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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:02 pm

:B This is great.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by jimmy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:06 pm

I think we might have a new feud brewing here. Get the popcorn chaps.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:52 am

I hate to break up a good blue, but coops did say that the mal was for use on the small days. Double overhead I reckon he'll be back deep in the barrel on a boogie.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:58 am

Legion wrote:
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We know cranked is just trolling because he doesn't even surf sw WA.
I surfed the WA coast (mainly the SW and NW) from when I moved here from Cronulla in 1990 until I retired four years ago, now I just surf the bukit for 6 months a year.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:15 am

Cranked wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:00 pm
I can recommend the Wayne Dean surftech mal

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Mine was in perfect condition, I bought and sold it it for $700
Looks good cranky.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:59 am

@ coops. If you see a surfboard with either the Surftech or Tuflite logo then avoid it.

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“traditional boards are made using polyurethane foam "blanks" that are then cut and sanded to form by shapers, Surftech uses a process of blowing polystyrene blanks into preset molds designed by its various shapers. The blanks are then coated with polyvinyl chloride, laminated, and finished. This results in a board that is stronger and considerably lighter than traditional polyurethane boards”

Here’s also a wrap up on tuflite from NC from many moons ago on surfline website. As you’d expect, it’s written in a diplomatic and inoffensive fashion but nevertheless he still manages to clearly spell out the disadvantages of the construction.

http://www.surfline.com/community/whokn ... cfm?id=986

“While a polyester board flexes around its stringer and tends to absorb a certain amount of wave energy in critical situations, a TufLite reacts abruptly to any changes in the wave face, with no softening of its effects beyond that built into the board's design.”
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:08 am

I snapped a Robert August on a shorey on a sub knee high day although the swell may have had a lot of kilojoules. The board was 3 weeks old
The replacement ( I'm a good dummy spitter) creased in the same spot

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:15 am

Surfed a Tolhurst tuflite a couple of times.
Despite being a very nice shape, didn’t like how it went at all.
If I found one on The Gumtree super super cheap, might try one again, but yeah, nah.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:22 am

Thanks for the reference Hatchy. Here's a few excerpts:

"TufLite reacts abruptly to any changes in the wave face with no softening of its effects beyond that built into the board's design. It's not a particularly good or bad feeling -- just different. A competent surfer might work with it to gain surprising amounts of speed in smaller surf.

- Thanks to the buoyancy, TufLites are easy to move underfoot. There is, however, an occasional feeling of the board "lifting" up and out of the water during rail turns at speed -- for some reason this seems to happen most in bottom turns."


Exactly. This is why I like them: light, fast and responsive. I rode only Surftechs for over 10 years. And lots of them, as I typically only dropped $100-$200 when I traded them in.

PS. McCoys stick like glue in bottom turns and the rounded V bottom and back foot dome suits the construction method.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:59 am

"All surfboards turn. Some just turn better than others"

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am

I've got about eight surfboards. I ride my tuflite " midlength" 90% of the time. It's been through hell and back over nearly ten years use but it still feels just like it did the day I bought it and looks pretty new......if you don't look to closely. I keep thinking I should get a new model the same but really that's just a cosmetic thing so I don't bother.The fact that it's light, strong and responsive makes it ideal for a midlength.

There is more debate with proper mals though as the weight adds to the glide and momentum. I've been thinking about getting back into riding mals again though so a light tough version may be on the cards. A Taka In The Pink would be perfect but I baulk at the lurid designs on them.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:42 am

On a different note the growth of twin keel finned boards is a little on par with the hipster single thing from a few years back. Hard to effect a good top turn on a beach break on either board.

Two other major trends in the last few years. Twinnies and the Hypto Kyrpto types. Note Asher Pacey and Craig Anderson rip, note of great importance that they ride sub 5'6 boards.

I remember when HPSB in tuftlite was rad to the max.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:00 am

My sons still got a Stretch Ratboy Model he got when he was about 13. Hasnt ridden it in ages but it doesn't look old.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Kunji » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:35 pm

Thanks for all the info and discussion fellas!
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beerfan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:21 pm

Kunji wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:35 pm
Thanks for all the info and discussion fellas!
My mate has an 8'6" surf tech. Steven slater model. Very thinned out unlike most models. I think it's 2 1/2" thick at most. It's not a bad board, the thinner rails make a difference. Most of the ST longboards have burger rails. Burger rails plus ultra light IMHO don't work well. But for small fat waves to get you out there, probably work for you if you got one cheap.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:24 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:11 am
I've got about eight surfboards.
WTF can't you count them? Nobody has "about eight" of anything

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by No Pants Lance » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm

i have about 8 seconds before deciding, nah, fcuk it, why even bother responding to his posts.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Slobadan Madicubich » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:39 pm

No Pants Lance wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm
i have about 8 seconds before deciding, nah, fcuk it, why even bother responding to his posts.
Congratulations on spending the same amount of time on a rebuttal yet achieving nothing

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