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by batoes
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Mini Simmons
Replies: 408
Views: 75829

Re: Mini Simmons

Cuttle - that is an excellent idea! Can imagine paying off a few boards a year that way. I have a pretty good dim-sim story. The NSW South Coast has been getting some pretty amazing waves over the past few days (and more to come), but the west winds are cold and bloody strong. I hit my local Minnos ...
by batoes
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 63110

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I gotta see that movie! i should just roll out the cash and get a copy - worth it? I once saw Mick surfing at the Ulladulla bombie a few years back - man he goes well on a twin fin in the big stuff, so bloody effortless. Mind you he cut his teeth surfing Shark Island and Cronulla Point (when it used...
by batoes
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 63110

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

mackie: http://www.mackiesurfboards.com.au/designs

check out the new futro flex rocket fish - now that is interesting.
by batoes
Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 128291

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

Hey Beerfan - yeah i snapped my alien at minnos a few weeks back and now have to find some cash to fund a new one - and they ain't cheap, but a very nice board. Am i in absolute transition with surfboards at the moment - the only one staying is the dim-sim, the rest have all left the building and i ...
by batoes
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 63110

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

Not to hijack, but i bought the richter 2nd hand. 5'6, 18 3/4, 2 1/4. Interesting board thus far. It has both thruster and quad set-up and i use it as a quad with the powerdrive fins that tomo designs. So far i've ridden it in a few conditions. It paddles quite well for such a tiny board, although i...
by batoes
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Shortboarders only!
Topic: Twin fins as go-to boards
Replies: 324
Views: 63110

Re: Twin fins as go-to boards

I think Akila Aipa does some nice modern twins that Rasta rode for a while - Gary McNeil does some of his boards as performance twins. The only real twin i have is my dim-sim, although i did try the tomo richter i have as a twin. It way too loose and skatey. His V3s look like they'd be a solid twin ...
by batoes
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: review of Mccoy Astron Zot
Replies: 528
Views: 128291

Re: review of Mccoy Astron Zot

I think i was fairly clear in my reply that i'm just not man enough to ride a pink board cuttle - that is the sole reason i sold my mackie bonzer :lol:
But i appreciate the offer and as i've said if the board was in magenta - it would be a done deal.
by batoes
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Logs, eggs and alternatives
Topic: Mini Simmons
Replies: 408
Views: 75829

Re: Mini Simmons

Mick Mackie does them. Bloody versatile design - just been riding my dim-sim with traditional keels - changes the feel of the board completely. More hold in bigger waves, similar speed, less turn though.
by batoes
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Swap City and Check my website
Topic: McCoy Nugget for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 968

McCoy Nugget for sale

5'8, 20, 2 7/8 - great condition : )

check it: http://wollongong.gumtree.com.au/c-Stuf ... Z291452302

:D :D :D :D
by batoes
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: General surf discussion
Topic: that wetsuit discussion...
Replies: 2081
Views: 337846

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: 14611

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: 128291

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: 128291

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: 14611

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: 17037

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: 2081
Views: 337846

Re: that wetsuit discussion...

Have your worn that 9 plus yet moore? How is it?