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by Cranked
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1339
Views: 110561

Re: Midlengths

Yep batoes, its having the quad plugs being put in as we speak. Davros, thats a lot of praise being heaped on the zot, but basically I agree with Burnsie, god knows what he would of said if he'd tried them as a quad, I find them deeply flawed as a single. Counterintuitively, I think I need the drag ...
by Cranked
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1339
Views: 110561

Re: Midlengths

:-D-:
by Cranked
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1339
Views: 110561

Re: Midlengths

Im trading my Takayama Egg for a 7' Astron Zot today. The sleeker TSA zots are out of production.
by Cranked
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1433
Views: 104079

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

I did have visions of, in my retirement, surfing the NW and southern coastlines of WA, the two most under populated and undersurfed coastlines in the world. Although I knew there were sharks, in the past I always took comfort from the fact that no surfer had ever been killed by a shark in WA. In fac...
by Cranked
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?
Replies: 1433
Views: 104079

Re: Nth NSW sharks. Can they p!ss off already?

Ground rules for surfing in Australias new "time of sharks": 1. Surf as little as possible 2. Surf with as many other surfers as possible You would have to be stupid though if you did not recognise that there will be a huge increase in attacks as the effects of protection of our major predator, and ...
by Cranked
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J-Bay Pro 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 4491

Re: J-Bay Pro 2017

Luckily, BeachGrit did not indulge Shearer's longing to attend any surf comps for, um, journalistic purposes. He's much too impressionable to be let loose in such a fashion, what would have ensued has a notable precedent: We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs bega...
by Cranked
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1339
Views: 110561

Re: Midlengths

I've just gone back to McCoys, and loving them, after a two year romance with about 15 different concaves in the 6'6 to 7'6 and 38 to 45l ranges. The two factors I found most important for me were ease of catching a wave and control in critical situations, NOT performance per se, and I'm at best an ...
by Cranked
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Eggs - how do you like them?
Replies: 34
Views: 757

Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

Haha. I rode my Takayama Egg this morning in good head and a half. I've come to the conclusion that the wider nose (not near as wide as a mal) is just getting in the way too often and is not doing anything useful. So it won't be taken to Indo again and all that roll and vee make it a bit slow in Per...
by Cranked
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J-Bay Pro 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 4491

Re: J-Bay Pro 2017

http://imgur.com/a/UliJr Steve, when the image has uploaded to imgur (can take a minute or two), hover over top right hand corner of pic and a down arrow will appear. Hover over that and select "Get share links" Select BBCode (for forums). Copy and paste into your post. Like this. http://i.imgur.co...
by Cranked
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: J-Bay Pro 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 4491

Re: J-Bay Pro 2017

Parar de reivindicar
by Cranked
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15054
Views: 1117668

Re: Where did you surf today ?

I was in the water and paddling out in the dark this morning. Glassy conditions, head to occasional double, but a wait in between, board just hissing through the water. The whole volcanic spine of mountains was visible for a while with the sun rising behind them, magic. No one else came out at all f...
by Cranked
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Eggs - how do you like them?
Replies: 34
Views: 757

Re: Eggs - how do you like them?

I really like the 7'10 Takayama Egg. It's a hull with knify rails, and almost a gunny shape, just a bit wider in the nose though. I don't know how it relates to the Flow Egg. It's a thruster setup with a centre finbox. But the finbox is only about 7" long and came with a 5.5" fin. Really nice flowin...
by Cranked
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 15054
Views: 1117668

Re: Where did you surf today ?

No, not at all. Swell has picked up here. Regular double overhead sets at 6:30am and outside corner starting to work. One guy at the bombie, four at the corner. No one else out. A macking set went through impossible and peeled off down to bingin, then peace and calm descended. Just a few out, no one...
by Cranked
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1414

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

tootr wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:10 pm
Cranked could u post a pic of your zots new fin setup?
TIA
Tootr, I've only got my phone and I'm in Bali, can I email it to you?
by Cranked
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1414

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Beery, it was the nuggets I was talking about where the tail rocker was changed
by Cranked
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1414

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Davros, there's a bit of backround needed. Every board of Geoffs that I've looked at (hand shapes and surftech) has a lot of rocker in the tail, like 1.75" in the last 30". This made them a bit slow and mushy (as per 'boos description) in less powerful surf. But as everyone knows, the force exerted ...
by Cranked
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1414

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

I've never seen any good recent (last 10 years) footage of anyone doing something good on a McCoy, nor have I seen anyone doing anything good. They are pretty rare boards. I just like riding them and I've probably spent at least 10 years doing it, starting in 1982 when I bought one of Kingsley Looke...