Introduction to Longboard Surfboard
"Longboard", as its name implies, is a relatively long surfboard, usually referring to a surfboard with a length of 8 feet or more. However, because the use effect of the same equipment varies from person to person, and everyone's height and weight are different, it is more appropriate to define a surfboard that is more than 3 feet taller than the surfer as a "long board". In addition to being longer, the board type also looks "bulky", the board head is wide and smooth, and the width and thickness of the board are generally the widest and thickest among many types of surfboards.
Performance and Characteristics of Long Board Surfboard
Long board surfboard is the most suitable surfboard for beginners to learn and practice. Long and wide surfboards can provide more stable standing space on the bumpy sea, so that surfers can easily maintain balance on the long board surfboard. Not every beginner can complete the ride perfectly. Before a lot of practice, the beginner's error rate is very high. The flat and thick surface of the longboard surfboard provides them with a better learning environment and fault-tolerant performance. A slight error may make the surfing continue.
Volume is the most important data for selecting surfboards. The volume of surfboards is often more important than the length, width and shape of surfboards. The volume affects the displacement, simply speaking, it affects the buoyancy of the surfboard, and directly affects the efficiency of the surfer's stroke and the speed of the board's sliding. Compared with other types of surfboards, longboard surfboards are very large in volume (buoyancy), and surfers can obtain considerable sliding speed by simply skiing. Therefore, the longboard can cope with most wave situations, whether it is three meters of huge waves, half meters of calm sea, or even broken white waves, the longboard surfboard can cope with them one by one.
Why do you need a longboard
A comfortable and suitable surfboard is essential to the surfing experience. Surfing beginners often face a dilemma: every time they rent a surfboard from a surf shop, they need to spend several days to adapt and adjust in order to restore their surfing level. This is especially true for surfers who can only travel on holidays.
Surfing is very dependent on our body's muscle memory. Each surfboard looks the same, but its design is very different. In surfing, the body is very sensitive to the difference of surfboards. Once we rent different surfboards from different surf spots, we need to be familiar with and coordinate again. To maximize the experience of each surfing trip, we should avoid changing surfboards frequently.
Many people will think that long board is exclusive to beginners. With the continuous improvement of surfing technology, long board will be replaced by short board in the near future. Beginners will delay the purchase of surfboards again and again, waste a lot of money to rent surfboards and make every rare surfing experience greatly discounted. However, the longboard is a very versatile surfboard, which is suitable for both beginners and experienced surfers. Even many surfers will take the longboard as the main surfboard to travel with them in order to catch more waves in their limited surfing journey.
You can choose a suitable longboard at the beginning stage, which will accompany you throughout your surfing career. For surfers who love surfing, it is very wise to purchase a suitable and exclusive surfboard.