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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Fri May 04, 2018 8:10 pm

Don’t forget he’s used to trying to make McCoys turn
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri May 04, 2018 8:18 pm

Legion wrote:
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Rode my DVS Wasp again today.

Jesus christ on a skateboard, its the fastest rail to rail board I've ever ridden, its frenetic, huge flat line speed and turns on a dime.
The physics of that board suggest that's impossible.
What physics are they?
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri May 04, 2018 8:23 pm

Very fast waves mind you. Very light board, high volume rails, flat rocker, lots of fin area, super sharp rails, lots of rail contact with the wide point forward and straight through the fish tail.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Legion » Fri May 04, 2018 8:26 pm

Width. A simple analogy I'm more confident about is skis. I'm reasonably competent and can muscle around my ~115mm waist skis and do some short radius turns. But give me some 63mm slalom skis and and I could blow them away. It's simply much slower to tip the extra width from edge to edge.

Same thing with your fat tailed fish. There's no way it can be as fast rail to rail as an 18.5" wide hpsb with a pulled in tail, right?

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri May 04, 2018 8:28 pm

It was so fcuking loose it was nearly unreadable. I swapped the quads around, large rears, small fronts. Otherwise I'd have to give it a 12 out of 10 for looseness.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri May 04, 2018 8:36 pm

Legion wrote:
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Width. A simple analogy I'm more confident about is skis. I'm reasonably competent and can muscle around my ~115mm waist skis and do some short radius turns. But give me some 63mm slalom skis and and I could blow them away. It's simply much slower to tip the extra width from edge to edge.

Same thing with your fat tailed fish. There's no way it can be as fast rail to rail as an 18.5" wide hpsb with a pulled in tail, right?
No, you can ride wide tailed boards from the tail so the settled rail line, combine that with tail rocker and the wetted rail is, guessing, 15 inches.

It also has a deep V in the tail (edit)

Plus I'm talking small waves here
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Fri May 04, 2018 9:04 pm

The Mighty Sunbird wrote:
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Don’t forget he’s used to trying to make McCoys turn
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Fri May 04, 2018 10:33 pm

Well, that too.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by jimmy » Fri May 04, 2018 11:26 pm

I love the fact that we have an 83 year old on RS that still talks about rails and rocker and turning a board. Give him a break you resident rippers. He spends most of his time surfing good waves. I reckon he’s got it more dialled than most fellas.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri May 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Plus, legion’s ski analogy is patently ludicrous

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Beerfan » Sat May 05, 2018 7:32 am

Cranked wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 8:23 pm
Very fast waves mind you. Very light board, high volume rails, flat rocker, lots of fin area, super sharp rails, lots of rail contact with the wide point forward and straight through the fish tail.
I checked a few of those wasps and the short eggy xf boards of his. Those rails are ginormous, put me right off. At 90+ I thought I'd have to go down to a 5'6" to avoid too much volume, which would then be too little rail length. Might wave to go and rent one for a few days and see.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 05, 2018 7:34 am

They look fun for micro peelers.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Cranked » Sat May 05, 2018 8:30 am

Head high is perfect so far. Maybe bigger.

I first tried it with the quad set I normally use, large front/small back. It was way too loose. Swapped them around and it looks like a twinzer now and is much more balanced imo.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sat May 05, 2018 9:42 am

Try the DVS Quad set. Bit like those butterfly fins from a few years back.

Pretty funky boards. Deck concaves etc...

I ride a mates 6ft for a few weeks. Fun board. Bloody wide but worked.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sat May 05, 2018 7:09 pm

Actually there are some Futures DVS Quads on Gumtree for 70 bucks
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Hatchnam » Sun May 06, 2018 11:01 am

Well formed left-right peak with clean micro peelers on offer.

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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by Thud » Sun May 06, 2018 11:06 am

Looks like a good day for the "mid length".

Had a listen to Devon Howard's podcast on surfing 7ft eggs in double over head surf. He's evangelical. Also mentions several times how Joel Tudor (a friend) is unimpressed with him using side bites instead of going a straight single.
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Re: Where did you surf today ?

Post by buddy » Sun May 06, 2018 11:20 am

Joel Tudor calls em training wheels and gets stuck into anyone that uses them. He seems like a bit of a DH.

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