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Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:07 pm
by Beanpole
JET01 wrote:
Beanpole wrote:Nice print....what's happening with the bedspread?
My wife chose it.... I call it the technicoloured spread eagle.

Oh and that's just a blanket thrown over the lounge for a bit of contrast
Thanks, Jet.....I was wondering.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:04 pm
by tootr
Beerfan wrote:
tootr wrote:Just about every Outer Island looks good to me.
Still got a Smarty, great board, but might go a little more 'middle aged man' for the next one.
The blue 7'0"?
Yep.

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Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:30 pm
by JaM71
Looks beautiful toots, does the v stringer Have noticbly more flex than a conventional centre stringer

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:34 am
by steve shearer
penguin classics

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:24 am
by Beerfan
Davros wrote:
Beerfan wrote:
Davros wrote:
tootr wrote:Just about every Outer Island looks good to me.
Still got a Smarty, great board, but might go a little more 'middle aged man' for the next one.
I remember the bloke from Aloha Manly Style tried to see me a Smartboard about 10 years ago as a bigger guy board, he described it as the "gourmet" of boards. I still laugh about that sales pitch to this day.

Admittedly they are really well made boards. Super refined, right up your alley

Always thought about getting one
Next time you get drunk ?!.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:27 am
by surfywurfy
JaM71 wrote:Looks beautiful toots, does the v stringer Have noticbly more flex than a conventional centre stringer
Only before the glass goes on, noticeable flex comes with the carbon tail.WHOOSH, the speed and drive is truly TURBO!

I haven't ridden or owned "the ultimate in flex" as Mitchell describes a V2 + carbon tail but from all reports they GO!...you only need a couple of grand to get one.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 8:40 am
by Beanpole
Anyone know about board rentals in Fiji?
I'm going over for a wedding and its hand luggage only.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 9:50 am
by Davros
Beerfan wrote:
Davros wrote:
Beerfan wrote:
Davros wrote:
tootr wrote:Just about every Outer Island looks good to me.
Still got a Smarty, great board, but might go a little more 'middle aged man' for the next one.
I remember the bloke from Aloha Manly Style tried to see me a Smartboard about 10 years ago as a bigger guy board, he described it as the "gourmet" of boards. I still laugh about that sales pitch to this day.

Admittedly they are really well made boards. Super refined, right up your alley

Always thought about getting one
Next time you get drunk ?!.
I'd have a massive quiver.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 10:18 am
by Cranked
The two McCoy Zots have been working out really well for me since I had them converted to quads.

My wave count has gone up significantly. The 6'8 works really well in head and a half and I see no reason it won't handle double. The 6'1 is easily duck divable and will probably work in the same wave range but the 6'8 has a lot more paddle power.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:03 am
by saltman
It feels good when things come together after tweaking your board

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:03 am
by JaM71
surfywurfy wrote:
JaM71 wrote:Looks beautiful toots, does the v stringer Have noticbly more flex than a conventional centre stringer
Only before the glass goes on, noticeable flex comes with the carbon tail.WHOOSH, the speed and drive is truly TURBO!

I haven't ridden or owned "the ultimate in flex" as Mitchell describes a V2 + carbon tail but from all reports they GO!...you only need a couple of grand to get one.
Thanks surfy, I imagine you'd need a reasonably clean, lined up wave as well as the two grand to truly make best use of the carbon flex tail. Might be a bit of an overkill on a 2-3ft beachie????

Still, his boards are beautiful & I love the wolf outline, the outline looks similiar to my Campbell Bros pod.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:08 am
by JaM71
saltman wrote:It feels good when things come together after tweaking your board
Agreed, I recently put a bamboo bonzer fin (thanks Batoes!) into my pod & moved it 1 cm further forward than where the previous fin was positioned & the difference is incredible. It feels faster through turns but also loosened the 5 fin cluster up. Stoked, I have a new board!

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:39 pm
by Beerfan
JaM71 wrote:
surfywurfy wrote:
JaM71 wrote:Looks beautiful toots, does the v stringer Have noticbly more flex than a conventional centre stringer
Only before the glass goes on, noticeable flex comes with the carbon tail.WHOOSH, the speed and drive is truly TURBO!

I haven't ridden or owned "the ultimate in flex" as Mitchell describes a V2 + carbon tail but from all reports they GO!...you only need a couple of grand to get one.
Thanks surfy, I imagine you'd need a reasonably clean, lined up wave as well as the two grand to truly make best use of the carbon flex tail. Might be a bit of an overkill on a 2-3ft beachie????

Still, his boards are beautiful & I love the wolf outline, the outline looks similiar to my Campbell Bros pod.
What's the go with the pod? what waves is it best in etc?

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:16 pm
by black duck
Beanpole wrote:Anyone know about board rentals in Fiji?
I'm going over for a wedding and its hand luggage only.
Pro's will be there warming up in a week or so Beany. Just ask Jordy or Owen. They'll prolly have a spare 6'3" to suit. :-D-:

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 2:56 pm
by Beanpole
Great....anything with razor sharp rails, heaps of rocker and wafer thin should suit.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:07 pm
by JaM71
Hey Beery, the pod found me & I am glad that it did. Batoes the bonzer prophet had been talking about them for ages when I found it secondhand in a local surf shop. Shaped by malcolm 3 months earlier & looked like it had been ridden 3 times so I figured I could sell it for what I bought it for.

It's not in the dims that I would ve ordered, it's pretty chunky but you don't feel it in the water. The description on the website doesn't reflect my experience because I prefer it in beachies which are punchy semi closeouts. It's so quick & drivey, a beautiful carver not flicky at all. It is based off the CI single fin that Machado rode a few years back.

I don't have a bad surf on it, it's not spectacular just solid, reliable & easy to paddle and catch waves with. I probably surf it a bit too laterally instead of off the bottom, off the top but the feeling of flying down the line is so fun. The board is solid

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 7:23 am
by Beerfan
Yeah bloody batoes and his quiver! Ok cool, they all sound like a shed load of fun.

Re: Quiver thread

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 11:09 am
by Davros
Seems unanimous that an egg or pod etc..is always awesome fun to ride