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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sat May 06, 2017 8:18 pm

Beerfan wrote:You tried FW boards cranked? They seem like an improved version of surf techs. Bit more weight in the rail with the timber = less chattery. Still a basic tech compared to what some mad scientists get up to these days. Apart from some very dodgy treatment of the original players, FW seem to be alright boards. The FST ones anyway, some of the more recent constructions seem a bit more fancy for the sake of fancy and not as durable
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by buddy » Sat May 06, 2017 8:38 pm

I liked direct drive firewires better than their standard ones. Do they still do them?

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Post by JET01 » Sat May 06, 2017 8:48 pm

Nope.

FST, LFT, Timbertek, and a fancy new one called Helium. Website if super fancy with all the info.

They may have slighted a few people over the years, but they seem leaders in the environmental side of surfing at the moment.
I'm leaning towards them for my next board.
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Post by Beerfan » Sat May 06, 2017 10:00 pm

I'd get a FST one. TT and LFT have heard of issues. Shame josh is out of the game.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by JaM71 » Sun May 07, 2017 5:55 am

I was in Brazil over summer & was chatting to an interesting shop keep who was a former longboard national champ etc he showed me a surfboard made by the SUP company "starboard". It was incredibly light & supposedly super durable, I haven't seen them over here tho. I agree with boo, rails are everything & I think a bit of weight helps greatly with momentum & making fast sections
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by surfywurfy » Sun May 07, 2017 7:12 am

Cranked wrote:Next up for me from Terry were two Cheyne Horan type round tail singles with hard panel V in the tail and boat like roll in the front, a 5'10 and 6'2, both for Sydney beachies

Terry suggested a winged keel fin that you had been trialing but I went for Cheyne's Ben Lexen one. Both were great boards for Sydney.

Someone told me recently that it was Terry that did the board that Cheyne won Bells on.
I handled the board and fin that Cheyne won Bells on....actually, he rode it @ the Stubbies b4 Bells.Cheyne told me he was looking for"an edge"to help him win a world title.....I'm not sure who shaped it,Cheyne could have....It looked a bit rough to my eye.

Later that year,Terrys factory was producing a model to use with the Starfin and they looked good.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Sun May 07, 2017 7:39 am

gotta get the tail rocker and outline curve right to fit the starfin , according to Brocky, who rides them unreal.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by surfywurfy » Sun May 07, 2017 8:21 am

Alby raves about his Brocky(a nuggety lookalike, I wonder where GMs inspiration came from?)

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Sun May 07, 2017 9:30 am

Falzon?
I thought he raved about Outer Island boards. Maybe he's just a raver.

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Post by surfywurfy » Sun May 07, 2017 9:41 am

Outers are his ride when theres some push, the Brocky gets a run other times.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by alakaboo » Sun May 07, 2017 10:34 am

JaM71 wrote:I was in Brazil over summer & was chatting to an interesting shop keep who was a former longboard national champ etc he showed me a surfboard made by the SUP company "starboard". It was incredibly light & supposedly super durable, I haven't seen them over here tho. I agree with boo, rails are everything & I think a bit of weight helps greatly with momentum & making fast sections
Starboard is a windsurfing company, too.
Fanatic, another windsurfing brand, had some surfboards on the website too. Never seen one but the shapes look ok and they have a deal with McKee for fin placement from the look of things.
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Beanpole » Sun May 07, 2017 2:07 pm

surfywurfy wrote:Outers are his ride when theres some push, the Brocky gets a run other times.
He was riding one of his outer island numbers at Crescent last winter when I was there. He said hello to me in the surf. Stoked.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun May 07, 2017 3:46 pm

Just got hooked up with this from a photographer mate.

5'10" x 19 1/8 x 2 1/2.

foiled out to medium rails, deepish double inside a deep single. flat entry into some generous tail lift.

it shall arrive midweek, and be a splendid time for all involved!


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Post by BA » Sun May 07, 2017 3:55 pm

I've got an Emery Frother. I'm a big fan of his boards. What model is that?
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Re: Quiver thread

Post by steve shearer » Sun May 07, 2017 4:08 pm

Yeah, that looks tits.
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Post by crabmeat thompson » Sun May 07, 2017 4:31 pm

BA wrote:I've got an Emery Frother. I'm a big fan of his boards. What model is that?

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by Cranked » Sun May 07, 2017 5:18 pm

Yeah great looking board.

Do they do one 6'6 x 21.5" x 3"

Now about fins guys!

Should fins be bigger or smaller for bigger waves?

What I've sometimes heard is bigger, for "control", but as the drag and lift goes up as the cube of the speed in water, it seems to me that smaller would be the go.

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Re: Quiver thread

Post by tootr » Sun May 07, 2017 5:21 pm

Longer the rail line, smaller the fins.
Wider the tail, the larger the fins.
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