I have been more and more interested in those over-long kind of boards for the few last years. Cumbersome for sure (but my 12'3" fitted inside my van... -I have a long van-) but such a pleasure to ride! Of course, don't expect to perform rad aerials or other shortboard manoeuvers with those, instead relax and enjoy the feeling of riding a Cadillac. Would like to know how many of you ride or shape 11' + gliders and would appreciate a discussion on those.
Here are both my 12'3" (ridden for a while then sold to a friend who says it changed his life) and 12' that I just finished for the 10th edition of the Surfing Art by Shapers expo in Hossegor a few weeks ago. Still far from Ryan Burch's 14'... https://vimeo.com/154632883