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Re: Quiver thread

Post by pinhead » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:57 pm

Hatchnam wrote:Image


7'6 mini mal - for tiny gutless conditions, or for when I want coverage and drawn out turns on overhead long flatter faced waves.
7'2 outer islands gun - for reefs at 6 to 8 foot and bigger. Use it a handful of times each year.
6'11 single fin - used mostly at 6 foot plus high energy down the line type surf. Goes great out at wanda thru greenhills, high-lining freight train rights on the big winter south swells.
6'4 thruster - clean conditions, little or no winds, 2 to 6 foot and bowly.
6'3 eighties belly channel thruster - anything from 4 to 6 foot and a bit bigger.
6'0 single - for 2 to 4 foot, well shaped with a nice long wall on it.
6'0 twin - for peaky wind swells up to a little overhead

And the 8'0 gun up front, for when it's massive with water moving everywhere, for early entry, hold, bite, and rail drive. Use it maybe once or twice a year.
Unfortunately any retro coolness contained within that quiver is cancelled out by the surftech.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Davros » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:15 pm

Deus Twin?

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:16 pm

Lol. Haha. The Tuflite was a once off. And will remain that way. At the time, I bought it very cheap. And was only motivated to do so by other hi-perf boards that were falling apart at the time.

I don't regret buying it. But would avoid Tuflite in future. Super fast, minimal flex, with a stiff driving recoil kinda feel to it. But you must have clean waves. Wind blows it all over the place, and with layered or lumpy faces, it doesnt absorb or yield to it, instead it feels skittery and chattery.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:17 pm

Davros wrote:Deus Twin?
Yep. Sick little board. Chomps up smaller waves.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:14 pm

No quads Iggy, don't like em?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:42 pm

JET01 wrote:No quads Iggy, don't like em?
I've had my love affair with them . Road them heaps for about three years. Conclusion - I can surf fast enough without them, and prefer the turning accuracy of thrusters over the sheer down the line speed of a quad. Quads have their place, but I think they're overkill for the most part for the mix of waves I'm surfing. I find quads have a tendency to get ahead of themselves too easily. If you start frothing too much on the extra speed, you can often find yourself outrunning the pocket, spending more time cutting back and washing off speed, than sitting tighter in the pocket, surfing more top to bottom.

If I was some 20 foot shipsterns surfing tow-in maniac then yeah, it'd probably make a lot more sense to have a bunch of quads.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by 8 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:59 pm

Are you saying this from actual experience or just regurgitating things you have read that you think sound nice?

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:23 pm

Yeah, one day I watched a guy on a yellow battered piece of shit, completely collapsed deck, right side fin broken off, just a throw away; he was ripping.
Oops. Completely out of context, it was a reply to a post on a previous page.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:26 pm

8 wrote:Are you saying this from actual experience or just regurgitating things you have read that you think sound nice?
Did you miss the first part where I said I rode them for three years .?

Almost exclusively I surfed quads for three years. Owned four during that time . Rail centric flatter fishy type ones, and the stringer centric McKee type set ups .

The conclusions I've drawn are from hundreds of hours and a surfing a mixed plethora of waves and conditions.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Drailed » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:52 pm

8 wrote:Are you saying this from actual experience or just regurgitating things you have read that you think sound nice?
:lol:


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Re: Quiver thread

Post by 8 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:10 pm

I heart mixed plethoras. Especially the ones with fluff and glitter, they are the best kind.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:39 pm

I don't think Andy surfed quads. I'd be interested to hear what take "8" has on them though. And whether it's something he knows from actual experience or just regurgitating things he's read that he thinks sounds nice.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by offshore1 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:31 am

I sense a surf off coming on. ..
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:31 am

Hatchnam wrote:Lol. Haha. The Tuflite was a once off. And will remain that way. At the time, I bought it very cheap. And was only motivated to do so by other hi-perf boards that were falling apart at the time.

I don't regret buying it. But would avoid Tuflite in future. Super fast, minimal flex, with a stiff driving recoil kinda feel to it. But you must have clean waves. Wind blows it all over the place, and with layered or lumpy faces, it doesnt absorb or yield to it, instead it feels skittery and chattery.
Peeps that universally slag them are helping keep the used prices nice and low...good stuff.
For those who live in the areas with waves suited more to the traits of their construction and know how to size them right and use the fins that work best in them they are still viable in a quiver.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:15 am

Cuttlefish wrote:
Hatchnam wrote:Lol. Haha. The Tuflite was a once off. And will remain that way. At the time, I bought it very cheap. And was only motivated to do so by other hi-perf boards that were falling apart at the time.

I don't regret buying it. But would avoid Tuflite in future. Super fast, minimal flex, with a stiff driving recoil kinda feel to it. But you must have clean waves. Wind blows it all over the place, and with layered or lumpy faces, it doesnt absorb or yield to it, instead it feels skittery and chattery.
Peeps that universally slag them are helping keep the used prices nice and low...good stuff.
For those who live in the areas with waves suited more to the traits of their construction and know how to size them right and use the fins that work best in them they are still viable in a quiver.
:-o
Great for crowded waves...ding em and duct tape em and keep on surfing.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:16 am

Hatchnam wrote:
8 wrote:Are you saying this from actual experience or just regurgitating things you have read that you think sound nice?
Did you miss the first part where I said I rode them for three years .?

Almost exclusively I surfed quads for three years. Owned four during that time . Rail centric flatter fishy type ones, and the stringer centric McKee type set ups .

The conclusions I've drawn are from hundreds of hours and a surfing a mixed plethora of waves and conditions.

Cockhead

Now you mention it, I actually remember some of your posts about how much you loved your Simon Anderson Dead Kipper quad.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Natho » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:20 am

12 foot prone racing board (carbon) shaped by Brad Gaul
10'6 prone racing board hand shaped by (fk just forgot his name)
7'0 Mitch Rae pintail semi gun
6'8 Simon Anderson round pin semi gun
6'4 Hayden Shapes Golden Gun
6'2 Hayden Shapes Semi gun
6'1 Simon Anderson semi gun
5'11 Pyzel
5'11 Pyzel
5'9 Division
5'9 Maurice Cole Super concave
5'8 Maurice Cole Mermaid
5'7 Division

All above are thrusters (except the prones)

a few others here and there

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:35 am

Back in the day when Andy was Dino he had a few quads
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