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by pirate_agenda
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fin Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 587

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: 587

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: 315
Views: 47594

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: 315
Views: 47594

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: 68
Views: 4825

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: 61
Views: 3044

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: 61
Views: 3044

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: 1150
Views: 91631

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: 1635
Views: 162545

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: 1635
Views: 162545

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: 10568

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: 344
Views: 62194

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: 14407

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...
by pirate_agenda
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bells
Replies: 148
Views: 14407

Re: Bells

how embarrassing are the surf line forecasts. says its going to be 4ft then in brackets (waist to shoulder high).

:roll:
by pirate_agenda
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Non standard longboards, show them here
Replies: 31
Views: 5940

Re: Non standard longboards, show them here

that looks more like a collapsed blank than intentional deep doubles.
by pirate_agenda
Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 315
Views: 47594

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

sam at force 9 in caringbah has shaped some really nice twins.
by pirate_agenda
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1769
Views: 258548

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

c-skins long sleeve vest. lasted about 8 surfs and started falling apart, plus the neoprene was scratchy in some parts and the arms didn't stretch where the logos were ironed on. won't be getting oner one.
by pirate_agenda
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: snapper pro
Replies: 345
Views: 24004

Re: snapper pro

they f**ked up, there was small but good waves the opening few days they didn't run - and now they've had to extend it. feel sorry for the battlers with limited sponsors who have to pay an extra few days accommodation only to get knocked out in rnd 2.