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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:03 pm

I’ve been wearing a 4/3 in near 20 degree water too steve. It is a vintage rip curl tho, so not bursting with warmth. Gotta say, boots really are shit. This extended spell of warm weather we’ve had has made me massively appreciate surfing barefoot. As for which type, they’re all horrible. My current ones are the cheapest o’neills and they have no tensioning straps or anything and are no different to the fancy ones in terms of performance and unpleasantness. Oh and yeah, buy them in your size

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Drailed » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:33 am

Shearer wears a hood and 4/3 in lennox head. Jesus, what a soft cnut.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:01 am

Anyone ridden a parmenter board before? Every single board on that site looks and sounds insane.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:24 am

I bet Nick has a few.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:49 am

Neal Purchase 2+1's have a lot of Parmenter influence in them. He basically gave Purch the inspiration.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:19 am

Dave’s blurb on single fins and the 2+1 set up, with their feel and function is articulated better than anywhere else I’ve read. Instantly relatable.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:33 am

Ive ridden one of Kidmans boards made by parmenter. Really nice single fin.
Would be perfect for you Iggs
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:52 am

Yes the deep six channel over the back foot for drive, the diamond tail for projection/pivot, the planshape and distribution of foam - it looks insane for small to mid sized surf of any kind really. A 6”4 would be the go
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:59 am

Great for gouging a wave face
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:03 am

And turbo acceleration off a bottom turn. You’d cover some serious ground
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:03 am

I rode a 6'7" ......really insane paddle in projection to the high line
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:29 pm

Hatchman I'll try and track down the clip of Neal P Jr and Snr designing a 2+1 based on a Dave Parmenter Widow Makers. It then has some footage of Neal riding it (may even be Lennox) with him humbly saying "these boards are great for powerful waves, like powerful waves"

Might even be Kidmans Glass Love. Which has some nice 2+1 riding in NZ.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by alakaboo » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:31 pm

I rode a 6'10" or so in California. Only a few waves, back when I was still learning, but it was an easy board to surf.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:42 pm

Hmmm, I'd say they are much harder to surf well than standard tris or quads. But it's all personal. Good for the power surfer. V8 rather than F1.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:34 pm

tootr wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:24 am
I bet Nick has a few.
I have had a few, only got one at present, a 12’0” PSV

Dave is really good at the “hard” planing curve, I think he got a lot out of Rusty’s early to mid 80s square squash thrusters, they had really subtle curves.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:51 pm

I emailed him re some info. on the PSV/glider type boards and he very generously wrote back with a bunch of thoughts about the design essentials.
As it happened I managed to find a second hand glider instead of having one made.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:09 am

Magic Seaweed says it's 10.5 ft building to 15ft at Lennox .
Surf forecast says it's 5400kj.


Surf is about 2-3ft, slopey S swell.
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