to the lineup, and you have an easy to carry around board. Also, it is like learning to surf all over again.
wow the writer of this is the biggest barney i have ever heard of
Who ever wrothe this is obviously a dirty little kook!
1-3 are decent reasons that make sense, 4 and 5, not so much. Interesting way to make a whole article out of the concept that beginner surfers should not buy a shorty as their first board, although their are plenty of short/hybrid options these days tht are VERY user friendly
Le Blanc says:
What a stupid article. I just turned 40 and reading "Once you reach the age of 30" shows a total lack of understanding of what surfers can achieve. Yes, you should start your surfing with a board which is longer than you, after you master the basic techniques you go where you feel right. I surf long & short boards with equal ease and joy. Is the author even a surfer or just a weekend w*nker?
Having spent 30 years surfing, both shortboards and longboards, the article makes some valid comments. But if longboarding trumps shortboarding then lets go to the logical next step - windsurfing. It might have a steeper learning curve compared with surfing and is more technical, but once you grasp the basics it beats surfing hands down.
only a few good points here the rest are utter crap
@Le Blanc If you would read the ENTIRE sarcastic column you would have seen: “If you have kept in good shape, maintain muscle range through stretching or yoga and haven’t put on too much weight, by all means keep your shortboard.” But hey...I haven’t met too many Einsteins shredding waves here in Hawai’i!
As I have gotten older (almost 39) my board size has actually decreased. Refusing to age keeps you young. Stay fit, eat right, and push yourself to surf harder. Reading this article and accepting aging, will only make you old.
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