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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:28 am
by steve shearer
Fair enough.

I know that point of view but I cycle through so many different boards I'm not sure it matters.

I do believe you are better off tuning right into a certain board for a certain amount of time until the neuro-muscular pathways are embedded.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:41 am
by Thud
Yesterday having a chat to a young guy who was testing out a brand new desert storm in surf it wasn't designed for. Said he had to try it as he'd just gotten it. Bought for large Bells.

Asked how it was going and he said it felt very smooth into waves.

It was a 7'6. Didn't look that large.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:48 pm
by jimmy
I got my 2+1 delivered yesterday from Crescent. I’m mostly keen to ride it as a single, also wanna give it a go with a couple of side fins if I can find some FCS that would suit. It can also be ridden as a quad but that isn’t to high up in the priorities at the moment.
Question is. What’s the best single for me to buy? I haven’t ridden a single since about 1985 and know bugger all about them because I’ve never ridden an alternative board other than an MR super twin years ago.
It’s got an old school fin box and is 5’10 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8. It’s about 30 litres.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:51 pm
by steve shearer
Alkali fins classic single.
https://www.alkalifins.com/shop/fins/classic-single/

I like the widow maker single template but it might be too much fin for the board.

They've got the range at the old Mike Cundith shop at Byron.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:58 pm
by Thud
True Ames Greenough 7 inch 2+1 also looks like a good arounder.

Although 6 1/2 inch maybe good too but possibly too short if you just want to ride as a single.

I'm sure someone will hammer me for these suggestions. My 2 cents.

I have a few different sets but the shortest board is 6'6.

5'10. Will be interested to see how that rolls.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:02 pm
by jimmy
Cheers Stephen. So I don’t want to buy hundreds of fins until I find the right one(s). Should I be going bigger if I ride it as a single and smaller if I add side fins? I’m totally retarded with my knowledge on this stuff. Will text you a couple of photos.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:05 pm
by alakaboo
My offer to lend you a few to test still stands, Jimmy.
I'll be on the Tweed coast for the weekend.

Though most of mine are a bit big.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:10 pm
by jimmy
Cheers Boo. I’ve gotta coach my daughters netball team on Saturday but other that I’m sort of free. Will get in contact.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:18 pm
by jimmy
Thud wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:58 pm
True Ames Greenough 7 inch 2+1 also looks like a good arounder.

Although 6 1/2 inch maybe good too but possibly too short if you just want to ride as a single.

I'm sure someone will hammer me for these suggestions. My 2 cents.

I have a few different sets but the shortest board is 6'6.

5'10. Will be interested to see how that rolls.
Thanks Thud. Good input. Looking at the link Shearer sent a 6 1/2 inch is recommended up to 6ft boards. Might get me one of those. But thinking I might give Deadkooks a go. Heard they’ve got awesome fins.

Just saw this on the The Gumtree. Might pick it up because it’s only 10 mins from me and $20 is pretty cheap.
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/burleig ... 1182986510

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:42 pm
by Thud
Cool. Hope it's a winner.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:44 pm
by steve shearer
That fin is yuck.

Get a proper fin Jimmy, don't be a tight arse.

Start with a 6.5.

I've got some fins around here if you come down. We'll go test them at the Point.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:54 pm
by jimmy
Steve. As I said. I know nothing about this side of things. Im happy to spend money but just saw it and though, why not it’s only $20 and I can surf the board tomorrow. Another retarded question. I always use tail pads but it doesn’t seem right to put one on this board. Just answered my question. Wax FTW!
Will give you a bell when I’m coming down and I’d love to test fins at the point. Cheers.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:57 pm
by steve shearer
are the side fins fcs plugs?

I've probably got small side fins here you could test.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 pm
by jimmy
Drunk <:

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:40 pm
by crabmeat thompson
jimmy wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 pm
It’s got an old school fin box and is 5’10 x 19 1/2 x 2 3/8. It’s about 30 litres.

nah. get a 7.0 fin on that board.

i got one here. brand new, never been wet. you can have it, mate.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:25 pm
by jimmy
I will be coming to see you tomorrow! And by coming I mean.. oh doesn’t matter.

Cheers Professor.

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:42 pm
by Thud
http://nealpurchasedesigns.blogspot.com ... 5.html?m=1

Bit more technical info on 2+1. That's me done. Enjoy!!

Re: Just general surfing stuff

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 8:37 pm
by Legion
@steve maybe the Phantom is capable of high performance surfing ...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiVskx0HRQy/