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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:55 pm
by channels
Drailed wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:37 pm
You should take a commision from these board sales Trev.
Commission was $12k.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:03 pm
by JaM71
"Satan McBeezlebub"...... great name for a surfboard model, I can see one under the feet of Ozzy Wright

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

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:23 pm
by jimmy
I just ordered a bonzer from a mate in Crescent. Had a chat about the wankerism around the bonzer fad. He said he’ll shape me something nice. Will let you know how it goes.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:43 am
by JaM71
Please do Jimmy

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

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:49 am
by tootr
The board or the wankerism?

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

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:26 pm
by Thud
There's wankerism around the bonzer? Possibly with CI jumping in, but prior to that it seems to be a niche design that some people love and some dismiss as sort of ok fin system of yesterday that isn't as effective as a thruster

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

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:09 am
by steve shearer
agree

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

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:31 am
by tootr
Malcolm Campbell shaped for CI for 20 odd years. Maybe the collaboration is just taking care of a friend?

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

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 am
by steve shearer
Some due reward.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:35 pm
by foamy
From Surfline, a good piece by Nick Carroll. WK stands for “Who knows?”.

Jmo asks
Having surfed a Campbell brother bonzer bottom, 5-fin for a number of years, I wonder why don't I see more people riding them. I have yet to surf a board with more drive through the turns. This was my sole board throughout 2 years in Australia, east and west. Is there a drawback I'm missing??

Surfline's Nick Carroll replies:
WK sticks to its long-held theory that no surfboard has drawbacks. They all, however, have their very own performance characteristics, which may or may not suit the prevailing styles of surfing and approaches to waves.

The Bonzer is without doubt surfing's greatest example of a surfboard design slipping through the cracks, so to speak. When it was first created back in 1970 in Ventura by brothers team Malcolm and Duncan Campbell, it was a decade or two ahead of its time -- basically a single-to-double concave with three fins. Several top professional surfers, notably Ian Cairns, Peter Townend and Terry Richardson, rode Bonzers with great success, but the design didn't catch on, partly because it was difficult to imitate; not too many shapers were interested in concaves in the early 1970s, and the keel-style side fins didn't come off the shelf.

It may also have been that shortboard style -- at the time only a few years beyond longboards -- wasn't ready for a board that drove turns past its natural arc, as Bonzers and Thrusters both tend to do. It took the pressure of big time pro surfing in small surf through the late 1970s to take surfing styles to those levels.

Twin-fins -- originally another 1970 idea -- came along again in 1976, then the Thruster in 1980, then the single-to-double concaves in 1989. These design shifts largely did for performance what Bonzers might have done years before, but in a simpler, easier-to-imitate fashion. Meanwhile Duncan and Malcolm refined the Bonzer idea, coming up with double keel side-fin setups and moderating the dramatic concave nozzles. Quite a few top surfers rode it, especially in the mid to late 1990s, and loved its drivey certainty.

The Bonzer feel is essentially that of an enhanced single-fin, very sure of itself in the pocket and on the rail, and very tail-based. But the truth is that at the high-tech cutting edge of modern performance surfing, surfers have advanced well beyond an enhanced single-fin approach, and no longer ride solely in a tail-based fashion. They're riding off rail concaves, front rail edges, rockers ... just about any surface available, and they need a freer tail than that supplied by the Bonzer design.

This does NOT rule out the Bonzer as a great design for the power surfer who's looking to carve strong rail turns and ride the tube. For such surfers, it's an excellent alternative to standard Thruster design, and WK encourages its use.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:27 pm
by steve shearer
WK encourages it's use?

who the fcuk died and made WK king?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:18 am
by offshore1
Who knows? But I for one welcome our new bonzer overlord.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:48 pm
by Yuke Hunt
steve shearer wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:27 pm
WK encourages it's use?

who the fcuk died and made WanK king?
Fixed.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:21 pm
by saltman
Actually that’s a pretty good summary of the design

Still have my B5 fin set ready to put on the next board

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

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:39 am
by Thud
Chatting to a guy yesterday who has ordered his first bonzer. He didn't ask for it but I offered him the advice of "if you don't get the right back fin and that placement right it can be the difference btw love and hate" I get a bit nervous when people start talking about straying from traditional proven bonzer fins. Especially those who don't ride singles or 2+1's.

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

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:39 am
by Hatchnam
jimmy wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:23 pm
I just ordered a bonzer from a mate in Crescent. Had a chat about the wankerism around the bonzer fad. He said he’ll shape me something nice. Will let you know how it goes.
Got it yet Jim?

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

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:50 pm
by channels
A second hander in the racks at the Aloha shop in Manly. Looks to be the gun shape at either 6’8” or 6’10”, couldn’t see the dims on it but had gloss coat and in exc cond. If you were inclined to chase 8 foot plus surf, you would feel pretty comfortable on it. As long as you are ok with the $1100 price tag.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:02 pm
by buddy
How much are they new then?