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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Davros » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:46 pm

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by pinhead » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:04 pm

Trev wrote:I have these now (less the More on the left).
All with leg ropes - I applaud you sir!

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Davros » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:49 pm

Quads are fun, not sure why anyone would think they are novice boards, they do fly out of the gates but yeh it's true they do improve your cut backs cause your out on the flats a bit, reckon you just need the right one that allows you to get a on the lip a bit, only fins how about concave and rocker.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:02 am

I don't think they're novice boards. On the contrary. I just think they're really fkn quick. And (for me) I think it's a bit of overkill most of the time.

The thing I liked the most about them, was the extra acceleration you'd get coming out of a turn. More of a drive/project than pivot/release kinda feel
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Natho » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:09 am

often a board being fast, or surfing more out on the flats etc has more to do with a boards rocker, width and plan shape than it does how many fins they board has. Stick a thruster in some of those 'quad boards' and you may be amazed at how fast the board still goes. Might have more to do with the boards flatter rocker? I just think with quads it often feels like you are going faster than you really are.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Davros » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:04 am

Dont disagree on the speed element and washing off speed as well, that makes sense to me. I have a tri fin with a dirty great single concave it's sort of a adaptation (rip off) if Slaters Wizard Sleeve thing with the sub nose, it was so fast and skaty it felt like a cake of soap with an outboard on the back, simple fin change and hey presto. It was faster than say that Quad fish I have.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:29 pm

Cranked wrote:1. 9'2 hp mal
2. 8'2 hp mal
3. 7'6 McCoy nugget
4. 7' McCoy nugget
5. 6'10 Tolhurst quad fish
6. 6'6 R French fish/thruster
7. 6'6 McCoy nugget
8. 6'6 Wilkes thruster
The deep concave Wilkes thruster has been replaced with a Katana bamboo/epoxy fish hybrid 6'3, 16", 22", 16", 2 3/4". Single to double concave, double within the single, more nose flip and a lot more tail rocker than a standard fish. Sharp square rails back from centre. MR tx twin with stabilizer fin setup.
Nothing wrong with the Wilkes, just wanted to try the Katana. Boards in as new condition, Wilkes was pretty battered.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by marauding mullet » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:52 pm

I thought your small McCoy was 6'8"?
When are you going to Bali? Things are looking a bit wobbly at work, plus I hate it lol.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:58 pm

How's the Tolhurst Cranky?

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:11 pm

Trev wrote:
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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.
How much rocker does it have Trev?
I bought a Wayne Lynch 7'6" years ago but it's got way to much rocker for easy entry.
Go to board is my 7'11" Carver.
Travel plus bigger and better board is 7' Carver Fish.
Got a 6'6" Fishcuit which I had a big run on for a while but rarely surf.
9'1" Rabbidge Mal is a Cadillac to ride. Faultless performance.
Had a 6'6" Dominator which was arguably the biggest dog I've ever owned.
On the look out for something in the 6'6" to 7' range to complement the Carver Fish plus replace it when it packs it in.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Fuschia » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:24 pm

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I've got a side on shot somewhere. I'll dig it up tomorrow and post.
Plenty of kick up in the nose section.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:07 pm

marauding mullet wrote:I thought your small McCoy was 6'8"?
Nah, I've always had the 6'6 Nugget, its my favourite board. Last year the 6'6 was my main board and the 6'8 Nugget my go to. The 6'8 I had with me last time with you was a 6'8 double ender: both 6'8s are gone now.
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Haha. I was wondering when you would break! I'm going soon, you're welcome to come. Plus I have 3 more bookings early next year, with more to come (I've PM'd you the dates)
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:15 pm

Beanpole wrote:How's the Tolhurst Cranky?
Very fast but not so agile, but does have a real slingshot bottom turn. Its the antithesis of a McCoy Nugget. Its duck divable for me, which is good. Paddles into a wave easily. Don't know how big it will handle, the waves are more predictable in Indo, it may surprise me, but its good for the slow waves around Perth. I would prefer that it had a narrower, flipped nose and more tail rocker, but that would reduce its speed and wave catching ability, so meh! It may well be a keeper though.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:01 am

Yeah, my Fishcuit has basically no rocker. I'd be interested to try some of Jim Banks Fish.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Fuschia » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:38 pm

Beanpole wrote:
Trev wrote:
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.
How much rocker does it have Trev?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:14 pm

Beanpole wrote:Yeah, my Fishcuit has basically no rocker. I'd be interested to try some of Jim Banks Fish.
Yeah, he's shaping and cutting his boards down to 1-2mm tolerance and reckons the currently evolution of concaves are the best ever; tying in with Nick's comments about the need for precision of same.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:16 pm

Should Jim do another oz tour, what do you reckon?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:53 pm

Pottsville is GHQ isn't it?

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