Whenever you enter outdoor pursuitsThe more equipment you get. Building a ‘quiver’ – the mainstay of products that offer slight advantages over one another so you can increase efficiency and fun – is how you know you’ve evolved from someone who works only to someone who is completely devoted to the sport. Building a skateboard quiver is not an easy task. As designs and materials evolve, you quickly realize that no set of surfboards is complete.
We picked some of the latest palettes (and a sipIt will take you far beyond any style of board that has pushed you to face the waves. So go ahead, upgrade your skateboard quiver with new options to expand where, when and how you surf.
5 skateboards everyone needs
1. Best Daily Show: NSP SLX DC Super X
The longboard-inspired selection features a wider tail that provides a snug feel, with a precise swallow notch that still hooks spinning. Linen rods deflect paddle strokes, and deflect at the nose, encouraging the toes to attach to this speed machine. A 2+1 fin setup only requires some waves over the head.
2. Best Longboard Performance: Stuart Ripster
This beauty is a competition-ready single fin that makes bad surfing easier—progressing from a sharp-bared tail to a more forgiving chest and prominent nose that swings quickly on glass faces, speeds around chopping, and rides the nose for days.
[From $1,095; stewartsurfboards.com]
3. Best Do-It-All Surfboard: Channel Islands CI Mid
This board epitomizes the renaissance of a mid-length plank that allows for smooth, elegant surfing, relying on extra volume in the front half to provide speed across flats, and a double-concave tail bottom (with a custom 2+1 fin setup) for flowing sculpts in waves above shoulder height.
[From $995; cisurfboards.com]
4. Best Short Board Performance: Lib Tech x Lost Rocket Redux
This short board ups the performance, stepping down in length, a smaller than modest serving that keeps plenty of volume under the chest, a low-entry handlebar, and a straight bar for increased acceleration in hard-to-manufacture sections. .
5. Best First Short Billboard: Presto . Album
The album wiped out its classic V-tail, 5’7 fish, blasted a co-polymer replica (recyclable!) at its US factory, added Futures’ twin fins, and set a price tag roughly half the price of the original fiberglass. The result of the soft, ultra-firm top and buoyancy simplifies the capture of waves, making the Presto suitable for any quiver.
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