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by pirate_agenda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1604
Views: 223724

Re: Midlengths

Have trawled a fair bit of this thread, not much on pure longboard replacements. Looking for something for unshortboardable small days, but needs to be sub 7ft to stay in my car. I'm not interested in surfing it if it's over waist high. Want to be able to compete with longboarders on the get in ear...
by pirate_agenda
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1604
Views: 223724

Re: Midlengths

Have trawled a fair bit of this thread, not much on pure longboard replacements. Looking for something for unshortboardable small days, but needs to be sub 7ft to stay in my car. I'm not interested in surfing it if it's over waist high. Want to be able to compete with longboarders on the get in earl...
by pirate_agenda
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1604
Views: 223724

Re: Midlengths

i'm tempted. fricken hate wax in summer. I was a bit surprised how good it was to not deal with wax. Doesn’t melt in the car if you surf before work in summer, doesn’t get on clothes or in your leg hair. Salty, yeah it’s not cheap. If the price came down I think many more people would get it Pirate...
by pirate_agenda
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1604
Views: 223724

Re: Midlengths

i'm tempted. fricken hate wax in summer.
by pirate_agenda
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1604
Views: 223724

Re: Midlengths

Thinking about traction 1. Flat slater designs black 2. Flat slater designs grey 3. Versatraction 3/4 deck coverage 4. Wax Send your two bobs worth I had a board with versatraction for a while. It’s pretty good stuff. I would get it again for sure. No wax is brilliant, in the water and not getting ...
by pirate_agenda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fin Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Re: Fin Construction

I can feel the difference between nylons and rtm, and can notice the weight difference between solid glass and rtm. But as far as all the carbon flex crap plastered all over them, cannot for the life of me feel the difference. I think it was huie, a while back, who said that the carbon was just a fa...
by pirate_agenda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fin Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Fin Construction

Curious as to what fin constructions you all prefer, and the perceived value of adding the bells and whistles, and if anyone can feel the difference between plain rtm honeycomb fins, the ones with "carbon" patches (which I believe do sweet fa), bamboo cores. Using Shapers fins price points: Core-lit...
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 320
Views: 72565

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

plenty of twin froth in this one i just stumbled upon also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZf7WxkvvXI
by pirate_agenda
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 320
Views: 72565

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I put those MR fins in my new shorty, didn't really like them. Stuck the Large AM thrusters back in. Worth a shot. Good news is, I've got a nice set of fins in the bucket. May need to save some dollars for a swallowtailed flyer twin. i'm wanting to experiment with a different technique and material...
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 61
Views: 19560

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

yep i'm still shaping. not doing many customer boards these days due to time and got sick of making boards i didn't like. Just keeping myself and friends happy!
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 60
Views: 10950

Re: Modern Planing hulls

on another note - due to the parallel outline, they ride a LOT longer than a conventional shape. So don't be afraid to go super short.
by pirate_agenda
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 60
Views: 10950

Re: Modern Planing hulls

you should be fine. I've shaped and ridden heaps of similar style ones. I love the evo style for 1-3ft surf. Anything with a bit more power i preferred my older vanguard style one, as you get more bite in the tail with the swallow. i'm normally around 5'9 and 90kg, and ride 5'4 x 19 1/4 x 2 1/2 arou...
by pirate_agenda
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Quiver thread
Replies: 1131
Views: 155124

Re: Quiver thread

My current, quiver. Most self shaped 5'4 x 19.25 - simlar to a tomo evo. Only had it a month or so. Loving it from 1-4 ft. 5'4 x 20.5 grovel monster. Super wide diamond tail, concave deck and bevel rails. Really fun in up to 3ft, using it less though with the above 5'4 around 5'4 x 22 lazy sunday. S...
by pirate_agenda
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1676
Views: 249399

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

Board curing is exponetially decreasing so past a few weeks the difference would be minimal.
by pirate_agenda
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ebay Bargains thread
Replies: 1676
Views: 249399

Re: Ebay Bargains thread

(No affiliation) Triple bull warehouse. JS, dhd, pyzel, Channel Islands boards going new for 600-650. Had a quick look, nothing I need at moment. There was a 5'10 fishcuit there with future fin boxs. A few biscuits. Some longer higher volume shortboards. Get in there and check it out if you're into...
by pirate_agenda
Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Margs
Replies: 108
Views: 14861

Re: Margs

it felt to me like they were dragging it out for the sake of it, just to get people to tune into dawn patrol every morning, play a few more adds etc.

bet it won't get as good as it was saturday!
by pirate_agenda
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Fantasy surfer comp
Replies: 343
Views: 79667

Re: Fantasy surfer comp

i had 7 in round 4, 4 in the quarters, now just julian and taj. if they both make the final i should be looking good!
by pirate_agenda
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells
Replies: 148
Views: 20668

Re: Bells

how embarrassing are the surf line forecasts. says its going to be 4ft then in brackets (waist to shoulder high). :roll: Surfline uses 'face feet' as their metric, so technically they're correct. They switched over around 10 years back, a cynic might say around the time XXL and other big wave conte...