bonzers.....the quad fad is over

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

Post by JaM71 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:01 pm

New Campbell brothers website, cool stuff in the history section: http://bonzer5.com/boards/

Yeah, the alpha omega looks sweet! I have an MIni light vehicle & those crazy bottom contours work so good, I imagine it d be either totally insane on a twinny or you d break your neck!

How short you thinking Davros? I had a 5"6 a couple of years back. If u get one from Dick, the dims will be a mystery & it might be asymmetrical which is all trendy now..... You ll be all cool & hipster like :)
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JaM71 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:03 pm

Drailed, any chance of a bit of info on your merk?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:13 am

JaM71 wrote:New Campbell brothers website, cool stuff in the history section: http://bonzer5.com/boards/

Yeah, the alpha omega looks sweet! I have an MIni light vehicle & those crazy bottom contours work so good, I imagine it d be either totally insane on a twinny or you d break your neck!

How short you thinking Davros? I had a 5"6 a couple of years back. If u get one from Dick, the dims will be a mystery & it might be asymmetrical which is all trendy now..... You ll be all cool & hipster like :)
The new site is great, different models to boot.

I like the look of the Octofish but I seem to get on better with boards that don't have flyers, they look cool and hold better but I think a board like that for me would be better with more freedom in the tail. But who the fuschia am I.

I have a couple of DVS's. Yeh no dims which I kinda like as I have a tendency to over analyse (see comment above). Size wise I just leave to the man, he pretty much gets a few details and says " yeh I'll make you something that will go well" that approach from a psychological point of view has really freed my mind to just focus on catching as many waves as possible (not sure if I'm making sense). Anyway hooked on his boards just now.

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

Post by Drailed » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:04 am

JaM71 wrote:Drailed, any chance of a bit of info on your merk?
What you wanna know broski?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JaM71 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:33 pm

Drailed wrote:
JaM71 wrote:Drailed, any chance of a bit of info on your merk?
What you wanna know broski?
How does it fit into your quiver? Preferred conditions/waves that u take it out in? I ve got an MLV which is so much fun in the smaller stuff so was thinking that a merk in the 6" region might be a good alrounder for SE Qld/tweed beachies & points.

Been looking through the new website & it sounds like the merk could be the shizzle but so do so many bonzer designs! The russ short looks sweet as well :shock:

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

Post by Drailed » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:11 am

I havent honestly ridden it enough to give you any insightful feedback. Its a really good shortboard with some foam in it.. I like it 3-5ft waves..
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:21 pm

Thinking of trading my 6'2 mini merk in for a 6'4 egg.

Although the website has been updated it doesn't really talk too much about rockers or which waves the models are suited too.

My back is deteriorating and boards under 6'0 are seeing less use than they used too.

Spend most of my time on my 7'7 single fin.

Need a good paddler for when the beachie is 3' plus and duck diving the 7'7 gets too hard.

My mini merk is 6'2 x 20 x 2 5/8

Thinking of a 6'4 x 20.5 x 2.5 for 3'+ beaches and Cronulla point.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JaM71 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:22 am

I still love my bonzer 5 & it looks like surfermag are jumping on board so yes, the quad fad is def over as are twins & 4 channels, its bonzer time: http://www.surfer.com/blogs/design-foru ... DsBJSlR.97
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:25 am

CI pay for that article?

That article was written like the Bonzer was brand new.

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

Post by Beerfan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:16 am

Davros wrote:
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CI pay for that article?

That article was written like the Bonzer was brand new.
You had a 6'8" egg didn't you? Daily driver on the east coast? Or needed a good wave ? Should have enough for a newy next few months. Love eggs but just don't know about the bonzer thing as a daily driver compared to a more contemporary 2+1 middy
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Davros » Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:27 am

Beery, I had some really fun good clean waves on that board. But it felt a bit long and stiff (oh Matron) in anything under 3/4ft or in junky stuff. Personal view I reckon the DVS elongated lower railed Wasp went in anything.

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

Post by Hatchnam » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:54 pm

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

Post by batoes » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:42 pm

How you enjoying that Russ Short?
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by JET01 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:17 pm

Every now and again I think I should've gone with a bonzer instead of my big red 6'8 PCC single. A round tail Russ short really would be nice. Even a 6'6 maybe.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by saltman » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:48 pm

Forget the Russ short
5 is the way
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Hatchnam » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:17 am

It's actually a Russ Short with the five fin set up. Only recently picked it up, and so far haven't really had the chance to put it through its paces. nothing with enough size and wall to get it wound up to do its thing.

it's very steady and predictable and has a tonne of drive. it feels familiar like there's nothing new to get my head around, given that I've had a bonzer before and ride singles fairly often.

Think the best way I can describe it so far is it simply feels like a single fin, but has some extra projection and squirt rail to rail, and more bite under the lip as you push through a carve.

I'll report back once I get it in the five foot plus region. Somewhere like sandon or any wave at that size with enough wall to it.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by batoes » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:56 am

mine was a five - i regret selling it. I'd only use a few times a year, but always loved the speed.
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Re: bonzers.....the quad fad is over

Post by Drailed » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:26 pm

Anyone interested in a Mini Merk (5 fin) - 6'4 x 20 1/4 x 2 1/2 in immaculate condition, sea foam resin tint. Beautiful board but I just never surf it.
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