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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Fri May 05, 2017 1:58 pm

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Nick Carroll » Fri May 05, 2017 2:23 pm

don't I know it.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Fri May 05, 2017 10:00 pm

I've got a variety of boards but my two cents worth on tuflites is they were too expensive to catch on generally...the shapers didn't like them...and the "core" surfers had skin in the game because their status related to their close personal relationship with their chosen shaper. The secondary factor was they lasted too long which would put the shops out of business. The finer details about stiffness, etc..wouldn't register for the average surfer.

I find it hilarious that Steve can bag a board designed by say Dick Brewer, Donald Takayama, Wayne Lynch, MR, etc because of the materials used.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Fri May 05, 2017 10:07 pm

"They ride like a bicycle with no tyres".

That's probably the most apt description I've heard yet about tuflites.

Wouldn't matter how Rolls Royce the shape of it was, if it's a tuflite it's still going to ride like a bicycle with no tyres
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Yuke Hunt » Fri May 05, 2017 10:12 pm

Actually, they ride like bicycles with oversized tyres, way to corky and unresponsive.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Fri May 05, 2017 10:16 pm

I'd give Hunters description more credence.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Hatchnam » Fri May 05, 2017 11:06 pm

? They're hyper-responsive, but in a negative way - they don't filter anything out. they feel like china plates with every little bump they encounter. There's no dampening or absorbing effect whatsoever.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by offshore1 » Fri May 05, 2017 11:58 pm

I give Hatchnam's description more credence.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by offshore1 » Sat May 06, 2017 12:00 am

Yuke Hunt is describing a Wavestorm foam board.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sat May 06, 2017 1:50 am

They ride perfectly for me, poly has too much flex and is too slow to respond.

And I find them no more annoying in chop than a poly
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 06, 2017 7:01 am

Beanpole wrote:I've got a variety of boards but my two cents worth on tuflites is they were too expensive to catch on generally...the shapers didn't like them...and the "core" surfers had skin in the game because their status related to their close personal relationship with their chosen shaper. The secondary factor was they lasted too long which would put the shops out of business. The finer details about stiffness, etc..wouldn't register for the average surfer.

I find it hilarious that Steve can bag a board designed by say Dick Brewer, Donald Takayama, Wayne Lynch, MR, etc because of the materials used.
Incorrect. The shapers involved loved them because they got a royalty based on their intellectual property: a massive win.
They didn't last too long at all......as soon as they dinged they pretty much fell to bits unless expertly repaired.
I could show you hundreds of 30-40-50 year old poly boards still in surfable nick.
I bet within ten years you'll struggle to find a single surftech that hasn't ended up in landfill.

And christ Beany, if master designers surfboards with proven shapes still ride like shite , what variable could be isolated to account for that>?
Maybe the materials used?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by alakaboo » Sat May 06, 2017 7:05 am

I'd they'd used a better blank they would've been much better.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sat May 06, 2017 7:37 am

The blank is just to aid the manufacturing process, otherwise its not needed.

Bert always used the shitiest (lightest) polystyrene foam he could find.

Disagree strongly about the longevity steve, my new heavyweight McCoys already have more damage after a week than ANY of my up to 10 year old STs

STs usually just get cosmetic damage. Sand 'em down and respray and they are good as new
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 06, 2017 7:41 am

Cranked wrote:
STs usually just get cosmetic damage.
Until they don't, in which case they are fcuked.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 06, 2017 7:41 am

alakaboo wrote:I'd they'd used a better blank they would've been much better.
I agree.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Davros » Sat May 06, 2017 7:47 am

Different material, met three people who have already destroyed their JS Hi 5's.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Sat May 06, 2017 7:57 am

eps cores are the worst idea ever
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