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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:39 am

While we are regurgitating fluff
I have gradually come the the same feeling as Iggy re quads
But I still desire another quad that gave that wow on the first 2 I had 8 years ago
Maybe thrusters have probably evolved in that time to come close to equal quads for speed in the majority of surf
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:40 am

The kipper quad surfed like a twin fish on steroids. Fast as hell down the line, but didn't pivot so well off the tail.

The best quad I owned was a Dylan longbottom bat-tail. A high performance single concave, with a fair amount of rocker in it.

Only 6'4 but punched well above its weight. It'd hold in hard on some pretty big waves. Would still have it today if I didn't snap it, getting rinsed after being caught out inside at 6-8 foot voodoo a few years ago.

Again, still overkill speed-wise for most of the time. But a great board nevertheless.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:54 am

I have these now (less the More on the left).

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And recently (for me - a bit over a year ago :-o ) Added this.

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The More was 8'8" and nice in small, fast waves. Essentially beachies. Great for quick, late take offs. I wasn't riding it nearly enough and eventually sold it back to Mark for what I paid for it.
The gun is 8'10" and came to me via Fong who bought it off the maker, Bruce McKean who was one of the original founders of Windansea Club on the Sunshine Coast. Fong identified it as perfect for those larger, heavier Moffats days and he was right. Again. late take-offs are easy - easier than sometimes my lack of bravery will allow. But once on a wave its speed and manoeuvrability are faultless. Maybe gets ridden 3 or 4 times a year when my mals are gonna get me killed. Glassed in fins.
The green one is 9' ½" and made for me by John Broadhurst at the back of Burleigh about 1992-3. It was made as a single fin which I tore out on a rock at Dee Why. There was a guy near the Brookvale Toyota Dealer had a small shop. Think he might have been a longboard champion who has since died of cancer. He replaced the fin and added the two side fins for me.
Yellow board is by John Sojoski (a "Wave Signature" model out of Copacabana on the Central Coast). I wanted something just a bit easier to paddle. John delivered. Made in 2003.
The last two are my regular boards. Very different. The green one is actually more slippery - better for radical turns. But there's not much in it.
I bought the GSI (9'6") for those cruisy days of full swell on high tide. It's a lot of fun when you've got a bit of time to play with the wave. It's the first time I've bought an import and probably the first time I've bought off the rack.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:34 pm

That yellow gun also looks like it'd go great out at wategos on a Big day, paddling like mad chasing down peaks.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by alakaboo » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:05 pm

Ah so it was you. That green one fcuking nearly took my head off on about a 5 foot day sometime last summer.
I was sitting about halfway in and picking off the ones that hugged the point, you and the 40ish lady who is a pretty good surfer were picking off the wide ones out the back.
I was paddling back into the inside when a set came through and you did a top turn about a metre from my face. I was about 75% sure you had overcooked it, so was relieved to make it past unscathed.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cuttlefish » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:07 pm

Hey Trev,
How's the glass job on the Modern?
Just picked up an 8' blackhawk and curious how it will hold up.
Of course it won't be ridden much so I guess it doesn't matter.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:21 pm

alakaboo wrote:Ah so it was you. That green one fcuking nearly took my head off on about a 5 foot day sometime last summer.
I was sitting about halfway in and picking off the ones that hugged the point, you and the 40ish lady who is a pretty good surfer were picking off the wide ones out the back.
I was paddling back into the inside when a set came through and you did a top turn about a metre from my face. I was about 75% sure you had overcooked it, so was relieved to make it past unscathed.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:22 pm

Hatchnam wrote:That yellow gun also looks like it'd go great out at wategos on a Big day, paddling like mad chasing down peaks.
Yeah. It's a good paddler, especially for a plumper like me.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:24 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:Hey Trev,
How's the glass job on the Modern?
Just picked up an 8' blackhawk and curious how it will hold up.
Of course it won't be ridden much so I guess it doesn't matter.
It seems to be OK.
Had a few flaws in it from new but at $600 I was happy with it.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JET01 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:07 pm

Think I just realised something. I surfed quads a lot when I was at the beginner/ intermediate level. It's been the last two years that I've started surfing better and come to think of it, it was when I started surfing singles, and more recently my miller waterskate thruster.
Spent more time near the pocket rather than way out on the open face.

All good learnings though.

Oh and I forgot to ask why you punted that 6'6 g&s bonzer Iggy? Was it a bit big?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by channels » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:31 pm

Trev wrote:I have these now (less the More on the left).

Image

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And recently (for me - a bit over a year ago :-o ) Added this.

Image

Image

The More was 8'8" and nice in small, fast waves. Essentially beachies. Great for quick, late take offs. I wasn't riding it nearly enough and eventually sold it back to Mark for what I paid for it.
The gun is 8'10" and came to me via Fong who bought it off the maker, Bruce McKean who was one of the original founders of Windansea Club on the Sunshine Coast. Fong identified it as perfect for those larger, heavier Moffats days and he was right. Again. late take-offs are easy - easier than sometimes my lack of bravery will allow. But once on a wave its speed and manoeuvrability are faultless. Maybe gets ridden 3 or 4 times a year when my mals are gonna get me killed. Glassed in fins.
The green one is 9' ½" and made for me by John Broadhurst at the back of Burleigh about 1992-3. It was made as a single fin which I tore out on a rock at Dee Why. There was a guy near the Brookvale Toyota Dealer had a small shop. Think he might have been a longboard champion who has since died of cancer. He replaced the fin and added the two side fins for me.
Yellow board is by John Sojoski (a "Wave Signature" model out of Copacabana on the Central Coast). I wanted something just a bit easier to paddle. John delivered. Made in 2003.
The last two are my regular boards. Very different. The green one is actually more slippery - better for radical turns. But there's not much in it.
I bought the GSI (9'6") for those cruisy days of full swell on high tide. It's a lot of fun when you've got a bit of time to play with the wave. It's the first time I've bought an import and probably the first time I've bought off the rack.

Didn't notice it on my phone but saw it on my PC...how is the plan shape on the More? Big up front to get into the waves and narrow at the back for turning? Or different theory?

That gun looks epic.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by el rancho » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:50 pm

A stinger quad longboard

Dear god.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:57 pm

^
Mark called it The Swinger.
Think there was something similar years ago called a Stinger.
Not a lot of rocker so it paddled well. I learned to keep the weight on the back especially when cutting back. Then, trimming it was fast and would ride in the steepest part of the wave.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by el rancho » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:23 pm

Put a single fin and a gloss glass job and the hipsters would be all over it

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:48 pm

Trev
Shotty first right of refusal when you want to relocate that triple stringer gun
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:49 pm

Of course being yellow it will lose value for attracting sharks :-o
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Trev » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:55 pm

saltman wrote:Trev
Shotty first right of refusal when you want to relocate that triple stringer gun
There's someone in front of you but I'll put you NIL.
However, I think it's a keeper.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by saltman » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:58 pm

Thanks and for the more or less pun take this :mrgreen:
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