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by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 7958

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

or one of these if you're looking for more range either end of the spectrum (i.e: waist high to double overhead and thumping) http://www.markrabbidge.com/categories/Boards/Fatboy/ http://www.markrabbidge.com/content_images/1/7%20ft%20fatboy.JPG somewhere between 6'8-7'2 Long, x 20-21 Wide, x 2.5-2.7...
by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?
Replies: 73
Views: 7958

Re: Bigger shortboard or smaller midlength for intermediate?

5'8" x 77kg Nearly 10 years experience Not a big wave charger Mostly 1-3' With enough surfing and fitness 4' Realistically it will be mostly shoulder to a bit overhead based on your details, i'd go for something like one of these for good allrounder up to 4 foot.. http://grsurfboards.com/surfboards...
by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16835
Views: 1375705

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Well if it was me in ur shoes I'd be preserving with the miller. Just work on positioning and timing for the duckdive. Do it a shave earlier and use ur foot on the tail if u need to for scooping the board under. Bottom line is the more waves u catch the better u'll get and sooner. The bigger board w...
by Hatchnam
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16835
Views: 1375705

Re: Where did you surf today ?

At the risk of offering uninvited advice - Small boards like that won't help u one bit if ur learning. Ur better off on a bigger longer board. Get a board that can catch shit loads of waves. U will improve a lot quicker as a result. Get ur wave count up and start to get some flow and lines happening...
by Hatchnam
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16835
Views: 1375705

Re: Where did you surf today ?

/\ yeah, it was a bit of fun hey? Nice little shape to it. Wackable, fun to cutback on etc... But if only it'd barrel properly once in a while hey ? :wink: rare cover up here and there at best usually
by Hatchnam
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

thanks steve.. perhaps i'll get both.. :shock: that bonzer looks nuts, nice bottom turn, and solid mid-faced carve also.. subtle, poised, relaxed, inert almost (in a good way), and most importantly 'graceful'.. i like clean lines, smooth surfing, and simple carving lines, especially in solid overhea...
by Hatchnam
Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

cool, excellent, and thanks for talking me out of it... i'll stick to a step-up thruster then..
that's what i had in mind also (not wanting to be restricted) as 6-8 foot is the perfect attack range (board permitting).
by Hatchnam
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

Hi Nick ! Could u pls help talk me either into or out of buying something because temptation is taking stronghold. My quiver is missing a board for solid 6-8ft groundswells reefs/beachies (as I recently snapped my other board for that) I was thinking of either just sticking with something similar to...
by Hatchnam
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

Thanks Legion/Toby for ur input also. Ill first take on Nicks advise, and see if the required finessing will be achievable with weighting alone. I'll give that a solid shot. Though Failing that, I'll try ur way of freaking the funk and twiddle with back foot positioning, though as per Rockin Ron, th...
by Hatchnam
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

Ok. Weighting. Thanks. Got it. Glad to hear that also, as that's going to be way easier to adjust than back-footing as such. The question was motivated out of the want of getting a little more explosive or extreme on forehand vertical turns. Backhand's no issue, but want to match the punch-the-tail-...
by Hatchnam
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:56 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

Hi Nick, Sorry for the barrage of questions, but "Back Foot Placement?". What's the typical rule-of-thumb here ? I've read and seen conflicting opinions (back foot over front fins vs over rear fin). And I've also read that the board's placement of foil/volume and plan-curve mostly dictates where ur ...
by Hatchnam
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

Thanks for the reply. Makes perfect sense (the surfing shapes/re-shapes the body/muscle-twitch type, and not the other way around)
by Hatchnam
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Ask Carroll
Replies: 6966
Views: 701928

Re: Ask Carroll

Hi Nick! A Question on a couple of potentially untapped aspects on what might also be valid considerations on board selection and design aspects..? For now, board selection/design aspects primarily focuses around experience, age, fitness, gender?, weight, frequency of surfing, size/types of wave, an...
by Hatchnam
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 54376

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Used to have a twinny, and experienced mix results at the time (some good, some not so) and had since forgotten and lost interest in them. Until I recently found one that grabbed my attention. And now it's the board I surf most. This one is a recent shape (Nigel Beckham) and is nothing like a typica...
by Hatchnam
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16835
Views: 1375705

Re: Where did you surf today ?

My local. South end, wind affected but bowly rights on dusk. Almost headhigh on the sets, and wackable. Pretty consistent too. Way better than anywhere on the entire Illawarra stretch today. What a waste of time and petrol that was :roll: .
by Hatchnam
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Crowds.
Replies: 78
Views: 6848

Re: Crowds.

Surfed snapper again a few months back for the first time in many years. Man what a circus . So many clowns just kidding themselves by trying to paddle the deepest behind the suck rock. Out of about 20, about 3 were actually catching waves, and the rest were either not going for waves, or the ones t...
by Hatchnam
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Crowds.
Replies: 78
Views: 6848

Re: Crowds.

Best way to combat summer crowds is to NOT buy one of those silly stumpy standup boogyboard type surfboards, but to get a bigger longer board, mid length or 9ft+. be greedy, out paddle everyone :) sit further out and get in earlier. Or sit in closer and just milk the bejesus out of anything resembli...
by Hatchnam
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Crowds.
Replies: 78
Views: 6848

Re: Crowds.

Beachies - favour swell direction over wind protection. Example, at my regular- Onshore winds but east swell ??? Fk I'm out there !! Points - don't sit the deepest but sit in where u catch the smaller double ups or ones that slip thru Reefs - be out at first light, or find a hard to scope or access ...