bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:17 pm

I had an AKai 7 1/2 dolphin which was great but on loan. Have an Albacore 7 1/2 lying around if you fancy a go mate

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:27 am

Davros wrote:I had an AKai 7 1/2 dolphin which was great but on loan. Have an Albacore 7 1/2 lying around if you fancy a go mate
i'm borrowing beerfans and i've taken a 1/4 inch from the rear tab of the fin screw on my 7 so i'll see how they go. Thanks.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:32 am

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:41 pm

Anyone see Adam Robertson riding a Bonzer @ Bells? It's on his Instagram page @adamrobbo1

Check out the cuttie - fark. If that was JJF people would be shooting spunk all over the place

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:42 pm

Davros wrote:Anyone see Adam Robertson riding a Bonzer @ Bells? It's on his Instagram page @adamrobbo1

Check out the cuttie - fark. If that was JJF people would be shooting spunk all over the place
Yeah that was a great cuttie - good wave too.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Cuttlefish » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:24 pm

Just put your 7' bonzer fin in the mail back to you.
Cheers for the loan!
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:36 pm

Cuttlefish wrote:Just put your 7' bonzer fin in the mail back to you.
Cheers for the loan!
No worries - going to through it back in the BB - aiming for less twang that the bamboo gives.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Cuttlefish » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:27 pm

Looking for a set of fcs tabbed bonzer siderunners to buy if anyone has a set they want to sell.
Specifically I'm really after the smaller pair (fronts) as I have a pair of the larger ones already.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Straighthanded » Wed May 25, 2016 10:54 am

Newly joined this site after much reading of this thread - had flirted with the idea of a bonzer and this thread didn't help! Luckily for me (and my marriage) a 6'2" Russ Short came up on Gumtree and I pounced - Tangerine orange tint and 6.5" True Ames Bonzer fin shaped by Malcolm on one of his visits. Such a nice board to look at, those bottom curves...wow!

Ridden it a few times in smaller waves and its has a nice flow down the line and loves to swoop into a cutback - seems to generate speed as you wrap around - but have found it is a bit sticky off the top. It pivots off the top ok - but i think its the outline of the board, seems more like the 70's/80's style of surfing. Still I can't wait to try it in some long walled surf with some size! Definitely a keeper......but an additional modern shaped bonzer would not be unloved!

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 25, 2016 10:58 am

whoa.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Drailed » Wed May 25, 2016 11:26 am

Nice, check out the mini merk model if your looking for something a bit snappier.....
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Wed May 25, 2016 11:41 am

yeah, I have a mini-merk and it is high performance.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by saltman » Wed May 25, 2016 12:21 pm

Lovely board Straighty - great 2nd post
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Straighthanded » Wed May 25, 2016 5:44 pm

Cheers - all for the princely sum of $550 - one small pressure ding and some really light scratches. I have done more damage to it in 5 surfs! If I had the option I would have chosen a mini jerk or shelter type shape, but searching gumtree for bonzers is a true example of beggars can't be choosers.....

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Drailed » Wed May 25, 2016 5:45 pm

Cant believe how little I have surfed my merk. Gonna put more hours in from now on.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Straighthanded » Wed May 25, 2016 6:52 pm

So whats the thoughts on alternative fins the bonzer centre - those things are hard to find and expensive!

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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by tootr » Wed May 25, 2016 8:10 pm

Try a smaller base.
If you want to buy some good fins try True Ames in the US. Even with freight and FX it works out heaps cheaper than buying here.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by saltman » Wed May 25, 2016 8:36 pm

Amore upright rake on your bonzer centre will give more pivot if that's what your after
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