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What shortboard

Post by Drailed » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:08 am

Ok, so I have a pretty nice quiver of 2+1's, singles,quads, twins etc but I have come to realise that I could really use a dependable thruster for when it's 4-6ft, junky, shifty and sectiony... I haven't bought a board like this for a while.

Was thinking Simon Anderson,Psillakis - a local shaper who knows what Sydney beachies are like- a lot of boards of mine for the past 2 years have come from shapers up near the GC points - these boards go great when the waves suit.

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Re: What shortboard

Post by Beerfan » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:13 pm

Check out outerislands surfboards. Beautiful lines, no fancy wings hips dips or whatever the latest gimmick is, just surfboards for good waves.
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Beerfan » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:14 pm

Or get a Simon. You're built larger than most pros right? So is Simon.
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Beerfan » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:17 pm

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I'd like something like this.
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Beerfan » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:22 pm

But I'd probably be better off with a short minimal from him haha. Still, clean outlines


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Re: What shortboard

Post by Drailed » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:25 pm

Yeah, had a couple of Simons boards before and they were pretty good - going back 5 or so years now... Are all his boards out the factory in Thailand these days?

Outerisland look pretty cool, will do some research...
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Beerfan » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:26 pm

Don't know but I'd guess so.

Outerislands have a very good rep for high quality
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Drailed » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:31 pm

Thanks Beery
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Beerfan » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:38 pm

About the only boards that'd tempt me away from JD are Campbell bros ( love an egg ) or an Outerislands.

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Re: What shortboard

Post by saltman » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:13 pm

Can vouch for Mitch raes quality and design
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Davros » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:21 pm

Psillakis Mini Ninja awesome as is his Quad Fish with 5 plugs its more of an all arounder where as the Ninja is more HPS. But have a look at the Ninja on Mikes site, I think it might make sense to you re: the boards your riding (we have had simialr boards and I'm just a bit heavier). Just sayin.

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Re: What shortboard

Post by ctd » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:47 pm

Has anyone surfed one of those outer island 'flex tails'? Thoughts?

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Re: What shortboard

Post by Drailed » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:53 pm

I think I like the look of the Ninja Davros. Compliments the rest of the quiver nicely but does the job where I need it.
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Re: What shortboard

Post by Davros » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:34 pm

It's a ripper Drailed.

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Re: What shortboard

Post by JET01 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:51 pm

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Re: What shortboard

Post by Natho » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:55 am

Don't get too caught up in brands and marketing labels. Go to a good surf shop with a good range. Go through the rack (second hand or new) and put boards under your arm to find one you like and suits. Ignore the label on the board up until this point. You can even ignore the dimensions up until this point if you like. Once you find something you really like you may be surprised by the brand you have chosen.
I just think it is human instinct to lean towards 'brand names' even though the board you would otherwise really like the best has a different brand on it. Also buying off the rack is 'safer' than getting a custom by a shaper you don't know and who has never seen you surf. Good luck.

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Re: What shortboard

Post by Davros » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:08 am

I kind of disagree with that, I think a shaper that has a decent range of proven boards but can be tweaked to suit weights, age etc...is a good way to go. Just sayin.

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Re: What shortboard

Post by Beerfan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:18 am

I've got 3 boards from JD. We don't even live in the same state, and the first two I've loved, the 3rd I got yesterday and haven't surfed yet, but am in love with already.


Mind you I couldn't tell the difference between a 6'1" x 18 x 2 7-16, and a 6'0" x 18 x 2 7-16 either.
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