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Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-14-2008, 5:27 PM Reply   
I'm looking at getting a few pair of boardshorts for this year. I can't see myself paying 55-60 for a pair of shorts. I am looking for some nice boardshorts for the 25-30 range, but I can't seem to find any. Where do you guys shop?
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-14-2008, 5:28 PM Reply   
www.killerdana.com
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-14-2008, 5:32 PM Reply   
wow, that's the exact thing I need. They have a awesome selection. Thanks Sinko.
Old    kidrik            02-14-2008, 5:57 PM Reply   
Make sure they coordinate with your wetsuit.
Old    Nick in the TC (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-14-2008, 6:13 PM Reply   
Marshalls and TJ Maxx have a number of brands and sizes all for $25. Billabong, O'neall, and pleanty others that I can't seem to remember right now.
Old    Richard (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       02-14-2008, 6:57 PM Reply   
I too was big on Killer Dana when I first came across them. However, they screwed me not once, but twice! Two separate times I attemped to purchase board shorts from them. Both times they took my payment and then nothing.... I would call them after a week and only then would they tell me "oh yeah, we're out of those shorts. Sorry". WTF??? They couldn't call me and tell me without me having to call them first? Never again will I buy (or try to buy) anything from them.

Instead, give www.boardstop.com a try. Not quite as big of a selection as KD, but a decent selection at good prices. I also like the Mossimo shorts that Target carries. Every bit as good of quality as Quicksilver and others.
Old    Will Jiron (chikara22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-14-2008, 7:18 PM Reply   
Ross has O'Neill, Billabong, Quiksilver shorts also. usually about the $15-20 range.
Old    JKW (jwat142)      Join Date: Jan 2002       02-14-2008, 8:14 PM Reply   
I agree somewhat with Richard. I tried killerdana a couple times. They have an awesome selection and they didn't take my money without sending anything. But, if you ever try to return something, their return process sucks! It took forever to get my money back and they could never tell me what the status was of my return. I have also ordered shorts from there and then had them email me back a week later saying they were not in stock. At least they didn't take my money first...
Old    K.B.C.            02-14-2008, 9:11 PM Reply   
I bought quite a few pairs of Volcom boardshorts from whiskeymiltia this summer. They're obviously out of seaeson right now, but I'd assume you'll start seeing them pop up again in the spring.
Old    Terry (wakefarmer)      Join Date: Nov 2007       02-14-2008, 9:28 PM Reply   
Affiction clothing is starting to make board shorts if your into ufc.....not cheap though.....
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-14-2008, 9:32 PM Reply   
Thats good since everyones in the UFC these days. lol Judging by all the Tapout shirts
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-14-2008, 9:38 PM Reply   
support a local shop
Old    Robot (k9fxr)      Join Date: Jul 2005       02-15-2008, 4:19 AM Reply   
Who is Ross?
Old    Daniel Kistler (fijidaniel)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-15-2008, 6:18 AM Reply   
Ross the dress for less store...ha
Old    David (bigdave0924)      Join Date: Nov 2007       02-15-2008, 6:30 AM Reply   
Ross is the boardshorts
Old    Will Jiron (chikara22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-15-2008, 6:52 AM Reply   
http://www.rossdressforless.com/

not sure they have a store wherever you are but they are all over the south and southwest US.
Old    K.B.C.            02-15-2008, 9:09 AM Reply   
"support a local shop"

I personally refuse to pay $50+ for a pair of boardshorts..ridiculous
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       02-15-2008, 9:10 AM Reply   
Cire.

Great shorts, he supports to local events.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-15-2008, 9:14 AM Reply   
steepandcheap and whiskeymilitia used to have a lot up for discount last summer... I know because I bought way too many of them...
Old    Andrea Ensminger (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       02-15-2008, 9:42 AM Reply   
you can go to foxracing.com and check out their clearance page too.
Old    schooledrider (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-15-2008, 11:38 AM Reply   
surf shops in delaware
Old    M.K (mkrueger313)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-15-2008, 1:07 PM Reply   
support your local board shop bra. I love quiksilver shorts. I think I might actually be addict to board shorts though. How many pairs do you guys have? I seem to buy at 4-5 pairs every summer. I have an entire drawer in my dresser dedicated to my collection.
Old    Spencer Welch (spencerwakeside)      Join Date: Sep 2005       02-15-2008, 4:06 PM Reply   
Check the clearance section at your local shop. If they don't have what you want go online.
I think we have a lot of board shorts in the Onsale section on Wakeside. Not sure what is left. They go fast when we lower the price.

On Sale Mens Board Shorts
Old    Keith (tversetti)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-15-2008, 4:31 PM Reply   
I was wondering.
When these things say "Tie Waist"
do they ever actually mean that the tie goes all the way around your waist?
I have a problem w/ suits falling off and had to buy a bathing suit 2-3 sizes bigger than i needed just so i could get the length plus the dang rope around your rear.

Help a frustrated bathingsuit/boardshort buyer :-(
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2008, 7:46 AM Reply   
Keith give Cire bordshorts a try, they are nice and long and have a great fit at a great price.

http://www.cirewear.com/guysboardshorts.php
Old    walt            02-16-2008, 7:56 AM Reply   
I'm a Cire fan too.
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-16-2008, 8:20 AM Reply   
would you guys say the Cire boardshorts sizes fit about true to waist size? Or do they run bigger or smaller?
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-16-2008, 9:23 AM Reply   
I would say they are true to size.
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       02-16-2008, 1:53 PM Reply   
^^ in response to mike k... im an absolute addict to boardshorts... and its not a cheap habit... great thread brandon.
Old    dtw. (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       02-16-2008, 4:06 PM Reply   
eBay

Anyone have pics or a link for the Affliction board shorts?
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-16-2008, 8:55 PM Reply   
not exactly supporting your local shop, but on west marine, you can get '08, '07 & '06 J.P. boardshorts for about $6.
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-16-2008, 9:01 PM Reply   
Just got some Cire's for $24. Go on their site they have 4 or 5 pairs for $24. Plus they support local events like jrod said.
Old    Trevor (hawk7)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-16-2008, 9:14 PM Reply   
I know, i couldn't stop myself though, $6!
Old    Parker Leonard (sparkmonster)      Join Date: Sep 2006       02-16-2008, 10:55 PM Reply   
i buy them at the store but check out boardersbestbuy.com they have boardshorts for really cheap right now
Old    Adam Balon (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       02-17-2008, 12:03 AM Reply   
i cant stand people that don't support your local wake shops. i understand you are looking for a deal.... but at the same time you all want to be sponsored by a local shop, ride in shop sponsored contests and get a spot in a pro rider demo.

ask your local shop what they have... whats on sale and support it. us small guys are getting pulverized by these huge online operations that want nothing more than your money.

companies are just as bad.... dumping over stock at ridiculously low prices to their bigger online dealers, giving them advertising on the companies website. when was the last time you saw quicksilver or cwb "advertising" a small local dealer on their "where to find it" page. with a nice colorful logo and link to the $ite.

this industry is itself. one huge online retail marketplace and screw the small guys that made them what they are.

i am in no way bitter... although it may sound that way. i am just saying.... food for thought.

i am sure this will bring defensive critics.... bring it on i guess.

have a great long weekend. adaM
Old    doctor octagon (dococ)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-17-2008, 9:25 AM Reply   
KT, get you some suspenders, brother!

I agree in principal with Adam, but for some folks out if BFE it might not be an option. My personal fav for online is www.swell.com

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