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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:30 am

A board billowing like silk is a bit ridiculous.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:34 am

give us a little more AJ.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:48 am

Yeah, maybe something with a little chintz or taffeta.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:05 am

BTW riding a fast smooth board that effortlessly transitions and has a velvety cut back will always get the interest of most Sydney surfers. People seem to be intrigued by these basic qualities, prolly because it's pleasing to the eye and makes an average surfer look competent as compared to well you know ...performance boards for the 5% that can ride them well.

Try to fit valour into a ride description.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:21 am

Those new reverse vees appear to have been getting some rave reviews.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:06 am

Thud, I think you mean silky, not velvety.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by marauding mullet » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:16 am

Nobody gives the master any board review advice. Ignore them AJ
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Thud » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:09 pm

Buttery, now there's a word. A perfect adjective to describe the alteration of a surfboards projection.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:37 pm

Greasy. Puddle Jumper.
Erase.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:53 pm

Thud wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:05 am
BTW riding a fast smooth board that effortlessly transitions and has a velvety cut back will always get the interest of most Sydney surfers. People seem to be intrigued by these basic qualities, prolly because it's pleasing to the eye and makes an average surfer look competent as compared to well you know ...performance boards for the 5% that can ride them well.

Try to fit valour into a ride description.
Ummm most good performance surfboards are fast, smooth, transition effortlessly and can perform cutbacks both velvety and precise.

If they didn't, people wouldn't ride 'em.

The board AJ rode was a v solid performance surfboard, capable of all kinds of crazy shit. But! It's made from a very high quality PU blank with a wood centre stringer and good epoxy resins, and was hand finished by the designer.

You think pro surfers ride those bs things you see in the shops wth their pretend carbon and greasy blanks and soft dead rocker lines? ha ha ha. Pro surfers ride fantastic boards that anyone on this forum could also ride, to whatever level of ability they may possess, other than trev or Polebean who are a bit old for that shit.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:33 pm

Wrong again, Nick. I would rip the bag out of it on one of those tiny little slivers. Actually I admire your huge vote of confidence in the surfing ability of the rest of the crew.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:46 pm

Come off it Pole, you don't even know what they look like.

You and your head dips!

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:55 pm

I have to agree with that.

In the last 6 months I've ridden a Toledo board and an Italo Ferriera board and have a freshly waxed Medina stick waiting to ride.

they all went sick, sized to the dims I like to ride.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by tootr » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:39 pm

Seen some Timmy Patterson’s (shaped by Gunther apparently) in a LBS.
Nice clean shapes.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:57 pm

really nice clean shapes.

actually quite similar to the Cabianca/Medina boards.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:18 am

Downwind today, Hawaii Kai to Outrigger, last real hit out before Molokai

It's sooo warm here, taking some getting used to. I think the Sth Shore is warmer than the North, water temp and sun exposure is heavy.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by ajohnsen » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:42 am

Have you got a cap?

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:14 pm

I actually wore a baseball cap with the bill turned backward, how about that?

Fast! I'm starting to loosen up and acclimatise. 5min 20sec kilometres without really trying. A couple of the superstars were down around 5min. It's such a beautiful run, open water for six k then you come to Diamond Head and all these reefs which you kinda dodge on the way through. Then a smooth 3k run down to the Outrigger.

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