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by batoes
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1457
Views: 145227

Re: Midlengths

What a difference a fin makes. I got a new midlength back in April - a gato heroi space pig 7'6 with a narrowed down tail. It has super thin rails and a big rolled v underneath. First few surfs, was not feeling it. Felt like it was dragging an anchor and board just didn't turn. Shelved it most of wi...
by batoes
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16764
Views: 1370580

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:52 am
6'7 russ short w rounded pin.
i could use that about now - heading out to mystics.
by batoes
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16764
Views: 1370580

Re: Where did you surf today ?

Hatchnam wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:25 am
Family stuff happening today though managed a quick drive by of Coogee/Wedding Cake. WC was a 10-12 foot mushburger with one out. Southy was a soupy 6-8ft with about 3 out.
What bonzer did you get hatchy?
by batoes
Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16764
Views: 1370580

Re: Where did you surf today ?

It's currently about 2ft or so in the illawarra... Haha drove home via the beaches as usual and didn't see much. This arvo is supposed to pick up though I think, going by the forecast. Warilla had something breaking in front of the clubhouse. Port had bugger all and blown to bits as you'd expect. M...
by batoes
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: Where did you surf today ?
Replies: 16764
Views: 1370580

Re: Where did you surf today ?

It's currently about 2ft or so in the illawarra...
by batoes
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Fin Construction
Replies: 9
Views: 1193

Re: Fin Construction

I wish i could tell the difference - but i don't think i can in thrusters and quads. Other than size and shape, plus weight - i find it difficult. I can feel the difference in single fins though - especially volan.
by batoes
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1457
Views: 145227

Re: Midlengths

I really like having a mid length in the quiver - especially in summer. The first one i got was a vbowls a few years back and it really changed my line of thinking. It was stringerless so i could foresee a disaster in anything over a few feet - i got rid of it. Most recently i was riding a hull. Cer...
by batoes
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 10452

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Beerfan wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:32 am
Get it sent on the weekly SA-NSW dope run :-D-:
:-)(

I once ordered a 'special' garlic bread at a pizza shop at Cronulla and then had to ask why the bill was $25 more expensive... :-o
by batoes
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 61
Views: 5182

Re: Modern Planing hulls

Yeah i keep hearing how wide it is - but compared to some i've ridden, it pales in comparison. I really like it as an all rounder and it goes well in bigger waves too. Not as fast as other boards i've ridden, the CV2 comes to mind, but maybe faster than your average HPSB. I got it because i was comp...
by batoes
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 61
Views: 5182

Re: Modern Planing hulls

For sure - that's what i did with a few i've had, but the sci fi was really fussy. I tried all my usuals, but just found the board was not really drivey enough. Went with quad - it got better, but was shoulder hopping. After many years on quads, i've gone back to thrusters, which seems to be better ...
by batoes
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 61
Views: 5182

Re: Modern Planing hulls

I'll give it a crack on a small day and get back to you. My gut feel is that with the wide tail and efficient bottom shape, it'll go well in small stuff. But around here though I normally get on the midlength or longboard in waves that small, I'd rather spend the time learning to nose ride. Especia...
by batoes
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 61
Views: 5182

Re: Modern Planing hulls

I've always wanted one but for smaller days. This review peaked my interest a while back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GYxSEfRsKE&t=210s

How small do you think it can handle Jet?
by batoes
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 10452

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

How do i get this from Adelaide? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/McCoy-Pot-Belly-52-x-20-75-excellent-condition-/253082676929?hash=item3aece72ec1:g:bQcAAOSwlxhZh~HF Happy to pick it up and store it here for you until you figure out how to get it to NSW. Interesting that it was shaped for Gerry Wedd, a w...
by batoes
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Midlengths
Replies: 1457
Views: 145227

Re: Midlengths

by batoes
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 10452

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Hatchnam wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Just went to look at the McCoy riders group, but it's closed.
How's the cult blurb below ?

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cultish indeed - you have to request access i believe.
by batoes
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread
Replies: 112
Views: 10452

Re: The Good Luck A Number One McCoy Thread

Just finished reading this thread - there are some guys that put up vids on the mccoy riders facebook page. Some of them surf well. Others, not so much. Single fin McCoy potbelly in tiny lined up waves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bNeyylEF_c Seriously - McCoy boards are different, but good fun....
by batoes
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Modern Planing hulls
Replies: 61
Views: 5182

Re: Modern Planing hulls

Watch it swiv, the wide tail police will be here in a minute shouting that you need four fins on a tail that big. The arseholes There are a few polls on the Firewire forum about the Evo's and fins. I've read that some punters have had some success with a twin + 1 setup. I never would have thought a...