bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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

Post by JET01 » Wed May 25, 2016 9:24 pm

Straighthanded wrote: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.....
Two questions.
What are the dimensions of your Russ short?
What area are you in?

I've got a 6'2 mini merk and could be keen for a trade. Or at least a board swap for a few weeks.
Mine is 6'2 x 20 x 2 5/8 in Cronulla
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 26, 2016 6:49 am

Alkali fins in Ballina makes some very, very sweet singles.
http://www.alkalifins.com/

Roy Stuarts spitfire fins are great fun and add an extra dimension to a Bonzer.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Drailed » Thu May 26, 2016 12:21 pm

Good to get the merk out this morning. Tail felt a bit loose first couple waves but came good with some adjustment on my part.

What fin you surf in yours Steve? A 6.5??
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 26, 2016 1:32 pm

yep.
and that feels fine.
but I'd love to get a fin off alkali same template as the one NPjnr uses in his 2+1's.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Straighthanded » Thu May 26, 2016 2:20 pm

JET01 wrote:
Straighthanded wrote: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.....
Two questions.
What are the dimensions of your Russ short?
What area are you in?

I've got a 6'2 mini merk and could be keen for a trade. Or at least a board swap for a few weeks.
Mine is 6'2 x 20 x 2 5/8 in Cronulla
Similar type dimensions (have to look), but i am on the Far North Coast....

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

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 26, 2016 2:28 pm

say g'day if you see me with my bonzer.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Drailed » Thu May 26, 2016 3:24 pm

I have a NPJ 2&1 fin, reckon its worth a shot in the Merk?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by steve shearer » Thu May 26, 2016 4:49 pm

I reckon.

I primarily would like to try it in bigger point surf because it has a wider base and thus would expect more drive.

ymmv in shitty sydney surf.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Tally » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:48 pm

I finally finished a Bonzer I have been working on over the past few months, the blank was cut by a friend on a machine, I did the rest. The other board is completely handshaped and glassed.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:22 pm

Unreal

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

Post by ctd » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:46 pm

did you write your own name on the stringer?

looks great

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

Post by Straighthanded » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:10 pm

I like the outline on that one!

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

Post by Tally » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:02 am

I wrote my own name on the stringer but also included "machined blank"

fingers crossed for a few waves over the next few days to test it out

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

Post by JaM71 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:51 pm

Tally wrote:I wrote my own name on the stringer but also included "machined blank"

fingers crossed for a few waves over the next few days to test it out
How does it go?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Tally » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:57 am

I have had a few surfs on it now and I have had a few mixed results a couple of sessions it felt good and others I struggled to turn it well. It paddles well and goes fast down the line as you would expect, but I am still getting the hang of turning it. I have really only surfed it in peaky beachies and haven't had a crack on a lined up point break yet which is what I made it for so hoping it will perform on the points through summer.

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

Post by JaM71 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:36 pm

Hey Davros & Steve, any chance of a mini merk review as I am thinking of getting one when Malcolm comes back out (hopefully next year)? What are the dims, how they ride, conditions that you prefer to ride them in etc

Thanks in advance
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:31 pm

Hi Jam no Merk but I'd like to hear from Steve, I think Batoes may have one.

I'm loving my DVS boards, going to get a short Mad Wasp.

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

Post by Beerfan » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:54 pm

See the alpha omega? Woah. Its the kind of board that if you got, you'd never wanna ride anything else, or you'd sell it after one surf. There'd be no middle ground. Looks insane though.
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