Any thoughts on egg surfboards?

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    Jun 19, 2013 2:41 AM GMT
    I'm thinking of buying a new egg, single fin, surfboard as my first 'real' board. I have been riding a soft-top longboard, and would like something a little more portable and a bit more of a challenge. All I have found online seems very positive, other than other surfers thinking less of you for riding a fun board. What do I care? I'm 48 years old, I want to have a good time out there!

    Are there any surfers out there who can give me a down side other than that? Up side?
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    Jun 19, 2013 12:19 PM GMT
    JeffSGV saidI'm thinking of buying a new egg, single fin, surfboard as my first 'real' board. I have been riding a soft-top longboard, and would like something a little more portable and a bit more of a challenge. All I have found online seems very positive, other than other surfers thinking less of you for riding a fun board. What do I care? I'm 48 years old, I want to have a good time out there!

    Are there any surfers out there who can give me a down side other than that? Up side?


    Ride whatever makes you happy.

    If you think you can step down from a softie to an egg, go try it.

    Like you said, you are 48, so pick a board that allows you to catch the most waves. you think you have mastered the longboard?
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    Jun 25, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    Well, not mastered, but I find the softie longboard is really easy to ride and paddle out on, so I'm liking the idea of something a little more flexible and challenging.

    Would it be wiser to go from softie to a regular longboard?

    I appreciate any input here, so thanks!
  • offshore

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    Jun 25, 2013 11:44 AM GMT
    Cot backs? Linked turns? Cross stepping? Nose riding? Tried any off those?
    Paddling and take off on a wave is only the first step.
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    Jun 30, 2013 5:30 AM GMT
    Thanks, Offshore. I get your point. I'm looking at between an 8 and 9 foot log now. I have my eye on two so far (Anderson and a Fineline). I have a couple more shops to check out.

    Much obliged.
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    Jun 30, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    Good luck man and hope you will enjoy your New board!