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by batoes
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1970
Views: 304393

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Went down the cheap patagonia path via the internet - bloody warm, comfortable and soooo much cheaper than $750 for one here. Now let's just pray the seams hold..........
Have noticed plenty of cheap ebombs on ebay from aussie sellers - not as cheap as $190 though - what a bargain!
by batoes
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: backfoot placement
Replies: 63
Views: 14023

Re: backfoot placement

It's a bad club to be in Morgan....i snapped a mal many years ago surfing Windy Point at Cronulla....what was i thinking on a mal out there? Serves me right. I like the idea of the sim though, resurrect at least half of her!
by batoes
Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 124490

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

6'9 semi-gun style nugget, fairly new too.
by batoes
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 124490

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Had a chat wth Marc and the McCoy showroom at Manly closes on the 30th and is moving to Port Macquarie, where Marc will continue to run sales etc. I don't think he'll mind me attaching a few pics of him shredding on that big swell that hit last week - doesn't surf his age, that's for sure :lol: Also...
by batoes
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: backfoot placement
Replies: 63
Views: 14023

Re: backfoot placement

Yeah i am pretty pedantic about instructions - i snapped the board in the heavy surf a week ago. The curse was serious.... :shock:
by batoes
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Firewire
Replies: 109
Views: 16434

Re: Firewire

jack didn't watch my last youtube link from his previous posting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBjK_oavReU
by batoes
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 1970
Views: 304393

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Have your worn that 9 plus yet moore? How is it?
by batoes
Tue May 31, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: backfoot placement
Replies: 63
Views: 14023

Re: backfoot placement

Tail pad curse alert - since posting about how important they are, part of my Balin tail pad came off my alien yesterday, only two weeks old.... :twisted: Balin are on the 'list'.
by batoes
Mon May 30, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Misfit Surfboards
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Misfit Surfboards

My daily driver is a 5'8 or 5'10 - after something from 5'2-5'6 - so it will likely be a bit too big for me - thanks anyway :D
by batoes
Mon May 30, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Misfit Surfboards
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Misfit Surfboards

I'm at Shellharbour NSW - they've got some misfits over at finbox at Thirroul, i might get over there and feel some up :wink:
You got one Brendo?
by batoes
Mon May 30, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Misfit Surfboards
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Misfit Surfboards

Yeah - not that keen to go out and buy one just yet. I already have a dim sim for smaller days and walled up waves, but i'm after something with some zip for the smaller suckier days. I have a break where i'm at that produces sucky barrels no matter the size and the sim can go up to about 2ft on thi...
by batoes
Sun May 29, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Misfit Surfboards
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Misfit Surfboards

http://bdmonster.com/misfitshapes.com/boards

Has anyone had any experience with these boards? The reason i posted under alts - i was specifically thinking about their small wave specials - the flair, the flow, the sk8tey and the fish.
by batoes
Fri May 27, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: backfoot placement
Replies: 63
Views: 14023

Re: backfoot placement

I agree - the sims can be driven well from the backfoot, but they also respond pretty good with front foot turns as well. Because my sim is 5'1 i tend to get the feet placement pretty spot on!
by batoes
Thu May 26, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: backfoot placement
Replies: 63
Views: 14023

Re: backfoot placement

Hey Morgan, As far as i'm aware the zot has far less emphasis on the backfoot placement and pressure due to the girth sitting in the middle. Based on conversations with Marc at the Manly outlet and a guy i know who rides a 6ft zot - they are more like a potbelly in that they rely less on that backfo...
by batoes
Wed May 25, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 124490

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Any pics MP? Sounds delicious :lol:
by batoes
Tue May 24, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: bonzers.....the quad fad is over
Replies: 803
Views: 127777

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

That's the one! Sidecut 5'6 about four years ago- maybe longer, blew me away. Remember thinking that it wouldn't float me! How wrong i was, i surfed it all day, and even enjoyed it on my backhand. I owned a Mark Rabbidge fish and we did a board swap - but had to give the Mackie back to the owner :ro...
by batoes
Tue May 24, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: bonzers.....the quad fad is over
Replies: 803
Views: 127777

Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Finbox and sixounce are excellent board stores - a tad dangerous on the wallet! Did you spy any of those Rake mini simmons at Finbox? Any other Mackies there? Yep Mackie's boards are awesome - his fish are the best (imo).