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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by spelled3 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:10 pm

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Beerfan wrote:I'd love a similar board, looks sweet as mate. Trim king?
Yeah loves to trim. And loves a cheater 5.

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Nice early entry, short bottom turn, picked my line and just enjoyed the ride of one of the nicest waves I've had at Wanda for a while.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by JET01 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:48 pm

Beerfan wrote:If you don't like your bonzer, let me know ;)
I've got my bonzer for sale mate. It's on the gumtree.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Beerfan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:07 am

JET01 wrote:
Beerfan wrote:If you don't like your bonzer, let me know ;)
I've got my bonzer for sale mate. It's on the gumtree.
What kind is it? Egg? Long, short? Not really in the market but love to look. Haven't got wet since New Year's Day :0. Had a look this morning, dead flat lol
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Beerfan » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:30 pm

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Beerfan wrote:If you don't like your bonzer, let me know ;)
I've got my bonzer for sale mate. It's on the gumtree.
Minimerk X 6'2"??. In what way is it too big? Too long? Too chunky?

And more importantly what's replacing it?
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by JET01 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:21 pm

Beerfan wrote:
JET01 wrote:
Beerfan wrote:If you don't like your bonzer, let me know ;)
I've got my bonzer for sale mate. It's on the gumtree.
Minimerk X 6'2"??. In what way is it too big? Too long? Too chunky?

And more importantly what's replacing it?
Sorry I took a while to get back to you. We had a daughter on Thursday morning. I'm sending this from the hospital!

Yeah mini merk 6'2 x 20 x 2 5/8

Replacing it with a 6'0 x 19.6 x 2.5 PCC IQ.
I just never got used to it. It I s a bit chunky for me, think I would've been better off with a 6'0. They recommend getting your standard dimensions on your first bonzer. I didn't listen. Would suit 85kg + depending on skill and fitness. Really been enjoying my normal thrusters lately and surfing my single fin egg and 7'7 midlength a lot too.
Need to save for a longboard after leaving my epoxy cheapo on the roof when it was 38 outside.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by JET01 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:31 pm

Really!
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Legion » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:32 pm

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by JET01 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:39 pm

Wow. Bummer. I never did get around to getting one. Guess I never will.

Hemp plastic. Way of the future. That'll bring him back.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Legion » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:41 pm

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by JET01 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:23 pm

Bummer. I always keep an eye out second hand but never seem to come across one that suits me.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by JET01 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:24 pm

I think the closest was when beerfan sold his midlength.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Beerfan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:59 am

Congratulations on the Bub mate!!!
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Beerfan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:09 am

Legion wrote:Timely post, given Josh just quit shaping.
Just read that, terrible news for josh. They really are great boards
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Beerfan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:11 am

JET01 wrote:I think the closest was when beerfan sold his midlength.
Still up on my racks. Never got around to posting them on gumtree. Probably a subconscious thing really, kept finding other things to do rather than sell them
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by steve shearer » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:19 pm

It's funny, epoxy is supposed to be the less toxic alternative but go into any glassing house and they all hate them because epoxy sensitivity seems to be the norm, rather than the exception.

I guess thats why they outsource the labour to Asia.
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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by buddy » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:29 pm

Can he not still shape and leave the glassing/sanding to someone else?

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Re: Josh Dowling Designs

Post by Beerfan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:34 pm

Don't think anyone would blame josh for joining with an Asian manufacturer. But I just don't think he'd go that way.
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