>>> Right tool for the job...Dale's right "they are means to an > end...pure fun" It's too bad we don't have real good control over the > space/time continuum. It would be fun to put a 28 year old Steve Krajewski > on one of the Indonesian rights along with Kelly Slater. I think I know > who would win the race to the inside bowl. (Greenough would beat them both > on a mat!) no doubt Steve would burn past Slater ever so smooth and with style to spare-pureeconomy of motion, pure fun!>>> Newbalonie
>>> Thanks to all of you. The info you gave had helped me to narrow my > choices. I just emailed Greg Liddle. I will see what he says. Ill keep you > guys posted as to what i decide. Thanks again. Tom -- do you have a mat yet? You might consider getting a mat for your quiver before a hull. I think maybe you should ride that longboard of yours a few more years. Ride it like a hull at times (get as far forward as possible and make some driving rail turns), see how it feels (it won't be the same as a Liddle, but you might get a bit of the feeling --- be honest with yourself -- sounds to me like, however good you already are, you are still pretty new to surfing and you aren't surfing headhigh malibu or rincon or perfect walled up waves consistently -- which is where the hulls work best -- so if you get really good surf at your local break my guess is that you are goona take the board you feel most comfortable surfing -- your longboard obviously -- then will take out the hull on less than hull-type days never getting the hull stoke. My suggestion is to Get really really good and comfortable on yer longboard. Then get a Liddle Hull in a year or two (one new surf vehicle a year is what i say). In the meantime, to mix it up, travel with, feel incredible speed, surf dumping beach breaks, surf blown out windswell, surf anything really...get yourself a mat. It will actually teach you a lot about waves, speed, hulls, surfing and feeling confident on whatever you decide to ride. it will bring back a little soul. a surf mat should be the 2nd surf vehicle in a surf quiver (i think). no joke, don't discount getting a mat. don't fall into the stand-up arrogance so many kooks in the water exhume. get what works, get what feels right...get a mat.
I was actually going to create a different thread about the mats, but maybe you can help me out here, Sid. I have bodyboarded since i can remember (i am only 18) and, i still like to bodyboard Delaware shore break (the waves basically break on the sand). What is the difference between a mat and a bodyboard. I can't really see myself spending $300 on a mat, when i have a perfectly fine bodyboard sitting in my shed. I can actually pull some spinners and rolls on the bodyboard, that dont seem possible on a mat. I guess i don't really see the advantage of the mat. Maybe you can help correct my ignorance. Tom
>>> I was actually going to create a different thread about the mats, but > maybe you can help me out here, Sid. I have bodyboarded since i can > remember (i am only 18) and, i still like to bodyboard Delaware shore > break (the waves basically break on the sand). What is the difference > between a mat and a bodyboard. I can't really see myself spending $300 on > a mat, when i have a perfectly fine bodyboard sitting in my shed. I can > actually pull some spinners and rolls on the bodyboard, that dont seem > possible on a mat. I guess i don't really see the advantage of the mat. > Maybe you can help correct my ignorance.>>> Tom I'll fix ya up tomorrow. I noticed the modem still on. I got to go to bed now, but you go brush the sand out of your teeth from that shore break of yours. The bodyboard sits in the shed as you say, as it should. Your grandmother wipes the dog s#it off her feet on your mat before she crosses the threshold to pinch your rosey cheek. I can't really see you spending $300, on a Mr. Dale Solomnson Fine Surf Mat, either. Now go and grab the leash, and wait for me out in the shed. We'll talk about the advantage of the mat, over a rosey cheek. have fun
I actually don't use a leash on my bodyboard.
tom check the archives per mats i change my suggestion don't buy a mat sid
Why the suddent change of heart?
>>> tom check the archives per mats i change my suggestion don't buy a mat sid 10 reasons why you should stick with sponging: surf mats are too expensive, too underground, too fast, too light, too portable, too sensitive, too simple, too sophisticated, too alive, too fun.
>>> 10 reasons why you should stick with sponging:>>> surf mats are too expensive, too underground, too fast, too light, too > portable, too sensitive, too simple, too sophisticated, too alive, too > fun. ricky is correct -- tom -- stick with the boogie -- i don't think surf mats are for you -- i am not saying this to sounds like an arrogant prick -- just trying to save you 300 smackers
Was it something I said?