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    Default How Much Weight Can a Standard Longboard Hold?

    So by the end of next week I'd like to get a longboard, and have been wanting to for quite a while now. I've always wanted to surf, but I live in a pretty lame place with the nearest beach being 4-5 hours away. So I've turned to longboarding, and I do have experience skateboarding.

    My major concern, however, is that I'm quite large. :\ I weigh approximately 315 pounds, and I really want to start riding, and I feel that it would be a great outdoor/chill thing to do with a couple friends, hell, I'd probably lose weight doing it. But I'm afraid that I'll get my board next week, and within the next week it'll break, and I'd have wasted $150. Is it worth getting one, or should I hold off for a while?


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    There are definitely decks that can support that much weight, whether it is through more wood, fiberglass or carbon fiber. Decks can be customized for larger riders by the builder. Anyone have some suggestions on what would be a good deck?

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    For it not to break, you need to look for 2 things:
    1) More ply of wood
    2) Stiff Flex
    I dont have to worry about this really, so im not much more help than that. But do not fret pet ! the big guys will answer your Qs
    "if you book them, they will come"

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    YES! I knew it! I told you guys shaq was gonna take up longboarding. h@x0r!

    http://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...ic.php?t=12477
    In Soviet Russia, longboard rides YOU.

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    You crazy americans

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    Well, Insect boards (except for the lightning bug) allow you to choose the flex, and I imagine that the stiffest option can support a pretty heavy dude without problems. You should look at the Dragonfly or maybe the Big Bug. People say great things about them. Also, I looked at Longboard Larry custom longboards site, and they have an option for riders above 280 or something like that.

    NOTE: Before I edited, it said that wicked ricter had the option for weight, not longboard larry. Got the sites mixed up.

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    Longboard Larry also has weight options. He would be one of the best bets for building a board to support such a well rounded man as yourself. Besides, he can make a bitchin' deck.
    Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

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    Sweet. Thanks a ton. I just want to cruise around, don't really want to do anything too fancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DooomsdayMachine
    Sweet. Thanks a ton. I just want to cruise around, don't really want to do anything too fancy.
    Then Longboard Larry is your man

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc17
    YES! I knew it! I told you guys shaq was gonna take up longboarding. h@x0r!

    http://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...ic.php?t=12477
    Dude, I totally thought it was gonna be a guy from the future...

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    Hey guys sorry I'm late there was this asshat on the freeway, stay away from packaged meats... just trust me on this one.

    peace out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Directive0
    Quote Originally Posted by kc17
    YES! I knew it! I told you guys shaq was gonna take up longboarding. h@x0r!

    http://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...ic.php?t=12477
    Dude, I totally thought it was gonna be a guy from the future...
    There, you got your wish. He's late because he thought he was already here when in fact he wasn't. If that makes any sense
    In Soviet Russia, longboard rides YOU.

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    I offer weight options tooooo! Better update the website with all that.

    9 ply, 3/8ths; 10 ply, 1/2; 12 ply, 1/2; 13 ply, 5/8ths; 15 ply, 3/4s; 18 ply, 7/8ths; 20 ply 1 inch, etc...

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    Holy Shnitzle! I weigh 190 less than you and I'm 19. You can NOT stand on my Original deck, it flexes under my weight. Good luch finding a deck man, and let me tell you. Once you start riding, you will forget the thing about casual cruising. Longboarding is a drug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timetravel_0
    Hey guys sorry I'm late there was this asshat on the freeway, stay away from packaged meats... just trust me on this one.

    peace out.
    -guy from the future.
    ahh, so your the one who clogged the time machine's toilet. Bro, that really smelt horrible.

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    You crazy time travelers.....so...tell me more about this "toilet" you speak of...

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    Large boards for large folks:


    www.longboardsbyfatboy.com
    "I knew Joe Iacovelli; Joe Iacovelli was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Joe Iacovelli."

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    Go with Fatboy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBurrito55
    You crazy time travelers.....so...tell me more about this "toilet" you speak of...
    thats top secret information, but this is what timetravel_0's crap looks like


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