does anyone skimboard and if you do can you help me?

well if anyone does skimboard can you help me so i want to buy a new skimboard i want to advance from wood boards to fiber glass boards so can you tell me what fiber glass board i should get? and if you dont know what skimboarding is here is a pic so if you still dont get you throw the skimboard on the ground and then run and catch up to it and jump on it and ride

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CharlieB62 years ago

Any 1 have a cheap fiberglass skimboard please

hey i noticed that this message went up almost a year ago and i was wondering if you still have the board . And if you do please contact me letting me know the price and condition it is in thanks.

exile skim5 years ago
Hey i ride an exile, love it its a bit pricey at about 440 range w/ traction pads( which are an absolute must for the waves i ride) the difference is that foam core skimboards that are reinforced by fiberglass or carbon fiber As with most things you get what you pay for: Buy cheap, you get cheap. Properly cared for, a top-quality skimboard will last several seasons of day-in, day-out usage. So spend the money, it'll make learning that much easier, and skimming that much more fun.

Top-quality boards today for wave surfing are made out of foam, fiberglass, carbon cloth, even kevlar. Prices for a beginner's board (if you're a little guy) starts at about $50, and go up to about $120. High-end boards generally start at about $200, can be as high as $500 with the vic foamie as the exception about 165 (thats what i recommend for you its for beginners) , and are worth every single penny. Generally, there are three different high-quality brands available. Most people start out on a Zap. Their base models are inexpensive and incredibly durable, yet still allow you to learn most of the tricks. And their recently issued pro models have been getting rave reviews from amateurs and pros alike. Slotstik is a high-end foam core board that's generally out of the price range for most beginners. Slots are generally known for their maneuverability, and have become all the rage on both coasts. Thanks to their design, they do though require a certain amount of skill to ride if the waves are breaking far off the beach. Finally, there's Victoria. The oldest skimboard manufacturer around, Vic makes many different types of high-performance boards, excellent mid-level boards, and even good wooden boards. they other than exile are my favorite

Now a note about those wooden boards: Surf shops sell wooden boards like mad. Should you buy one... no unless you are a beginner or flatland skimmer. it also Depends on why you want to buy one. If you're a visitor to the beach and don't plan on coming back much, are just a little guy, don't want to spend what a foam board costs (it's just a little more, but we all have our budgets), or know for sure you'll be content just riding back and forth parallel to the waves, then buy one. If, on the other hand, you think you'll want to progress to your limits, then you can buy a far better board by spending just a little bit more money.

If you just gotta buy a wooden board, look to Victoria they have a decent woodie. its nice and thick its also what i started on. Finally, whatever you buy, put wax on it! You need wax on all boards that don't have a textured top. it'll keep you on the board. you can either do that ore get traction pads for bigger waves i skim in cabo and other places with large waves so i need the traction pads. 4-5 footers just get wax and make sure to get either tropical wax or cold wax for where your skimming.
ask your local surf shop they'll help you out
sadly I'm way too late to help you but if any other people visit this forum hopefully this help
exile skim out bro
itri456 years ago
I would recommend a zap board or a victoria.
just remeber that its not the board, its the rider.
i bought an old fiberglass zap board at a garage sale for 2 dollars when i was six. it had a chipped nose and was basically falling apart. i rode it until i was 14 when it finally fell apart but i was better than some guys at the beach that road 300 dollar boards. and i was riding a 2 dollar board.

its not the board, its the rider.
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If i was buying a board, I would definitely go with the fiberglass board. It may be harder on your wallet, but it will be better in the long-run. With fiberglass boards, you can go deeper and do more tricks easier (in my opinion). I hope this helps! :D
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Pat Sowers10 years ago
i do, i have a board that is made by the company "ZAP" and it is a fast board the first time i jumped on it i hurt myself because i fell off.
Easy Button (author)  Pat Sowers10 years ago
and are you a wave rider (do you go into the waves?) or do you just ride the sand or what the kid in the pic is doing?
My board takes ma a good 50 yards before I stop witch give me lots of time to do cool stuff. (I do this one trick were I jump up in the air wile I give the board a spin or two under me and then land back on it.) That was hard to learn, I would run my foot over sometimes when I messed up.
Aww man I learned that this year, Shuv-its right? anyway those are awesome and i have a wooden board but I might need a new one soon so...
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