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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:38 pm
by buddy
Thud wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:40 am
Talking boards not surfers. Curren on a fish is insane surfing at Bawa.
That fish was still a thruster and while it was cool, he was nursing the fcuk out of those turns.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:51 pm
by swvic
Enjoying the twinnie, buddy?

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:55 pm
by buddy
Yeh, took me about three surfs to get my head around it.
Actually not sure if I've got my head around it, but I can surf it pretty good now without thinking about it.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:56 pm
by buddy
foamy wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Conner Coffin
Image
That's a setup manoeuvre.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:05 pm
by swvic
Same for me when I first got it. Didn't help that the surf was a fair bit meatier than I expected first up. On cutbacks, I'd almost forgotten how much fun they are on a twin

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:13 pm
by Thud
buddy wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:56 pm
foamy wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Conner Coffin
Image
That's a setup manoeuvre.
Nice turn but he's not moving much water. Just a little foam spray (jokes)

He's a noted power surfer. Free surfing on a rippable beast. It's rare.

I'm talking across the board. Thruster cutties look lite and easy to me. Maybe they don't like the rail engagement.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:41 pm
by channels
Get someone to take a vid of you doing your best one and post it on here.

Let realsurf judge. Nick posted a surf ranch clip and I'm sure we were all encouraging and supportive.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:43 pm
by petulance
Thud wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Nice turn but he's not moving much water. Just a little foam spray (jokes)

He's a noted power surfer. Free surfing on a rippable beast. It's rare.

I'm talking across the board. Thruster cutties look lite and easy to me. Maybe they don't like the rail engagement.
He's on a CI Black Beauty in that pic.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:56 pm
by Thud
channels wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Get someone to take a vid of you doing your best one and post it on here.

Let realsurf judge. Nick posted a surf ranch clip and I'm sure we were all encouraging and supportive.
You first. God touched a nerve. But of course I knew I would. Sensitive old blokes on thrusters being told they don't turn off the rail usually gets a bite. Lol

I live on the northern beaches so I'll keep an eye out for the tri fin with Channels. Won't be hard to spot. And your turns better be awesome cnt. :lol:

But just on this topic, if someone says a board design isn't as effective as another why do people start spazzing out?

Im stirring the pot of course. I ride a tri fin (xfc) but have been think a lot about cut backs of late. But surfed a twin on holidays and enjoyed the cuttie.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:07 pm
by steve shearer
I've seen far more flat, flubbed and multi-stage cutbacks by kooks on fishes than on HP shorties.

And the worst board by far for a proper soap around the bath tub cutback is a twin fin.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:10 pm
by Thud
You reckon? I'm talking all different types of boards not just twins. You don't think the cut back is a lost art for the HPS?

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 pm
by steve shearer
negatory.

You want a guy for whom a proper cutback is a lost art?

Dave Rastovich.

Why? The twin fin.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:16 pm
by Drailed
channels wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Let realsurf judge. Nick posted a surf ranch clip and I'm sure we were all encouraging and supportive.
We are awful people.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:23 pm
by Thud
steve shearer wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 pm
negatory.

You want a guy for whom a proper cutback is a lost art?

Dave Rastovich.

Why? The twin fin.
No way!! What's your problem with Rasta, he surfs great.

Best board for power cuttie. Tri, Single, Widow Maker?

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:32 pm
by buddy
All 3 are good at them and better at them than a fish.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:37 pm
by steve shearer
I believe the very best cutbacks ever performed by a human being have been done by Tom Curren on a flatter, wider thruster.

as seen in Searching for Tom Curren.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:46 pm
by tootr
Taylor Knox no slouch at the massive cutty either.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:47 pm
by Thud
He was on a quad at J bay ( although debatable) I believe, and a 5'7 fish at Bawa.

Here's one for you. I think older (over 35) average surfers surf HPS like fish. Not moving enough (in the right way) , surfing flat, trimming and pretty much trying to cut back because they missed the best part of the wave with a slow pop. That's cool I guess, but why not just surf a fking fish!!

Actually I getting off topic.